Here's a piece of history - a third year Emerson Commander. Emerson Knives was formed in 1998 and the Commander evolved from Ernie's SpecWar work on the ES1 for the military. "The Emerson Commander is the winner of the "Best Overall Knife of the Year" at the International Blade Show in Atlanta, GA. The Blade Show is the world's largest cutlery showcase and is the cutlery industry's premier event. This award is judged by fellow manufacturers and is the highest honor and most sought after award in the cutlery industry." "The Emerson Commander is a 21st century combination of design, materials, performance, and razor sharpness. This knife along with other Emerson Knives, sets the new standard for the cutlery industry and continues to push the design and performance envelope for cutting tools well into the 21st century." "The Commander knife-battle tested and proven-incorporates some of the most advanced ergonomics ever featured on a folding knife. The knife, already in use with elite armed forces, European Military strike teams and NATO Counter-Terrorist units throughout the world was chosen by the U.S. Navy SEAL teams for issue to special units within the Naval Special Forces Units. Because of its ruggedness, it has become a favorite of hunters, outdoors men and adventurers the world over. It features the patented "wave shaped opening feature" with Dragon's Teeth™ serrations." This production Commander linerlock folder has a recurved blade and G10 handle with titanium liners. Wave feature was first used on the Commander. Dated 2000. Comes with original box and papers. Light scuffs are visible on the handle otherwise the knife is in excellent condition.