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I'm a long-time user of Emerson knives and have quite a few. Last summer I added three tan Roadhouses for my flight bag and flight suit, and one for carry in my pocket. I have quite a few Emersons, and have carried them all over the world. They get used and abused.

I broke down recently and bought an Emerson-licensed waved Zero Tolerance (0620). While it feels robust enough and came sharp, it doesn't open like my Emersons. The arc of the blade and thumb disc, the force needed to open, angle of force from thumb to opening, and the feel of the knife isn't what I'd have expected from an Emerson. It didn't want to open properly from a pocket draw.

I understand the knife is new, but while I'm certainly not returning it and I'll probably use it quite a bit, I expected more. The geometry doesn't feel right to me. Fit and finish is okay, and the blade's centered, very little play, The finished edge is a little uneven, and I'd rather have a G10 or micarta scale on each side of the knife rather than just one. It's a little heavier.

I still prefer the commanders.

I hope the pocket clip holds up better than the Emerson ones...those fail in very short order. The end of the Zero-T clip is bend downward, and may be less inclined to snag and pull (and lose tension). Time shall tell.
 
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There is a particular comfort in knowing which knives fit one's hand. Glad that you know yours.

I haven't had Emerson clip problems, other than an occasional screw backing out. I'd contact EKI and explain what has been happening. Otherwise, might consider a steel flame clip as another option.




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