How are Emerson Knives

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I was browsing New Graham the other day and saw the new Journeyman going for $247.95. I was like, woah! What am I missing? Is there something special about this model?
 
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I was browsing New Graham the other day and saw the new Journeyman going for $247.95. I was like, woah! What am I missing? Is there something special about this model?

Never seen the handle shape before. The blade looks like what a nonrecurve CQC-11 blade would look like.

Well, then there were those Gentleman Jims and tan CQC7''s selling for 200-250 as well, and plenty others.
 
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Some people like the rough look of rustic furniture:
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I prefer a more finished and comfortable construction:
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The same goes for knives. :D

As for the strength of fasteners, I think that Microtech has some of the best, although you do need a special tool.
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marketing strategy aside, I think Emerson could definitely improve their f/f. Also, I deeply believe that poor f/f does hinder function, as it shows the maker pays no attention to detail. The lock-engagement is sub-par on Emersons as well. The contact surface is very small, leaving more force concentrated on a little spot on the lock head, causing excessive wear.

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Wow, I missed this post earlier. Looks like the f&f is getting worse. I bought a Horseman about a year ago and it didn't look anywhere near that. The miniA100 I bought about 6 months ago did does look very similar. The jimping looks like it was chewed into place by a blind dog. At first I didn't care much for it, but now the jimping area is the only area that rusts!--since it's so poorly finished. So bad f&f does affect function. It's sad to see my A100 wasn't an isolated case.
 
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I have few Emerson Knives

CQC 7 A&B, 8BT & SW, 10,11, 13,14, 15, mini 15, mini commander, SARK, persian. Crambit.
All of them are great knives.
 
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Should also mention taking the knife apart will not void the warranty, as it does on some knives. I own four emerson knives and love every one of them.
 

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I handled about 10 different models of Emerson knives at knife show over weekend and they all had good fit, finish , solid lockup and looked pretty sturdy.The prices were almost double compared to other spydercos there, so I bought Para2 and Military. Eventually will probably get a100 or a persian , the other models seemed too tactical for my tastes!
 

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This reminds me of the "I love Chevy but hate Ford arguments".
Me.......I just love knives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

JPD1998

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Emerson knves fit my hand like a glove and just "feel right"...like a favorite pair of shoes or a jacket.

I also like their design and in some cases simple is better.
 
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