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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.
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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yOX-K21YXL0
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... ;)
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