This model was custom made by Ernie Emerson in his home shop in the 1980's as a precursor to the Emerson CQC-7. The blade is hand ground with a hand rubbed finish. In providing this information, to paraphrase Ernie, "you have gotten hold of a very early piece that is a true one of a kind Emerson knife". Blade Steel: AEBL Stainless Steel
ABOUT THE MAKER
Visit this maker's website: Emerson Knives. "Respected, admired, and sought after by the world's most sophisticated and discerning knife users, Emerson remains the single standard by which all other Hard Use Knives are judged. This peerless reputation has been built by the hands of a master craftsman Ernest Emerson with unceasing effort since it's beginning in 1979.Owning an Emerson Knife brings you membership in an elite group; Individuals, who are known for seeking the finest in all things. You are now counted among those who will never compromise their values and never, ever, settle for second best."