Introducing the CQC-7 Flipper. The Emerson CQC-7 knife is the most recognized and iconic tactical folding knife of all time. Sometimes a great design is "finished" just as it comes off the drawing board. When I first designed and built the first CQC-7, I thought that knife was one of those "finished" designs. I thought that it was done – that it couldn't get any better. And that's the way the CQC-7 was for quite a few years. Then I developed the wave shaped opening feature. I wondered how it would work on the CQC-7 so I gave it a try and built a couple of prototypes. Needless to say that it worked well, but so much so that it made the original CQC-7 knife better, especially in the tactical world where immediate access and deployment (opening) of your knife can spell the difference between life and death. What I once thought was good, became even better. And thus the "waved" CQC-7 knife was born. This became the standard iteration for the CQC-7 and it became our best selling knife for almost two decades.