Question about Emerson Black Blades, how do they ware.

Discussion in 'Emerson Knives' started by Akapennypincher, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. Akapennypincher


    Sep 12, 2013
    Think title say it all, as being a south paw the only Emerson in true lefty are CQC-7, or the Commander. Sevens only come Black.
  2. SOC_MRN_Leon


    Mar 9, 2012
    In my experience with my Black bladed horseman it wore kind of quick near the tip. The blade was pretty much unused but came out looking like this when I was done.



    This goes to say i wasnt using the knife as intended. I was using it to loosen some dirt and make a hold around 8 inches deep. Had to get some dirt simples and it was the only thing I had on me to loosen the hard cold soil.
  3. tokerblue


    May 1, 2010
    It's a decent coating, but its going to show wear depending on what your use is. The stonewash finish is going to hide wear better.
  4. RevDevil


    Nov 9, 2009
    They wear well.
  5. gooeytek


    Jul 12, 2011
    It's Cerakote, so it's somewhat durable but nothing like DLC or Ti. It's made to wear, and looks great when it does.
  6. Akapennypincher


    Sep 12, 2013
    Thank for the replies.
  7. Tim812


    Mar 26, 2014
    My mini commander came with some of the coating already coming off, I think mine was just a rare occurrence though.
  8. jmorton10


    Apr 5, 2014
    I found the Emerson coating wears off rather quickly, but nowhere near as fast as the [email protected] that Cold Steel uses on the blade of the Recon 1............

  9. Fletcher.357


    Jul 6, 2013
    I love the way they look after a few years of use. It's like your favorite pair of jeans.
  10. benchwarmer380

    benchwarmer380 Valyrian Member Platinum Member

    Sep 17, 2012
    Perfect analogy Fletcher.357.
  11. Wallaby7747


    Mar 21, 2012
    Where is the guy with the CQC 15 that looks ooooooh so good with its worn finish. Ill try to find the picture to rehost for you man.

    EDIT: found them!
  12. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    Yeah, Clem's 15 does look great. I've got a Benchmade 710 with a similar look, and frankly I love it.
  13. JRudy


    Apr 28, 2014
    Here's how my 1999 looks:

  14. Apec


    Oct 30, 2007
    When did they use Cerakote? I always thought they used black teflon in the past (hence the BT suffix in model numbers).
  15. Wallaby7747


    Mar 21, 2012
    Its a cheap, reliable, predictable coating that more than likely Ernie has the hook up on. All together it is a great coating that when it wears away you can just get another cerakote applicator to re do it.
  16. MrPocketsOfSteel


    Mar 13, 2012
    Something I've never seen mentioned in here before. When the cerakote gets to the point that one may either want to get it reapplied (does EK do it and for how much) or by hand take the rest of it off.

    Has anyone in here seen what an Emerson blade looks like when the coating is 100% gone? I'm sure if you take care of your knives that rust shouldn't become a concern. I took that cheap Teflon crap of my CS Recon1 and it looks better IMO than if the black coating was just applied. I know I'm going to have that decision to make eventually and if I'm told that there really isn't any valid reason to "have to" reapply cerakote then I won't.
  17. RevDevil


    Nov 9, 2009
    I don't know of any manufacturer that will recoat a used blade.
  18. tokerblue


    May 1, 2010
    The good thing about cerakote is that it is inexpensive to have done. The manufacturer may not do it, but there are a lot of people who do. You can find them online and most likely any local gun store that does custom work.
  19. choombak

    choombak Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 6, 2009
    Emerson knives also come in uncoated or satin versions, and they do not typically rust if reasonably cared for. Your knife should be okay, its just exposed 154CM like a satin finish.

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