"Emerson Knives are designed to be the finest hard-use knives in the world."
Ernest Emerson- one of the premier knife makers in the world. At every knife show that Ernest Emerson attends - lines and lines of people wait to be drawn for an chance to purchase an Emerson knife. He is truly a legend in the field of tactical knives. Emerson Knives are deployed with the most elite military and law enforcement agencies around the world.
"Emerson Knives have proven themselves in the most hostile environments on this planet. From the extreme limits of outer space to the blackest depths of the ocean, in steaming jungle rainforests and on the icy granite walls of the world tallest mountains."
KnifeArt.com is proud to offer a large selection of Emerson Knives for sale in the Emerson Prestige Line of knives. We are an Authorized Dealer for Emerson Knives.
The name Ernest Emerson is synonymous in both the custom and production sectors of the knife industry that is widely recognized as being a knifemakers and designer of progressive and dynamic tactical folders. Riding the extreme wave of popularity that Emerson garnered as a knifemaker, he began Emerson Knives, Inc in 1997 as a vehicle in which his designs can get out to the masses. Today, Emerson Knives, Inc is one of the very top names in production tactical knives. Emerson draws upon his own experience as a knifemaker, blended with his martial arts background, and his customers in elite US military units deployed worldwide to fuel his modern designs. When you buy an Emerson knife, you are getting a precise tool that is built to not only serve as a heavy duty cutting tool, but a tool in which you can count on when the chips are down, your back is up against the wall, and the t 11th hour nearing. Emerson Knives, Inc not only makes great knives but backs them up equally as well for they take care of their customers without hesitation should nay difficulties arise with their Emerson knives. And, Emerson Knives is the only manufacturer who proudly champions they are 100 percent made in the USA of USA made materials. If you are into tactical folders, chances are you either have heard about Emersonís product line or maybe even own one Ė or several Ė yourself. For those not familiar, letís do a little run down of a sampling of their product line available to their Prestige level dealers, in which we here at KnifeArt are.
The Emerson CQC-7 is perhaps Emersonís signature design. Heavily based on his CQC-6 folder that was prominently portrayed in Dick Marcinkoís Rogue Warrior book series, the CQC-7 features the same chisel ground tanto blade and robust handle construction of the CQC-6, with a slightly different handle profile. This knife originally was manufactured by another big-name knife brand a few years prior to Emerson Knives, Incís start. Consequently, Emerson decided to manufacture this design in-house, since the previous production model proved to be an excellent seller - with multiple variations that were spawned as a result. The production emerson CQC-7 was the right knife for the times. The most recent iteration of the Emerson CQC-7 is the CQC-7V. Whereas the 7 has a chisel ground tanto blade, the 7V parades a double ground tanto blade. It is the only production 7 with a desert tan G-10 handle. Regardless of which variation you choose, the CQC-7 represents the essence of Emersonís straightforward and progressive knife designs and top notch manufacturing capabilities.
The Emerson Roadhouse is one of the more radical designs of the Emerson line. This knife is all attitude with its low-slung appearance, tanto blade, and G-10 handle with the integral, formed hand guard. Emerson likens this design to what a chopper is to motorcycles. What can one say? Itís just pure awesomeness all the way around. The Emerson Roadhouse is available in three sizes Ė Mini Roadhouse, regular size, and Super Roadhouse. The Super Roadhouse is very impressive with a blade length of 4 inches!
Donít let the Emerson Gentleman Jim moniker fool you. This is a knife that is very capable of getting one out of a jam fast. It has a slender appearance in both the blade and handle, along with integral hand guard in the handle. The long, slender blade is quite dagger-ish in profile but is ground only on one side like traditional knife blades are. I guess one can say, this is as close to a gentlemanís folder as Emerson will ever come. In other words, itís a gentlemanís knife that is loaded with attitude! The slim profile allows the Emerson Gentleman Jim to be carried comfortably and without any bulk.
Looking for a nondescript, working folder built Emerson style? The Emerson Journeyman is your answer. As the name suggests, this is a work knife that can serve anyone in the skilled trades like plumbing, electrical, carpentry, handyman, etc. Its slender drop point blade allows it to tackle a multitude of slicing and scraping tasks. The handle features a comfortable, ergonomic design that stays secure in your hand with or without work gloves on. If the CQC-7 is the military truck and the Roadhouse is the monster truck of the Emerson line, then the Journeyman is the work truck of the line!
If anyone remembers the Emerson Hard Wear line, will recognize the Emerson Traveler, Emerson Endeavor, and Emerson Reliant models. The Hard Wear line was originally made in Japan, using lockback construction and Zytel handles. The objective was to being a genuine Emerson design to market with a MSRP of well below $100. The Hard Wear knives were discontinued, then re-introduced back into the Emerson line as being re-born. They now are all re-engineered and made in the USA using liner lock construction, 154CM steel, G-10 handles with titanium liners, and the inclusion of the Emerson Wave feature. The Endeavor and Reliant are larger models with a clip point and V-ground tanto blades, respectively. The Emerson Traveler is a more compact version of the Endeavor, easier to carry in the pocket. These three knives are more basic, straightforward Emerson folder designs but they still work.
The Emerson Persian has a long sweeping blade shape and a trailing point that is a classic "persian" shape. The handle is flows along the lines of the perian blade shape. The persian also goes by the the name p-tac. The emerson perian has a ambidextrous thumb disc opener and the rugged liner lock build you expect from an emerson prestige knife.
There are more models that are a part of the Emerson Prestige line and are available here at KnifeArt.com. If you like tactical folders, your collection is not complete without adding an Emerson or two (or three, or fourÖ). You will not be disappointed! Order yours today and see for yourself.