How do you feel about Emerson knives?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Wolverine666, Feb 26, 2020.

  1. rpn


    Mar 17, 2008
    Nice. Love my 19x..and Tiger too.

    I have a number of Emersons and enjoy them a lot. They get a lot of pocket time and the fit and finish on mine are perfectly fine...even if they need a little break in period. I think their satin/stone wash finish are quite good and I like the easy breakdown and the sharpening the 154. Probably my favorite thing about them is the varied designs and ergos. The persian is just an amazing design that I rarely carry but find unique while others like the 15, Tiger and Reliant feel made for my hand.

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  2. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Thanks that 19x is one of my favorite Glock’s with nice capacity and a really sweet shooter. Carry’s well for concealed carry IWB with my Crossbreed holster. I think the Persian is a beautiful blade and agree the 15 and Tiger feel great in hand! Haven’t held a Reliant though but want to get another Tiger it’s next on my Emerson list. My recently acquired ETAK feels really good in hand to and am very happy with it. Just added a Emerson Damascus Crusader Shield . Pretty cool I like it !
  3. SALTY

    SALTY Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2000
    If if you go on another other forum it will be usual to see a suspect cult vibe.

    Thefactor, quick question:
    Do you remove the clip and then sand down the G10 at the pinch point or do you leave the clip on and slide sandpaper between the clip and the G10?
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  4. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    @SALTY I take the clip off and just look for we’re the contact point was as you can normally see it. Also I’ll take the clip and line it up with the holes and check to see if I’m hitting The right spot. Just do a little at a time because it doesn’t take much to remove and smooth out the toothy g10.
    You can also as you mentioned leave the clip on and just slide some sand paper underneath but you will hit more g10 then you really need to but both ways will work fine.
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  5. SALTY

    SALTY Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2000
    Thanks for that.
    I may have to do the same thing on a few G10 slabbed Cold Steel knives of mine as well.
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  6. goldie


    Feb 18, 2000
    I hate that plain black g10 they've been using since the 90s and I hate those Philips screws too. they seem so outdated and way overpriced..
  7. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    So much hate lol does it hurt ? :D
    I’d probably look else were so it doesn’t hurt so much :p
    All kidding aside I “like” the Phillips for ease of dissembling. I “like” the old school black g10 that’s very functional in grip texture.
    Over priced ? Naw only if it doesn’t produce enough hatered for ones desire and self satisfaction :D
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  8. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013

    I said it at the start of this thread.

    I fully Support Uncle earnie. I loved my 7A. But the hardware quality is $hit.

    It's not the use of Philips head or spacers. But the damn things are so soft and the threads and screws are too tiny.

    Besides that. I would buy a few different models - the wave.
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  9. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    I agree a harder steel for the Phillips/hardware would be a plus. Although I don’t think there shit and just as hard I feel as other streamline manufactures and have had a few beloved spyderco and Benchmade strip out . I’ve never had a screw strip on a Emerson but I think it’s important to use quality and not worn out tools and firm pressure or you going have issues. Yes a harder steel would give you more room for error. Again I’ve taken apart many Emerson and never had a screw strip out.
    On a side note replacement is very cost effective on all and any Emerson hardware imo.
  10. Twinsdad

    Twinsdad Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 13, 2015
    I think your right. I was like 5 years ago lol the one with tanto blade.
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  11. johnnytoxin

    johnnytoxin Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2010
    Damn, I sometimes forget there are far more clever/funny folks on this site then myself. I’m gonna shut up and have a drink.
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  12. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    I've never had a screw head strip . It's the threading that wears out too soon. Yeah I'm a bit heavy when it comes to torque. But they are the least durable screws/threads of any American made knives I've ever owned.

    Admittedly I love extremely durable hardware. That's why I've got a Plain Sebbie in my pocket.

    For the most part. Were on the same page though.
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  13. JJHollowman

    JJHollowman Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 16, 2016
    The shield is cool. I wonder if it fits knives not made by Emerson.
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  14. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Highly possible you can probably just use your imagination and your there ;)
  15. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Cheers ! :D
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  16. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Agreed better is always better :)
    I’ve never had the threads strip out either but heck anything’s possible.
    Yes Sir I think we’re on the same page to :thumbsup:
  17. RustyIron


    Dec 4, 2019

    Hype. Emerson was considered the shizz 20+ years ago.

    Absolutely not. Nearly every reputable knife
    manufacturer does better work.

    Among the worst I've seen.

    I have a left handed Commander that I waited a year to get. Workmanship was awful, so I sent it back. They "fixed" it, but it was no better. I did a little work on it, but it was like trying to polish a turd. It makes me angry every time I open the drawer and see it. Are you left handed? Want a polished turd at well under half the cost?
  18. desmobob


    May 5, 2003
    I tried a Commander way back when, after reading "Rogue Warrior" by Dick Marcinko. That was around 1993. I didn't like the single-sided grind but man, that Wave feature sure hooked me! I later bought three more Waved Emersons and could hardly get myself to carry anything else. You just cannot deploy any other blade as fast or as easily; not even an auto. After getting used to Waved Emersons, carrying a normal one-hand opening tactical folder felt like carrying a traditional slip joint, as far as speed/convenience was concerned.

    I bought a CQC-7V to get a conventional blade grind and I converted a Horseman to V-grind, and I felt like this helped make those Emersons a better EDC choice. But for the price, the blade steel and fit and finish are not what I'd hope for. I still carry them regularly but a lot of my good one-hand opening tactical knives are back into the EDC rotation.
  19. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Let’s be clear what your stating is your opinion and far from facts.
    That’s from your experience and not from mine and many others or Emerson would not be in business . Everyone I’ve had has been a first class example .
    You have some pretty bad luck if what your stating is true. I’ve been buying Emerson’s for over 20 years and never experienced what you have. Either you have some pretty bad luck or I’ve got some very good luck or both lol .
  20. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Two more beautiful examples from a first class knife maker and individual Mr Emerson.
    That put a smile on my face every time I slide one in my pocket or hand :thumbsup:
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