Emerson Knives Inc was started in 1979 by legendary knife maker and master craftsman Ernest Emerson out of Torrance, California. Carrying an Emerson knife means you share elite status with one of the most respected knifemakers on the planet. Emerson knives creed is simple, “The Number 1 Hard Use Knives in the World”. These are the backbone qualities that make Emerson the most sought after tactical folding knife in the world. Emerson is 100% Made in the USA and damn proud of it!