Emerson CQC-1K Folding Knife – Kershaw


  • Collaboration between Kershaw and Emerson Knives.
  • Incorporates Emerson’s ‘Wave Shaped Feature’ for rapid deployment.
  • Designed by Ernie Emerson, manufactured by Kershaw.
  • Facilitates instant blade deployment from the pocket.
  • Suitable for both everyday carry and tactical applications.
  • Combines ergonomic design with tactical readiness for diverse uses.

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The Emerson CQC-1K folding knife, produced in collaboration with Kershaw, exemplifies the fusion of Emerson’s renowned tactical designs with Kershaw’s precision craftsmanship. This pocket knife is crafted to meet the demands of both everyday users and enthusiasts. With its sturdy build and ergonomic design, the CQC-1K stands out among Kershaw knives for its practicality and durability.

Featuring a robust 8Cr14MoV stainless steel blade, the CQC-1K ensures excellent edge retention and corrosion resistance. The blade’s tanto-style shape enhances piercing capabilities while maintaining overall strength, catering to tactical applications where precision cutting is crucial. This makes it a versatile choice among pocket knives, blending utility with tactical readiness seamlessly.

Designed to facilitate smooth deployment, these throwing knives incorporates Emerson’s signature thumb disk for easy, one-handed opening. This feature enhances accessibility, allowing users to deploy the blade swiftly and securely in critical moments. Whether for quick everyday tasks or urgent situations requiring rapid action, the CQC-1K’s deployment mechanism ensures readiness.

These pocket knives boast a textured G-10 handle that provides a secure grip even in adverse conditions. The handle’s contoured shape fits comfortably in hand, minimizing fatigue during prolonged use. This ergonomic design not only enhances user comfort but also promotes precise control over the knife’s movements.

For enthusiasts of Kershaw knives, the CQC-1K offers a balance of functionality and style. Whether used as a reliable tool for camping, hiking, or as a backup for self-defense, this pocket knife embodies Kershaw’s commitment to delivering quality blades that meet the diverse needs of modern users.

Overall, the Emerson CQC-1K folding knife by Kershaw stands as a testament to the synergy between Emerson’s tactical innovation and Kershaw’s manufacturing excellence. With its robust construction, versatile blade design, and ergonomic handling, it continues to be a favored choice among those seeking a dependable knife for both practical and tactical applications.

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Additional information

Blade Length

7.6 cm

Blade Steel

8Cr14MoV w/Black Oxide Finish





Edge Type



G 10 Front/410 Steel Back

Knife Type



73.7 g

Blade Type

Clip Point Blade

Overall Length

17.5 cm


Kershaw Knives

Kershaw Knives, a renowned brand, specializes in crafting high-quality blades for various purposes. They have earned a stellar reputation by meticulously crafting pocket knives with exceptional craftsmanship and careful attention to detail. Kershaw offers a wide range of pocket knife options to cater to both outdoor enthusiasts and professionals in need of reliable cutting tools. One standout aspect of these knives is their dedication to using top-notch materials. They construct each pocket knife using premium steel, chosen with great care to ensure outstanding durability and edge retention. This commitment ensures that Kershaw knives maintain their sharpness over extended periods, making them reliable companions for challenging tasks. Kershaw is also renowned for their ergonomic designs. The brand prioritizes creating handles that are comfortable and user-friendly. In addition, Kershaw is committed to constant innovation. They continuously improve their designs, incorporating cutting-edge technologies and features into their products. From assisted opening mechanisms to advanced locking systems, Kershaw knives are designed to enhance functionality and improve the user experience. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, a chef, or a professional in need of a reliable tool for everyday use, Kershaw offers a diverse range of pocket knives to meet your specific needs.