That's weird..I deleted the photo from my phone camera but it got taken off my photobucket gallery as well.
Used to have a similar Gerber that had a 58/59Rc blade as measured myself. The Buck's not as hard and you can see by the wear on the wood, it's been in my pocket for years. Still, it's kept sharp enough to shave with.
For skinning, this is like a surgical tool and is one of the early samples of a DH Russell, being the only one of dad's knives not stolen in a burglary years ago.
Below is obviously not for carry, but included to show the awesome work done on the handle. Gift from the father-in-law who's added this to our collection of native American art.
I've been thinking of making knives again. Having lost years of hard work in above mentioned burglary, it kind of took the wind from my sails.
i recently sent it back to the factory to see what they could do, and they fixed it up for $5 plus $15 S/H. i love emerson knives!
They came out with new rules at work about sporadic "entrance inspections" including metal detector passes. This forced me to double check the blade length restrictions and rethink my EDC profile. What a PITA...
Switched from a large Cold Steel Voyager Tanto to the Spyderco Delica 4 FRN in Grey.
The blade length is billed as 2 1/2 inches, but I think that's the sharp edge. I'm probably going to need to carry a printout of the blade length rules (more PITA) to wave under the nose of the guard who questions this. But I do think it looks less threatening than a tanto blade shape and the grey is less aggressive than a black handle. I actually considered a friendly color like blue for the handle, but we'll see how this goes. I bought it for about $50, so if it is confiscated, I'll be mad, but not too pissed. I have a red-handled trainer version too, and that actually cost me a little bit more.
It feels good in the hand, and the materials and shape are similar enough to the old EDC that it also feels familiar.
i'm wondering if mine is still legal to carry in NYC. i checked with some cop buddies in 2008 and they said it was, but it seems to me that the "gravity knife" definitions are vague enough to make everything that you can open with one hand illegal.
It's actually been riding with me a lot lately, more so than my SnG which is currently second on my favorites list.
I love Emerson knives as well. Many people don't like how raw looking and unfinished they look, but that just adds to it for me.
Plus Ernest is an amazing guy. I joined OBS after I learned about it as well. My love for these blades isn't going anywhere. If I could only own blades from one brand, it'd be Emerson. Thank God that isn't the case, though.
I have a CQC-7AW on my list in the future. Basically a more standard blade shape with a CQC-7 handle.
I've posted this pic on the handgun page. I carry both everyday. It's a Microtech Amphibian auto, it fires quick and is shaving sharp.