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Mini Commander by Emerson Knives
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This is the Emerson Mini Commander – a smaller and more pocket friendly Commander. It has the “wave shaped feature” and is just as formidable as its full sized father. Strong as a Bull Moose and tough as nails. Features the Patented Emerson wave shaped feature.

The Emerson model called the “Commander” typifies the very efficient style of blade shape called the re-curve. Re-curve blades use a conventional V grind and a blade shape that resembles an S-curve along the cutting-edge. The first advantage of the re-curve blade is that the blade’s cutting edge is longer than the blade itself. If you were to lay a string along the edge, it would be longer than the blade. The longer  edge simply means more cutting surface. Secondly, because of the curve, material is drawn along and into the concave portion of the blade (the inward curve), giving great leverage when cutting cord, clothing or webbing. Thirdly, the convex portion of the blade (the outward curve) called the belly, concentrates the force of cutting or slashing on the front end, creating a cutting curve that cuts remarkably well with a minimum force.  Also because of this upswept curve it is delicate enough to skin large game with ease.

Black G-10 epoxy / glass laminate
Aerospace grade Titanium
154 CM
Silver Satin ™ or Black
Conventional V Grind
Overall Length 8.0 in.
Blade Length 3.4 in.
Handle Length 4.60 in.
Blade Thickness .125 in.
Hardness 57-59 RC
Weight 3.8 oz.

The Mini-Commander features our Patented “wave shaped opening feature” or Remote Pocket Opener. In an emergency or injury situation the knife can be opened with one hand as it is drawn from the pocket.

Reviews (8)


  1. :

    Longtime Spyderco daily carry person >>> First Emerson was a mini-commander, purchased 2 years ago.

    Fully converted. Will always buy an Emerson from now on.

    Great daily carry.

    14 year Seattle FF

  2. :

    The perfect EDC knife in my opinion. The Mini-Commander was my first Emerson, and it was the knife that converted me. The recurve blade makes for the best pull cutting tool I’ve ever handled. Anything you want to cut just catches in that recurve belly, and explodes apart in fear! The handle shape is comfortable for any hand size, in any grip orientation, and makes it versatile in any situation. The Mini-Commander is also the perfect size for the pocket of any man (or woman) who wants the power of the Commander blade shape, in a more carry friendly package. Sharpening a recurve blade takes some getting used to, but once you figure out the trick to it, the Emerson single side edge grind makes it a breeze to get it hair popping sharp.

  3. :

    Great knife first time I’ve bought one at this price but its nice to pull it out of my pocket and it opens right up so it saves u time very sharp blade! Im converted to this brand forever

  4. :

    Commander was a little too big as an EDC… and Super Commander is way too big, unless you have huge hands… the mini Commander is a great sized EDC…

  5. :

    Lost my spiderco so a friend told me I could dig through a bag of knives & pick one out. Neither if us had heard of Emerson knives but it had such a good quality feel to it I made my choice.

  6. (verified owner):

    Fits well in the hand
    Personally, price is good for the quality of the knife

    Neg- awkward to cut away from person with right hand because the blade is only sharpened on one side. If the blade were reversed it would make more sense

  7. :

    My third Emerson I like the way it rides in hand for defensive situation very heavy duty construction best tactical knives at any price.

  8. :

    I bought a mini-com in 2006, and have carried it all over the world, including multiple combat tours. This knife is by far the best knife I have ever owned, and will be passed down as an heirloom. It is perfect as an EDC, both open and concealed, and is also great as a backup knife in your pocket when wearing a chest rig.

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This is the Emerson Mini Commander – a smaller and more pocket friendly Commander, and is just as formidable as its full sized father. Black finish. Strong as a Bull Moose and tough as nails. Features the Patented Emerson wave shaped feature.

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