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Kershaw Emerson 6024BLK CQC-2K Folding Knife 2.75" Black Blade, G10 and Stainless Steel Handle

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Part Number: KS6024BLK
Manufacturer: Kershaw Knives
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KS6024BLK: 6024BLK CQC-2K
Kershaw Knives

Kershaw Knives and Emerson Knives have joined forces on a series of knives that combine the precision engineering of Kershaw with Emerson's uncompromising functional design.

The CQC-2K features a modified clip-point blade with a slight recurve on the cutting edge for multi-purpose cutting capability and tactical style. Black-oxide coating protects the blade and makes it non-reflective, too. A textured G-10 front scale in black offers a secure grip. The handle back is stainless steel with black-oxide coating. For a safe and solid blade lock up, the CQC-2K has a frame lock.

The CQC-2K is a manual opener using either the thumb disk or the patented Emerson "wave shaped feature." This opening feature enables the knife to be opened as it is removed from the pocket. By the time the knife has been fully withdrawn from the pocket, the blade is deployed and ready for use. A small wave-shaped tab on the top of the blade is built to catch on the pocket seam, opening the knife as it comes out of the pocket. This instant-open feature is a favorite among military, rescue, and law enforcement knife users.

This knife is a hybrid design based off the blade shape of the Emerson CQC-13 with a slight recurve and the handle of the Journeyman model. The pocketclip is reversible for left- or right-handed carry.
  • Manual - There is no mechanical assist, such as SpeedSafe, used to open the folding knife. It opens the classic, old-school way.
  • Frame Lock - A portion of the handle (the knife frame) moves behind the blade to lock it into position during use. This is a safety feature of the knife.
  • Reversible - Pre-drilled holes in the handle enable the user to change either the tip position or the side on which the knife carries.
  • Designed by Emerson, built by Kershaw
  • Thumb disk; waved shaped opening feature
  • Manual opening
  • Frame lock
  • Reversible pocketclip (left/right)
  • Blade Steel: 8Cr14MoV Stainless steel, black-oxide finish
  • Handle Material: G10 front, 410 stainless steel back, black-oxide finish
  • Blade Length: 2.75" (7.0 cm)
  • Closed Length: 3.6" (9.1 cm)
  • Made in China
Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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4 out of 5
Jul 28, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Lock Type
Emerson's Cryo
I'm a big fan of Rick Hinderer. That being said, I prefer manual knives - especially EDC knives 3" and shorter. Small blades are just harder to engineer, and assisted flippers are even harder. One of the biggest problems with Rick Hinderer's Cryo is it's frame lock design. It's stiff, heavy, and hard to manipulate - a common problem for small production frame locks. The CQC-2k, unfortunately, is no different. I don't understand the decision to use frame locks on small knives. A liner lock or strip lock can be lighter, easier to manipulate, and plenty tough for your budget EDC needs. The CQC-2k's washers aren't terribly smooth, the frame lock is tight, and overall, it's heavy for its size. That being said, I love the blade shape (it came razor sharp, by the way), I like how it feels in the hand, and I'm admittedly partial to the wave/thumb disc combination. In many ways, it reminds me of the Emerson Patriot, my current EDC of choice (along with the CQC-15) - only smaller. Handle ergos are good, and cheap G10 is better than no G10, but I can't help feeling like Emerson intentionally scaled some of these designs back so they didn't cannibalize his sales. Also, I love clip points, Bowie knives, and recurves, so this knife just makes sense for me. Even if 8cr13mov can't compare to 154 cm, it takes an edge well and sharpening is easy. The knife is well made, I'd expect nothing less from Kershaw, but it's clear this is from their budget line - and after using it, sometimes I feel guilty for not using my Emerson (they are made to be used, folks). Overall, it's not great but it's worth owning - and it's a good value, especially as a keychain knife (which is exactly how I carry it).
4 out of 5
NH "Live Free Or Die"
Jul 18, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
Good Knife, it's become my every day carry
This is a very good knife for the money. For years I carry a knife in my pocket. This knife has quickly become my every day carry. I like the size although it could be thinner. Length wise it really good for pocket carry. So far the knife has stayed sharp, sharper than my recent knifes. The knife feels very secure in my hand. I don't think I could slip down onto the blade. I also like the black color of the knife. My major complaint about the knife is the opening mechanism. It is not easy to open the knife with one hand. The knife is supposed to open as you pull it out of your pocket by catching on the corner of your pants pocket. This has never worked for me even though I have read the instructions and tried to pull it out correctly. It just does not work. Once out of the pocket unopened it is still very hard to open with one hand.
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