The Emerson Roadhouse is a knife with real spunk: it's tough looks and character tells a lot about the knife's durable strong features, making it a great choice for tactical use in changing conditions and situations. At an overall length of 8.9 inches, it's a suitable knife for carry.To compare, the Roadhouse Mini however packs a punch at 8 inches, and the Roadhouse Super stands out at a length of 9.8 inches.
The Roadhouse's blade is made from 154 CM steel for all models. The tanto-style point with the V grind for a plain or serrated edge, and a blade thickness of .125 inches makes this knife extremely strong and great at piercing through various materials, while also capable of slicing through anything that comes in its way. The blade's stonewashed satin finish or black coating gives it a tough appearance while diminishing glare and hiding wear. The blade itself measures at a length of 3.8 inches. The handle is made of black G-10 fiberglass and uses the liner lock system made of titanium for durability and strength. The handle also comes with a tip up carry clip plus a lanyard hole of carrying.
In contrast, its Desert Roadhouse brother (including the Desert Mini and Super models) features almost the same specs, with a look fit for the harsh conditions of the desert. The G-10 handle is tan, and features a black coated finish to diminish glare (especially needed in the reflective environment of the desert). The Desert model also comes with a partially serrated edge and tanto-style point with a swedge. All models (desert or not), have the special Emerson wave opening feature, making each knife a quick to deploy at a moment's notice.
Overall, the Emerson Roadhouse is a designed to look, feel, and perform as a top tactical knife on the field.