The Emerson CQC-7A Satin Finished (SF) knife with the "Waveless" Feature is a no-frills, down-to-business blade designed to be a contender for your first choice in everyday carry. Emerson Knives have been around since 1996, created by Ernest Emerson and his wife Mary, and they have been proudly making knives in America ever since. Prized for their use in everyday carry, tactical applications, and a solid no-nonsense work knife, the CQC-7A is no exception to a line of blades that are trusted by police, the military, collectors, and people who work for a living.
The CQC-7A is stonewashed, giving it a satin finish that not only hides marring and scratches, but improves the durability of the blade by giving it an extra level of corrosion resistance. The smooth surface created by the stonewashing process makes moisture bead up on the blade, making it easier to wipe away or just shake off. The utilitarian 3.3" blade is crafted from 154CM stainless steel, symmetrical ground with a spearpoint design which allows for versatility of use, from chopping and cutting to piercing and incisions. The steel is incredibly tough with an HRC rating of 62-64 which allows for durability as well as the ability to keep and hold an edge.
The 4.65" G-10 3D contoured handle provides a good grip in all sorts of environmental conditions, wet or dry. Titanium liners complete the handle, making it durable and lightweight. The handle lock keeps the blade fixed in place once it is opened to its overall length of 8.0". The build with No Wave opening feature prevents snagging on clothing as well as the smoothness of deployment. The affixed pocket clip allows for tip-up carry and a lanyard hole gives you the option of a variety of different uses and applications with the aid of paracord. At 5.2 oz, this blade will feel comfortable in your pocket for everyday carry, yet is durable enough to tackle the tough jobs.
As an authorized dealer of Emerson Knives, KnifeArt stands behind their product and offers a satisfaction guarantee with free shipping and no restocking fees in the unlikely event you aren't happy with your purchase. All new knives ship fast, within 2-3 days. Emerson Knives are proudly made in the USA.
KnifeArt turned this order around so fast your head would spin. This Emerson came exquisitely sharp, even though this doesn't seem possible with the chisel ground blade. But it's designed for expeditious field sharpening and the design works. I've used it for about anything you can think of and it does it all well.
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Unfortunately I have totally abused this knife. I have cut wire, metal, roofing and used it as a pry bar and a chopping tool. It has been sharpened by numerous idiots that claimed they knew how to sharpen a knife. After all of that this is the strongest tool that I own. During the past 14 years I have also had a dozen other knives that simply did not hold up to my abuse and are gone. This is battle tool that will last and can be trusted to open smoothly when needed. It also stays closed when it should. Many folders can open up in a pocket to become dangerous. The liner lock is solid and still fully functional. I am sending my old friend back to Emerson to be sharpened properly and the cost is $5 plus shipping. Tough to beat that.
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