Emerson CQC -- you like?

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    Emerson CQC -- you like?

    Lol, so I was looking on ebay and ran into the Emerson CQC with the 3.3 in. blade. I like it and I'm planning on buying one later on. But first I had to ask -- what do you guys know of it? Is it any good? Does it last? And lastly, for an "everything" knife, should I go for the 3.65 in. blade or 3.3 in. blade?
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    Are you kidding? Yes, the Emersons are great knives & they last. I have the 3.3" blade one with the partially serrated tanto blade in satin finish.

    It's the best folder I have & that I've handle for the money. What are they going for, BTW?
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    From what I have heard Emersons are pretty much the folders to have. I want to get one at some point. I don't think .3" of blade is going to be that big of a deal. I have found that more than 3.5" and folders can be uncomfortable to pocket carry all day.
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    I forgot to add that earlier. I think the larger blade folders are less comforable in the pocket. You wouldn't think 1/2" would make that big of a difference, but it seems to.
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    I'm basically going for an all-around EDC folder that can do just about anything. I carry a spyderco endura (waved), but I feel it is a little too specific and doesn't suit me for an all-around carry (this includes one I can carry whether wearing jeans or an armani suit). The Emerson CQC, from the look of it, seems to fit the bill and it also has a sort of classic "no nonsense" design that I really like. Spydercos just aren't, at least to me, very pleasing to the eye like the Emersons are. But yes, I think, from what I've heard here and my own personal experience, I'll go for the shorter blade since it seems to lend itself better to EDC and all-around utilities.
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    I carried an Emerson/Benchmade CQC-7 for quite a while (this was many years ago, before Emerson got his production knife line up and running). It was a nice, durable knife. While I didn't find the chisel grind to be the most ideal all-around cutter, it certainly got the job done and was an astoundingly durable knife.

    It was a nice little knife, and was my "gateway drug" into higher end knives.
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    I've carried an Emerson CQC-7B since the first year they came out. I couldnt be happier with it. I know they work well enough to penetrate the skull of a large canine and drop it in its tracks. I've cut seatbelts, and pretty much anything i've needed to cut for so long I dont even remember being without it.

    I about died when I realized I didnt have the money for this one called the "Cammo Commander" http://www.emersonknives.com/ECA/Home.html. I'll just have to hope and pray it will become a stock item.
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    Emerson is the best in my opinion. I've had 3 or four of them over the years and they all have been great.

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    I am very disapointed in the chisel grind blade. It does not cut as well and does not hold an edge as well as a regular blade. I would not spend the money again.
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    Normal,

    In defense of the chisel grind, I have seen examples that cut amazingly well, but...they've been custom knives from Mike Snody.
    http://www.snodyknives.com/

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    I cant disagree more on the Emerson chisel blade. It worked perfectly in a on target hit. Split open and into a skull easily and dripping the bad dog instantly. To sharpen? Not that difficult, just follow their directions. Labor consuming but not difficult.
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    I carry CQC 11 love it. You will not go wrong with one.

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    CQC 11 I agree is a terrifically balanced knife, pretty too!:)

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    Yehaw!

    Woo hoo! My NIB Emerson CQC7b that I got for around $99.00 just came in the mail. I like it a lot, except the leaf spring clip feels a little gritty when you try to close it (is this pretty normal??) The handle is very grippable and it's light and easy to carry around in a pocket. Will post pics as soon as I finde the USB transfter cable for my camera!
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    Is that the partially serrated tanto blade?
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