Each and every Mercworx knife is handmade from start to finish by a single craftsman. Mercworx knife makers are all very skilled, experienced, and dedicated to the same standards of quality. You'll notice that handcrafted Mercworx knives have a fine polished finish. During the knife's creation, the blade is shined to a fine mirror finish, so surface scratches or flaws may be identified in the metal. Then, the blade is brought down to a beautiful pewter satin finish. (If the blade is ever scratched, its finish can be easily restored by rubbing it lengthwise with a 3M Light Duty Scotch Bright 6448 Pad.) Mercworx knives are made of 154CM stainless steel, which has earned a reputation as the ideal steel for a hard use tactical knife. Although there are other steels similar in characteristics, Mercworx chooses 154CM because it's made in America.
At home in Oregon, Tim Leatherman created a new concept that's now available across the globe. The multi tool concept went from one single model to an entire category of outdoor implements that have found a home in many an outdoorsman's pocket. Made of 400-series stainless steel, Leatherman knives are durable and dependable, adhering to the highest standards of quality and functionality.
Emerson Knives, Inc. has established itself as one of the foremost makers of hard use knives in the world. Like Leatherman Knives, this company is also family owned and operated. Emerson's reputation is hard-earned, and deservedly so. The company was formed in 1997, and the cutlery industry hasn't been the same since! An Emerson company motto is "To Some They Are Accessories, To Others, They Are Necessities." This sums up Emerson's commitment to quality. They fully realize that while some customers are weekend enthusiasts, others may stake their very lives on the quality of the knives they carry. These customers include law enforcement, military personnel, adventurers and outdoorsmen. Emerson's other company motto is "Designed for Performance . . . Built for Extremes." True to this claim, Emerson knives have proven themselves in some of the most extreme and hostile environments Earth has to offer. Precision engineering and state-of-the-art manufacturing are what enables each Emerson knife to rise to the challenge and excel every time. DavesKnifeWorld.com's newest additions to the Emerson knifeline include the "CQC-8", "CQC-10", "CQC-11", "CQC-12" and "CQC-13" tactical folders.