Kershaw-Emerson CQC-11K Pocket Knife
This Kershaw CQC-11k model comes equipped with a brown G-10 handle and a stonewashed blade made from 8Cr14MoV steel. The ever-popular Kershaw Emerson series continues to grow with this latest model based on the Emerson Rendezvous. This well rounded knife was originally designed as a hunting knife, but also excels as a camping, survival or general EDC knife. The unique blade shape provides an ample belly for game processing, and added slicing power. Grippy G-10 scales rest over a sturdy frame lock mechanism that offers undeniable lock up strength. Emerson's coveted wave-opener rounds out this versatile edition to the Kershaw Emerson series.
- Ergonomic G-10 handles provide high performance grip strength.
- Reversible tip-up pocket clip offers comfortable right or left side carry.
- Emerson wave-opener and thumb disc for ambidextrous blade deployment.
Great utility knife. The curve is beefy enough to bear down on cutting large PVC/ABS pipes, small enough to handle for detail work. Good chopper, holds an edge fairly well, though I wouldn't recommend honing it too thin.
I own an Emerson CQC-15. This CQC-11 is a solid knife. The opening is not as smooth at the 15 and the handle is a lot lighter and thinner. What I like about the 15 is the weight and thickness. It feels solid in my hands and is my daily carry for protection and use. The 11 is decent for a back up.
Beast of a knife. Came razor sharp out of the box. Super lockup, blade was pretty close to center. I own Emersons and I find myself carrying these Kershaw economy models more often. I have used the CQC6K under pretty rough conditions and it made short work of the task. The steel is very well heat treated and holds a good edge and is super easy to sharpen back up. I recommend these knives to anyone!