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Brand of fixed blade to compliment emersons

Discussion in 'Emerson Knives' started by ezmorningrebel, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. gusbuster

    gusbuster Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    I really like the ESEE 3 Mil clip point. Carry it at work in a Alabama holster co. pocket sheath.
  2. Fletcher.357


    Jul 6, 2013
    I'm Emerson only now. I have a puk and a cqc t.
  3. dogrunner

    dogrunner Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 26, 2003
    ESEE: x2, good quality materials and manufacturing and get-er-done design, best bang for the buck.
    I'm a fan of Scrapyard too, for the same reasons, but also for the res-C handles that are my preferred extreme cold-weather handle material.
    For a step up in prettiness and design/material variation (and price), Bark River.
  4. shqxk


    Mar 26, 2012

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  5. spykez


    Feb 13, 2017
    I have a bk9, that's a pretty good complement. Keep meaning to change the scales on that thing, to something like G10, but a bit of Elastoplast sticky tape is doing the job well to add grip, yeah, it looks like crap that way, but it works.
  6. Lapedog


    Dec 7, 2016
    I would say Esees are a good compliment as tbey are tough American made no frills kind of knives with that military kind of feel. Tops knives as well. I think the Spyderco Street Beat makes a good urban edc companion.

    If you're packing your Emersons for an urban SD type role then Emerson makes a version of La Griffe which is a great little compliment. The Perrin La Griffes as well. I think my Silent Soldier neck knife fulfils dual SD and utility roles better than the La Griffes which are more of a strictly SD backup thing.
  7. bvo85

    bvo85 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2017
    Mr Emerson makes some wonderful fixed blade knives you can compliment your folders with :)
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  8. Murindo

    Murindo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 4, 2010
    So why not Emerson fixed blades? The PUK is a very good knife. I have not handled the Government Mule.
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  9. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    I'm not a huge Emerson fan to be honest, but I think Becker knives in many ways mirror large parts of the Emerson philosophy. Very tough, excellent ergonomics, good warranty, USA made, heavy focus on function over form. That would be my personal pick, but you definitely wouldn't go wrong with Busse, ESEE, Winkler or the other blades sughested here.
  10. SALTY

    SALTY Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2000
    I admit that I am partial but in regards to some the attributes that makes Emerson knives attractive to use such as ergonomics, no BS functionality and the like - I have to vote Becker ... knives that work for a living.

    Moreover, like EE, Ethan Becker is engaged with his following, passionate about what he does and very generous with his time and expertise.

    No wonder I have more Emersons and Beckers than anything else.
  11. spykez


    Feb 13, 2017
    Yup, I agree, but damn, I never did understand the choice of scale material. Hence my Elastoplast treatment, lol.
  12. SALTY

    SALTY Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2000
    Becker relies upon the shape, not the texture to provide grip. It may not impress you upon first grasp, but through extended use/task sessions, the material, texture and shape will reveal their virtues.
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  13. Jamesh Bond

    Jamesh Bond

    Jan 14, 2007
    Government Mule?

    Incidentally, I don't think I've seen a single post on that knife. Kinda want one, but there are like 2 reviews on the entire Internet lol!

    I'd like to see some usage vids/pics/posts of that one!

    P. S.
    Wonder why they went with copper beryllium for the non magnetic EOD version. Wouldn't titanium work?

    Just some thoughts. . .
  14. spykez


    Feb 13, 2017
    I'd like to see reviews on the mule as well. I think it's just more costly than a kabar.

    About the eod... I guess titanium is very hard to machine and sharpen and keep an edge. However, we have had bronze for edges... god, that was a Freudian slip, I'll keep it. Ages, I meant.
  15. T.K.C.


    May 7, 2005
    What about an Emerson fixed blade? If not, I would get a Strider fb.
  16. jmorton10


    Apr 5, 2014
  17. Seraphim_combat


    Jun 6, 2017
    Might laugh but I bough an schf 42 and I am really liking it for the price
  18. Lee D

    Lee D

    May 27, 2013
    Nobody mentioned KaBar or Buck?
  19. ibute21

    ibute21 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 26, 2010
    Titanium doesn't hold an edge that well. I have a Charlie Mike titanium iwb/pocket bowie with a carbide edge. It rarely gets used but it follows me everywhere.
    That being said, I suppose the CMTFW blade goes with what Emersons I have left.
  20. Mark Schmitt

    Mark Schmitt

    Oct 5, 1998
    Hard to find at a reasonable price point now, but a Mad Dog would compliment an Emerson folder well. Made in U.S.A., SEAL approved, imitated but never replicated, and the ergonomics (the main reason Emersons are so well liked, IMHO) are fantastic. The ATAK is a neutral balanced, do-it-all, indestructible, piece of kit.


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