This model is the first Emerson flipper which also features the new bearing system. Lt. Colonel David Grossman is an icon in the Military and Tactical world. A former Airborne Ranger and West Point Instructor, he is the world’s leading authority on the effects of stress and combat and how they have an effect on an individual when faced with life and death decisions in that environment. He is the creator of two groundbreaking books, “On Killing” and “On Combat” which are now regarded as required reading for anyone who should go into harm’s way. Keep in mind that, I used to be both humbled and honored when Colonel Grossman approached me in regard to making an official knife for him and his company, “Sheepdog Knife and Gun.” “It’s important that the user should be able to open the knife under high stress so I’d need it to have a flipper. With your wave, thumb button, and flipper it will be the most deployable knife ever built, even in a gross motor skills environment. The rest of the design I’ll leave up to you,” he told me. And off I went. The “Sheepdog Knife” a design that I came back with is a medium size folder with some important features that are entirely new to Emerson Knives. It is the first Emerson design to feature a bearing system in the pivot slightly than a washer system and the first Emerson knife to feature a “flipper.” In these regards it’s like no other Emerson design ever. I made the knife available in both a bowie style blade and a brutish spearpoint design. Knowing that this knife is specifically designed for both police and military use, these two blade styles make the most sense for a utility/defensive knife. Mr. Grossman was extremely pleased with the results and I know you are going to be too. Go ahead and make a decision for yourself, I know you can be pleased with the result.
Overall Length: 8.4 in.
Hardness: RC 57-59 – Blade Steel 154CM
Blade Length: 3.5 in.
Handle: G-10 both sides
Blade Thickness: .125 in. GTC Stainless Bearings