Kershaw Emerson CQC-5K Liner Lock Knife Green G-10 (3" Black) 6074OLBLK


  • Black-finished tanto blade made from stainless steel.
  • Thumb disk and Emerson wave opener.
  • Green G-10 handle scale.
  • Secure stainless steel frame lock.
  • Reversible tip-up pocket clip.


Designed by Ernie Emerson, built by Kershaw. The CQC-5K is a compact manual opening knife with a tanto blade that's outfitted with a thumb disk and Emerson's quick wave opening feature. It has a steel frame lock handle with a G-10 front scale.

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Item #BHQ-21425
MSRP: $68.99
Our Price: $49.95
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  • Overall Length: 7.00"
  • Blade Length: 3.00"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.12"
  • Blade Material: Stainless Steel
  • Blade Style: Clip Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.00"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.51"
  • Handle Material: G-10
  • Color: Green
  • Frame/Liner: Steel
  • Weight: 3.78 oz.
  • User: Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Thumb Disc
  • Lock Type: Liner Lock
  • Brand: Kershaw
  • Model: CQC-5K
  • Model Number: 6074OLBLK
  • Designer: Ernest Emerson
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Best Use: Tactical
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

Very nice
Nathan H. on Mar 17, 2023

Cool little knife. Blade is centered. 80% lockup. Sharp. Quite the bang when you pop it out. Very nice for edc

excellent edc.
Dillon G. on Jul 11, 2022

The only problem I ever had with this knife is it's one of the only knives I ever owned that opened in my pocket more than once for whatever reason, one giving me a crazy deep cut in my hand. I sold it to a friend and have regretted it ever since.

What a knife
Cache D. on Mar 14, 2019

What a cool knife. The wave design, handle, blade shape, size it all fits in this knife. I love the size and the wave is just to cool.

Love it
Chad H. on Apr 5, 2018

Great little carefree edc. First CQC I've owned and I can say I am a fan of the wave. I find myself getting the knife out even when I don't need it. The blade came uncentered but a small tune up will fix that.

Great for the Price
Edward E. on Jun 23, 2017

Great little knife. I've been using it for a couple of weeks now, and it held its edge well. Touched it up on A Triangle Sharpmaker, and it's ready to go again. The Emerson wave feature, is addictive, and you will constantly play with it. Better than a fidget spinner, lol. Just be careful you don't tear your pants pocket. All in all, it's a great little knife, with a great price tag.

Good work buddy
Jason G. on Mar 14, 2019

The more I use it the more I like it but it came really REALLY stiff... Couldn't even use the wave feature without practically pantsing myself, which in a defense situation could help or hurt depending on the attacker... It's a good size so it goes in the pocket great....after tuning it, everything is smoother and everyday it break from n a little more so in all not too bad... Emerson design at the Kershaw budget....good stuff

Good knife but not for me
Scott B. on Jan 6, 2018

This was my first of 2 Kershaw Emerson knives. I bought this to see if I’d like the wave opener, which is ok, but I’m not a huge fan of the wave or the thumb disk opener. Both knives are well made and durable, but they didn’t impress me enough to carry either of them often. They are now sitting in my knife roll unused, maybe I’ll gift them to someone.

bang for your buck
john k. on Feb 17, 2016

Quality edc. Surprisingly heavier than it looks because of the small size but deceptively sturdy. Great utility and better sound when it locks.

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