Custom knifemaker and Knifemakers' Guild member Kit Carson is widely known for his M16® design, which we offer in many CRKT production models. But since 1990, Kit's most consistent selling custom model has been his classic M4™. In his usual unassuming manner, Kit says, "I guess you'd say it's my flagship custom. It's simple, with form following function. No tricks that look slick but aren't worth a flip in your hand. I've made many variations on it, from exotic collectibles to working tacticals, in maybe 20 versions. But I still get more and more calls to make the M4." This year we're offering the M4 design in Kit's smaller every day carry (E.D.C.) size. The new M4™-02 lightweight model features white bone scales and contrasting black G10 bolsters, hand contoured like a Carson custom. (A LAWKS® safety cannot be fitted with this bolster.) While we were engineering it, we decided to add some more value by offering our OutBurst® assisted opening.The OutBurst mechanism instantly springs the blade fully open after you have opened the blade approximately 30 degrees. M4 models have dual thumb studs for ambidextrous one-hand opening and bronze and Teflon® bearings at the adjustable blade pivot for smooth, fast action. The 3.25" blade is a high-hollow-grind drop point of premium 8Cr13MoV stainless steel in a bead-blast finish with a Razor-Sharp edge. Our heavy-duty InterFrame build is true to Kit's design, with dual stainless steel liners, one locking, and a stainless steel back spacer. All M4 models have high-mounted pocket/gear clips. So here you have a friendly E.D.C. knife that fits the hand naturally for all kinds of cutting and carving tasks. Like Kit, it's a bit unassuming, but it's a knife you'll come back to year after year. Dimensions: Open Overall Length- 7 inches, Closed Length- 3.75 inches, Weight- 3.3 ounces, Blade Length- 3.25 inches, Thickness- 0.121 inches, Blade Material 8Cr13MoV -HRC 58-59, Finish- Satin, Grind- Hollow, Style- Drop Point, Edge- Plain, Handle Material- White Bone & G10, Liners- 2CR13, Lock Type- Locking Liner, Carry System- 1 Position Clip, Features; OutBurst -Yes.