Emerson CQC-7B SF Folding Tanto Knife (3.3" Stonewash Plain)

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  • Overall Length:8.00"
  • Blade Length:3.30"
  • Blade Thickness:0.13"
  • Blade Material:154CM
  • Hardness:57-59 RC
  • Blade Style:Tanto
  • Blade Grind:Chisel
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.65"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Titanium
  • Weight:5.20 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Disk
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Emerson
  • Model:CQC-7
  • Country of Origin:USA
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


The CQC-7B from Emerson knives is by far the most sought after folding knife of all time. It is the razor sharp chisel ground knife that has become the standard by which all hard-use folding knives are now judged. This is the knife that revolutionized the entire cutlery industry. Every knife company has their version of this knife but they fall far short when compared to the "real deal." Information from Emerson Knives


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Great heavy use knife.
Mac D.
If I need one folder to help me survive overnight in the woods, its a cqc7b. The deployment is silky smooth. Don't buy the "b" version without the wave and complain about its deployment speed. That's the sole purpose of the wave feature. This one has no wave, just a heads up. The blade tension screw does back out over time, but easily fixed with loctite. The blade is chisel ground so it is utilitarian for heavy use, but for finer cuts, you may want to go for something that is v ground. If i cant carry a gun, I carry this knife the most often.
Sort of Disappointing
Max S.
I first off want to say that if you want a hard use, tough and reliable folder, you can't go wrong with this blade. But, I do have a few points of critique for it. First off, I have found it extremely difficult to deploy. It is not a smooth opening blade. When there is competition out there for extremely hard use knifes that open smoother than this, I have to consider it a downside. Also, the G10 is super grippy. I know it is designed as a hard use knife. But if you arent putting it in a pouch and plan on pocket carrying it, expect it to shred your pants apart. Thirdly, mine has a little too much blade play for my liking.
So, here is what I think:

Perfect size.
Well designed and reliable
Chisel grind is sharp and really quite serviceable
You'll never lose your grip (plays both in its favor and against)
Blade steel rocks

Difficult to deploy without wave
Grippy g10 tears up pockets so sort of useless as an edc knife
Lock up isnt as solid as Id like

Overall, I cannot express enough that this is a great knife. I have my gripes with it, but i hope others don't have this same issue and that you love this knife for what it is designed for. Don't try to turn it into an edc like i did. Understand it is a hard use tactical folder and any other job it will struggle to flex into. Hope this is helpful. Enjoy