What say you , copy or not ?

Discussion in 'Emerson Knives' started by greenstickynote, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. greenstickynote

    greenstickynote Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2014
    Found this while looking around at knife center. Maker is Tim Britton. I could be wrong, I don't know. With the exception of the top of the blade tip and the flipper.........
     

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  2. UDIVER

    UDIVER Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 10, 2013
    Maybe the blade shape, but a tanto is a tanto and it looks to be hollow ground.

    I would say it draws more "inspiration" from Emerson instead of a copy.
     
  3. ebidis

    ebidis

    Jun 23, 2012
    ETA: If you're asking weather or not he's copying Ernest Emerson, I would say there are some definite style similarities, but maybe that's just "inspiration".
     
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  4. greenstickynote

    greenstickynote Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jul 11, 2014
    I was thinking of the overall cqc-6 appearance. To ME in general it looks SO much like the 6 especially the handle.
     
  5. UDIVER

    UDIVER Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 10, 2013
    I mean, sure its similar to a 6, but not enough to call it a copy. Now if it had a wave, or non flipper or even chisel ground then I would say a copy/homage.
     
  6. ebidis

    ebidis

    Jun 23, 2012

    It is very 6 ish, similar materials, and shape, but it's a flipper, and hollow ground. Hard to say if it's a copy, or homage.
     
  7. CookieRawwr

    CookieRawwr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2014
    What does the CQC-6 look like? I've never seen one before.
     
  8. ebidis

    ebidis

    Jun 23, 2012
    It's a custom only model. Same size as a CQC-7

    Stole this image from the internet, Google is your friend.

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  9. CookieRawwr

    CookieRawwr Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2014
    Okay thanks, yeah I could of and probably should of looked it up lol, was in the middle of sharpening a blade. It looks nice, suppose their hard to come by.
     
  10. ebidis

    ebidis

    Jun 23, 2012
    It's ok, we southerners gotta stick together. ;)

    Yea, the only way to get one is the secondary market, or lottery.
     
  11. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    The person in question has some questionable "designs", not sure what is going on with this one, but it doesn't distinctly look like an Emerson.
     
  12. Ernest Emerson

    Ernest Emerson

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    Apr 5, 1999
    Dear Members,

    Tim Britton has a history of what could be called very questionable ethical choices involving a number of issues. I believe at one time he even was telling customers he was using a different steel than he was actually using. And there is a question about the passing off of Chinese made knives as customs. And the blatant copies of others work and popular models. Everybody can f**k up at some point but when it is a repeated form of behavior then it speaks to the character of the man. One of the first knives I ever made was a Bob Loveless drop hunter.

    I don't excuse or accept incorrect behavior. I have children who look to me for a role model. I wonder if people like him go home and say "I worked hard today, you can be proud of your dad I made 4 copies of some other guys work."

    Just Sayin'

    Ernest Emerson
     
  13. RJ

    RJ

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    Oct 4, 1998
    I think it looks a lot like the 6, especially the newer flipper 6's.
     
  14. ebidis

    ebidis

    Jun 23, 2012
    There's a flipper 6? :eek:
     
  15. Silvanus

    Silvanus Basic Member Basic Member

    May 17, 2012
    There are 2 flipper CQC-6 models in existence. One was given as a gift from Ernie to a high ranking member in the USN and the other was won at the G7 lottery last year.
     
  16. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    With almost any other knife maker I would call it an innocent coincidence/mistake, but given Mr. Britton's track record of copies and shady dealings I think it's completely fair to call it a ripoff. Maybe it wasn't intended as one, but when you sink your reputation so thoroughly I don't think anyone should extend the benefit of the doubt.
     
  17. AusLoX

    AusLoX

    Jan 23, 2015
    The cqc6 is not a production knife. It's only a custom done by the man himself. The only way to get a custom(aside from the $3,000 secondary market asking price) is to win the lottery for an option to buy one at one of the 3 or 4 shows that Emerson does.

    Read below for better info on the knife
     
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  18. jbravo

    jbravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 16, 1999
    Yes, but that would be a false story. First of all, because the knife didn't come out until 1991. And, because it was created after the five Viper knives were made, making it the 6th tactical model Ernie made. The numerical sequencing is also evidenced by the nearly simultaneous introduction of the CQC7 (there was no Team 7 at the time) and the smaller version being named the CQC5. Lastly, there's never been an issued Emerson there, only private buys by individual Team members.
     
  19. AusLoX

    AusLoX

    Jan 23, 2015
    Good info. Thanks for clearing up the story I was told. Didn't realize there were so many prior to the the 6
     
  20. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    yep, what RedDev and Mr. Emerson said.
     

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