Emerson Knives FAQ

How will the production knives affect your custom work?

It has had a tremendous effect on my custom work and has tried the patience of everyone who has custom orders with me. Fortunately, the vast majority of my customers have understood the situation and are waiting patiently for their custom orders, and I thank them all for that. Very few people ever get the […]

How do I clean the knife?

The easiest way is to rinse the knife in clean fresh water after marine or chemical exposure. Make sure to dry your knife completely after rinsing. You can oil the blade and the pivot area from time to time with any good, light oil such as WD-40. If the knife becomes encrusted with dirt or sand, […]

What type of grind should I get?

The reason that we offer both the conventional grind and the chisel grind, is really quite basic; to give you, the user, a choice. What type of grind you want is really up to you. We realize that the chisel grind is not for everyone, and a lot of your choice is based on what […]

Why do you put the chisel on the front or left side of the blade?

This is an Emerson signature. Being the knifemaker who brought the chisel grind to worldwide recognition, we are often asked; Why do you put the grind on the opposite side of a traditional Japanese Chef’s knife? The answer is simple….We are not making chef’s knives. Our knives are hard knives meant for hard users. We […]

Why do you use the chisel grind?

There are several reasons for the chisel grind. For any of you who have ever used a correctly sharpened wood chisel for woodworking, you know what a chisel can do. Although a knife is not a chisel, those properties, when applied to a knife grind have almost magical effect. A chisel ground knife, being beveled, […]

Do you have any left handed models?

Yes, we do make left hand version of several models. At present the only models that are available as left hand models are the Commander, the CQC-7 . They are only available with the black handle material. We make them in limited quantities.

Do your knives have pocket clips?

If so, where are they mounted? All of our knives have stainless steel pocket/belt clips. They are mounted with the attachment at the rear of the handle, clip facing toward the front. Experience and feed back from the end users has shown that this is the preferred clip position for easy accessibility and quick opening […]