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CRKT M16 Tactical Knives

CRKT M16 Tactical Knives

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Is this a Gentleman’s Carry knife?
I like and have an M21 which I preferred over the M16 and I don't believe I paid much more than this on AG Russell - + I like the dual hilt on the M21 https://agrussell.com/knife/CRKT-M21-10KSF-with-Triple-Point-Serrations--CL-M2110KSF
Also, spend a bit more money(like $5-10) and you are in the territory of much higher quality knives from Steel Will, Tangram(Kizer), Tuya, Real Steel, Ruike, Bestech etc.. Again, CRKT is generally not a good buy
Shop around, you can get it as low as $30 free shipping on Amazon. CRKT are generally not a good buy here.
I'm in Canada, so would I be able to get this over here?
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Hi Jeff, this knife has a frame lock. I think you'll struggle to get this across the border. Sorry!
jeff13309
If you are referring to the CITT ruling, a lock has nothing to do with it. The ruling was regarding one handed opening knives (a flipper in this case), not anything to do with locking mechanism.
I bought a pre-flipper version of one of these back in the 90s. I considered it too fat to EDC even in jeans and gave it to a friend. He loved it though, so YMMV.
I carried this updated M16 on duty for all the jobs I didn’t want to trash my fixed blade on. It stood up to the abuse quite well, and the simplicity of the design makes it resilient and easy to maintain. This isn’t a show piece or a heirloom knife, it’s a hard use knife that you won’t mind using hard. Great job by CRKT!
I'd be in if MassDrop had the brown version.
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I see what you mean. That is not really the same knife though. It has worse steel, worse lock and has scales. Which is also worse. If you want to sacrifice all that for colour, that's up to you I guess.
JonasO
Thanks for the input.
I purchased this knife a long while ago... I still have it... sitting in drawer, because I consider it a pretty terrible knife.
d1rt
This knife is new for 2018. Some of the older M16’s were pretty shintsy, particularly the smaller ones. These should be a step up in quality.
Hi, may I know how long will the delivery be within USA once item was shipped on the 11th?
Hey. Sad it's +13$ shipping to EU on a 35$ knife, i would have bought 2, maybe 3... :/
Merlin06
I keep seeing similar comments in many knife threads. Move closer to where the knives are manufactured, or learn that shipping knives overseas involves going through customs and is going to cost more than shipping within the US. Same thing goes for those living in countries, states or cities where the knife is prohibited and then complaining about it. None of this is the manufacturer or sellers fault and you shouldn't be implying they are somehow doing you wrong. :/
I've got one of the old liner locks with the partial serration. Good knife, no problems except I've learned I really don't like trying to Sharon serrated blades.
What makes it tactical? The fact that the blade does is not partially cerrated, which it should be, or the fact that it's handles are terrible for wet hand application? Or maybe it's the cheap price, questionable quality, cheap Chinese steel or something else that I'm not aware of? You can call it "magical" or even "apocalyptical", it's still a cheap, crappy knife that only looks menacing but, in reality, it's just a bark with zero bite.
Hurricaneoleg
Actually, 12C27 is Sandvik steel, which is pretty good. Certainly a step up from the AUS-8 that CRKT usually use. I'd say that it is a upper mid range steel as opposed to lower range steel in previous M16 range.
As in terms of being tactical or not I suppose that is quite subjective. I wrote a little thing on the tactical thread here: https://www.massdrop.com/talk/3355/ongoing-tactical-knives-discussion
Applying these criteria to these CRKT M16's, I'd say they are indeed tactical knives, as a certain amount of disposability goes hand in hand with a hard use knife and easy maintenance in austere conditions is more important than high performance materials that require special tools to maintain etc.
The smooth grip might be a bit of an issue, but if you use these knives as intended, you'd be wearing gloves as well and the grip pattern may work very well with that. I'd have to test it to comment further.
Note, this is meant to be used in (for example) a desert, to open tins when you lost your tin can opener, pry open ammo crates, hack away at ropes, use as a screwdriver for your equipment, cut electrical wire, pry out pins in your dirty rifle and maybe, just maybe, if all your other weapons have broken, you'll use it to assault someone. It is not meant to be an EDC showpiece that you take out to open boxes and impress your mates with it's tight tolerances and high tech steel which you stropped razor sharp.
The spear point description needs to be fixed if I’m reading it right. Looks like the reinforced Tanto description got mixed in.
These are decent budget knives and the frame lock may be an interesting change. The blade steel is adequate, but clearly budget oriented. I do not like the smooth scales and I could only use mine with some traction tape. Otherwise, the smooth scales are just too slippery. I also replaced the plastic bushings with phosphor bronze, but the plastic one are good enough for most users.
What does the last section of the model number signify? I have a - 10ks which looks like this. Odd thing is I bought it at Cabelas (known to not be a bargain store) for $24.95. Is this a better quality steel? Unless I’m missing something this doesn’t seem like a drop to be excited about. It’s a great knife and my everyday carry.
DJ1075
Your Cabela's model probably has 8Cr13MoV, yeah? 12C27 is a Sandvik steel and I dont know how the two "objectively" compare, but th examples I've used of blades made with the 12C27 have been definitely superior to 8Cr13MoV, esŕp CRKT 8Cr steel. For whatever reason, their blades always feel too thick to me, and I never can get them sharpened to a really keen edge as I prefer. Conversely, 12C27 is easy to get super sharp. It doesnt hold an edge particularlywell, but then again neither does 8Cr. Overall I like it very much--budget price for mid-level performance.
But ill never buy another M-16 from CRKT of any blade steel. Their basic frame-lock model is the only folder ive ever had whose lock failed on me. Going on about 1 yrs time it wore down until one day it slipped completely under pressure. Never seen that before or since, and there are a million varieties of budget folders, i feel no urge to give a second chance.
Hatuletoh
Hey Hatuletoh, I'd be interested to know the model number of the CRKT frame lock that you had fail on you. Just for my curiosity, thanks!
only in black? would like the brown one
So i still haven't got it yet, even though I have gotten a mail witch said that delivery could not be made and a second attempt will be made Later that day. ( on Feb 16:th) I would like to know where my Knife is? :)
I got the big tanto, pretty solid. Nearly 4" blade! It came out of the box tip down orientation with one pocket clip screw stripped and chewed up, and the blade dangerously loose, but all fixable.
Got the tanto serrated here 2 years ago, it's a really nice knife. Holds edge well and sharpens easily. But it was half the price and came with a bottle opener too. Go figure, inflation doesn't account for the price difference...
Robson
These models have improved steel compared to the budget version offered first time around.
Robson
The serrated ones are my faves. I have an EDC one and then ones in each of my cars.
How is it to sharpen? Does it retain its Edge?
This was one of the first knives I had ever purchased (AUS-8 tanto liner lock version) and it held up great to all the abuse I put it through. It is nice to see CRKT use a slightly better blade steel and 12c27 will take a very fine edge. Great folding knife for anyone who is just getting into the cutlery scene or looking for a user.
The M16 emergency rescue knife based on this model is fantastic, it comes in orange or black, and with 3 different blade lengths. The emergency rescue knife has a glass breaker and a seat belt cutter.
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Do they? I've got one in my glove box and I never checked, I just assumed they used 8cr13mov since most CRKTs are made of that.
Ares78
I've got one too, it says AUS-8. Amazon lists it as AUS-8, the CRKT website also states AUS-8. Originally, years ago, they were AUS-4.
Sexy and a good price too... tempting... what would I use it for? Mostly to stare at it... hmm... damn temptations... ;)