“Tactical folders” sometimes get a bad rap, for trying to be too tough in a situation they’ll never find their true calling. But, when looking at Emerson Knives, there is a difference. Ernest Emerson has been in close contact with military personnel and law enforcement for decades. He is an instructor in hand-to-hand combat, owns and operates his own training facility in Los Angeles, CA (Black Shamrock Combat Academy Gym), and he makes knives. Really tough, combat oriented knives.
The A100 was Mr. Emerson’s first folding knife design. It was in production before he had been commissioned to make knives for Navy SEALS and law enforcement. It is the grandfather of tactical folders, and the one that got Emerson his start in the knife world.
Indisputably a classic.View Linked Article