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Question ref "Crusader Clip"

Discussion in 'Emerson Knives' started by OBJ Viking, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. OBJ Viking

    OBJ Viking

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    May 28, 2010
  2. OBJ Viking

    OBJ Viking

    149
    May 28, 2010
    Disregard - I found them online.
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2012
  3. docbp87

    docbp87

    432
    Mar 20, 2012
    Steel Flame
     
  4. OBJ Viking

    OBJ Viking

    149
    May 28, 2010
    Thanks - I found them.
     
  5. Josephldoyle

    Josephldoyle

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    Dec 30, 2008
    Wow. Just wow.

    Those look neat. Just not $185 neat.

    OP, you getting one?
     
  6. OBJ Viking

    OBJ Viking

    149
    May 28, 2010
    No. I thought the same ref cost
     
  7. 50mmnormal

    50mmnormal

    66
    Oct 19, 2010
    Value is in the eye of the... Well, lets just say that that particular clip was ordered last summer from the artist/jeweler that hand makes every piece of SteelFlame. Then I lost my job. I subsequently called and canceled the order, as it wasn't scheduled to be made for another few weeks.

    Within days, I had received a package.

    That handmade clip was in it.

    I called the maker and told him it was shipped in error and that I needed to send it back because I was going to be short on cash without a job. He said "No, you need it now more than you did before."

    So, it's not worth $185 to you, but I wouldn't sell it to you if you offered me $1000 for it.

    The knife it's on is one of a fifty piece uniquely engraved special run that has "Others before self." In Latin engraved on the back of the blade. That run was a special run with silver thumb discs and tan scales on the waveless blades. Those were the original inspiration of the 7v and part of the inspiration for the prestige dealer concept.

    It was a gift from the person that contracted EKI to make that run.

    It's my most carried Emerson, and my son carries an identical one.
     
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2012
  8. Rowcha

    Rowcha

    29
    Jul 31, 2012
    Wow thats amazing Im always surprised by how generous people can be. Im glad you have a blade with that much sentimental value, yet another story of how a simple tool such as a knife can have a lasting effect on a person.
     
  9. gooeytek

    gooeytek

    Jul 12, 2011
    Those look cool. Might try to make my own first though.
     
  10. OBJ Viking

    OBJ Viking

    149
    May 28, 2010
    That is a pretty neat story and very commendable ref the maker, showing he has a good heart. Also, I can see adding such a clip to a unique "custom" knife such as yours, but I really can't justify it for any of my "production line" made EKI knives. I would like one (the clip), but the cost is too much to justify for any my knives.
     
  11. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    Grab one of the Emerson pirate skull clips. They look neat. ;) i've been thinking about getting one of those for my Super 8.
     
  12. OBJ Viking

    OBJ Viking

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    May 28, 2010
    I have a few on some of my knives and a few of the skull with crossed swords on others, as well as the standard black.
     
  13. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    Ahh, beat me to it. I really like the subtlety of those clips. I need to buy a couple? Do you like them enough? How do you find the durability of the logo/designs?
     
  14. OBJ Viking

    OBJ Viking

    149
    May 28, 2010
    The design is very subdued on the newer ones that I have ordered (almost to the point of being unnoticeable from a few feet away), but on a used CQC-7 that I picked up (several years back), the skull color stands out better on the black clip. I wish they were all of the more prominent color of the older one. In all, they seem to hold up well to wear, but I probably wouldnt have ordered the extras if I had known that they weren't as apparent as the older clip's marking, and just stayed with plain black.
     
  15. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    Gotcha. I'm going to order one of each and see how it goes. Thanks for the feedback. :thumbup:
    I do notice the newer knives don't have the subdued clip, it seems almost like a Durakote or something. I like the older parkerized clips (nonreflective) much better.
     
  16. Josephldoyle

    Josephldoyle

    115
    Dec 30, 2008
    First off, kudos to you, sir, for your honesty.

    I should probably rephrase my statement. $185 for a pocket clip for a blade I use and carry would seem kind of high. Especially considering that part of what I like about Emerson knives are their simplicity. I could almost buy another Emerson for that amount. However, I am a sucker for a good story like that, and I am tempted to purchase one based on the maker's character and act of compassion alone. The "Others before self" quote is very applicable.
     
  17. Josephldoyle

    Josephldoyle

    115
    Dec 30, 2008
    I have an Emerson skull clip that came with my Super CQC 8. I don't like it on any of my Emersons, but it seems to fit on the 8 perfectly. I hopefully have a satin finish clip arriving this week from Emerson. Going to slap that bad boy on my satin Super 8.
     
  18. tokerblue

    tokerblue

    May 1, 2010
    Steel Flame also makes a stamped version of the Crusader clip, which is much more afforable. Not my pic.

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  19. OBJ Viking

    OBJ Viking

    149
    May 28, 2010
    That doesn't look bad at all.
     
  20. 50mmnormal

    50mmnormal

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    Oct 19, 2010
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