- Textured handle
- Ambidextrous thumbdisk
- Emerson Wave feature
The CQC-9K offers both maximum Emerson look-and-feel as well as maximum Kershaw build quality.
The big drop-point blade is 3.6 inches of black-oxide-coated 8Cr13MoV stainless steel for good edge retention, hardness, and wear resistance. There’s a slight recurve in the blade for enhanced cutting of rounded materials, such as rope, hose, or zip ties.
The handle is contoured to fit the hand (yes, even your big hand) like a glove. The front scale is textured G-10 for a secure grip. The handle back is steel, black-oxide coated, and features a secure frame lock.
This manual knife opens with a thumb disk or the famous Emerson “wave shaped opening feature” that lets you open the knife as you withdraw it from your pocket. There’s also a convenient hole for a lanyard and the pocketclip is left/right reversible.
Folding or Fixed Blade: Folding
Blade Steel: 8Cr14MoV
Handle Material: G-10/Stainless
Blade Shape: Drop Point
Pocket Clip: Yes
Carry Options: Reversible, tip-up
Locking Mechanism: Frame lock
Blade Finish: Black-Oxide
Rockwell Hardness: Not listed by manufacturer
Opening Method: Ambidextrous thumbdisk
Blade length: 3.6"
Blade Thickness: Not listed by manufacturer
Closed Length: 5.25"
Overall Length: 8.8"
Weight: 6.4 oz