Emerson CQC-8 Folding Knife 3.9" Black Plain Blade with Wave, G10 Handles - C8-BT


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Part #: EMCQC8BT | Emerson Knives
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EMCQC8BT: CQC-8 with Wave
Emerson Knives
The CQC-8 model has long been considered one of the best combat designs that I have ever produced. I agree. The ergonomics and blade design have merged in the knife to form the perfect union. Perfectly balanced in both a forward and reverse grip, the CQC-8 is a battle-hardened veteran that you want at your side. Now with the Emerson "wave shaped feature", the CQC-8 has evolved to meet the demands of those who need a knife that will protect and serve - Anytime - Anyplace.

The knife features our Patented "wave shaped opening feature" or Remote Pocket Opener. In an emergency or injury situation the knife can be opened with one hand as it is drawn from the pocket.
  • Handles: Black G-10 epoxy / glass laminate
  • Lock: Aerospace Grade Titanium
  • Blade: 154CM Stainless Steel
  • Finish: Black
  • Grind: Conventional V Grind
  • Overall Length: 9.3"
  • Blade Length: 3.9"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125"
  • Hardness: 57-59 RC
  • Weight: 4.6 oz.
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 005180

Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
154CM Stainless Steel
154CM Stainless Steel A premium American stainless steel with great all around characteristics of toughness and corrosion resistance.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
Made in USA
Made in USA This product is USA born and raised.
Emerson CQC-8 Folding Knife 3.9" Black Plain Blade with Wave, G10 Handlesrated 4.200 stars out of 5 (5 reviews)
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Emerson CQC-8 Folding Knife 3.9" Black Plain Blade with Wave, G10 Handles
rated 1 stars out of 5
Jan 09, 2013
Pros: Handle Feel, Handle Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Blade Material
Overpirce Overhype
A good knife if it is 110 dollarsPros, good handle, wave, 154cmCons, titanium liner lock will fail and wear out faster, no safety choil so when lock fails, goodbye fingers, Only one position pocket clip, Overprice Overhype, poor fit and finish.
Emerson CQC-8 Folding Knife 3.9" Black Plain Blade with Wave, G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Jan 02, 2013
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Handle Material, Sheath, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip
Cons: Sheath, None
Go-to Emerson
Prior to purchasing this spectacular knife, I had already owned Emerson's Super Cmdr, Super Karambit, PUK, CQC-7B, CQC-15 (All but the Super Cmdr puchased from knifecenter, I think). I also used to own a CQC-7A which I purposely beat to near destruction (impossible to destroy) and Benchmades earlier version of the CQC-7B. I have and still do own a lot of higher-end production knives. I use most of my knives and have determined through use that Emersons are my favorite knives-by far. I love the CQC-8! When I first held this knife in my hand, I was blown away- order it and you'll see what I mean! This knife transitions from one grip to another very smoothly. The blade and handle design are perfect for utility or fighting. During my testing of the 7A, I actually sharpened it on a brick. The Emerson chisel edge is with purpose and provides an easily maintained razor-sharp edge. I prefer 154cm to the praised S30V, as well. Why? Because I've had tips on knives constructed of S30V explode upon the slightest contact with hard material. 154cm is happy medium of a steel capable of much more than mere slicing. Emerson knows what he's doing and that's why many very competent personnel swear by his knives. The black coating on Emersons is tough and it takes a lot of abuse to wear it off. The wave makes autos obsolete. The liner locks on these knives are the strongest of the type that I've seen and I would trust my fingers to a broken in Emerson. Initially. open and close your Emerson frequently and wave it hard to break the lock in. People have knocked Emerson's "fit and finish" for instances of machining marks and rough edges; however, I'll take a knife with a few minor blemishes over a pretty knife with no balls any day! Only my 15 had the aforementioned blemishes and it's no big deal because the knife proved itself four times over since its purchase. The newer Emerson's (2011-12) have a more coarse G-10 and a slightly different pivot screw (2012) than the older. Both modifications are improvements in my honest opinion. I cannot say enough good about Emersons or this knife. This is my new favorite Emerson and I'll carry it for a long time.
Emerson CQC-8 Folding Knife 3.9" Black Plain Blade with Wave, G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Napoli (Italy)
May 21, 2011
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: Weight, None
excellent almost perfect
someone say perfection is not possible in this world but this knife approch this gol very very near.From material, to lock,to sharpness,to design all is excellent near perfection. Only weight is a little disappointed because I found it a little more than expected but can be only something of mine, a question of " feel", nothing to really care!Lock, at start, is a bit tough but ease with use.
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