Dissappearing Laser Engr8

Discussion in 'Emerson Knives' started by Justabulletaway, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. Justabulletaway

    Justabulletaway Gold Member Gold Member

    65
    Feb 17, 2019
    Edit.. Title should say Engraving, not Engr8. Stupid SwiftKey. Anyway...

    I bought this CQC-10 from DLT a couple of weeks ago. The engraving was fairly light but it seems to be wiping off the blade.

    I've only carried it a few times and wiped the blade down a few times after use.

    The engraving is almost gone. Is this normal? This is my first Emerson but I've never seen this happen with any other brand.

    New.

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    Now.

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    Last edited: Feb 24, 2020
  2. WICOUNSEL

    WICOUNSEL Gold Member Gold Member

    264
    Oct 22, 2017
    What were you using to wipe it down?

    It's probably defective and you should send to me for disposal.
     
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  3. 115Italian

    115Italian

    Nov 13, 2015
    My horseman did the same thing, but not as fast as yours. You’re right, no other brand Ive had has this happen so quickly or even at all. The logo on mine is barely visible.
     
  4. Justabulletaway

    Justabulletaway Gold Member Gold Member

    65
    Feb 17, 2019
    I used Ballistol. Still on the Emerson kick for now?
     
  5. Justabulletaway

    Justabulletaway Gold Member Gold Member

    65
    Feb 17, 2019
    I
    OK, so it's not just me.
     
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  6. WICOUNSEL

    WICOUNSEL Gold Member Gold Member

    264
    Oct 22, 2017
    Yep. Just got most of mine back from Misery, going to send a couple keepers out for some new scales.
     
  7. Dadpool

    Dadpool Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    None of the markings on mine (~2013 backspacer, ~2015 standoffs with old logo, 2019, probably a couple other "eras" in there as well) have worn off like yours.
     
  8. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    In 2013 they had some "ghost logo" periods - the laser was out of spec and the logo's would drift off into the ether... I actually thought they were pretty cool, reminiscent of the Custom Specwar logo. Must be deja vu'.
     
  9. jux t

    jux t Gold Member Gold Member

    992
    Jan 10, 2018
    I’ve had a couple CQC8’s from 2013 or 14 that had engraving issues. I read somewhere that Emerson knows of this issue and will exchange it for you. I did have one exchanged, no questions asked, by Emerson.
     
  10. Justabulletaway

    Justabulletaway Gold Member Gold Member

    65
    Feb 17, 2019
    Apparently not anymore. I emailed them with photos and this was their response:

    "Dear JABA ,

    The Logo on Emerson Knives is applied with our laser marking machine. It is not etched or “burned” into the blade steel. It is applied “onto” the knife as a surface feature. As such, it is not a permanent mark such as a stamped or engraved logo.

    Just like any coating it can be worn off with use and cleaning. Using certain chemicals, cleansers or cleaning cloths can and will wear the logo off of the knife. It does not impair the performance of the knife and it is considered part of normal use and wear.

    Such wear and fading of the Emerson logo, like all coatings on our knives is not covered under our warranty service.

    Kind Regards,

    (Name Redacted)

    Emerson Knives Customer Support"
     
  11. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2013
    There is no bigger Emerson fan/supporter/nut than me... that is BS given the pics I've seen. Just my opinion...
     
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  12. Justabulletaway

    Justabulletaway Gold Member Gold Member

    65
    Feb 17, 2019
    I sent them the same photos I posted. Disappointing to say the least.
     
  13. Leftytwogunz

    Leftytwogunz

    Apr 30, 2013
    does the knife still cut ok???
     
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  14. Wulfhnt44

    Wulfhnt44 Gold Member Gold Member

    66
    Aug 12, 2018
    No other maker has more “is this normal?” threads than Emerson and this is the response they give? Maker’s mark logo able to be wiped off? How much cheaper can this company get?
     
  15. IGotStabbed

    IGotStabbed

    829
    Jul 11, 2007
    I guess we'll never know if they changed the marking process or method that leads to faster wear.

    The 10 is a great knife btw I have a 2013 version.
     
  16. EmersonREP

    EmersonREP Moderator Moderator

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    May 11, 2014
    PM sent to OP.
     
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  17. TiNi

    TiNi

    581
    Mar 17, 2006
    Watching, seems like a failure especially when you are proud of your producr
     
  18. tgh

    tgh

    29
    Jul 16, 2018
    Is your issue resolved Justabulletaway? I am having a similar issue with a Patriot. The engraving is starting to fade away on it.
     
  19. Bugdoc

    Bugdoc

    Oct 29, 2016
    Doesn't look like they're calling it an engraving, which would/ should be, practically speaking, permanent. More of an etch, whuch wears.

    Users are meant to look just that, used. Adds character for me. Do you like the knife as a cutting tool? If you do keep cuttin and don't worry about the marking.
     
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  20. brute steel

    brute steel

    48
    Jan 27, 2018
    Eeew! another corner cutting done by Emerson. Their knives cost about $30 to make. But you can't blame them for living in San Diego. Ernie needs to keep up with his expensive lifestyle.
     

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