LIMIT OF ONE SET PER CUSTOMER / HOUSEHOLD! A Brief History During the late 1980's and early 1990's I was the lead Hand-to-Hand Combat instructor for a company named Global Studies Group International (GSGI) run by a group of U.S. Navy SEALs who were former members of SEAL Team Six. By that time, my knives had become well known among the Naval Special Warfare Community, Army Special Forces (Delta), The British SAS and various other Government agencies. In fact, the founder of the German GSG9 and also the 2nd in command of Scotland Yard carried Emerson Custom Knives. This knife, the CQC-6, became so sought after in the Special Operations community that owning an Emerson CQC-6 became a symbol of a "Made Man" in the SPEC OPS community and carried tremendous bragging rights among the operators that carried them. As a result I ended up working directly with a number of special groups and sub groups within the Naval Special Warfare Community, Army Special Forces and U.S. Government DoD branches along with several international and foreign agencies. My work included specialized combat weapons and of course hand-to-hand combat and edged weapons training. Benchmade Knives approached me to make a production version of the knife that I was building for all these world's elite operators, the Emerson CQC-6, the true father of the modern tactical folding knife. I told them no, but I had another design, the CQC-7 and that knife went on to become the most popular and sought after tactical folder of all time. In fact it created the genre of the Tactical Folding Knife. It was at the time the #1 It's been almost 25 years since Ernest Emerson began producing production knives for the masses. For almost that length of time many collectors and end line users have always asked why doesn't Emerson produce his knives with a Right Hand Grind which they believe to be the correct grind for knives with Chisel Grinds. Well we don't know what is right or what is wrong we just know that we wanted to make our and our collector's dreams a reality by coming out with this variation of a truly iconic knife. Third Production Emerson ever to be released with a Right Hand Grind. Second Production Emerson CQC-7 to be released with Green Canvas Micarta which is primarily used on Ernie's custom knives. Fourth Production Emerson/Steel Flame collab to be released. This is the Emerson CQC-7B right hand grind, green canvas micarta, satin and black blade and hardware w/ Steel Flame Koi clip.Tactical Elements 2020 Exclusive Edition. Limited run of 100 Knives.Serialized 1/100
|Blade Finish:||Satin Black|
|Grind Type:||Chisel Right Hand Grind|
|Handle Material:||Canvas Micarta|
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|Remarks:||-Canvas Micarta is not U.V. stable and will change color over time and this is simply the nature of the material.
-Comes w/ matching hardware finish to the blade-Steel Flame Koi Lasered on the original clip.-Each knife will now come with a domed pivot.
(History of the CQC-7 was taken from an interview of Ernest Emerson conducted by knifeart)