Kershaw Emerson CQC-4KXL Frame Lock Knife (3.9" Stonewash) 6055

MSRP: $64.99
Our Price: $41.95
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Item #BHQ-27387


  • Overall Length:9.00"
  • Blade Length:3.875"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:8Cr14MoV
  • Blade Style:Spear Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Black
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:5.125"
  • Handle Thickness:0.46"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:6.10 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Disk, Wave Opener
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:Kershaw
  • Model:CQC-4KXL
  • Model Number:6055
  • Designer:Ernest Emerson
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife


The CQC-4KXL is a larger version of Kershaw's CQC-4. It's designed by Ernie Emerson, built by Kershaw. This knife is manual opening with a thumb disk and Emerson's quick opening wave technology. It has a sturdy frame lock mechanism and grippy black G-10 handle. Reversible pocket clip.


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Sam S.
This knife cannot be beat at the price. I bought a Kizer Sovereign, a CRKT Shenanigan and this, and this was definitely the one I was most excited for.

I carried a legitimate Emerson while working for the Sheriffs Office, sold it when I was forced out for medical reasons to pay for some dr's bills. Been wanting one again ever since but they're quite pricey.

This knife is super sharp out of the box. Cut through paper like it was nothing. It has a solid lockup and the wave is great. I've been sitting here flipping it for almost 2 hours and the already smooth action is butter now. Detent holds it in perfectly, but a wrist snap will send the blade out and give a solid lock. If you're on the fence about this, get off the fence and pick this up. Only counter point to the description is when measured my blade is about 3 3/4, which is close and maybe a bit nitpicky, but still something to know for those in areas with 4 inch laws worried about LE not measuring well if it comes up. Feels heavy enough to live up to any needs you can run into in EDC situations, and for LE out there, the quick deployment is absolutely a useful feature for seatbelts to defense.
Emerson Designed, Kershaw Built, works for me.
Robert S.
Came out of the box razor sharp, lockup is at about 10 percent. It's big, solid and sharp. The Wave works great, thumb disk also works very well. I only wish the blade wasn't made of 8CR and was made of 12C27 or 14C28N, but hey, beggars can't be choosers.

Side Note: Also comes with extra screws for left hand carry clip mounting. You'll want them, as the G10 side is slightly thicker and the standard screws won't work for it.
Not great, but what you would expect from Kershaw.
Jase H.
It's not great, but at least it was cheap. CQC-4K is one of my least favorite blade shapes from the Kershaw/Emerson line. I wish they would've made the CQC-6 into an XL instead.
I give it points for being big, the wave feature, and the low price. Quality is standard Kershaw, not bad, not great.