Just Emerson spilling his normal sales story to the public, nothing insulting, nothing new, nothin to see if you have been in this game longer than it takes a new puppy to open his eyes. A knife is a tool, tools can have dedicated purposes. "Tactical" is a T-Shirt slogan, a sales gimmick, something you whisper in the ears of other kids out on the playground so you seem cool.
Is a screwdriver painted black tactical or just a black screwdriver? How about aviation screwdrivers and pliers that are non magnetic, non sparking? Tactical? Or a just job required specific tools? Even with the best tools if you do not have skills, your a no go, dead in the water. On the other hand you can have skills and anything becomes a tool.
Good for Emerson if he can sell "Tactical" knives and shirts but he sure as hell aint no Jerry Fisk!