Well, I wound up doing a bunch of work on the blade and I'm happy to report it feels pretty dang hard and took a wicked edge on resharpening...just a tiny bit of a burr that stropped off easily View attachment 1537381
I'm assuming that's a modded ZT0640 you have there, and not an Emerson. I'm almost totally unfamiliar with Emersons so I really have no idea. I've only kept a few of the ZTs I've had, but the 0640 checks a lot of boxes for me. Unfortunately to get one to look like yours without the hideous green CF, meh-at-best looking painted ZT clip, with the blade looking like a billboard requires more than a little effort and expense. Still, that's a great-looking knife you have there, brother.
Anyway, I forgot to post yesterday's carry as I had a kinda busy day tackling a bunch of unrelated stuff while battling my cranky knee. I had figured on carrying my newish Swiss Border Guard for Titanium Tuesday, especially after PMing with @FullMetalJackass about his new one, was later tempted to switch to my 0801 after seeing @Keyopp 's typically excellent pic of his, but stayed with the SBG regardless.
Now I've gotta decide what to carry today while taking a very leisurely approach to getting started this morning.