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 Post subject: Question for Steve B.
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 9:02 am 
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OK, we're both notorious carriers of Emerson knives. I'm a fan of the CQC-7, and I know you pack a Commander. I'm curious - what is it about the Commander that you like so much over the '7'?

My inquiring mind wants to know.

BTW, anybody else is free to chime in on this one, too.

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Tim, I have carried both as EDC and I personally prefer the Commander. Don't get me wrong the "7" is a great blade but I like the Commander little better because it's got a little more belly for the cutting area and the swept blade design seems to lend itself for better cutting. The 7 with the tanto blade design doesn't seem to cut as smooth for me because as I engage a cutting motion (like cutting cardboard) and it nears the point where the tanto begins I have to restart the cut if it's a long one. Also the handle on the Commander is a little more ergonomic in the hand versus the 7 where it's rather straight gripped. Another plus is with the older 7 didn't come with the Emerson "Wave" feature whereas current models do hence facilitate a faster blade opening. Both are excellent knifes and you really can't go wrong with either.

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My thing with the Commander is like Will said the handle. It is easy to grasp from the pocket with the wave. I like the tanto, but I would be happy with either as a defensive set up. As long as both have the wave it is easy to get out and into business. The blade design of the Commander lends itself to more applications, but not a huge advantage IMO. Plus, ivory on an Emerson is way too cool, despite what model you put it on. :wink:

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Ok, you guys have convinced me to try a Commander. Now I wish I would have picked one up from Ernie at SHOT. Not to say I still don't love my 7's, though!

Speaking of ivory, Steve - is our 'ephelump toofs' on the way to Gary yet, or do we need to turn up the heat on Jason...........? :twisted:

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It will be on it's way very soon, along with some other stuff. 8)

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Steve Bailey wrote:
It will be on it's way very soon, along with some other stuff. 8)


OTHER STUFF!!!! :shock: what would that be :D

Bring it on boys!

G

BTW I haven't found an Emerson yet that wouldn't do the trick....it's all in the eye of the beholder.

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CT Brian wrote:
Ok, you guys have convinced me to try a Commander. Now I wish I would have picked one up from Ernie at SHOT. Not to say I still don't love my 7's, though!

Speaking of ivory, Steve - is our 'ephelump toofs' on the way to Gary yet, or do we need to turn up the heat on Jason...........? :twisted:


This is just an idea guys. But would't it be nice if a Louder than Words commemorative knife be made ie an Emerson Commander with the LTW logo etched on the handles? You could count on me to buy one or two. Any thoughts?

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CT Brian wrote:
Ok, you guys have convinced me to try a Commander. Now I wish I would have picked one up from Ernie at SHOT. Not to say I still don't love my 7's, though!

Speaking of ivory, Steve - is our 'ephelump toofs' on the way to Gary yet, or do we need to turn up the heat on Jason...........? :twisted:


This is just an idea guys. But would't it be nice if a Louder than Words commemorative knife be made ie an Emerson Commander with the LTW logo etched on the handles? You could count on me to buy one or two. Any thoughts?

Lester


I would surely start saving my pennies for something like that!

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Lester Wang wrote:
This is just an idea guys. But would't it be nice if a Louder than Words commemorative knife be made ie an Emerson Commander with the LTW logo etched on the handles? You could count on me to buy one or two. Any thoughts?

Lester


Where's Mark Downing when you need him?????

Put this on the agenda for the BOD conference call, Mark.

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We can certainly entertain that is there is a willing maker to run the project.

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Steve Bailey wrote:
We can certainly entertain that is there is a willing maker to run the project.


I'm thinking Gary, eh.....

PM heading your way Steve.

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This is along the line I was already thinking of doing.....Take a Colt medallion from a set of grips and remove the stud and epoxy it in the scale of the knife. I haven't looked at one to check dimensions but I think it could work.
This would be cool.... Get some silver material around 3/8 dia. X 1/16 thick then lay it in the scale and have a engraving done (LTW) :)

just a thought
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Gman wrote:
This is along the line I was already thinking of doing.....Take a Colt medallion from a set of grips and remove the stud and epoxy it in the scale of the knife. I haven't looked at one to check dimensions but I think it could work.
This would be cool.... Get some silver material around 3/8 dia. X 1/16 thick then lay it in the scale and have a engraving done (LTW) :)

just a thought
G


If you are talking about grips, how about Ivory LTW medallion grips for 1911 and a matching knife with ivory LTW medallion grip?

Make a limited run of pistols with knives matched set. One gunsmith does something and then the next does something else. For example, Ted puts on his lanyard loop MSH. Chuck puts golf balls on the front strap. Tim puts on his bar-dot-bar sights. Whatever you think is the trademark of you work kind of thing.

Any takers on this concept? I would be willing to get into trouble with my wife for something like this.

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Lester Wang wrote:
If you are talking about grips, how about Ivory LTW medallion grips for 1911 and a matching knife with ivory LTW
medallion grip?

I was thinking on some of the same lines,Lester. Matter of fact, my wife and I were talking about the same thing before you posted. Twilight Zone, eh. A few of us have some Emerson projects with Gary now that has to do with titanium and ivory. John Harrison had a very nice titanium framed Commander at SHOT, to. Bet they'd look awfully nice together........

Just a thought.......

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I would be willing to get into trouble with my wife for something like this.

And you most certainly would............. :wink:

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CT Brian wrote:
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Lester Wang wrote:
I would be willing to get into trouble with my wife for something like this.

And you most certainly would............. :wink:


Am I lucky? I know alot of guys who can fix certain body parts.

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CT Brian wrote:
John Harrison had a very nice titanium framed Commander at SHOT, to. Bet they'd look awfully nice together........

Just a thought.......

:wink:



You mean this one? I kinda like it myself. :)

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DOH!

Gimmie that Commander!!!! Both of 'em!

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CT Brian wrote:
DOH!

Gimmie that Commander!!!! Both of 'em!


You can have the knife.

I'm absolutely positive that you can build a Commander like that, beside, it's only a 9mm. :P


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You can have the knife.


I can deal with that. Send it!

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Mr. Bailey, Please send Mr. Brian the Emerson Commander knife. :)


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Man guys, I'm picturing "flame anodized" Ti, ivory scales, and LTW medalions. Now how am I supposed to sleep. OOOOH howsabout, Ti framed Commander(can we flame anod. a frame?), with matching ivory grips (LTW medalions too). Yost-Bonitz retro sights, bobtail, CT Brian can bob the hammer and safety. What and awesome package that would be with that knive, maybe a cased set? I'm thinking Mammoth bark ivory would be perfect!!!!

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I just received my CQC-7B (wave) in the mail today. I wish I would have gotten the Commander. This knife is great but, the ergonomics for me are not there. I was carrying a Benchmade Model 555 - Mini-Griptilian. Next time, I'll listen........ :)


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Shortly after I started this thread, I got a Commander (thanks Steve), and have been carrying it daily since. I've got to agree that the ergonamics feel good.

Good size blade, too. Here it is next to a Mini-CQC7.
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Called and spoke with Derek at Emerson knives, I am sending the CQC-7B back and am swapping it out for a Commander. They have outstanding customer service; and I would recommend them to anyone! I'll let you know how I like it....


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Tim, wait till you get a hold of a Super Commander, it makes the standard size Commander feel small :lol:


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Tim,
Those Commanders are addicting. I tell ya what, send me the keychain sized pistol back there and you get all of my Commanders. I know you don't want to take advantage of me but just this once I'll let it go. :P

I agree the Commanders fit pretty well in any application.

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I too changed my knife order from the mini CQC-7 to the mini-Commander and am extremely happy that I did. It went out to Gary yesterday.

Steve is right, the ergonomics are better on the Commander type.

Tim just address the little pistol to my attention. I'll make sure that Bailey gets it. :wink:

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Those Commanders are addicting. I tell ya what, send me the keychain sized pistol back there and you get all of my Commanders. I know you don't want to take advantage of me but just this once I'll let it go. :P

Heck Steve, you're just too good to me...........

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Tim just address the little pistol to my attention. I'll make sure that Bailey gets it.

And you people wonder why I won't move my shop to Az......

Now, who's got a Mini Commander (non serrated) that they need for me to have?

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Tim, wait till you get a hold of a Super Commander, it makes the standard size Commander feel small.

Ok, I need one of those, too........... Jeez, the regular Commander blade reminds me of a ghurka......... :wink:

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Tim - What is that snazzy holster that's hidden behind the SideWinder? :)


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Now, who's got a Mini Commander (non serrated) that they need for me to have?


Hell Tim,

Just 'cuz you want to trade for that Sidewinder, I'll BUY you a new Mini Commander....

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