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Richard Bustillo is an original student of Bruce Lee. Richard Bustillo was the partner of Dan Inosanto who brought both Bruce Lee’s Art of Jeet Kune Do (JKD) and Filipino Martial Arts to the world. Richard Bustillo was a teacher, friend, and mentor to Ernest Emerson. Richard Bustillo is “The Iron Dragon.”

This knife was designed as a tribute to Ernest Emerson's friend Richard Bustillo. According to Mr. Emerson "If it were not for Richard, I might not be making knives, because he gave me his Bali Song knife so I could make one of my own – and it was the first knife I ever made. Richard taught me how to take a punch and how to throw one. Richard Bustillo is a good man, fair, honest, and an inspiration to me and the thousands of others he has instructed, coached and guided over the years. He truly is one of the most talented and influential martial artists of all time. Known to those in the Martial Arts community as 'The Iron Dragon,' I designed this knife as a tribute to him. It is a true fighter with a tactical edge that places it squarely in both worlds. The Iron Dragon is quick, graceful and deadly, just like Richard Bustillo."
  • Blade Length: 3.8"
  • Closed Length: 5"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.75"
  • Overall Length: 8.9"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125"
  • Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 57-59HRC
  • Blade Style: Clip Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Handle Thickness: 0.45"
  • Handle Material: G10 and Titanium
  • Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
  • Pivot Assembly: GTC Stainless Bearings
  • Pocketclip: Tip-Up Right Hand Carry
  • Weight: 4.9 oz.
  • Made in the USA
Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
154CM Stainless Steel
154CM Stainless Steel
A premium American stainless steel with great all around characteristics of toughness and corrosion resistance.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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.
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Stephen T
Bellaire Ohio
Dec 19, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
My first Emerson
This is the nicest knife I've ever owned it opens easily the wave function works beautiful it's sharp as a razor blade got to be careful not to cut yourself with it first thing I did was shave some of the hair off my arm with it love it
5 out of 5
Wien, Austria
Oct 12, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Ernie does it again :)
Just received my Iron Dragon, what can i say - I am speechless, smooth effortless opening (both waving or thumb opening) thanks to the bearing system, razor sharp blade as we are used from emerson knifes, and a perfect lockup. Ergos are also perfekt and the bladeshape mahes me shiver :) The steel insert in the lock bar, also doubles as an overtravel stop which is a nice feature. To the fellows @ knifecenter keep up the good service I will buy defenitely again from you! I would just want a few more shipping options besides fedex to my country. USPS EMS would be great.
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