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I have a 1967 Chevy Camaro.  It is fully restored with a 350 c.i. engine and it screams like a maniac when I get on it.  In my opinion it is one of the finest muscle cars ever built.  The only thing I ever did to improve it was to put power brakes on it.

Sometimes a design in its pure, raw form is as good as it ever gets.  There is no need to change it and no way to improve it.  You can tweak it, you can polish it, but that original design is the core element and that savage beauty is best expressed when it is just left alone.

There was a time when I was building knives almost exclusively for the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams.  I was spending almost as much time in Coronado as I was at home.  I was also teaching and training with the Command Master Chief who ran the entire SEAL, BUD’s training program.  As a result of that, one of the best knives that I ever designed was for them.  And it was one of my favorite designs.  It was a simple, raw, powerful design called the SPECWAR.

Like the Camaro, you could say it was a perfect expression of “Elegant Aggression.” And the knife performed.  It stood the test.  The test of men far better than myself.  And that made me very proud.

We have found 3 boxes of SPECWAR Blades that had been lost in our move a couple of years back in a recent clean up and shuffle to make room for more machinery one of the guys moving some dusty boxes said, “What are these?” And there they were.  Some of the blades were logoed, marked and even sharpened.  Some were blanks waiting to be ground.  And some of the blades were in the original Hard Chrome coating.  I think some of the dates actually go back to 2001.  So, we are now re-issuing SPECWAR knives in both Model A (Clip point) and Model B (Chisel ground Tanto).  Since we were building new handles we changed them to stand-offs and we made some color variations never before used on the original SPECWAR Models.  Of course we have the Basic Black, but in addition we have Afghan Tan, OD Green and a few Dark Woodland Green.  I forgot how good they feel in your hand until I picked one up off the assembly table. These knives are awesome.

Do not miss this one of a kind opportunity to own one of these rare, vintage, retro knives.  They are as good now, today as they were when I was putting them into the hands of the warriors who were willfully heading into harms way.  You too can own a piece of Emerson military history by picking up one of these SPECWAR re-issue knives today.  The supply is extremely limited so don’t delay.  They won’t last for long.


My Best Regards,

Ernest R. Emerson



Overall Length: 8.63 in.
Blade Length: 3.5 in.
Blade Thickness: .125 in.


Reviews (2)


  1. (verified owner):

    Very happy with my Emerson SPECWAR, BTS Knife! I opted for the “clip point blade” and “tan” colored handle. These knives are the “BEST!”

  2. :

    I am a proud first time Emerson owner. Just acquired a SPECWAR-A SF Plain Edge w/ Tan Handles. All I can say is WOW! Just amazing craftsmanship! I remember seeing the SPECWAR years ago and have wanted ever since but thought they were discontinued. I have happily carried a BM Stryker for several years but the more I’ve read and learned about Ernest Emerson, the knives, and the history of Emerson Knives, I just had to finally get one. But which one? Well several months ago, while checking the EK website, trying to decide on a CQC-7 or Commander, there it was…the SPECWAR, available again, and with colored handles. I didn’t really know the history of the SPECWAR but after reading EE’s write up, I had to have one. I have great respect and admiration for our military, especially our Navy SEALs & SWCCs. I was fortunate to have worked for the company the builds the boats for NSW and made some good friends in the NSW community. I remember in talking to them and the subject of knives came up, the name Emerson was always part of the conversation. Well my new SPECWAR is now my go to blade and I couldn’t be happier. It is rock solid and built like a tank. I love it! So thank you to the person that found the “SPECWAR HORDE” and THANK YOU Ernest Emerson for building such an awesome knife, and pouring your life into your work. God Bless!

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