There are a lot of pocket knives that you can find on the market, and the Emerson Knives CQC-7BW is one beautiful, cleverly-designed, and high-quality folding blade that offers some of the best specifications and features.
With its black hue, tactical look, and lightning-fast opening, the CQC-7BW is desirable among pocket knife enthusiasts.
What Is a Tanto Knife?
The “Tanto” originated from japan. It was a short sword intended for stabbing and piercing thick armors. The tanto point blade design, with a high point and a flat grind or chisel grind, was popularized by Cold Steel, following the schematic of the Japanese weapon.
Thanks to their straight edges, the end tip of these knives is reinforced, which helps them excel at penetrating through materials. The edge can cut, but it is not curved, so they don’t slice very well.
Emerson Knives Review: A Look on the CQC-7BW
The Emerson Knives CQC-7BW has a high-carbon stainless steel blade, which can deal with a variety of texture hardness. Its liner is aerospace-grade titanium that provides impressive wear-resistance and tensile strength, though it also makes it slightly harder to sharpen the knife. The handle is padded with G10 composite scales, a type of high-pressure fiberglass laminate.
This Emerson knife weighs only about 4 ounces. The length of the entire piece when unfolded is 8 inches. The blade is 3.3 inches, and the handle is about 4.65 inches.
This knife has a straight ground edge that leads to a defined tip. This blade grind style is called “chisel grind”, in which the bevel work is only done on one side of the blade; the flipped side is completely flat and untouched. One-sided cutting bevel is favored because it’s easy to sharpen.
The CQC-7BW has the famous patented Emerson Knives Wave feature, which enables you to draw the knife out of the pocket while opening the blade in one quick motion. The technique is safe, fast, and handy in urgent moments, but it does require sometimes to get used to and master.
Check out this demo video to see how it works exactly.
Being a high-quality tanto-style pocket knife, it does an excellent job of piercing through objects. Its blade grind is also perfect for wood planing. The Wave mechanics, after years of developing, is now smoother and more secure than ever.
Its dimensions, as well as its weight is well-balanced. It fits and rests nicely in your pocket without pulling on your jeans. The G10 scales and the shape of the handle takes a firm grip.
The Emerson folding pocket knife model CQC-7BW doesn’t slice well, but that’s not what it’s designed for in the first place.
Like all decent full one-handed, pocket knife, you can open the blade with your thumb. When the blade is out, the safety liner lock immediately kicks in and keeps the blade from suddenly folding forward and into your hand. The scales can be removed without much trouble.