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#1049320 - 05/29/17 11:40 AM Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? [Re: Architect]
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I almost bought one when they first came out- 1970, I think. But I bought a bow instead because bow season was longer.
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#1049329 - 05/30/17 09:52 AM Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? [Re: Architect]
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I use to have a retired German Army Officer working for me. He immigrated to the US because of the hunting and gun laws in Germany. His first year here we invited him to our annual family Christmas since he wasn't going back to Germany. He brought his 1760's Jaeger rifle ... THAT HE STILL HUNTS WITH.

He also brought several other ancient guns he still hunts or shoots along with a couple of black powder rifles he made while in Germany. When I say "made" I literally mean "fabricated from scratch". He bought very few of the components (he bought the springs because he said he couldn't master tempering them).

His job in the Bundeswehr was an engineer involved with finite analysis of strike proof structures.
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#1049330 - 05/30/17 09:54 AM Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? [Re: Architect]
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He was an example of why Americans are viewed as illerate idiots around the world. He gave the impression his education / abilities / intellect was "average" amongst the German population.
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#1049775 - 07/12/17 01:40 AM Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? [Re: Architect]
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We were given a nice quote for a "Smoky Mountain Getaway" this fall if we go and in light of what has been going on Patty told me to get a good SD Backup blade to accompany my 45. So after much thought and scouring the internet I came up with a good price on an Emerson CQC15. It has a 3.9 inch recurve blade with an Americanized Tanto tip. Pretty good size knife, but easy enough to carry in Jeans which is my 99.999 percent of the time wear.

Here are the specs on it:

Materials
Handles: Black G-10 Epoxy / Glass laminate
Handle length: 5 inches
Handle width: (Not counting the pocket clip, 1/2 inch)
Blade Steel: 154CM Stainless Steel
Lock: Aerospace Grade Titanium liner lock, off side is Stainless
Finish: Stonewash
Grind: Conventional V Grind

Specifications
Overall Length: 8.9 in.
Blade Length: 3.9 in.
Blade Thickness: 0.125 in.
Hardness: 57-59 RC
Weight: 4.8 oz.
Made in USA

Now about the "Conventional V Grind" Emerson knives does indeed have a regular V grind to their blades, but ONLY the presentation side is ground with a secondary Bevel, meaning the Edge. Kinda strange, but with only one side to actually sharpen (you just knock off the burr on the off side) it is easier to sharpen. One side note though, at least in my opinion is the it will push the knife away from the cut, meaning that for a right handed person it will cause the blade to cut curving to the right side. Also I think this grind makes it a little bit harder to "Whittle" or get fuzz sticks. It might just be me though.

Some like Emersons, some don't. I have found myself after having "A Couple" that I do like them as they are well made robust knives. No, they are NOT presentation blades, but working knives just like beloved Yard blades.



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#1049776 - 07/12/17 06:23 AM Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? [Re: Architect]
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I love mine Randy- it's a beast of a blade and feels great in hand.
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#1049777 - 07/12/17 07:44 AM Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? [Re: Architect]
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Yeah it is and yes it does! There are a lot of places we go that I can't CCW and I want something. NO a knife isn't a prime Self Defense tool, but I do and always will believe it is better than nothing at all.
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#1049778 - 07/12/17 09:09 AM Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? [Re: SkunkHunter]
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Originally Posted By: SkunkHunter

Also I think this grind makes it a little bit harder to "Whittle" or get fuzz sticks.

While you are correct about the chisel grind pushing to one side, it
is not the mission of an Emerson to make fuzz sticks!!! whistle confused grin
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#1049781 - 07/12/17 09:24 AM Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? [Re: Ray Settanta]
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Randy is just one of those "cute and fuzzy" kind of guys. laugh
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#1049789 - 07/12/17 04:42 PM Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? [Re: Architect]
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He stopped shaving? confused grin whistle
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#1049795 - 07/13/17 01:30 AM Re: What have you BOUGHT lately? [Re: Architect]
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Just bought a Mystery Ranch "laptop" bag. More as a soft briefcase though.

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