Emerson Drops New Folding Steak Knife

Emerson Knives Inc. is releasing the Carnivore, a folding knife designed specifically to function as portable, personal steak knives for use in restaurants.

The Carnivore’s blade runs to 3.9 inches and its long, low-slung drop point blade is made from EKI’s preferred 154CM steel. Although the main function of the Carnivore is obviously to slice meat, EKI is clear that the knife fits into a lot of the same hard use functions as its other folders as well. Although it is Waveless, it does come with the EKI thumb disk for opening.

Handle-wise, the Carnivore keeps it dead simple: slenderer than some Emersons, it has a gentle palm swell and a pointed beak at the end to keep your hand where it needs to be. EKI has been touting the benefits of Richlite recently, and is offering the Carnivore with this material. Richlite is a environmentally-friendly composite made of paper and epoxy. EKI selected several multicolored Richlite patterns for the Carnivore that are grained and hued like wood; but those who prefer the standard Emerson black G-10 will have that option as well.

It appears that EKI is also readying a fixed blade version of the Carnivore. For now, both the folder and fixed Carnivore models appear to be relegated to EKI’s Signature series; that means a limited run of serialized knives.

Market Skinner Back for Full Production

Another tidbit of EKI news came out this week: after a brief and successful stint as part of the Emerson Signature Series, the Emerson Knives Inc. Market Skinner is making the jump to the company’s standard, ongoing production lineup.

We first saw the Market Skinner earlier this year at SHOT Show. The folding knife took a bold approach to the skinner-style blade shape, giving it a bit more swell, size, and attitude. The production Market Skinner brings the 3.9-inch blade over wholesale and unchanged, sporting the same V-grind with chisel cutting edge that the Signature model had. The blade is made from – you guessed it – 154CM steel.

Emerson is giving users the option between standard black or bright safety orange G-10 scales on this version, as opposed to previous Signature incarnation which had brown G-10 scales with an EKI shield inset into the show side.

Knife in Featured Image: Emerson Carnivore