Kershaw/Emerson models in stock

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by northend816, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. mk.ultra


    Jun 17, 2010
    I will concede that my 6K is also finished pretty poorly if you really want to get nit picky. But overall it's just so damn awesome I could care less. It's a total user.
  2. BradT85


    Mar 21, 2013
    My 6K looks pretty nice. There are some little machining marks between the frame and lock bar but nothing I wouldnt expect from a $35 knife. Mine doesnt look nearly as rough as the one posted with the closeups. Good thing most of these wont be safe queens.
  3. wolf5391


    Sep 23, 2010
    do any of you know if there is a flat spot on the pivot to keep the pivot from free spinning when disassembling and reassembling?
  4. Spyder328


    Feb 12, 2012
    Not sure, but I should be getting mine on Monday and the first thing I plan on doing is taking it apart, cleaning it, and putting some nano oil in it so I'll let you know if it does or not (unless someone beats me to it :p)


    May 10, 2010
    On my 4k, there is a flat spot.
  6. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    2014 Blade Show American Best Buy Knife Of The Year®: Kershaw/Emerson CQC
  7. Moxy


    Oct 30, 2011
    There would have to be. There is no flat head screw socket on the clip side.
  8. wolf5391


    Sep 23, 2010
    someone beat you to it :D

    thank you, I'm glad to see it

    not necessarily because my kershaw leek's pivot free spun when I tried to take it apart. It annoyed the crap out of me and I ended up sending it in for warranty.

    Thanks for the quick replies guys!
  9. dr_fosg8


    Mar 17, 2013
    Quick shot of my 6.
  10. mlanghornes

    mlanghornes Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 24, 2009
    Got my 6k on the way from KershawGuy, I'll post pics and thoughts when it comes in, but I'm stoked, based on what I've seen from you guys.
  11. vernSL


    Aug 5, 2013
    Loving my 6K, but there are lots of machining marks and extra metal left in spots that there shouldn't be any. But for the price and it's purpose I'm really happy with it.
  12. manowar669


    Oct 1, 2002
    Great pix everyone. I've made up my mind, I'm getting a BM707.

    I DO have a 4K on the way, as well as an Amplitude. Just sayin.
  13. manowar669


    Oct 1, 2002
    Anybody get the toothpick? (the 1k). Kinda curious about the smallest one.
  14. willc

    willc Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 13, 2013
    I got a 4k and 8k from Dave and the 4k is really flawless.
    The 8k needs a little time on the stones to get it sharp but other than that the fit and finish on both of mine are excellent.
    These are impressive knives for the price.
  15. dr_fosg8


    Mar 17, 2013
    I think the 1 and 2 are not out yet.
  16. caseguy


    Dec 21, 2005
    I received a 4K and 6K yesterday. The finish on both is fine, no machining marks. I really like both knives, but the blade on the 4K touches the G10 side when closed. There's also a design oddity...the thumb ramp cutout for the thumb disk is too far forward, making the blade harder to open one handed than it should be. I'll probably mod the scale to fix that.

    Last edited: Jun 10, 2014
  17. Guest5160


    May 18, 2014
    Just ordered a 6 from kershawguy. Shame on these threads.
  18. Moxy


    Oct 30, 2011
    You're right. I didn't notice that until you mentioned it. Still, the knife is by no means difficult to open. But having that cutout in the proper spot would make it even easier to deploy.
  19. aperdue


    Aug 2, 2010
    You sir, are solely responsible for me ordering a 6 just now. Now I am going to have to learn how to make a lanyard like that ;)
  20. dillon_b12


    Dec 23, 2009
    It looks like Kershaw may have to have a word with the plant that is manufacturing these about QC. I'm very happy with my 6K overall, but the finish isn't particularly impressive. I have the same machining marks in the jimping and lockbar cutout area that others have already posted, but there is a chunk of material left over from cutting the lockbar relief that wasn't removed.

    However, the two-tone blade finishing is very nice and the primary grind and the swedge line-up very nicely side to side(something a lot of production knives struggle with). The lockup is rock solid and the blade centering is dead on even after slightly loosening the pivot which was a touch overtight out of the box. The edge was not sharp out of the box, but only took a couple swipes on a ceramic rod to get sharp, and the edge bevel is a pretty consistent width, especially on a knife of this price.

    Something like this should not slip through QC. I'm pretty sure I can pick the piece out and clean up the area though.

    Last edited: Jun 9, 2014

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