You won’t find Emerson’s custom CQC-45 at Blademart, Edgeworld, or your local Chop’n Shop. It’s so exclusive that Les Baer sold it as a matched set with one of their equally exclusive 1911s a few years ago, for the exclusive price of $3123.00.
Which was really something of a bargain, because if you can find one of these knives for sale today you’ll probably spend well north of a grand for it. Most 154 CM blades don’t run quite this pricey, but the first 20 CQC-45s were hand-ground by Ernest Emerson himself. The blade is a single-sided chisel grind which is probably a pain to sharpen, but I’m guessing none of these excellent EDC knives will ever be dulled from everyday carry use anyway.