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Take the Rendezvous with you on your next adventure, hunting trip or as your daily carry. Tactical – Utility – Outdoors

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5 customer reviews

Take the Rendezvous with you on your next adventure, hunting trip or as your daily carry. Tactical – Utility – Outdoors


Out of stock

Join the waitlist to be emailed when this product becomes available



The Rendezvous

Since the beginning of this country, rugged men have ventured west seeking fame, fortune or maybe just for the pure sense of adventure. Traveling by foot, many times they traveled hundreds of miles into virgin forests covering mountains of uncharted wilderness. Carving out their existence in the solitude of the lonely wilderness these men would often go months without ever seeing another human being.

Except for the Rendezvous. The Rendezvous was a gathering that all the trappers, hunters and mountain men attended to trade, sell and barter their goods. It was a place to gather up supplies and it was a place to celebrate. The Rendezvous became the event where stories were told, news was passed, exploits were embellished and gallons of whiskey were downed. Stories of these wild get togethers quickly became legends of their own.

The Emerson Rendezvous Knife is very much like the knives those intrepid wanderers always kept at their side. The biggest difference is that our Rendezvous is a folding version of that mountain man tested blade design, just like the ones men like Jim Bridger, “Old Bill” Williams, Hatchet Jack, and Flat Top Thomas would have carried (Thomas was scalped). This knife will take care of any hunting, camping or skinning chore you may face with ease. Get one, take it with you on your next adventure and when you’re sitting next to your campfire, pull it out and just imagine what Liver-Eating Johnson would say if he was there and you handed it to him.

Getting To Know Your Knife

Standoff Spacers have been standard on all Emerson Knife models since 2014. Any knife ordered from our site from that year will receive one of these models.

Please note that some Emerson Knives resellers have older stock so there is a small chance that they will have the solid G-10 backspacer shown to the right.

Anatomy of an Emerson Knife Backspacer

Solid back spacers are no longer standard to our production line. You can tell the difference between newer and older models by looking at many things such as the spacer type.

Both perform their function identically and there is no advantage or disadvantage to having either variation.

Anatomy of an Emerson Knife Lanyard

Lanyard Holes serve one purpose: attaching a paracord lanyard if you choose to get one. We get asked that question quite a lot!

The Thumb Button is there so that you may open the knife single handedly . Specifically with your thumb. Some people are naturals at it and some have to learn. Either way, it's very useful.

Getting To Know Your Blade

Hunting Blade

The hunting blade must serve a dual purpose for both utility chores and skinning. The blade edge runs straight out for over 3/4 of it's length and then turns abruptly upward for a wide belly suited for skinning. The top of the blade is “clipped” to bring the point to the center line of the knife.

anatomy of an emerson knife blade

The flat part of the blade is where the logo and model information will be.

A bevel is where the grind begins and it will continue down toward the bottom of the blade.

The edge is the point at which the blade is sharpened into a 25-30 degree angle to achieve a razor sharpness.

Using the above information, you can now determine what type of blade edge you have.

A standard Emerson Chisel Grind will be completely flat on the back side of the blade. It will have the flat part, move into a bevel and finally into the cutting edge.

An Emerson conventional V-Grind will have the same layout but it will have a bevel on the front and backside. However, this bevel will not be sharpened into a cutting edge. The edge will only be ground on the front side of the blade.

The Emerson Zero Grind will only been seen on handmade Custom Emerson Knives. These hand ground blades skip the bevel completely. They go from the flat surface and dive into the cutting edge, thus giving it a true razor sharp chisel edge.

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm –

Material & Grind
GrindConventional V-Grind
Overall Length8.6 in.
Blade Length3.6 in.
Blade Thickness.125 in.

5 reviews for Rendezvous

  1. Billy Ford

    First , I bought the Kershaw CQC-11k D2 model. I knew I had to get the Emerson. It's a great design. I have an unboxing and first impressions video posted. After a few weeks of use, I'll post a more in depth review. Feel free to check the videos out at

    Thank you very very much. Keep up the great work.

  2. Brandon Rowe (verified owner)

    One of the best, recent knives from EKI! A fantastic EDC and perfect outdoors knife. Been carrying it non stop since it arrived.

  3. starret

    I saw this knife when it was first announced a few months ago and I simply fell in love with the blade shape, the grind, and the false edge at the top. I usually take this and the market skinner when I go out hiking. The handles are super grippy like all their knives so I never have an issue dropping these or if I'm wearing gloves. I just wish there was a camo version for this model.

  4. Joshua

    The Rendezvous at first glance reminds me of an Old Hickory carving knife. This big-bellied blade can chop, and it can cape. A perfect compliment for the modern mountain man and the folding knife connoisseur alike. The G10 scales (as with all Emerson knives, in my experience) offer exceptional purchase in any situation. Certainly a cherished part of my humble collection.

  5. johnnyt3

    I really like to have high visibility orange handles on my knife when I am out hunting. Would definitely not want to lose this one $$. Skinned a deer with not issues! Plus it can be my EDC. Great knife.

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