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2/23/14 11:49 PM
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Mikusoraiden - Just want to reiterate how much I hate Many Anchovies.

Just strolls in and asks us knife fellas what's a good knife. We get to chatting and the Sebenza comes up and this guy just ups and buys one.

I say that with the utmost love and respect to a classic OG brother! Phone Post 3.0

It does feel little like a guy walking into a car thread where everyone is saying how much they wished they could get the new Ferrari and then just saying "oh, I went to the dealer and bought 2"
2/23/14 11:57 PM
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2/24/14 12:02 AM
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nottheface -
Mikusoraiden - Just want to reiterate how much I hate Many Anchovies.

Just strolls in and asks us knife fellas what's a good knife. We get to chatting and the Sebenza comes up and this guy just ups and buys one.

I say that with the utmost love and respect to a classic OG brother! Phone Post 3.0

It does feel little like a guy walking into a car thread where everyone is saying how much they wished they could get the new Ferrari and then just saying "oh, I went to the dealer and bought 2"
This guy gets it! Phone Post 3.0
2/24/14 12:11 AM
5/2/02
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Anyone have any opinions on the 470 Emissary by Benchmade?

http://www.benchmade.com/products/470-1

How does it compare to the 943?
2/24/14 12:13 AM
2/2/04
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nottheface - Anyone have any opinions on the 470 Emissary by Benchmade?

http://www.benchmade.com/products/470-1

How does it compare to the 943?
All I know is that the gold class emissary is sexy! The black one with white, ivory looking inlays. Just going off memory here. Phone Post 3.0
2/24/14 1:48 AM
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Now I am going to need a new knife, damn you guys.

2/24/14 1:50 AM
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UGCTT_Fillthy - Dammit. KAI is 30m from my house...How did I not know about the warehouse sale?

Oh well, as was mentioned earlier, buy one now - buy more later.

:)

so, you offering to be the designated OG shopper ?

lol ;p
2/24/14 6:20 AM
5/2/02
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Mikusoraiden - 
nottheface - Anyone have any opinions on the 470 Emissary by Benchmade?

http://www.benchmade.com/products/470-1

How does it compare to the 943?
All I know is that the gold class emissary is sexy! The black one with white, ivory looking inlays. Just going off memory here. Phone Post 3.0

http://www.benchmade.com/products/470-131

Holy crap that's nice. It would look great sticking out of my chest when my wife finds out how much I spent on it.

2/24/14 6:27 AM
5/2/02
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If I had outrageous amounts of cash to spend on a pocket knife, I'd get this one based on looks alone



http://www.benchmade.com/products/960CFP

Benchmade 960CFP Osborne
2/24/14 7:33 AM
4/19/12
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ThePundit - I love my griptillian, and am thinking of getting something new to carry while in a suit- the grip is too obvious on the pocket.

just looked at that sebenza, and while I am sure it is nice, I cant justify that much for a blade. Seems crazy to me Phone Post 3.0
I'll agree it's high. But couple things that help it's value a bit
1) they hold their value. A buddy has a Benchmade 9100 Auto Stryker. Was $245 new. Can buy for $100 or do now. And it's a damn fine knife. A CRK is about same cost used as new, and some models more used if discontinued.
2) their quality is top notch. Look at my pictures on page prior. Almost no room between blade and grip. Very high tolerance
3) materials. That's a titanium handle and S35VN steel. Expensive and high quality.
4) the Sebenza has been bar that almost every folding knife has been judged against for 26 years now. CRK constantly and consistently wins awards for highest quality.

They certainly are not for everyone. That's a serious price tag attached. But if decide to get can sale with little to no loss if dislike and if love you'll have a world class knife.

Like Alto said few pages back a knife like that if he made would be $500-600. And I have a knife by Alto with 3 more in the way. Phone Post 3.0
2/24/14 8:45 AM
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Leatherman skeletool is amazing Phone Post 3.0
2/24/14 9:30 AM
1/1/01
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What is everyone's thoughts on Emerson Commander? I have had my eye on that or the CQC 15. They seem to be good knives.
2/24/14 9:44 AM
1/1/01
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TFK_Fanboy - OP,

Did you order from CRK direct or go through an authorized retailer? You'll love the 25.

I ordered mine direct and took over 3 months. I could have, and should have, ordered from a retailer. Would have had within 1-2 weeks ha. And got free shipping Phone Post 3.0

i ordered from knivesshipfree.com...i liked the guy's personalized video.

i didn't really want to spend that kind of coin on a pocket knife, but then i envisioned passing the knife onto my son and it instantly became worth it.
2/24/14 9:51 AM
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"Leatherman skeletool is amazing"

my other EDC is a leatherman charge. I also have a leatherman squirt on my key chain. multitools are incredibly useful in my life.
2/24/14 9:56 AM
4/19/12
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many anchovies - "Leatherman skeletool is amazing"

my other EDC is a leatherman charge. I also have a leatherman squirt on my key chain. multitools are incredibly useful in my life.

Agreed. I have leatherman micra on keychain and a charge in my tackle box for fishing. I plan to add another to my hunting bag and tool box too. 

2/24/14 10:49 AM
1/5/11
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How are the Benchmade griptillians? I want something nice but only have about 100 to spend. I would prefer something with either no seration or small seration on it.

2/24/14 11:01 AM
1/1/01
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My folders:



2/24/14 11:04 AM
1/1/01
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The spyderco stays in my car but I'm thinking about replacing it with something that has assisted opening. If it had that and a half serrated blade I'd call it perfect.
2/24/14 11:17 AM
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Final cut Phone Post 3.0
2/24/14 11:32 AM
4/19/12
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Quickash1t - 

How are the Benchmade griptillians? I want something nice but only have about 100 to spend. I would prefer something with either no seration or small seration on it.


Never used myself but they are a very popular knife. If I had to guess i would bet they are one of BM top selling models. And they are recommended regularly on knife forums too so not just a mass appeal knife with a name slapped on it. 

2/24/14 11:34 AM
4/19/12
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White347LX - The spyderco stays in my car but I'm thinking about replacing it with something that has assisted opening. If it had that and a half serrated blade I'd call it perfect.

You want this knife then 

http://www.benchmade.com/products/9100 or http://www.benchmade.com/products/9101

 

Can buy either used. The 9100 my buddy has, with the serrated partial, and has been his EDC for several years now. They were $245 new and can buy used for $100-125. 

2/24/14 11:53 AM
1/5/11
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I think I have decided on the 522 Presidio Ultra

2/24/14 11:58 AM
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many anchovies -
TFK_Fanboy - OP,

Did you order from CRK direct or go through an authorized retailer? You'll love the 25.

I ordered mine direct and took over 3 months. I could have, and should have, ordered from a retailer. Would have had within 1-2 weeks ha. And got free shipping Phone Post 3.0

i ordered from knivesshipfree.com...i liked the guy's personalized video.

i didn't really want to spend that kind of coin on a pocket knife, but then i envisioned passing the knife onto my son and it instantly became worth it.
Awesome! Phone Post 3.0
2/24/14 2:11 PM
8/31/06
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role model -
greenhornet - What is everyone's thoughts on Emerson Commander? I have had my eye on that or the CQC 15. They seem to be good knives.
Emersons are amazing. Only thing I dont like is the chisel grind on the blade. Cqc8 would probably be my number one choice for a defensive carry folder. Phone Post 3.0
I have one and it replaced all my other knives. Its solid and keeps a good edge for quite a while. Pricey but I would buy another in a heartbeat. Phone Post 3.0
2/24/14 2:51 PM
1/1/01
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PunkassErnie - 
role model -
greenhornet - What is everyone's thoughts on Emerson Commander? I have had my eye on that or the CQC 15. They seem to be good knives.
Emersons are amazing. Only thing I dont like is the chisel grind on the blade. Cqc8 would probably be my number one choice for a defensive carry folder. Phone Post 3.0
I have one and it replaced all my other knives. Its solid and keeps a good edge for quite a while. Pricey but I would buy another in a heartbeat. Phone Post 3.0

Thx guys, appreciate your feedback. I've been looking at this knife for a while & trying to justify spending the money on it. I have a Benchmade Presido that I love. In my opinion you can't beat the axis lock. It opens so smooth that I wouldn't want or need an assisted opening.

The Presido uses the same blade steel as Emersons. Other than the wave feature (which I'm not convinced is the best option) I'm not really gaining anything from the Emerson. But I have wanted one for many years.

I've heard good things about CQC 8 & seems to be generally considered the best for defensive carry. I like the large belly on the Comander. From some of the knife defensive classes I've taken I like this option best. While I do want it for defensive carry, realistically it will mostly be used for opening letters. I do my best to avoid stabbing people, LOL

From my understanding both the Commander & CQC 15 do not have chisel grind. I believe flat grind instead.