Tell me about Emerson Knives
I'm in a police academy and currently I only have one work knife that I don't consider a collectable. Its a Spyderco Delicia with a black coated blade and an OD green handle. I like it but I don't want an OD green handle showing on my blue uniform. I'd also like to get a wave feature and a larger blade for duty use.
I'm looking at the ECBF CQC-13 for my primary knife. It has the bowie style blade. I love the size and the ergonomics. My local LE shop has it for $189.99. But the liner lock has me concerned because the lock-up seemed a little loose. Is this normal? There is a screw that could be tightened. Would this help any? IS the Emerson liner lock up to par of an EDC knife?
Other options are the UTCOM CQC-11, CQC-8, and Commanders. I also like the Mini Commander or Mini CQC-7B for optional off duty carry. But the ECBF CQC-13 is at the top of my list for my next knife.
What are your opinions/experience on the Emerson line of knives, specifically the CQC-13 (Bowie).