Blade Length 3.325
Overall Length 8
Closed Length 4.625
Weight (oz) 5.5
Source Previously owned
Knife Type Tip Up Carry, Tip Up Clip
Blade Material VG-10
Blade Details Chisel Grind, Clip Point, Tanto
Handle Material Metallic, Micarta
Other Details Tactical
About the Maker
Ernest Emerson started making custom knives in his garage in 1979. He rapidly rose to prominence as a knife maker due in equal parts to his expertise as a craftsman, (tool and die maker), his artists eye for design, and his practical experience as one of the world’s most sought-after and respected hand-to-hand combat instructors. Emerson’s work has been featured and exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Museum. There are only a handful of living artists who can make that claim. As an instructor in hand-to-hand combat and edged weapon skills, Mr. Emerson has taught the most elite warriors on earth, from the US Navy SEALs to the Guards of Parliament in London and everywhere in between. He is the author of scores of articles, books, and videos regarding tactics, training and combat. As one of the most sought after instructors in the world he is in high demand for seminars and lectures to civilian, military and law enforcement agencies. He is an inducted member of The Martial Arts Hall of Fame, along with such venerable names as Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris. In fact he is the only knife maker known who also owns and operates his own training facility, the world-class “Black Shamrock Combat Academy Gym” in Los Angeles, California.
Kansei Matsuno was born in 1951 in Japan. He loves fishing and tourism, that’s why he always needed good hunting knives. He found very few knives which meet his requirements, so he decided to make knives himself. He used difficult technology, using a file to shape the steel billet. He made knives in this way for two years and then bought a simple belt-sander. Needless to say that productivity and work quality has improved. Soon, his friends began to ask him to design and built knives for them. Then, in 1998, Kansei started manufacturing knifes. In 2001 Kansei visited an American knife show for the first time, and in 2002, the quality of his knifes improved and he was admitted for a probationary period in the American Knifemakers Guild. Today Kansei prefer to create frameworks folding knives made of titanium, stainless steel blades are VG-10b, OU-31, CV-134. Lining the handle makes it out of steel G-10, deer antler, pearl and coral. He changes the design of knife depending on customer requirements. Now, Kansei is manufacturing a series of first-class folding knives with different original designs and high quality.