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This is a discussion on Emerson Knives within the Knives forums, part of the Gun Forum category; I use only Emerson knives and since good combat handguns and good combat knives go hand and hand I wanna see what everyone else thinks. ...


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Old 11-12-2010, 05:13 AM   #1
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I use only Emerson knives and since good combat handguns and good combat knives go hand and hand I wanna see what everyone else thinks. Or if you have experiences with Emerson please post.



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Old 11-12-2010, 07:25 AM   #2
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I've heard of them, but don't know much about them. They look pretty beefy. I'd like to know more about them as well.
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:51 AM   #3
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They are very popular with Military and Law Enforcement all over the world. Emerson knives are serving this Country as we speak as many of our finest U.S. Armed Service's Soldiers do indeed carry these knives.
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Heard lots of good things about them, but they're priced a little out of my range for a knife at the moment. The CQC-7 models definitely catch my eye though!
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I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Ernie Emerson twice while I was training at Camp Pendleton, CA. A very down to earth and always on the go man, he has contributed greatly to the Military and Law Enforcement community. His useing “Operator” input into both his knife designs and knife / CQB Training Techniques rate him among the top. I have owned many Emerson Knives over the last 20 years, and highly recommend them. My favorites that I carry every day are the SOCFK, that is exclusively sold by Extreme Outfitters on the East Coast, Combat Karambit and a neck knife the LaGriffe. He also sells Training Knives that are mechanically the same as the real knife, just flat blades. Anyone wanting more information can contact me by email (see my profile), for websites or addresses.



I have attached a photo showing from left to right – Commander Trainer, Karambit Trainer, Combat Karambit, SOCFK and on top the LaGriffe.




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Very nice...
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:48 AM   #7
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Thank You Raptor...... I also had the Commander and CQC7, gave the commander to my Dad, and gave the CQC7 to a Deploying Buddy of mine.



An important safety feature that Emerson uses,is the “Liner Locking Device”, as opposed to the “Rear Lock”, like Buck and Spyderco. The position of the release prevents any accidental closing of the blade. My very first knife was a Spyderco, and after almost loosing my finger because the Rear Lock failed, I switched to Emerson.




Additionally the “Wave” feature that Emerson uses on most of the knives, opens them on deployment out of the pocket, that could save valuable seconds in a critical situation.
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Kind of reviving an older thread here, but I too have been an Emerson fan for a number of years, although at present I only own two. In this price category, I think they are the best available. As stated above, these knives are designed by a "real deal" guy. Photo is terrible, but it's all I've got.
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I have a Commander and mini-Commander. For EDC, the full size Commander is a bit large, but I still carry it. The main reason I don't is when I need to use a knife in public, large knifes can give a less than good impression and kinda leaves you 'marked' as a, well.....



I carry the mini-Commander more; it's not so 'alarming'.



As good as they are, there are two things I don't like about the Commanders. One, they have an asymetrical edge, and two I have some question about the strength of liner locks. I guess another issue is the drag on the blade when opening or closing. You have to force it closed. I guess that doesn't make a lot of sense, so let me explain. I carry a Benchmade Axis Lock a lot. Once the axis lock is released, the blade swings in or out freely and is then secured in place by releasing the axis lock. This allows the knife to be easily closed with one hand without having to 'push' against it.



Then the wave feature - sometimes I think it's great, sometimes I wish it wasn't on it. I find, especially with a jacket that comes well below the waist, that pulling the knife from the pocket with the blade opening in the process can be problematic. By no means a deal breaker but just problematic. OTOH, an axis lock is just about as fast, and maybe more so. I realize that's hard to believe but you don't have to push the blade out with the thumb, you can 'flick' it in the presentation move.



Then, having said that about large knives and liner locks; it's all I can do to resist either a Benchmade Onslaught (large Axis Lock) or a Zero Tolerance (a liner lock, not quite as large as the Onslaught). So there you have it - I have standards in knives - I just don't go by them!
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"So there you have it - I have standards in knives - I just don't go by them! "



...............and I'd guess that quote could be used by a lot of us.
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You could say, I'm a big fan of emerson knives...











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Old 03-04-2012, 08:12 PM   #12
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I have three emerson's myself. 1) Commander and 2 Mini Commander's. And I love them.
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! Just never owned one! been a SOG man for years!
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Thank You Raptor...... I also had the Commander and CQC7, gave the commander to my Dad, and gave the CQC7 to a Deploying Buddy of mine.



An important safety feature that Emerson uses,is the “Liner Locking Device”, as opposed to the “Rear Lock”, like Buck and Spyderco. The position of the release prevents any accidental closing of the blade. My very first knife was a Spyderco, and after almost loosing my finger because the Rear Lock failed, I switched to Emerson.




Additionally the “Wave” feature that Emerson uses on most of the knives, opens them on deployment out of the pocket, that could save valuable seconds in a critical situation.

I agree Spyderco..Big name for cheaply made crap imo.
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I tend toward Benchmade and Kershaw.
If you're ever looking for light, dependable folder for the back pocket while hunting, check out the Ka-bar Dozier folding hunter. Goes about $25. Carried for one many a pheasant season. Keep an old-style leatherman Wave on the belt, Ka-Bar in the back pocket and wee, original Old Timer liner lock in the watch pocket. The last one is because sometimes, a small blade is better.
I keep a good fillet knife, and two pair of Gerber game shears in the bag back in the truck. The second pair is for the guy who never remembers to bring his.

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