For nearly fifteen years, this compact knife has been the archetype of tactical folding knives, as well as the standard to which all other knife makers aspire when creating their own compact everyday carry knives. Developed by Ernest Emerson of Emerson Knives, the Mini CQC-7 is beautifully simply, yet utterly pragmatic. A tool designed to perform a function with purpose and ingenuity, this little folder is tougher than meets the eye. With the option for a black or stone washed finished 154 CM stainless steel blade, the Emerson trademark chisel ground Tanto blade will surely be the sharpest you’ve ever held. Its handle is composed of aerospace grade titanium liners paired with the strength and grip offered by simple black G-10 epoxy, so this knife is certainly built to last. And the titanium liner lock will ensure that it only closes when you’re ready. With its sub-3-inch blade, it’s a perfect carry companion for almost any daily circumstance, but you’re sure to find that what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in absolute toughness.