This weekend our special is this Kershaw-Emerson CQC-4K BW folding knife. Designed by Emerson Knives and built by Kershaw, this knife represents the perfect way to get a high-quality Emerson design at a much lower cost than usual.

Blade deployment option number one is the ambidextrous thumb disc, and the action is smooth and easy. Instantly this knife bears all the hallmarks of an Emerson Design, right down to the patented wave opening feature, which is deployment option two. Opening using this method is really smooth and super quick, one of the more assured wave opening models I’ve handled. The blade and the 410 stainless steel frame lock both sport a really attractive black oxide coating that gives the knife a sleek appearance.

The shape of the handle means a very comfortable hold, with no hotspots on this model. The presentation side here has a textured G10 scale to provide just the right amount of grip. The index finger indent and jimping on the thumb ramp give you that sense of control for fine detail work. Pocketclip is reversible, allow allowing for a secure right or left side tip-up carry. A sturdy frame lock keeps the blade locked in place, though it’s a little stiff to disengage.

We offer this knife as part of a tactical kit that also includes a Kershaw Tactical Pen. This pen has a nice, simple twist action to it, and also has that black oxide coating. Because it’s nice when your discreet tactical weapons match.

The CQC-4K BW folding knife offers exactly the kind of quality you’d expect from a collaboration between Kershaw and Emerson Knives, and the added bonus of the tactical pen makes this kit a terrific value. To learn more about this knife and pen kit, click here. To see our entire inventory, click here.