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Is every emerson chisel ground?

Discussion in 'Emerson Knives' started by stickymeat, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. stickymeat


    Feb 24, 2012
    Just curious if every emerson is chisel ground, almost bought an a100 but dont want chisel ground...
  2. jc0228


    Jan 15, 2012
    I have the A100, CQC 7 and a Mini Commander. The 7 is the only one completely flat on one side but they all only have a single bevel on the side with the emerson logo.

    Just look it up on YouTube.

    Anyone correct me if I'm wrong.
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2012
  3. ikor


    Oct 5, 2011
    No...some are V grind while others have what is called an 'assymetrical' grind although they may be called 'V-grind'.
  4. GMAHN


    Sep 30, 2010
    Every Emerson, whether it has a bevel on each side of the blade or only a single bevel, still has a chisel edge.
  5. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    You are correct. A chisel grind is when the blade is completely flat on one side and has extreme "chisel-like" plunge on the other. All Emerson knives are only sharpened on one side. All this is available on the Emerson website too.
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2012
  6. jwaj


    Dec 19, 2002
    I think where the confusion originated was that the CQC-7 has a chisel profile blade. So people associate this blade profile with "chisel ground". I saw a good video interview Emerson did in which he explained the benifit of chisel ground edges. Basically, easy to sharpen in various field conditions.
  7. Oldhairpin


    Jun 8, 2012
    Yup, just to concur, the CQC-7 and the Karambit are flat on one side, ground just like a chisel.

    The other 3 Emersons I have (Commander. 15 and Super 8) that are V-ground, have a chiselled edge.

    Emerson do make a CQC-7 in a V-grind.


    Jul 5, 2012
    Why wouldnt you want a chisel ground? Its stronger, sharper, has less drag when cutting, and isnt that hard to sharpen
  9. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    Really? There are too many variables you just threw out the window to make a comment like that or to even be taken seriously. If you can provide proof via cutting tests and other data, otherwise just opinion.
  10. Lycosa


    Aug 24, 2007
    Yea, V grinds can get just as sharp as a CG. I do favor the CG though for it's simplistic design and ease of sharpening though.
  11. A.P.F.

    A.P.F. Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2006
    I am fond of the CG as well. They are easier for a Wine Stoned Ploughboy like me to sharpen. ;)
  12. Mike8008


    Apr 1, 2012
    The chisel edge on my cqc 7 works much better than I expected it it would and sharpening is a breeze.

    Im trying to get the hang of sharpening the first edge on my sharpmaker though. Not used to tanto blades.
  13. Oldhairpin


    Jun 8, 2012
    Slicing cheese off a block with the 7 takes a bit of practice; it feels odd at first slicing straight down with the blade at 20 degrees or so but I'm now an expert at cutting the cheese...........

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