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The fall of Emerson Knives

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by BloodyDonnie, May 30, 2020.

  1. Kaizen1

    Kaizen1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Says he's not insulted. Only posts he's ever made are complaining about this one issue.
     
  2. Chefget

    Chefget Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 1998
    Hmmmm...I've handled at least two dozen Emerson knives in the process of deciding I'd rather have a better made knife....
     
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  3. archieblue

    archieblue Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2001
    They are good tools but they are not great knives. They never have been. When I was going to buy my first really good knife in 1999-2000 I was 100% convinced that knife would be the Benchmade CQC7. They were $98 and I was 21 y/o and broke. I bought a Sebenza for $305 instead because it was clear that one was worth the asking price and one was not.
     
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  4. Kaizen1

    Kaizen1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Doesn't make sense to me to blame Emerson for what Benchmade produced. Sure, a maker can be responsible for the design in large part or approving a knife made by Benchmade, but ultimately it's a Benchmade-manufactured knife. Otherwise, we would give credit to Emerson for the knives ZT produced with their name.
     
  5. archieblue

    archieblue Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2001
    For sure. I did end up buying an Emerson CQC7 a few years back and wasn’t super thrilled.
     
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  6. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    More recently as in the last 15 years? Because that's about how long those "new" features have been around...
     
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  7. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    Being part of the community is also supporting it with a paid membership
     
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  8. Murdamook

    Murdamook

    858
    Nov 3, 2010
    Hey guys. After this thread runs its course, maybe we can start another Strider thread. I mean, since July is “let’s beat a dead horse” month, why not?
     
  9. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    Careful guys, dude with like 79 posts a year doesn't like this thread. LOL
     
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  10. Chefget

    Chefget Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 1998
    Another "Buy the hype, not the knife" thread?


    Sure, why not
     
  11. pnsxyr

    pnsxyr Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2013
    My pants went on strike until I sold all my Emersons and let me tell you...going out into public during this intermediate period yielded to some very interesting experiences. You sure do meet some zany and wacky characters when you don't have pants on.
     
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  12. PaultheCarpenter

    PaultheCarpenter

    79
    Jul 12, 2020
    They have their ups and downs. I've been through a couple and I hated the chisel grind, the thumb disk was terrible, otherwise liked the ergos and the blade shape was solid for utility. The wave thing was completely unnecessary, but I thought it was a neat concept. I also like that they had regular screws and grippy AF G10, but the overall quality didn't seem to match the price.

    The worst thing about them was I kept cutting myself while closing them. My fault for not getting a flipper that gives you that bit of metal for a thumb stop instead of slicing the end of your thumb off I suppose.

    Gave them away some years ago, I don't think I'd bother getting another.
     
  13. JeremiahWeaver09

    JeremiahWeaver09

    Nov 13, 2009
    im looking at the spyderco yojumbo, it looks a lot like a large emerson but can be had for less
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  14. PaultheCarpenter

    PaultheCarpenter

    79
    Jul 12, 2020
    Not really. That's like saying any knife with black g10 scales is like an emerson. It's not even close.
     
  15. Roy Batty

    Roy Batty Y'all can sling load DEEZ NUTS Platinum Member

    May 25, 2016
    Hard to swallow pill: Kershaw makes a better Emerson than Emerson.

    I’ve tried giving Emerson’s a try 3 times now and that lock stick drives me insane.
     
  16. Murdamook

    Murdamook

    858
    Nov 3, 2010
    My post count matters, why? I’d suggest you allocate your poor attempts at snark to W&C where you can be properly roasted, or just keep the irrelevant nonsense to yourself.
     
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  17. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    Hmmm...interesting hypocrisy on your part. Perhaps you should have kept your initial post here to yourself? Maybe just don't post in threads you don't like? Or perhaps you enjoy, as you say, "beating a dead horse"? You know, whichever.

    :)

    Please don't "murda" me.
     
  18. PaultheCarpenter

    PaultheCarpenter

    79
    Jul 12, 2020
    People are allowed to like or dislike whatever they want. I don't understand the point of challenging it, or caring.
     
  19. Murdamook

    Murdamook

    858
    Nov 3, 2010
    My post was directed toward the content of the thread. Your irrelevant nonsense was directed toward my post count somehow diminishing the content of my reply. Maybe you should google the word “hypocrisy” since you seem to be struggling with it on a conceptual level. Perhaps YouTube has someone explaining it with a flowchart, if visuals work better for you.

    My post about beating a dead horse seems to have rankled you. Find a new pet project, because my post was meant to be a joke. You clearly took it seriously, then were offended enough to reply defensively. It’s okay. Let it out. We are all here for you.
     
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  20. Quiet

    Quiet "That guy" Platinum Member

    Oct 11, 2013
    You seem upset, I apologize. :)
     
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