Columbia river m series knives?

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    Columbia river m series knives?

    I have read some about the CRKT M series knives and would like to hear opinions and experiences that folks here might have with them. Positive or negative okay with me. Just trying to get some knowledge before/if I buy one. Thanks in advance.
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    I had a M16Z with aluminum scales (lost it in NJ - HECK NO I'm not going back for it) and replaced it with the cheaper M16Z from walmart for $30. Great EDC and I feel naked without it.

    I'm sure other knife guys will give you better insight, but it works for me.

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    I have the M16-14SFA. It is a big knife! I've heard that the lock can fail on some of them, but no problems with mine. There are two things I don't like about mine. One, the grip is not very "grippy". I feel like it wants to slide out of my hand (I don't even want to think about having slippery blood on it). And two, the edge is chisel ground AND opposite. I'd much prefer to have a c grind. Other than that, I like it. I use the flipper as a "wave" like feature on mine for easy opening.
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    Have multiple ones and love them all. I've given a smaller M16 to my wife for her EDC, and I carried one of the larger M16's with me to the sandbox as my utility knife.

    As a side note I'm still finding sand and grit from the desert in my gear.
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    I bought the cheaper zytel handled edc first. I really liked the design but thought the mechanism and metal felt cheap(aus4 steel). I handled one of the titanium models at a local knife store and ended up ordering the m16 10ke aluminium handled one online(aus8 steel). My hope is that the more expensive models will be built a little more rugged. The titanium was definitely better quality. I'll let you know how my model compairs. The design feels right to me and with a little practice the lawks is easy to operate with one hand.
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    they're ok but I'd spend a little more and get a Spyderco, Cold Steel, or Benchmade.
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    I have a couple "M" models and they are very good knives that are easy to sharpen. My EDC however is a SOG Spec-Elite II.
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    To those who have posted a great big thank you. However, don't let that discourage further posts.
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    I have the m16-12LE and I like it very much. It has the tanto point and is partially serrated. Some people complain about one handed closing but it is not an issue with me. My only issue is that I travel a lot so i don't have it with me much (only at home). Right now I pack a gerber and some other cheap knife to use on the road. I don't want to risk having the CRKT stolen from my bag by...security.

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    Have one

    PIcked it up at wall mart for around 18 bucks i think about a 3inch blade half serrated with a tanto style blade. i d k about the blade steel but it sharpens well and stays relativly sharp. The liner lock sticks sometimes but a coin fixes it in a snap. I am hard on my everyday knive so 20 bucks if it makes it 4 months i am good.

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