Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
No finer knife exists than an Emerson
Emersons are expensive. You get what you pay for. I bought the CQC15 as a gift for a friend of mine after how happy I am with my Emerson commander. I carry mine daily and put it through hard use building Powerlines, around the shop working on Hotrods & choppers. Before a friend of mine turned me onto Emerson I was a fan of(and still own) Benchmade and Spyderco knives. I doubt I'll ever own anything but an Emerson again. They are a step up in quality from knives that are already exceptional in craftsman ship and material. 154cm is my favorite steel bud to the ease of sharpening, yet still hard enough to hold an edge, I favor 154cm over S30v. G-10 graphite is my handle of choice because if it's durability and positive grip. Emerson offer the same quality and craftsmanship in a variety of blade shapes and sizes to fit almost any need. The only thing I don't Kiel about my Emerson knife is that he main hing bolt loosened up slightly over time, so about once a day I use my thumb nail to tighten it up. Not a big deal, but kinda a bummer on a $350 knife. I think anyone who ponies up the dough and gets an Emerson will thank them selves over and over each day they carry it.