Kershaw and Emerson have released a line of CQC tactical knives with Emerson’s signature ‘Wave’ opening hook, but without Emersons love-it/hate-it chisel grind. I sure wish I’d spotted this 3.5″ CQC-8K Tanto two weeks ago.
The entire lineup wears 8Cr14MoV blades, and they’ve all got street prices around $40. This is a hint that they’re all made in China, and Kershaw probably understands that this might be a deal-breaker for some. Knife fora are currently abuzz with speculation that this budget-steel Chinese Kershaw lineup is just testing the market for a possible US-made Zero Tolerance/Emerson collaboration.