Kit Carson Enters Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame©

Harold “Kit” Carson, long-time knifemaker and designer of the M16 folder for Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT), was inducted into the Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall Of Fame© this past weekend during the 31st Annual BLADE Show ( at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia.

    In addition to the M16, which has been one of CRKT’s most successful knives for many years and is available in a number of iterations, Carson is also known for his Model 4 folder and other custom knives, and his willingness to help most any aspiring knifemaker on how to make knives. Carson’s patience in answering questions from up-and-coming makers on the Internet and elsewhere approaches near legendary status, and he has helped guide the careers of such established makers as A.T. Barr, John Greco and many others.

    A career Army man, Carson was inducted by his fellow Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame member and good friend, Ken Onion. In addition, CRKT head man Rod Bremer was on hand to add his observations on Kit and read a letter from Kit to the Blade Magazine Award Banquet, the site of the induction. Due to health concerns, Kit was unable to attend but he was definitely there in spirit.

    A complete story on Kit’s induction will appear in an upcoming issue of BLADE® Magazine.