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anyone carry emersons

Discussion in 'Knives' started by lsutiger1010, Jul 28, 2008.

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are emersons good

  1. yes

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  2. no

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  1. flip

    flip Empty Pockets

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    I picked up a Benchmade Emerson a while back. I tried to like it but I guess I'm just not an Emerson guy. It will probably be sent to a new home soon.
     
  2. surespyder

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    Yup, it definitely does work well. I was playing with my Delica yesterday, and it really opens with force when waved. I just bought a Fox Cutlery (Italy) karambit and it has a wave of sorts too. It's not very pronounced though. Waiting to receive it to try it out.
     
  3. ericb445

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    There are three that come to my mind, other then The Emerson.

    Cold Steel AK47


    Endura


    Delica


    And I can actually "wave" the Zt 500 MUDD Knife. Due to the large thumb stud.

    Zt 500
     
  4. lmbc2

    lmbc2 Loaded Pockets

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    Thanks for the info. That Endura is looking pretty sweet.
     
  5. SF1

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    I agree. I have quite a few Emerson's and it seems the models from 98 thru 2000 have better quality than the current models do. I have kind of given up on anything that is produced currently.

    Also, I am tired of the black G10 and the lousy finishes he has on the production blades. I would like some color, and a satin finish on the blades.

    I have some of the custom models, and they are wonderful. The customs are a different story altogether, I will still buy one if I can get lucky at the shows.

    SF1

    PS... His pocket clip is my favorite!
     
  6. jlfletcher83

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    I prefer them to most other knives the single edge bevel is extremely easy for me to maintain. I only have like 5 of them, but all five were excellent when I got them. The handles are something you need to try before you buy. I love some of the handles, CQC 8, 13, and 14; and hate others CQC 7,15.
     
  7. urso

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    I once owned an Emerson Mini-Commander and really liked it for its out and out burliness. Also the CQC-14 Snubby looks great too (again for being tank-like but also not scaring co-workers).

    The only thing which stops me is fear of lock failure- I'm not a fan of the liner lock. I've heard that Emerson knives have strong locks, but personally I don't have any faith in liner locks in general and have trouble trusting my digits to them no matter who makes 'em. Now if Ernest would just offer a frame lock Snubby, I'd be in love :smitten:
     
  8. balldboy

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    I voted yes but I only have one Emerson and it is not used as a EDC.
    I really like the Benchmade 975, one is an EDC, I have 2 NIB on the way from E-Bay.

    The Mach1 I have is Pretty sweet but I want a P-SARK and a Persian so I guess the Mach1 will need a new home.

    Pete
     
  9. Blades

    Blades Loaded Pockets

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    I carry my 8 every day. Worth the money? Yes.


    Jason
     
  10. SheepDog556

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    I have a CQC-8 and a Super SOCFK. They are burly knives. Very tacticool. I like 'em, but I prefer my Benchmade 710 for daily use.
     
  11. stronzza

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    I'm trying to get my hands on one of his CQC customs...I read that they are pretty solid....nearly impossible to find as the flippers buy 'em up...
     
  12. Unsub

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    I had a Commander which was one of the sharpest out of the box knives I have ever had but it was not something i really liked that much and I ended
    up selling it. The wave feauters attempt to neuter me had a large part to do with that.

    I don't like tantos ,or partially serrted knives and was not to impressed with my commander so naturally I have a PS, CQ7 on the way :brickwall:
    It is a nonwave pre 2000 version and was only 50$ shipping included. I figured at the very least it will make a great gift and the CQ7 is a classic.
     
  13. jkarp_53

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    Most of mine are Benchmades, including a 970 and 970sbt. I've owned Emerson CQC7's and thought highly of them.

    I have one of the new A-100-BT's in plain edge, traded a 950 Rift for it last month and love it. It's a simple and straightforward design: If Ernie wanted to go back to his "Roots", he's done it with this one. The blade's a lightly modified "A" type with the standard primary grind on the left.

    On smoothness, it's OK. I think the washers are nylon which slow it down some, although it's gotten better with many opening and closing cycles. That's the only design change I would have made, a set of phosphor bronze washers would probably make all the difference. I'm currently working on that one with a call planned to EKI this coming week to find out if they can do that for me.

    Cost wise, EKI's are a little more than others, but I think the extra few bucks is worth it, they're nice knives.
     
  14. Unsub

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    My new 50$ CQC-7B came and it will make a great EDC beater. There is a big scratch mark on it and a tine piece of the tip is missing ,so tiny I needed to use a 5x loupe to verify it.
    The lockup is very firm but not that easy to disengage which is not a bad thing. I do much prefer Spydercos but for 50$ it is a fantastic deal.
    The only weird thing is it does not say what steel it is. My Commander was CM154 so I am assuming this is the same.

    It really is a totally 90's retro style knife with the partial sserrations ,tanto and chisel grind.
     
  15. mohctep

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    I've got an Benchmade Emerson CQC 7 that I have had,and carried often over the years.It has a nice,positive lock,and holds a good edge.
    The finish on the knife [grey,bead blasted looking]has not held up too well to stains,and the handle scales are getting kinda smoothed out from all the years of carry-but i have to say I still love the knife.
     
  16. jkarp_53

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    I have a new Emerson A-100 I've owned for a month or so and really like it. I traded a Benchmade 950 Rift for it and still consider it a good trade. Yes, it's not Axis but the A-100 is a much simpler knife to maintain. If you guys haven't tried one you really should.

    Also own a Benchmade/Emerson 970 and 970s. The 970 is NIB and unused, but the 970s was purchased VERY well used from a great guy that carried it through two tours of duty over in Iraq. There's a lot of finish loss near the tip and the handle scales have smoothed a lot from use - but it just came back from Benchmade's LifeSharp service with new phosphor bronze washers and a resharpened blade, and is good for yet another 'tour of duty' in my toolbox.

    Cheers,
    Joe
     
  17. Domanfp

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    I have owned a few emersons, and I find them too heavy for EDC. But they are great knives, just not for me EDC-wise
     
  18. Ignoramus

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    I didn't like the idea of Emersons when I first saw them. They just didn't look all that special. My opinion of them changed the moment I played with them. I owned a CQC-14 that I just sold. and I currently own a CQC-7B CE. The only reason I sold the 14 is because I just bought an expensive (expensive for me) custom. Emersons are great knives and I think most knife lovers would like at least some of the designs if they saw them up close.
     
  19. Wir3d

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    I carry a Commander for my EDC. I also own a BM 800,806 and 710. While I love my BM's I find myself reaching for my Emerson nearly everyday.
    It feels bigger and beefier compared to the BM's. Maybe im in the minority here but I like the fact that it is a brute and feels like it will take whatever I throw at it. I think it fits fine in the pocket and use the wave feature everychance I get!
    Maybe for a night out on the town i'll take one of the BMs
     
  20. socrates

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    Although I've got two Emersons, a Combat Karambit and a La Griffe, I don't use them as often as I do my Spydercos. I agree that they're excellent knives but for everyday practical applications I prefer my less intimidating knives. I do keep the La Griffe with me at all times as a back-up.