Kershaw’s Newest Collaboration with Emerson Knives

The Emerson/Kershaw CQC10K folding knife. Photo: KershawThe Emerson/Kershaw CQC10K folding knife. Photo: Kershaw

Kershaw is offering its latest collaboration with Emerson Knives — the CQC10K.

The CQC-10K features a 3.5-inch bowie-style blade of 8Cr13MoV stainless steel with a stonewashed finish.

It’s based on the Emerson Appalachian, which retailed for about $250 and currently sold out.

The CQC10K retails at Knifecenter.com for $37.95 which is considerably cheaper than the $60 sticker price.

These Kershaw/Emerson collaborations are made in China rather than the USA, but I have to wonder if design features and the quality-control of these two reputable companies would make it a good bargain.

From the looks of  the CQC10K, it has the classic Emerson design features in its ergonomic handle and blade style. It features a G-10 front scale with a stainless steel back and sturdy frame lock.

Thoughts?

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