Thread: EDC knife thread
6/25/2014 12:50pm, #111
- Join Date
- Mar 2006
It's funny. I got tired of my Emerson after a while. There's so much about it that really bugs me. It's a shitty design for cutting everyday stuff. I hate the wave feature. I don't like the serrated blade, although that isn't an issue unique to Emersons.
I left it in the drawer for a while and was carrying a Benchmade 940 that I enjoy more than the Emerson in almost every way. It looks better, it's more sleek, it opens faster, it's better for general cutting.
Guess which one I'm carrying now? The Emerson. The blade on the Benchmade doesn't want to stay tight. I'll tighten the screw, it'll be fine for a while, then loosen. It drives me fucking crazy. I could use Loctite, but the idea of having to do that just pisses me off. It makes the knife seem like a high maintenance little bitch to me.
So now it's the Emerson that I always grab again. For all its faults, it's a rock solid ************. I've had it for years. No blade wiggle. I always get that firm, solid click when I open it. The blade is sturdy as hell. The handle is strong enough to survive a nuclear holocaust. Dependability trumps everything for me.
6/25/2014 3:33pm, #112
7/08/2014 3:02pm, #113"Intelligence is nothing more than discussing things with others. Limitless wisdom comes of this." - 山本 常朝
7/08/2014 3:11pm, #114"Intelligence is nothing more than discussing things with others. Limitless wisdom comes of this." - 山本 常朝
7/09/2014 11:12am, #115
- Join Date
- Nov 2007
- Kennewick, WA
I just saw that Emerson has gone into a partnership with Kershaw to produce a budget line of knives. Most of that Kershaw-Emerson series are running sub $40 online, seems like a good deal for a waved framelock knife. I haven't handled one myself, but I am curious about them.
7/09/2014 1:35pm, #116
8/06/2014 10:39am, #117I feel like you eye-bawlin' me, dawg!
10/04/2014 8:38pm, #118
i just got one of these (cqc7 karambit) to be a less scary knife than my cqc7...
i didn't realize how big the handle would be. the blade is shorter and is legal in more places, but i think it might actually be more scary looking than my other."Face punches are an essential character building part of a martial art. You don't truly love your children unless you allow them to get punched in the face." - chi-conspiricy
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10/09/2014 8:40am, #119
10/09/2014 1:01pm, #120
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