M16®-04DB Large Tanto Assisted Deadbolt Folding Knife
Designed by Kit Carson.
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The M16-04DB large tanto reimagines the classic M16 knife by the late Kit Carson with three revolutionary innovations. The Deadbolt lock provides incredible strength and makes closing safer. The assisted opening plus flipper makes deployment incredibly fast, and the IKBS ball bearing makes deployment buttery smooth. Plus the blade is made from D2 tool steel providing excellent blade retention.
When the late Kit Carson released the original M16® years ago, he perhaps didn’t realize this would be the start of a whole new legacy. Jumping to today, the refreshed design emerges with a bang—now built with three times the power. Working in tandem, Ken Onion’s lightning-fast Assisted Opening matches seamlessly with Flavio Ikoma’s IKBS™ ball bearing pivot system, achieving a super smooth and quick deployment action. Then, thanks to Flavio’s Deadbolt®, the 3.89” tanto D2 steel blade stays sturdily in place as you brandish it across the most stubborn of surfaces.
Built with a lightweight aluminum handle for added strength and easy gripping, the M16®-04DB steps forward as the largest out of the reimagined M16® series (compared to the M16®-02DB and M16®-03DB). So if you’re searching for a time-tested design that punches above its weight in performance, it doesn’t get much better than the M16®-04DB.
After all, it can only get better when it hails from a classic.
How Assisted Opening Works
It's held securely closed in your pocket, but initiate the deployment, and part way through the rotation the blade opens at impressive speed for simple, powerful, one-handed opening.
How Deadbolt® Works
Steel bolts interlock with the blade when it’s deployed to yield incredible strength. A prominent button sits at the pivot point for simple, intuitive disengagement without fingers crossing the path of the blade.
- Blade Length 3.89" (98.86 mm)
- Blade Edge Plain
- Blade Steel D2
- Blade Finish Stonewash
- Blade Thickness 0.14" (3.48 mm)
- Overall Length 9.31" (236.55 mm)
- Closed Length 5.34" (135.56 mm)
- Weight 6.80 oz. (192.78 g)
- Handle Aluminum
- Style Folding Knife w/Deadbolt® Lock