Then weve got good news: the CQC-9K. Its one of the biggest of the bunch and offers both maximum Emerson look-and-feel as well as maximum Kershaw build quality. The big drop-point blade is 3.6 inches of black-oxide-coated 8Cr13MoV stainless steel for good edge retention, hardness, and wear resistance. Theres a slight recurve in the blade for enhanced cutting of rounded materials, such as rope, hose, or zip ties. The handle is contoured to fit the hand (yes, even your big hand) like a glove. The front scale is textured G-10 for a secure grip. The handle back is steel, black-oxide coated, and features a secure frame lock. This manual knife opens with a thumb disk or the famous Emerson wave shaped opening feature that lets you open the knife as you withdraw it from your pocket. Theres also a convenient hole for a lanyard and the pocket clip is left/right reversible.