Upswept Steel!

Emerson Knives’ Hatin Serves
Up A Dish Of Persian Spice.

Of all the blades styles man has offered up over the course of millenniums few can match the Persian for sheer beauty. Also called a “trailing point,” the Persian blade is the stuff of which movies are made, adding drama to many a film. Custom knifemaker, designer and Emerson Knives owner Earnest “Ernie” Emerson has used the Persian style blade in several of his tactical knives over the years. It excels at slashing and has a mean uppercut.

Emerson’s newest entrée is a beast called the Hatin. At 9.5 inches fully extended—4.0 inches of that in its upswept blade—the Hatin falls in the “large and dangerous” category. The blade is made of satin-finished 154CM stainless steel and opens via an ambidextrous thumb tab. A liner-lock in the handle secures the blade drum tight. The handle is a 5.5-inch handful of comfortable curves and black textured G-10 composite scales.

The folder’s name has historic significance. “The name Hatin, or Hattin, is taken from the site of the Battle of Hattin on July 4, 1187 in which the armies of Sal al a Din (Saladin) defeated the entire crusader army which gave the Muslims control of Jerusalem and prompted the third Crusade to take back the holy city of Jerusalem,” Emerson tells GUNS.

Despite the Hatin’s size, the knife does not feel too large thanks to handle width of only 1/2 inch. The grip is excellent and the blade is long enough to perform a variety of medium to heavy cutting chores along with a healthy dose of self-preservation. For its price, the Hatin is right in line with other Emerson offerings—and is a lot of knife for the coin!
By Pat Covert

Maker: Emerson Knives
1234 254th St.
Harbor City, CA 90710
(310) 539-5633
Steel type: 154CM stainless steel
Closed length: 5.5 inches
Overall length: 9.5 inches
Weight: 7.5 ounces
Handle: G-10 composite
Carry: Pocket clip
Price: $268.95

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