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Emerson Knives CQC-7 as a Flipper!

Emerson Knives has constructed an exclusive CQC-7 flipper blade, using the ball bearing pivot introduced in their Rangemaster Sheepdog knife.  Here is a description in Mr. Emerson’s own words: The Emerson CQC-7 knife is the most recognized and iconic tactical … Continue reading

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The Emerson CQC-7 Book Project

As the Ernest Emerson CQC-7 knife turned 20 years old last year, it is fitting that Emerson is coming out with a book project about his groundbreaking folding knife.  And we get to participate!  But first, a bit of history. … Continue reading

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Böker Tirpitz Knife

Böker’s Tirpitz folding knife literally contains an interesting bit of naval history.  The damascus of its blade has actual WWII German battleship Tirpitz steel folded into its layers.  I remember reading about this ship when I was a boy.  The … Continue reading

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New Emerson Knives

I shot this photo of Mr. Emerson’s signature on a Combat Systems Fighter. The stonewashed flats against the satin bevels are spectacular!  These have limited availability and are in short supply, according to the rep. The pics of the other … Continue reading

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Kershaw-Emerson CQC-2K

I couldn’t stand it anymore and at $31.50, the item was well within reasonable discretionary spending.  My curiosity about the quality of Kershaw (KAI Cutlery) and Ernest Emerson’s love-child production folding knife from China got the better of me and … Continue reading

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Ernest Emerson on his Kershaw Partnership

I am reprinting the following post by Ernest Emerson from Emerson Knives, Inc.  I think it provides great insight into how a knifemaker enters into a collaboration with a large(r) company, what with the many considerations of branding, business models, … Continue reading

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Zero Tolerance Also Cozies Up With Emerson

KAI Group’s Kershaw Knives has spun up a collaboration with Ernest Emerson and his resources.  KAI’s upscale brand Zero Tolerance (think Nissan/Infiniti) also gets a turn.  At SHOT Show 2014, ZT introduced its new Emerson collaborations, the models 0620CF and … Continue reading

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Emerson Teams Up With Kershaw Knives

Emerson Knives is collaborating with Kershaw Knives on line of eight SKU’s featuring Emerson design and a Kershaw build for 2014.  Six will be frame locks and the other two will be liner locks.  According to the Kershaw catalogue, six … Continue reading

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Timberline Vallotton Kickstart Steel Blade

Timberline Knives, founded in the early 1980’s by the late Jim Hardenbrook and Vaughn Neeley, has a history of successful collaborations, whether the early ones with Bob Lum and Ernest Emerson (the Emerson-Neeley SPECWAR won Blade Show’s Best American Knife … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Knives

A few years ago, I had some time and some tools, so I decided to make my own knife.  Back then, I needed a heavy duty knife/pry bar as I was in SWAT.  The knife you see above is the … Continue reading

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