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Old 10-14-2005, 06:05 PM
wrkoster wrkoster is offline
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DO NOT buy Emerson Hard Wear knives




The price is great for an Emerson, but the quality can be beat by others in this price range. The action is horrible (a lot of friction from the closed position) on my traveller, and is not going to be carried over my CRKT's, Gerbers, Kershaws, or even Brownings. I guess that is what I get for buying the economy line, but I cannot afford to "use" a top of the line folder for every day carry. Either save for the knife you want, or buy another brand that you are happy with. TOO bad really, I had high hopes for this blade. Especially since the SOG Seal 2000 is made by the same company (SEKI Japan).
Bill
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Old 10-15-2005, 08:49 PM
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action improving with time ... still not up to par yet

As I have continued to play with the Emerson Traveller it is noticably improving the action. It is still a difficult knife to open one handed, and the blade has dulled greatly in only a days worth of simple noodling. The handle feels cheaply made, but is meant to be light for ease of storage (ala traveller). I would buy another CRKT with the Carson flipper before this Emerson. Too bad my first experience with Emerson is disappointing. I might try the Specwar folder, as I'm sure the quality is greatly improved over the Hard Wear series. Of course money will continue to delay new blade purchases beyond the desired timeframe.
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Old 10-15-2005, 09:45 PM
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I believe the Hard-Wear line of knives are made in Japan, nothing like their line of combat/fighting knives(I have a CQC7B with Wave, Mini-Commander, COmbat Karambit, and a Persian fighter), they are imported to compete at a lower pricepoint with other offerings, a poor use of the Legendary name IMOH...

Nick

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Old 10-15-2005, 09:46 PM
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Sorry to hear that.
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Old 10-15-2005, 09:50 PM
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YEah me too. I was gonna put the money down on a HD7, but after I knew about these, uh, "hard"wear knives, I bought myself a cheaper and very nice Camillus, made in Camillus NY, not far from where all my mom's side of the family lives....
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Old 10-15-2005, 10:25 PM
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strider / buck collaboration

Yeah, I knew I shoulda tried the Buck / Strider folder, the model 882 has an ATS-34 blade. Around $80 and it's yours.

Hey Winchester ... I can honestly say I don't know of any other 21 year olds that have 5 $200+ Emerson knives. An impressive beginning to what I'm sure will be a stunning collection by the time you're done.
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Old 10-16-2005, 06:09 AM
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Hey thanks, people my age spend their disposable income on Gucci's and Abercrombie, I have my Emersons, Downhill bikes, flashlights and firearms, everyone's got a soft spot...
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