EDC For CCW: Emerson CQC-45

Image Courtesy Emerson Knives

Image Courtesy Emerson Knives

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.


  1. Aharon says:

    “if you can find one of these knives for sale today you’ll probably spend well north of a grand for it”

    You mean this Emerson knife has the same market value (or maybe more!) than my Winchester 94 Trails End in .357 Magnum (oh, and with an octagon barrel and crescent shape steel butt plate) that I’m selling? The world has now officially gone insane!

    1. jwm says:

      You’re behind the times Aharon. The world was insane a long time before you and I were born.

      1. Aharon says:

        OK, I feel better now.

  2. Pantera Vazquez says:

    That there is a beautiful knife. After reading the link, I understand it is a well built knife as well. While I typically find fault in gun manufacturer linked knives, this one seems to stand apart. It is built by a respected craftsman, with attention to quality detail. This is a knife that upon hitting the Lottery, I would likely seek out. Comes with a very nice matching gun too.

    1. Austin says:

      If Emerson puts his name on it then it is definitely quality. Shame I couldn’t ever bring myself to use it if I ever owned this one.

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