The Emerson CQC-8 tactical folding knife has long been considered one of the best combat designs that Emerson has ever produced. The ergonomics and blade design have merged to form a perfect union. It is perfectly balanced in both forward and reverse grip. Featuring a simple, yet effective upswept blade paired with Emerson's patented Emerson Wave feature and now flipper with bearings. It holds the honor of being in Emerson's top three most popular knives, along with the Combat Karambit and the CQC-7.