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I know I’ve read about it before either here or on another website, but I’m looking for advice on smoothing down the g10 scales on an Emerson knife. I like the grippiness of it but it’s going to absolutely destroy my pants if I don’t smooth it out.

I’m thinking a light grit sand paper and just a few minutes should take some of the sharpness out of it.

Had anybody here done this??? What sandpaper did you use? How long did it take.
 
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I'd use 3M wet/dry sandpaper.

My Spyderco Military G10 scales destroyed my blue jeans.

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I've used some of the 3M white abrasive pads on my Emerson. It worked very well. Then I adjusted the clip tension. Makes the knife very user friendly for me now.
 
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Do you intend to sand the flats or round over the edges?

Just curious.




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The only part you should really need to smooth out is the contact point underneat the clip.




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Do you intend to sand the flats or round over the edges?

Just curious.


I’m not sure yet, I was going to start with the area under the clip and go from there. I have several pairs of hunting pants that cost 150-200 dollars and I don’t really want to shred them with just from carrying a knife so I’m going to play around with it until I get it the way I like it.

I just got 2 brand new Emerson’s and there’s probably a 3rd one getting ordered sooner or later.
 
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I was thinking of sanding down my Emerson’s as well, as they have ripped my pants up to no end, but I was wondering how people did it. Do you guys take the scales off or sand them mounted on the knife?
 
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I was thinking of sanding down my Emerson’s as well, as they have ripped my pants up to no end, but I was wondering how people did it. Do you guys take the scales off or sand them mounted on the knife?


I just take the clip off and rub one side of the knife then the other on the 3M pad.
I tend to not over think it.
 
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Okay good to know. I just didn’t want to chance the G10 grit/dust getting into the action and causing any pivot grittiness.
 
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I recently researched this very issue as I just picked up my second Emerson (CQC-7B) as a 10 year anniversary (work) gift to myself.

A simple solution is to use a piece of denim as “poor man’s sandpaper”.

I just finished “sanding” down mine and I have to say it worked pretty damn well.


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Buy a ZT0620 or 0630. Problem solved. Emerson designed, much higher build quality.
 
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I recently researched this very issue as I just picked up my second Emerson (CQC-7B) as a 10 year anniversary (work) gift to myself.

A simple solution is to use a piece of denim as “poor man’s sandpaper”.

I just finished “sanding” down mine and I have to say it worked pretty damn well.


this is what I did, it worked great, took about 10 minutes.
 
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Buy a ZT0620 or 0630. Problem solved. Emerson designed, much higher build quality.


Ive seen claims like this around the internet but in my experience, Emerson build quality is fantastic.
 
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