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Ernie is a friend and a great guy, everyone should attend a show he's at and shake his hand.
Back before the CQC6 he made a variety of knives.


Better yet, go in the back room and attend one of his hand to hand demonstrations! Wink

WAAAAAAYYYYYYYY more interisting than a handshake!


Well, he has a few upcoming events where you can do both...Wish it was in Minnesota, but...

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Hawaiian Knife Show April 13

AtLanta's Blade Show May 31-June 2



BT/DT! He's been here in Chicago when the Custom Knife Show was going on.

He's a mean, brutal S.O.B. when he's comming after you! Big Grin


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The Warrior Mentality -
Developing the Warriors Spirit

Ernest Emerson
May 14th, 2012

“Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.” – Vince Lombardi



Since time immemorial warriors have always held a revered honored and respected place in society. In spite of all political meanderings and the ebb and flow of societal values, this has never changed and it never will.

In terms of exposure to a spontaneous dangerous threat, it has been my observation that in general, society breaks down into two groups. Those who run to danger and those who run from it. This is not a matter of courage or cowardice and I place no judgment upon it. I believe in the idea so eloquently explained by my friend and colleague Lt. Col David Grossman that, “there is the flock and there are the protectors of the flock, the Sheepdogs,” as he puts it.

Now, if you are reading this article because it is of interest to you then chances are you are a protector, a warrior. Otherwise this would be of no interest to you.

Mind you, a warrior is not necessarily the 220 lb football quarterback or the professional wrestler. In fact the physical aspect of strength or size, or sex has little if anything to do with the bearing of a warrior. Many times in hostage situations it has been the petite middle age woman who has stepped forward, into the fray.

Do you know who is the toughest son-of-a-bitch to walk the face of this earth? Any guesses? Well, I’ll tell you who it is. It is a 120 lb Marine just out of Boot Camp. How can this be? Does he think he is tough? No, he does not. He knows he is tough. He knows he is the toughest son-of-a-bitch to ever walk the face of the earth. There is not one shred of doubt in his mind. He has the resolve of invincibility. If any of you who are reading this are former marines then you know what I am talking about.

Every time I teach a hand-to-hand combat class the ever anxious students expect to grab weapons and start training in knife fighting tactics right out of the gate. They expect that to happen but, that never happens. Why not? Because after 2 or 3 days of training what I’ve got is 30-40 weak fighters with knives in their hands.

My god, my methodology, is that that I must train them to be fighters first, before we ever put any weapon into their hands. Once I have turned them into fighters – hard-core, fight to the death warriors, then I can put any weapon I want into their hands be it a rock, club or knife, and they will prevail. Because now, even without weapons, they are Warriors, not just athletes. Now, at the end of a training evolution I’ve got 30-40 warriors willing to fight to the death if necessary, to stop the bad guy. And it doesn’t matter whether they have a weapon or not. They’re going to win.

Once upon a time I was working with members of the British SAS. In the middle of an edged weapons training block we were practicing how to punch as hard as humanly possible. I asked one of the instructors why we were training in punching when we were dealing with edged weapons. In a thick Scottish Brogue he answered bluntly, “If I can hit you so hard, that I’ll knock you into next Sunday then, if I have a knife in my hand, I’ll drive it through your chest and right out of your back. The only reason I’m in this fight is because the bad guy’s try in’ to kill me. I’m not about to let that happen.” What is the key point in his reply? The one you should lock onto?... “I’m not about to let that happen. That is the Warrior speaking. Not the punching. Not the drills. Not the SAS. It is the man who is a warrior. In simple terms it embodies everything I’m trying to describe. It is the attitude. The resolve. The Mentality of the Warrior.

“Get Tough or Get Beat” – SAS Maxim

In 1876 the citizens of Northfield Minnesota rallied together to route a daring bank robbery by the James Younger Gang. Cole Younger was shot 13 times. While recovering in the hospital a newspaper reporter asked him how he could survive being shot 13 times. His answer was simple and direct. “We’re tough men used to tough ways.”

The warrior’s spirit is conceived by need, driven by a cause and fueled by inspiration. It is learned and earned and is not something anyone is born with. As it is with a leader, the Warrior is not born into the role. It is made by hard effort, determination, resolve, selflessness and a dedication to a moral and ethical ideal, a sense of justice and a willingness to defend your convictions.

A warrior is one who takes a stand and will give 100% of himself, even unto death to protect those who depend on his shepherding.

“Until the end of time, as the last sun sets upon this earth, in that blackest night, somewhere a warrior still stands his lonely watch.” – Ernest R. Emerson

For inspiration I submit to you the following, taken from The Order of the Black Shamrock;

“The Medieval Knight and the Royal Orders represented the ultimate warrior class of western civilization mirrored only in the East by the Samurai of Feudal Japan. The Knight represented the ultimate culmination of skills and the epitome of human development. Fearless in battle, heedless of death, driven by a cause and held to a strict set of moral standards. To the common man, they represented the ultimate in human achievement. And they represented the protector, their bulwark against evil.

These knights also represented the idea that someone possessed of such deadly skills and destructive force could at the same time be held accountable by an adherence to a code of strict moral, ethical, and honorable standards. Standards held higher for them than any others. Such was the definition of chivalry.

And this definition stands true today. We are warriors. We are warriors in the fight for justice, for truth, for freedom. We are warriors against tyranny, against oppression, against evil in all its forms. We are warriors for what is right and good. We are warriors who protect those helpless, from harm. We are warriors who fight to protect our way of life. We are warriors who carry on the legacy of those who have gone before us, those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and the safety of our families. We carry on the legacy of the warrior class, those who have always stepped to the frontline to place themselves as the last wall of defense between the evil that would destroy it and the precious things that we hold so dear.

This legacy has been borne true since the time of the noble knights and it is now held forth by those who heed to its calling to this day. Those who stand watch over our neighborhoods and city streets. From the dirt swept planes of Afghanistan to the front doors of our very homes where our families sleep at night, a warrior stands at the ready. Whether you are a Soldier, Police Officer, Fireman, or a guardian, we are the brotherhood of warriors, the protectors, those who will not run from danger, but run to it, to seek its source and with shield and sword, strike it dead to stop its terrible spread. We are the noble knights who will, without hesitation, and against fear, enjoin the battle to protect and guard the safety of those who lay their trust in us.

Not every man is a warrior, but for those that are, know that you are the steel that runs through the foundation of society and civilization and that without you there would be no liberty, no freedom and no justice for all.

The warrior is held to a higher standard. The highest standard. The greatest heroes in the history of the world have been warriors. You are counted among those heroes, those times, those events that have shaped human history, that have built the greatest civilizations on this planet. Count yourself among the ranks of those brothers and know that you stand shoulder to shoulder with those who have shaped the destiny of the world with steel, blood, fists, and glory.

You know who you are. Carry the pride and bearing that befits the status that you have earned and that you hold. Be proud that you have chosen to walk the path taken by few and revered by many.

And know also, that as warriors, we will never perish from the face of the Earth.”


The responsibility of a warrior does not merely necessitate the taking up of arms against an enemy. It is more, much more and it is such that you become an example, a role model of ethical and moral behavior to all others who may look to you for guidance or protection. If this is the path in life that you have chosen to walk then know that it is a path well worn by the footsteps of those who have walked here before you. Others, who have willingly said; I will endure the hardship, the pain, the sacrifice and the risk of death so that those who sleep soundly in their beds can do so in the warm embrace of safety and peace.

If this is your choice then know that your road will be fraught with adversity and you will be assailed by many, but in those times, remember that you are in the company of the noble souls who have also faced such adversity and prevailed. And know also that your legacy shall be that until the end of time, as the last sun sets upon this earth, in that blackest night, somewhere a warrior still stands his lonely watch.


 
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I went from Kershaw to Spyderco (which I still have a few) to Emerson.
I love the all American theme and Mr. Emerson's beliefs.
I started with a mini- commander.
Added a CQC-8
And Desert roadhouse.

I really like Emerson knives.


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Some of the early custom knives - The Vipers...



 
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Emerson PreTacs...




 
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The Hummingbird. Emerson is in the design phase on this effort to make a TSA Compliant knife...



Emerson Hummingbird – TSA Compliant Knife

Emerson Knives is working on a new knife design that is designed to meet the requirements laid out by the TSA for knives that can be carried onto a plane. Emerson says that the knife isn’t small, it just isn’t big. It’s blade is sized to maximize the allowed dimensions (2.36” in length and .5” wide).

In order to meet regulations, the handle must be basically featureless so it has been made fairly thick so there is something to hold unto.


The Hummingbird has a double detent instead of a locking mechanism since locking blades are not allowable under the new regulations. I suspect that it will behave much like a very stout slip joint knife.

http://jerkingthetrigger.com/b...tsa-compliant-knife/
 
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Super 8 arrived today, holly crap that is a big knife. Love it!



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Super 8 arrived today, holly crap that is a big knife. Love it!

Isn't it like 4.3"...That's a Samurai Sword, not a knife... Smile ...Where's the picture? And Congratulations...I have the full size serrated and love mine too...
 
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Here is the Super 8 with the 10 and 15. Again ff is perfect minus a touch of stick to the lock, I like my liner and frame locks that way though. Now that I've tried the disc I think I'm falling out of love with the hole on the 10.



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Some experimentation with the CQC-14 Prototype...

We have many stories from CQC-14 owners about their encounters with law enforcement, all with good outcomes. Because of its success I'm thinking of making a small run of 14's with various blade shapes. I made three sets of prototypes up for Christmas specials. Here they are! These are hand ground, zero grind chisel blades by me. These are the very first, marked prototypes, and they are very freakin cool knives. I made 3 different models - The CQC-7 Snubbie, The Bull Nose, and The Sub-Commander. These are true hand ground onesies and you can use them or put them into your collection, they're perfect in either case.

The CQC-7 Snubbie


The Bull Nose


The Sub-Commander


http://www.emersonknives.com/ECA/Home.html
 
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Yep...That's some good company... Smile

 
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Pictures speaks for themselves...He's still happily grindin' away doing what he loves...



 
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In Case Of Emergency...Break Glass and Kick Ass... Cool

 
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Here's a pretty rare custom, the ES1-M. At one time I owned two of these, haven't seen one in years.

Crappy Scan, sorry



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Excellent Customer Service...From the Emerson Facebook Page...



Jason Abrego:
I love my CQC-8 unfortunately it now has major lock-rock. I have to send it in. It's been less than a year! I'm a little disappointed. I just expected a little more from this knife.

20 hours ago via mobile..

Emerson Knives, Inc.:
Jason Abrego Please send it to us and we'll fix it asap! Do you wave the knife open a lot? Excessive waving might have been the culprit. We don't recommend waving the knife repetitively. We will fix it either way. You can send an email to Megan at info@emersonknives.com to get a special service form that will waive your shipping fees also. Tell her Rachael sent you.

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And a couple of cool pics...From the FB Page...

CQC-8 elbow deep into a tree...


And the totally exotic Tactical Persian (Yes I want this one too...)
 
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Czechvar:

ebosshoss.com

Jon's got a few for sale. I like the Roadhouse!


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ebosshoss.com

Jon's got a few for sale. I like the Roadhouse!

Looks like he sold a few Persians, Rhino's, and a slew of other custom Emersons over time...No Persians right now. Anyway, these are some high end expensive customs...I couldn't afford them anyway.

But they are beautiful to peruse, ain't they? Wink

Is this the Abalone Roadhouse you spoke of? ...*sigh*... We can dream, right?
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$3,245 / Trade (Plus $15 for Insured 2nd-Day ContUS FedEx)
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