I want to tell you a story

Bryan J

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So who is the big-name company referenced in the story? Benchmade? Spyderco? Inquiring minds want to know!
 
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Dear Mr. Emerson,

I own only 4 of your knives... only 4 because they are very hard to find in Europe !
So please, send us more knives, I want my super CQC8 satin finish and plain edge :rolleyes:

Kind regards.

P.S. want to see also: a waved persian, a fixed Kbit with edge on both sides and dont't forgot to put 3 more holes for the pocket clip... I LIKE TO DRAW IN REVERSE GRIP :p
 
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I'd guess Ontario or Kabar?

They could have been Benchmade, who have some military contracts, but it is all pointless conjecture. The fact remains that an Emerson knife is built to do a job, it is not a bloody piano. If you want 'pretty', there are plenty of other manufacturers out there. If you want security and quality at a non-custom price, you go for an Emerson. If I want a wrench from a company that has my back, I'll buy a Snap-on. If I want a knife from a company that has my back, I'll buy an Emerson. It is really that simple.
 

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If you want 'pretty', there are plenty of other manufacturers out there. If you want security and quality at a non-custom price, you go for an Emerson.

Pretty and tough are not mutually exclusive for a knife...you can have both.:)
Hell, my first CQC-12 was pretty as well as tough. Perfectly centered blade, no gaps, quite nice.
 
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Pretty and tough are not mutually exclusive for a knife...you can have both.:)
Hell, my first CQC-12 was pretty as well as tough. Perfectly centered blade, no gaps, quite nice.

Well, truth be told, I appreciate the beauty of all my Emerson knives and I like them just as much as my Spyderco or Benchmade knives. They are all beautiful to me. :D
 

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Whilst I'd like my Emersons to be more nicely finished - less laser cutting marks, more flush G10 to liner fit - their ergonomics and "feel" is what sells me. I can live with minor cosmetics. I can't live with knives that don't feel right in my hands.
 
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knowing what i know...there are really only 2 big names with the military cold steel and benchmade, either way id still go with Emerson every time simply because the old adage you get what you pay for is truer than most people realize. personally i think lynn thompson is out of his mind but thats just me.
 
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Wait, So in your opinion there are only two big names, yet neither of them are Emerson...But somehow you are recommending Emersons?! Talk about a super confusing post....I'm totally lost, but I think I agree with you just the same, in that EKI = the best.
 
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Each of my Emerson's may have been prettier when I first got them but I use 'em, and sometimes abuse them and they are all beautiful to me. A La Griffe hangs around my neck every waking minute, while I try to keep my Persian and Collector's Bowie unmarred, but I wouldn't hesitate to stake my life on any Emerson I own.
And there is no better looking user knife than the Commander.
 
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there is a reason I carry Emerson knives and Ernest didn't have to say it, I already knew that I trusted his knives.
 
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Thanks so much for the post. I have been a knife collector for a while and have only recently purchased an Emerson the Prestige Endevour(I've had a Benchmade CQC-7 for a while). And after reading your post and really thinking about how God forbid if I ever need to use my knife when my life or the life if my loved one is on the line, what type of blade I want on me, not saying that I will only be buying Emersons for now on. But I will definitely be getting some more. And you knives are the types of knives that I believe I can rely on.
Thanks for the great products
(wish I could get my hands on a Gentleman Jim though)
 
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What lead me to Emerson's Knives. Was it luck or destiny. Maybe both. I found Emerson's through Benchmade (Specwar 975s) and I've never looked back. I do own other quality knives. My affinity to the Emerson brand is I have used them while on duty, as a Scout Master, and as a retired LEO. Never a failure. I stopped using the BM975s because one of my 5 boys wants it. It gave me an excuse to buy another Emerson. My greatest compliment to any manufacturer is: "I gave it to my son", because my sons will always get the best I have.
 
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my a-100 might not be the prettiest knife out there, but she takes a damn good beating at work. and functions flawlessly doing it...
 
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Well said, sir! And I thank you for the story. One question though, people use another knife company as a standard to which they compare your knives to? I thought that all knives were compared to Emersons as the standard!?
 
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