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I lucked out , and snagged a Sheepdog!!

Discussion in 'Emerson Knives' started by Jourel1, Apr 18, 2020.

  1. Jourel1

    Jourel1

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    Nov 1, 2015
    I run a CQC 15 all day, everyday. It’s my go to!! I have one in each kit bag with a combat Karambit, and rotate 2 in my EDC. I’ve been looking at the Sheepdog for a while, and ran across an early model action concepts that I couldn’t pass up. What angle would I use on this V grind? I use the 30 degree on my CQC 15’s , and Karambit. They don’t take much on the sharp maker, 5 down the chisel side 1 for the burr . This one is in s35 vn and is a V grind. 40? Or 30? Thanks in advance for your help guys.
     
  2. Silent H

    Silent H

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    Feb 1, 2018
    Sounds like you got one similar to mine, the 40 degree setting on the sharpmaker keeps mine nice and sharp.

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  3. Jourel1

    Jourel1

    43
    Nov 1, 2015
    Very nice!! , I’ll run it down the 40 a few than 1 for the burr. Thanks again
     
  4. Jourel1

    Jourel1

    43
    Nov 1, 2015
    The 40 degree made this puppy shave. I did 10 down the edge, and 2 on the burr. Thanks again
     
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  5. xmascritters

    xmascritters Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 23, 2013
    I just picked one up too its replacing my benchmade emerson cqc 7
     
  6. Silent H

    Silent H

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    Feb 1, 2018
    I'm waiting for them to do a run of the mini sheepdog in the same micarta and S35VN combo as my full size sheepdog.

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  7. Heirphoto

    Heirphoto

    Jun 13, 2007
    Finally bit the bullet on the Action Concepts Bowie Sheepdog before they are all gone. Had the spearpoint a few years ago but can see that Bowie tip being a bit more useful for me. Plus I am a sucker for anything with micarta scales.
     
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  8. CookieRawwr

    CookieRawwr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2014
    I have not bought an Emerson in quite a while that sheepdog looks very good though. I I trust this seller on Ebay is legit though?
     
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  9. ndmiller

    ndmiller Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    Same folks are selling the mini as well.
     
  10. Heirphoto

    Heirphoto

    Jun 13, 2007
    If you mean the seller Action Concepts, yes they are good to go as an Emerson dealer. The micarta Sheepdogs are made especially for them, a dealer exclusive. I have dealt with them several times over the years
     
  11. CookieRawwr

    CookieRawwr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2014
    Yes that is what I meant. Thanks for the reassurance, I ordered the Stonewash Bowie Sheepdog with the serrations. I also carry a CQC-15 regularly. I found it to be my favorite Emerson, and I have tried a lot of them.
     
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  12. Silent H

    Silent H

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    Feb 1, 2018
    Oh man... I hadn't seen that yet, I think that's pretty new. I've been telling myself I'm going to slow down on knife purchases.... This is going to be hard to resist.
     
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  13. Boscobarbel

    Boscobarbel Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 16, 2016
    I picked up the Action Concepts Mini Sheepdog (with Micarta) just a few weeks ago on eBay, and couldn't be more pleased with the knife. I live in a 3" blade state, so a lot of Emersons just won't work for me. In fact, I haven't really carried one consistently since my 1998 Commander, which I carried for almost 20 years while serving in federal law enforcement. But when I retired, that Emerson was no longer legal for me to carry, and I've been trying to find a suitable replacement for a while.

    The Mini Sheepdog is gorgeous, and very nice in the hand. I prefer the Micarta to the G-10, too (and it's not even close). The detent could be better (I'm used to this issue with Emerson), but it isn't a deal breaker. This thing is a keeper.

    Out of curiosity, I just went to the Emerson site, and it looks like the Mini Sheepdogs are already discontinued. My advice is to grab one on the secondary market as soon as you can, because this is destined to be an EDC classic.
     
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  14. CookieRawwr

    CookieRawwr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2014
    I received my full size one last week. I ended up with a black plain edge one after changing my mind because I wasn't sure I wanted the serrated blade satin. I really like this knife. I also want a mini sheepdog now to accompany it or my CQC-15. I can compare the knife to my Hinderer bowie xm-18 and I do like it more. I am probably going to sell the 18 and get a satin mini sheepdog.
     
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  15. A.S.

    A.S. Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 8, 2017
    I’ve been eyeing the Sheepdog for some time now. Which do you all prefer, spear point or Bowie? That is what has been holding me up. I really think either blade style would be great. Any thoughts?
     
  16. Silent H

    Silent H

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    Feb 1, 2018
    I only have the Bowie blade, but it definitely looks like they both have the same cutting edge geometry, the spearpoint just has some more metal at the tip. The bowie will probably be better at piercing, but the spearpoint will probably be more robust. I personally prefer the looks of bowie blades.
     
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  17. CookieRawwr

    CookieRawwr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2014
    Well my Bowie came razor sharp. I am quite pleased with it. I'm going to order more knives from that dealer. I have always wanted a Gentleman Jim. I think I will go ahead with my order for the mini Sheep dog first though.
     
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  18. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Glad I found this thread !
    On the way Mini Sheepdog SW .
    I know I’m really going to like that Micarta to and of course S35vn :thumbsup:
     
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  19. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Mine shipped out within 1 or 2 hours after my order and is on the way as we speak and should be here early next week.
    They have a outstanding track record from what I can see.
     
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  20. TheFactor

    TheFactor Life is good ! Platinum Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    My mini just arrived and couldn’t be happier !
    What a great example and love the Micarta :thumbsup:
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