Emerson Commander Knife Series

Emerson Commander Knife Series

Posted by Clayton on Dec 11th 2012

Emerson Knives is one of the leading manufacturers of Military Tactical folding knives and their Commander line is as good as it gets in the world of hard use tactical folders. The Emerson Commander series is the most popular of the Emerson line that includes the Super Commander, Commander, Mini-Commander and the Micro Commander combining to win "Best Overall Knife of the Year" at the Blade Show in Atlanta.  The Emerson Commanders really helped put Emerson Knives at the front of the pack with design, performance and the patented WAVE opening feature. The classic Emerson ground drop point blade with a killer recurve make sure this knife is not mistaken.


The Commander was the first model to come out and remains one of the most popular to this day. It only makes sense that EKI would offer up 3 additional models to appease the masses. Overall length on the Commander is 8.75 inches with a blade length of 3.75 inches and weighs 5.8 ounces. The handle is made from black G-10 /glass laminate for excellent look and feel. The Commanders all have a 154-CM recurve blade with a striking belly and super sharp edge. They come in a black coated, satin and stonewashed finished (standard and combo) blade. The black pocket clip is also included in a tip up carry.

The Emerson Commander features the patented Emerson WAVE remote opening technology which allows the knife to be deployed as it is drawn from the pocket. The idea is to have a knife that can be opened quickly in an emergency situation yet still be legal to carry, unlike automatic knives or switchblades. Emerson knives feature a radial thumb disc for easy opening.

  • Overall Length: 8.75"
  • Blade Length: 3.75"
  • Overall Length: 5"
  • Blade Thickness: .125"
  • Blade Steel: 154 CM
  • Handle Material: Black G-10 epoxy / glass laminate
  • Hardness: 57-59 RC
  • Weight: 5.8 oz.

 Mini Commander

The next knife to follow the Commander is a smaller more pocket friendly Commander by Emerson, known as the Mini Commander, aptly names for it's smaller size at 8 inches overall with a blade length of 3.75 inches. This EDC knife easily fits in the pocket and is much more comfortable than the Super Commander. Don't let the smaller Commander fool you, it still has the same features, blade shape and thickness so you are going to get the same performance demanded of an Emerson Commander knife.

  • Overall Length: 8"
  • Blade Length: 3.5"
  • Closed Length: 4.5"
  • Blade Thickness .125"
  • Blade Steel: 154-CM, RC 57-59
  • Weight: 3.8 oz.

 Super Commander

The Emerson Super Commander is the largest of the line measuring a whopping 9.5 inches in overall length with a blade length of 4 inches and weighing in at 7 ounces.  You definitely know what you have in your hand when you grip this mammoth of a tactical knife and it has all the characteristics of the Commander only bigger. The Super Commander has a "V" ground blade and will get razor sharp making it perfect for tactical or even EDC (everyday carry) use although it is not recommended. It fits well in the pocket but to be honest it is a bit large for EDC use. The 154-CM steel blade comes in a satin, black and stonewashed finish.

  • Overall Length: 9.5"
  • Blade Length: 4"
  • Closed Length: 5.5"
  • Blade Thickness .125"
  • Blade Steel: 154-CM, 57-59 RC
  • Weight: 7 oz.

UBR Commander

The massive UBR Commander is known for its rugged toughness and happens to be a favorite among hunters and outdoorsmen. This oversized Commander measures 10.5 inches overall with a 4.5 inch blade length. All of the other Commander characteristics are there for the liking.

Micro Commander

A yet smaller version of one of the most sought after tactical knives ever produced, Emerson Commander. The Micro Commander features a 7 inch overall length with a 3 inch blade. All of the other attributes are the same as the Commander lines require.

Overall Length: 7.125" Blade Length: 3.00" Blade Thickness: 0.125" Blade Steel: 154 CM, 57-59 RC Closed Length: 4.125" Weight: 4.0 oz.

Jungle Commander

Welcome to the jungle baby! The jungle green Commander from Emerson is one killer looking knife and equipped for the harshest of conditions. Why not have a jungle green Commander to get you through the outdoors in style. It is a regular Commander with green G10 handles as well as all of the other Commander attributes.