The Cutting Edge

The official blog of Knife Depot

Kershaw Emerson CQC-6K – Badass Knife of the Week

emerson-cqc-6k-4

If you retrace the lineage of the tactical folder over the past 20 years, then you’d eventually come to one knife: the Emerson CQC-6.

The handmade tactical folding knife designed by the legendary Ernest Emerson is widely considered the knife that popularized the tactical folder (along with designs by Sal Glesser and Bob Terzuola).

Even after more than 20 years of being made, the waitlist on this custom knife stretched several years. So Emerson partnered with Kershaw to bring a factory version of the knife called the Kershaw Emerson CQC-6K.

But could Kershaw recreate the design, fit, and finish that made the custom so popular with a smaller budget? The answer is a resounding yes.

The Kershaw Emerson CQC-6K features a 3.25-inch clip point blade made from 8Cr14MoV stainless steel. The blade is adorned with a thumb disk for ambidextrous opening and includes the iconic Emerson Wave.

emerson-cqc-6k-sideFor those unfamiliar with the small protrusion from the base of the blade’s spine, it catches the edge of your pocket when pulling it out for swift engagement in a single motion. The Wave is popular among military and rescue personnel.

The front of the handle boasts a textured G-10 handle scale while the back is 410 bead-blasted stainless steel.

It may be blasphemous to say, but many respected knife reviewers have argued that Kershaw’s version of the iconic knife may actually be better than the custom version. At a fraction of the price of the custom, the Kershaw Emerson CQC-6K should be an instant buy for anyone looking for a reliable EDC.

For more information on this Badass Knife of the Week, check out the product page for the Kershaw Emerson CQC-6K.


Tim

Timothy Martinez Jr. is the community director for Knife Depot and the editor of The Cutting Edge. If you have any questions or ideas for The Cutting Edge, you can contact him at Tim@knife-depot.com.
Think this post is cool? Share it!

2 Comments

  1. That is a beautiful knife. I gave it to my cousin for christmas and he loves it.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

© 2020 The Cutting Edge

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑

5% Discount
No prize
Next time
Almost!
$5 off
See New Arrivals
No Prize
No luck today
Almost!
10% Discount
No prize
Unlucky
Get your chance to win a price!
Enter your email address and spin the wheel. This is your chance to win amazing discounts!
Our in-house rules:
  • One game per user
  • Cheaters will be disqualified.
Loading cart ⌛️ ...