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Kershaw Emerson CQC-10


I’m a huge fan of Emerson knives.  Unfortunately, my budgetary priorities says I have more important things to spend my money on.  When Kershaw started doing collaborations with Emerson – it made me happy.  I’ve owned several and have been impressed.
Now, I’m an unabashed fan of the Bowie knife.  So when I saw the CQC-10 for the first time – I HAD to have it.  I had no choice.
Just look at how beautiful this knife is.  Just look at it. Continue reading Kershaw Emerson CQC-10

Pocket Sized Yellow, Single Blade Lightsaber


This was a gift to me from an old Jedi friend of mine from a long time ago in a place far far away.   It’s a small single bladed lightsaber with a small synthetic yellow crystal as it’s beam producing core.   This gives the 3″ lightsaber a 3″ blade.  The balance is weighted heavily to the hilt where the power pack makes up the majority of the mass.   Continue reading Pocket Sized Yellow, Single Blade Lightsaber

Kershaw Emerson Launch 5


This is my second favorite folder of all time. (I’ve not given my #1 yet) And for me, this is kind of an odd duck in my collection.  It’s an Auto.  It’s one of the Kershaw Emerson Collaborations, as well as being part of Kershaw’s Launch Series.  This is #5 out of a total of 7 knives in the series.  And I have no desire to collect all of them… maybe one or two more though… they are quite good.   Continue reading Kershaw Emerson Launch 5

Buck 722 Spitfire: Thumbs Up on this one.

Here’s a folding knife that I really like, from a company that I really like.  The 722 Spitfire from Buck.  To me, Buck is much like what Ruger was to me… a Company that I just ignored and for the most part, just didn’t care for all that much, with only a few individual exceptions on specific products.   But now, Ruger is smashing Home Runs with most every swing and I just love watching them get better and better.  Buck is the same way.  I am a fan of the 110 series, as I’ve said before… and a fan of their Vantage knives… And now they have this.  The Spitfire.  Que up the Knife Snobbery… they are going to hate this one… But I like it.

The Spitfire comes with some color options, but I like the all natural clear anodized look on this one.  It’s a Lock Back, using Buck’s classic lock mechanism that we’re all familiar with.  An oddly shaped thumb hole, that looks odd, but works well enough for it’s purpose.   Continue reading Buck 722 Spitfire: Thumbs Up on this one.

Mora Companion

There’s not a lot to say about the Morakniv family.   This one is the Companion.  It’s an exceptionally simple knife with a well-shaped handle with a nice surface that lends to a good grip and feel in the hand.  The blade looks like something found on a Steakhouse table.  I’ve never owned a Mora before and considered them a slight step up from Dollar General Cutlery.   Continue reading Mora Companion