Until further notice, all Emerson knives will be sold directly through Emerson. However, items that are currently in stock are available for purchase. Emerson Knives was founded in 1997 by Ernest R. Emerson and wife Mary. Since then, it has become one of the most dominant forces in the pocket knife and cutlery industry. Bringing a dynamic and energy to the knife industry, Emerson Knives is helping to reshape the face of the pocket knife world as it is known today.