I recently purchased a cqc-7 mini to try out this brand. I treat my knives very bad and have only ever used cheap Walmart knives Due to the fact I could not justify opening cans and stripping wire with an expensive knife. I also do a lot of fishing and hunting so I'm hoping they live up to their name because I'm sick of crappy knives. I have read a lot of reviews because it breaks my heart to spend as much as I did on a knife I'm going to beat up. But from what I can see nobody uses their knives they just take pictures of them with their wallet. Prove me wrong show me some pictures of a beat up Emerson.