Kit Carson became a custom knife maker when he retired from the U.S. Army at the rank of Sergeant Major and began making his custom M16® knives for his former colleagues. M16 tactical knives are built to withstand the extreme conditions encountered in desert warfare. The rugged 3.9" tanto-style blade with serrated back half is made of tough AUS high-carbon stainless steel that deploys smoothly and effortlessly with either hand, thanks to Teﬂon® bearings at the pivot points. AutoLAWKS™ safety systems gives this folder the strength of a ﬁxed-blade knife when the blade is open and locked. A dependable and strong design with dual thumb studs for quick ambidextrous opening. Zytel® handle scales in Desert Tan. Blade length: 3.9". Overall length: 9.25". Weight: 5.3 oz.