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The Left-Handed Commander stays true to our classic Emerson Commander model with the added variation for those who are Left-Handed. All design aspects remain the same with the added exceptions of the clip slide and the lock-bar side- both redesigned with the Lefty in mind.

We also produce a Left-Handed CQC-7BW – one of our most sought-after models. You can check them out here.

The Commander knife-battle tested and proven-incorporates some of the most advanced ergonomics ever featured on a folding knife. The knife, already in use with elite armed forces, European Military strike teams and NATO Counter-Terrorist units throughout the world was chosen by the U.S. Navy SEAL teams for issue to special units within the Naval Special Forces Units. Because of its ruggedness, it has become a favorite of hunters, outdoorsmen, and adventurers the world over. It features our patented Emerson “Wave” Feature for lightning-fast pocket opening.

After lots of demand to make knives for those who are left-handed, we decided to offer a couple of our top models in Lefty variations. The Lefty Commander is has every bit of the characteristics that make our classic Emerson Commander a fan favorite. We just flipped it so that it can be carried Left-Hand and unlocked Left-Handed. The Left-Handed Commander is released in a large amount about once a year or so. Currently, they are only available with black blades.


Anatomy of an Emerson Knife


An important part of knowing the anatomy of an Emerson Knife is knowing how to utilize it. Using the  patented Emerson Wave Feature correctly, you can deploy the knife out of pocket rapidly. It takes some practice to master. See how it's done in the video above.


The recurve blade is most commonly associated with the Emerson Commander. Starting from the rear of the cutting edge, it arcs upwards, then downwards. Lastly, it swoops elegantly upwards to the tip.

Fun Fact: The Emerson Commander was the recipient of the Knife of the Year award at the annual Blade Show in Atlanta!

Standoff Spacers have been standard on all Emerson Knife models since 2014. Any knife ordered from our site from that year will receive one of these models.

Anatomy of an Emerson Knife Lanyard

Lanyard Holes serve one purpose: attaching a paracord lanyard if you choose to get one. We get asked that question quite a lot!

The Thumb Button is there so that you may open the knife single handedly . Specifically with your thumb. Some people are naturals at it and some have to learn. Either way, it's very useful.

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Material & Grind
Handles G-10
FinishBlack or Satin
GrindConventional V-Grind
Overall Length8.75 in.
Blade Length 3.75 in.
Blade Thickness.125 in


  1. billyspahr23 (verified owner)

    I absolutely love this knife. I really enjoy seeing EK put out runs of Left handed knives for some of their best designs. There are a lot of good ambidextrous or almost ambidextrous designs out there for sure but at the end of the day, its really nice to have something that is personal to your hands. CRK and Emerson Knives are the only two I've seen that do this, and I think I can speak for many southpaws out there when I say we really appreciate it. Really would love to see more runs of different designs with the left hand build. Personally I think a LH A100 would be tremendous. Well done EKI!

  2. Rusty Iron (verified owner)

    Pro: The recurved blade is a nice feature. The scales grip your hand to eliminate slippage. The extreme index finger groove makes the knife very secure in the hand.
    Con: The pivot on the blade is very crude, to the point of making the blade tight and difficult to operate. Loosening the screw makes the blade less secure in the closed position. The liner lock is imprecise, to the point if you open the knife abruptly, the lock will jam. This is my first “real” Emerson, and I expected the pivot to be buttery smooth like other manufacturers, and I was sorely disappointed the way the lock will jam at inopportune times.

  3. Bryan Bailey (verified owner)

    Being a lefty, it's hard finding your favorite knife made for your hands. Several years ago I stumbled upon a left handed Chris Reeve Sebenza. At the time, I didn't know much about knives and knew even less about Chris Reeve. I've had friends tell me I started my knife collecting in a bad place because I'd never find another knife as nice as a Sebenza. Since the. I've purchased many knives, and I can safely say my Emerson Commander is my favorite knife. I don't buy knives to look pretty in a safe, I buy knives for what they're intended to be – tools. When I reach for a tool, I need to know it will do what it was created to do. I know that when I reach for my commander it will do all I could ever ask of it. I wish Mr. Emerson and his great crew would make more left handed versions of their knives, but until then, I will continue to love my CQC-7 and Commander. Don't hesitate to buy this knife. You won't regret it. This is a tank and one heck of a well made knife!

  4. Isaac Graham

    This is the best knife I have. It is well worth the price. The wave feature is the best part, I can open it in half the time I can open any other of my knives. Out if the box it is stiff but I slightly loosened the bolt and now I can flip it open. Overall amazing knife!

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