CRKT Honors Legends with Damasteel and Titanium Exclusives

After dropping hints on social media last week, CRKT revealed two new limited edition versions of flagship CRKT knives today. Ed Halligan’s CRKT K.I.S.S. and Kit Carson’s CRKT M16 are getting the premium treatment, with acid-etched Damasteel Damascus blades and titanium handles.

The knives are a way to pay tribute to the two remarkable designers, who both passed away in 2014. “We wanted to do something to commemorate how much they meant to us as designers and friends, to our industry and as stand-up men in general,” says CRKT’s Lindsey Phelps.

The commemorative knives also celebrate two of CRKT’s most successful models. The K.I.S.S. (Keep It Super Simple) was completely novel when it first came out: a minimalist folder that used just two major components and didn’t hide the chisel edge when closed. The knife looked like nothing else on the market and helped put the CRKT brand on the map.

CRKT K.I.S.S. Commemorative

Kit Carson’s M16 popularized the flipper opening mechanism, so much so that the deployment method was referred to as the ‘Carson flipper’ for a time after its launch. The M16 has become a staple in CRKTs lineup; many have relied on it over the years for its simple, dependable, affordable, and utilitarian design. The M16 was a particular hit with the military, carried by hundreds of thousands of troops since it was introduced in 1999. The CRKT M16-02D Commemorative Edition comes in a frame lock and tanto blade combination.

CRKT M16-02D Commemorative

Only 200 of each knife will be produced and they will be available exclusively through CRKT’s website.

Knives featured in image: CRKT M16-02D Commemorative Edition and CRKT K.I.S.S. Commemorative Edition