The Emerson CQC-8 model has long been considered one of the best combat designs that Emerson has ever produced. We agree. The ergonomics and blade design have merged in the knife to form the perfect union. Perfectly balanced in both a forward and reverse grip, the CQC-8 is a battle-hardened veteran that you want at your side. Now with the Emerson "Wave feature", the CQC-8 has evolved to meet the demands of those who need a knife that will protect and serve - Anytime - Anyplace.