For years, Kit Carson's M16® designs have been CRKT's most popular series. And their Z version has built the largest user base of all. These knives are built for function, not fad, and they provide exceptional value. The M16®-13Z are slim designs with spear point blades. They are ideal for a variety of carry positions. This folder uses CRKT's very successful InterFrame construction, tough, textured glass filled nylon scales over a 420J2 stainless steel liner InterFrame. CRKT overbuilds it for rigidity, using solid glass filled nylon back spacers. The handle is assembled with superior offset Torx® fasteners and is exceptionally rigid and fills the hand perfectly. CRKT uses our tough AUS 8 high-carbon stainless steel for the blade to give greater everyday utility, and Combined Razor-Sharp edges. This folder features the Carson Flipper, which is not only an aid to opening the blade, especially when wearing gloves, but acts as a blade guard when the blade is open. The M16®-13Z also features AutoLAWKS™, the Lake and Walker Knife Safety innovation taken to the next level. AutoLAWKS™ automatically sets a pin between the locking liner and the frame. This pin acts as an additional layer of safety, so the locking liner is less likely to disengage during use. To close the knife, pull the AutoLAWKS™ red button lever back, slide the locking liner over, and fold the blade into the closed position.. Complete with lubrous washers and a removable stainless steel clothing/gear clip. Think of the M16-Z as a Clydesdale—ready to rush a knight into battle or pull a beer wagon. Every day. Day after day.