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time the knife has been fully withdrawn from the pocket, the blade is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.
The pocket clip is reversible for left- or right-handed carry.
Designed by Emerson, built by Kershaw
Thumb disk; "waved shaped opening feature"
Reversible pocket clip (left/right)
Steel: 8Cr13MoV, black-oxide coating
Handle: Textured G-10 front, 410 black-oxide coated back
Blade length: 3.25 in. (7 cm)
Closed length: 4.2 in. (9.5 cm)
Weight: 3.8 oz. (107.7 g)