Reviews and Ratings for Emerson CQC-8 Folding Knife 3.9" Black Plain Blade with Wave, G10 Handles - C8-BT

Emerson CQC-8 Folding Knife 3.9" Black Plain Blade with Wave, G10 Handlesrated 4.200 stars out of 5 (5 reviews)
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Emerson CQC-8 Folding Knife 3.9 inch Black Plain Blade with Wave, G10 Handles

 

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Emerson CQC-8 Folding Knife 3.9" Black Plain Blade with Wave, G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Dan
Everywhere
Jan 02, 2013
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Handle Material, Sheath, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip
Cons: Sheath, None
Go-to Emerson
Prior to purchasing this spectacular knife, I had already owned Emerson's Super Cmdr, Super Karambit, PUK, CQC-7B, CQC-15 (All but the Super Cmdr puchased from knifecenter, I think). I also used to own a CQC-7A which I purposely beat to near destruction (impossible to destroy) and Benchmades earlier version of the CQC-7B. I have and still do own a lot of higher-end production knives. I use most of my knives and have determined through use that Emersons are my favorite knives-by far. I love the CQC-8! When I first held this knife in my hand, I was blown away- order it and you'll see what I mean! This knife transitions from one grip to another very smoothly. The blade and handle design are perfect for utility or fighting. During my testing of the 7A, I actually sharpened it on a brick. The Emerson chisel edge is with purpose and provides an easily maintained razor-sharp edge. I prefer 154cm to the praised S30V, as well. Why? Because I've had tips on knives constructed of S30V explode upon the slightest contact with hard material. 154cm is happy medium of a steel capable of much more than mere slicing. Emerson knows what he's doing and that's why many very competent personnel swear by his knives. The black coating on Emersons is tough and it takes a lot of abuse to wear it off. The wave makes autos obsolete. The liner locks on these knives are the strongest of the type that I've seen and I would trust my fingers to a broken in Emerson. Initially. open and close your Emerson frequently and wave it hard to break the lock in. People have knocked Emerson's "fit and finish" for instances of machining marks and rough edges; however, I'll take a knife with a few minor blemishes over a pretty knife with no balls any day! Only my 15 had the aforementioned blemishes and it's no big deal because the knife proved itself four times over since its purchase. The newer Emerson's (2011-12) have a more coarse G-10 and a slightly different pivot screw (2012) than the older. Both modifications are improvements in my honest opinion. I cannot say enough good about Emersons or this knife. This is my new favorite Emerson and I'll carry it for a long time.
Emerson CQC-8 Folding Knife 3.9" Black Plain Blade with Wave, G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Eg
CA
Aug 01, 2010
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
One of the Best
This knife is a must have for any serious Collector. The factor edge is unbelievable (wicked sharp). The balance is incredible, and there is zero blade play when the knife is in the deployed position. I would expect nothing less from an Emerson. Also worth mentioning is the speed and reliability of knifecenter.com which is truly superb!
Emerson CQC-8 Folding Knife 3.9" Black Plain Blade with Wave, G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Txuman
Spain
Sep 19, 2009
Pros: Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: None
Perfect design.
Perfect design. Great materials.
Emerson CQC-8 Folding Knife 3.9" Black Plain Blade with Wave, G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Michele
Napoli (Italy)
May 21, 2011
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: Weight, None
excellent almost perfect
someone say perfection is not possible in this world but this knife approch this gol very very near.From material, to lock,to sharpness,to design all is excellent near perfection. Only weight is a little disappointed because I found it a little more than expected but can be only something of mine, a question of " feel", nothing to really care!Lock, at start, is a bit tough but ease with use.
Emerson CQC-8 Folding Knife 3.9" Black Plain Blade with Wave, G10 Handles
rated 1 stars out of 5
Mike
USA
Jan 09, 2013
Pros: Handle Feel, Handle Material, Weight, Ease of Opening, None
Cons: Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Blade Material
Overpirce Overhype
A good knife if it is 110 dollars Pros, good handle, wave, 154cm Cons, titanium liner lock will fail and wear out faster, no safety choil so when lock fails, goodbye fingers, Only one position pocket clip, Overprice Overhype, poor fit and finish.