The Emerson Commander is a solid and large pocket knife. You immediately notice the exceptional ergonomics when you hold the knife. The shape of the handle with the large finger groove in the front will nicely fill up your hand. The thickness of the handle is also just right, to make sure your fingers fall around it perfectly. A large pocket knife that is comfortable to use.
The Emerson Wave opener
You open the Emerson Commander in two ways: you can open it with the thumb disc on the spine of the blade, or you can use the characterizing Emerson Wave. This is the little wave on the spine of the blade. You can use this 'hook' to open the pocket knife when you take it from your pocket. You pull the knife back after which the wave will get caught behind the edge of your pocket opening the blade. Also important: it also functions as a bottle opener. Cheers.
The handle is made from G10 and offers enough grip. This pocket knife almost sticks to your hand. The shape of the edge also contributes to this. Both with the blade at the top and the base of your fist the Commander offers a great ergonomic grip. Inside the handle you can find titanium liners. These liners keep the weight of this large pocket knife relatively low.
The blade is made from 154CM steel. This type of steel was designed in the seventies for turbine blades of jet engines, but today it is better known as a premium type of steel. The blade is enhanced with a regular V-grind, but only sharpened on one side. According to Emerson this should make sharpening in the field a lot easier. The blade is enhanced with a large recurve in the edge. As such the material is almost pulled towards the edge. The blade is enhanced with a stunning stonewashed finish and when opened a linerlock will keep the blade in place.
History of Emerson Knives
The foundation for Emerson Knives as we know it today dates back to 1979. That was when Ernest Emerson started producing custom knives. Because of his background as a soldier and martial arts instructor he had a clear idea of what a knife should look like. In 1996 Emerson decided to scale up his production to make sure more people could start using his knives. He founded Emerson Knives and started producing pocket knives and fixed knives on a larger scale. Today Emerson Knives is a family company that focuses on details, but perhaps most importantly: the use and the user come first.