The Emerson La Griffe is as cool as it gets. It is as simple, bare and to the point as one can design a knife. It stays true to its name and serves as your very own claw in the case of an emergency. Featuring a small but sturdy blade and a finger hole perfect for holding it in a comfortable grip. Universally loved and used in both the tactical fields and the outdoor fields (figuratively and literally). Included with each La Griffe is a neck chain attached to a sheath built by Blade-Tech that can be attached with screws (not included) to a belt clip to offer more carrying methods.
The Emerson version of the La Griffe is used outdoors, in the office, carried in purses, car glove boxes etc. The list goes on and on. With such a small everyday carry, you can see why it's so loved.
About Fred Perrin
The La Griffe (claw) comes from Europe. Designed noted French knife maker Fredric Perrin. We are proud to support Mr. Fred Perrin, a veteran of the French Army and expert in survival under extreme conditions.
Mr. Fred Perrin is one of the world’s premiere “real world” fighting instructors. He comes from a diverse background of French Military Special Forces service and a life long study of martial arts and weapons systems.
Getting To Know Your Blade
The La Griffe blade is a claw shaped curve with the edge leading downward to a point just below the center line.
The flat part of the blade is where the logo and model information will be.
A bevel is where the grind begins and it will continue down toward the bottom of the blade.
The edge is the point at which the blade is sharpened into a 25-30 degree angle to achieve a razor sharpness.
Using the above information, you can now determine what type of blade edge you have.
A standard Emerson Chisel Grind will be completely flat on the back side of the blade. It will have the flat part, move into a bevel and finally into the cutting edge.
An Emerson conventional V-Grind will have the same layout but it will have a bevel on the front and backside. However, this bevel will not be sharpened into a cutting edge. The edge will only be ground on the front side of the blade.
The Emerson Zero Grind will only been seen on handmade Custom Emerson Knives. These hand ground blades skip the bevel completely. They go from the flat surface and dive into the cutting edge, thus giving it a true razor sharp chisel edge.
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|Material & Grind|
|Overall Length||4.9 in.|
|Blade Length||1.75 in.|
|Blade Thickness||.125 in.|