Kershaw - Emerson CQC-3K Knife
Kershaw Knives and Emerson Knives have joined forces on a series of knives that combine the precision engineering of Kershaw with Emerson's uncompromising functional design.
The CQC-3K features a modified tanto blade for slicing and punching capability. This is a smaller tanto with an under-three-inch blade. Black-oxide coating protects the blade and makes it non-reflective, too. A textured G-10 front scale in basic black offers a secure grip. The handle back is stainless steel with black-oxide coating. The handle is strongly contoured to fit securely in the palm of the hand. For a safe and solid blade lock up, the CQC-3K has a frame lock.
The CQC-3K is a manual opener using either the thumb disk or the patented Emerson "wave shaped feature." This opening feature enables the knife to be opened as it is removed from the pocket. By the time the knife has been fully withdrawn from the pocket, the blade is deployed and ready for use. A small wave-shaped tab on the top of the blade is built to catch on the pocket seam, opening the knife as it comes out of the pocket. This instant-open feature is a favorite among military, rescue, and law enforcement knife users.
This knife is a hybrid design based off the blade shape of the Emerson Bulldog with an ergonomic handle shape that's extremely comfortable in a strong saber grip. The pocketclip is reversible for left- or right-handed carry.
Designed by Emerson, built by Kershaw
Thumb disk; waved shaped opening feature
Reversible pocketclip (left/right)
Blade Steel: 8Cr14MoV Stainless steel, black-oxide finish
Handle Material: G10 front, 410 stainless steel back, black-oxide finish
Blade Length: 2.75" (7.0 cm)
Closed Length: 3.75" (9.5 cm)