The Emerson Sheepdog is a solid pocket knife. This is the first Emerson model with a flipper. As such you can open it even faster. You immediately notice the exceptional ergonomics when you hold the knife. The shape of the handle with the large finger groove in the front will nicely fill up your hand. The thickness of the handle is also just right, to make sure your fingers fall around it perfectly. A large pocket knife that is comfortable to use.
Quickly opening your knife regardless of the circumstances
The Emerson Sheepdog is unique because of the three ways of opening the knife. On the spine of the blade you will find the Emerson Wave Opener. This is a small 'wave', just in front of the handle. You can use this 'hook' to open the pocket knife when you take it from your pocket. You pull the knife back after which the wave will get caught behind the edge of your pocket opening the blade. Also important: it also functions as a bottle opener.
New for the Sheepdog is the flipper. This tabs sticks out from the handle when the knife is closed. Push this 'latch' with your index finger and the knife will quickly open. The blade moves smoothly due to the new ball bearings.
In addition to these two options you can also use the flat thumb disc.
The handle is made from G10 and offers enough grip. This pocket knife almost sticks to your hand. The shape of the edge also contributes to this. Both with the blade at the top and the base of your fish the Sheepdog offers a nice ergonomic grip. Inside the handle you can find titanium liners. These liners keep the weight of this large pocket knife relatively low.
The blade is made from 154CM-steel. This type of steel was designed in the seventies for turbine blades of jet engines, but today it is better known as a premium type of steel. The blade is enhanced with a regular V-grind, but only sharpened on one side. According to Emerson this should make sharpening in the field a lot easier. The bowie blade is razor-sharp upon delivery. The blade is enhanced with a stunning stonewashed finish and when opened a linerlock will keep the blade in place.
History of Emerson Knives
The foundation for Emerson Knives as we know it today dates back to 1979. That was when Ernest Emerson started producing custom knives. Because of his background as a soldier and martial arts instructor he had a clear idea of what a knife should look like. In 1996 Emerson decided to scale up his production to make sure more people could start using his knives. He founded Emerson Knives and started producing pocket knives and fixed knives on a larger scale. Today Emerson Knives is a family company that focuses on details, but perhaps most importantly: the use and the user come first.