Emerson Knives, Inc was founded by Ernest Emerson in 1996. Ernest Emerson is a well known knife maker credited for helping to popularize the tactical folding knife. He is also a martial artist, and edged weapon specialist. He designed the Emerson Combat System which has been used to train military elite and police officers. His tactical folding knives are crafted from excellent components featuring 154CM blades, G10 handle scales, and titanium liners. Designed by an expert, Emerson knives are hard use knives designed to withstand combat.