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Thread: Thinking of buying a new Emerson. Need some help choosing which one to buy.

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    Thinking of buying a new Emerson. Need some help choosing which one to buy.


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    Brand new here. I'm looking to buy a new emerson to EDC, i don't really mind weight. Could someone briefly describe the pros and cons of the most popular models? Theres so many to choose from

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    I like the CQC-10 because it has a V-grind instead of Emerson's common chisel grind.
    I also like the deployment hole, and the ergos are the best of the model's I've held, IMO


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    I have carried a version of the CQC7 since 1999' first the standard 7 then a few years ago the Super CQC7. Love the Tanto for work makes a good utility blade. I have the CQC8 for skinning deer when I don't have my Nessmuk with me. Also have a CQC12 but it's a safe queen, no reason to beat it up since they are now hard to get. You cant go wrong with any of them. The CQC 7's scales are a little straight for some people. I also carry occasionally a A100,a little less intimidating for some.
    "Just where is it I could find bear, beaver, and other critters worth cash money when skinned?"
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    cqc-10 , or super commander

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.56 View Post
    ... and the ergos are the best of the model's I've held, IMO
    I'd have to agree. I had a Commander and thought it felt good in the hand, then I got a 10...


    ... the Commander has since been traded off

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    The CQC-15 is a winner.
    And I have always been really curious about the Gentleman Jim.

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    Thanks for all of the suggestions. How do you guys like 154CM as a blade steel?

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    Start with a 7.
    Emerson's 154CM is a very good clean knife steel.

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    Emerson's 154cm is the best 154cm I've used. I wish all of my blades were run softer after experience with this. I'm actually starting to get fed up with harder steels now that I'm getting used to my CQC-7. I'd recommend the 7 as well, by the way. I also have my eye on the 10 and the 13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.56 View Post
    I like the CQC-10 because it has a V-grind instead of Emerson's common chisel grind.
    I also like the deployment hole, and the ergos are the best of the model's I've held, IMO

    Most of his knives have the V grind. The only ones chisel off the top of my head are the 7 and the Karambit. I know there are a couple others, too, but yeah. I do agree on the 10, though except for those with larger hands who might not like the handle bump.

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    Hell i'm torn between the 10 and the 15 for my next Emerson. I'm gonna see if my local shop (that I just found out about) has either in stock.

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    Horseman for sure!

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    I'm another one who's partial to the CQC-10. Love the ergonomics, blade shape and thumb hole. Although I'm eagerly waiting for the Mini Roadhouse to come out in BT.

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    roadhouse or the uber commander and my fav the cqc8

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    For my uses I think that the psark is the best edc Emerson. But the micro commander is right next to it because of its size. This is all based on speculation as I have exhausted my knife budget.

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    I just found a place to buy a SOCFK. Are they still in production and will they increase in value at all?

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    There's supposed to be a run of 13s coming in Sept. Just sayin'!

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    There are sooo many models to choose from, not just based on looks but also your "needs." From the ones I've owned:

    CQC8 - is a utility / fighter. Relatively large for its slimness.
    Horseman - same as the 8 but on 3/4 scale. I love this one after switching to tan scales.
    Gentleman Jim - a more dressier tactical with a really sharp point.
    A-100 - great utility / outdoors knife
    Persian - pure evil fighter / poker
    CQC7 - a classic model, but I personally don't like tanto designs for everyday use
    Commander - another classic, but again I don't like recurves. The 8 is much better IMHO.

    And still many more Emersons to own for me! Looking at the 15, 13 and 14!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel L View Post
    Horseman - same as the 8 but on 3/4 scale. I love this one after switching to tan scales.
    Where did you find tan scales? I've thought about Cerakoting mine.

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    It was done by Yester5:



    Liners / spacer were also Cerakoted by Jeff Forbush (Forbush Weapons Refinishing), and then the blade was converted to a conventional double bevel by richard j (on the forum)

    It took a while but the final product is outstanding. The only thing not pictured is a deep carry titanium clip from USA Knifemaker.
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