Hinderer Knives Reveals New Emmett Fixed Blade

It’s a red letter day for fans of fixed blades, because there’s a fixed model available from Rick Hinderer Knives. Called the Emmett, it brings a cowboy attitude to the classic outdoors companion knife format.

Hinderer’s blade shapes are always hard workers, and as an all-purpose wilderness knife, the Emmett follows in that tradition – with a little bit of extra attitude. Its blade shape is a bowie clip point, stylized with an extended swedge. On a visual level it evolves the aesthetic pioneered by Hinderer’s Eklipse; on a practical level, it blends robust construction with high cutting power. The edge runs to 3.83 inches in length, which provides enough real estate for many common hunting/camping tasks. Hinderer notes that the blade stock is .165″ thick, which lends the bowie some impact and torsion resistance.

The blade steel is CPM-20CV, Hinderer’s current super steel of choice. 20CV offers high marks across the metallurgical board, but for those who prefer something a little more rustic in their fixed blades, there’s also a Vintage Series variation of the Emmett immediately available which, like all knives within that series, is made from coated O-1 tool steel.

The Emmett’s handle design will be familiar to anyone who owns an XM-18. Hinderer’s flagship folder inspired the ergonomics on this knife, so we see the same large forward finger groove and sloping, hornet’s body back portion here, recreated on a larger, stouter scale afforded by the full tang fixed blade construction. Handle materials on offer include multiple flavors of Micarta and G-10, as well as cocobolo wood. The afforementioned Vintage Series model gets walnut scales like its peers. All the standard Emmetts have Kydex sheaths, while the Vintage Emmett goes a little more old school with a leather one.

Hinderer has made the Emmett available immediately following its reveal in a limited introductory run. This batch is only available from Hinderer’s website and every knife in it is made personally by Rick Hinderer himself.

Knife in Featured Image: Rick Hinderer Knives Emmett