The Kershaw CQC11K D2 is based on the popular Emerson Rendezvous. Originally it was a hunting knife, but this folder is sized right for carrying in your pocket daily and is even built to handle a variety of camping or bushcrafting work.
This folder features a D2 tool steel clip point blade with a stonewash finish that measures just under 4″. Its clip point shape is rather unique since it still has plenty of belly on the blade that makes this knife a great skinner. It’s also not a bad choice for typical slicing jobs and daily carry.
This knife is quite versatile with how it’s opened and is pretty much ideal for users that may only have use of one hand. It has an Emerson Wave Shaped Feature that lets you open it easily as it’s pulled out of your pocket. You can also open it manually with the ambidextrous thumb disk. The blade stays locked with a stainless steel framelock.
It has a G-10 front handle scale that’s textured for a nice grip. The backside is stainless steel. A deep finger groove and a few touches of jimping along the spine and handles allow for better control. Extras include an ambidextrous tip-up pocket clip and a generously-sized lanyard hole.
- D2 Tool Steel, Stonewash Finish
- 3.5” Clip Point Blade
- Emerson Wave/Thumb Disk Opener
- G-10/Stainless Steel Handles
- Ambidextrous Tip-up Pocket Clip
- Lanyard Hole
- 4.75” Closed
- 8.5” Overall
The Kershaw CQC11K D2 makes a great all-purpose knife and costs less than $55. Get one for yourself by clicking any link in the article or the button below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.