“Thought you might get a kick out of this story. I’ll make this as short as possible. A few months ago you were at the knife show in Solvang, CA. I got to the show on Sunday and of course you were sold out. You told me the waiting list for your CQC-6 was up to a couple of years. I went away thinking about getting on the list or not. The next week I was in Solvang on business and stopped into Nordic Knives to see what they had I couldn’t live without. The owner was just putting out the CQC-6 he bought from you at the show. I bought it before it left his hand.
“I was fortunate enough to have attended the training with you and GSGI in Chesterton, IN the week of May 11-15 this year. I just wanted to send a short not to let you know how much I appreciated meeting you and the knowledge you imparted on all of us. I found it very refreshing that a person of your standing, who’s career I have been following for a few years through publications, was as approachable and genuine as you were!
I was also fortunate enough to acquire one of your Commander and a Raven while at the class. I cannot tell you how much I enjoy them!! I sincerely hope to cross paths again in the future!”
“I wanted to write to you and compliment you on the quality of your knives and your company. I am a former Law Enforcement officer and an outdoorsman, and have owned and carried at least five other combat/utility folders over the last en years. I purchased my first Emerson knife about six months ago, a CQC-7, and have been totally impressed with it form the moment I took it out of the box. It has served me well in the short time I have carried it and I now carry it almost everywhere I go.
At the time I was shopping for a new combat/utility folder last November. I am fortunate to have fairly regular comms with a number of friends in L.E. and other Operators and asked them what they though about various blades. One of those folds, who knows Denny Chalker personally, suggested that I take a look at your knives and gave me your web address. The rest, as they say, is history but I wanted to let you know that the folks in the Special Operations community have tremendous amount of respect for you and your blades. Since I have learned, over the years, about the high quality of these warriors and their wisdom, it was easy for me to follow their recommendations.
I also want to compliment you on investing so much of yourself in starting up your new production manufacturing facility. After I left Law Enforcement, I studied Manufacturing Engineering and subsequently have been in manufacturing for the last seventeen years. Consequently, I fully understand the monumental undertaking that you stepped up to in starting a production shop. The fact that only 2.5 years later you have been able to get back to you custom knife making is nothing short of amazing. Thanks for all of your dedication to producing some of the finest edged weapons, tools and accessories for the Warriors who serve and protect our lives, loved ones and freedoms. In a society that frequently rewards people for greed, selfishness and scandalous behavior, I’m glad to see that there are people like you who are willing to stand up with Honor, Integrity, and Commitment.”
“I ordered your Commander series knife, and I am very pleased with its performance. I am a Sea Bee, and I tend to be rather hard on knives, whether cutting comm. wire, or opening something like a MRE your knife gets the job done. Thank you for a quality product.”
“I was impressed with the Raven. I liked the SPECWAR. I have fallen completely head over heels madly in love with the Commander. It is an awesome weapon. I can hardly wait to see what comes next. Keep up the good work.”
“I am a reserve deputy with the Oklahoma County Sheriffs Office and though you might like to hear this. Last Thursday night while on patrol my partner and I were dispatched to a roll over accident. The car was upside down in a nine-foot drainage ditch. When we arrived the first officer on the scene did not know the condition of the two occupants of the vehicle so my partner and I proceeded into the ditch to try and find out this information. In order to see the driver’s side window I had to cut away some green foliage that was blocking our view. So out came my CQC-7A drop point and I began to cut away the green ½ inch limbs.
Well as I’m sure you know the knife cut through this stuff with zero problems. Unfortunately my footing was not the greatest and I ended up slicing my underside of my forearm open. After some minor surgery the doctor’s prognosis is 100% recovery. Now the funny part in all of this is I kept getting asked if I was going to get rid of my knife, can you believe that? Of course my answer was not only no, but HELL no.
It wasn’t the knife’s fault it was just one of those things that happen in the line of duty. Mr. Emerson, I just wanted you to know that your knives are everything you claim them to be and I won’t leave home without mine. As a matter of fact I plan to purchase one of your new Mach I’s in the near future. Thank you for a great product that I have great confidence in.”
“I am writing to express my gratitude, for making such a superior product. I Can honestly say that one of your knives saved a life. I was coming back from visiting my parents five states away, and stopped off of the interstate to refuel. It had been raining and it was pretty late, and I was beat. After refueling I headed back towards the interstate. After crossing a small bridge over a rain swollen creek, I thought I saw red lights flashing on the pavement, after stopping I backed over the bridge and looked over the side.
There was a small pickup over turned in the creek. I ran well mostly slide the embankment to the truck, but the door was locked and the passenger window was broken but under the water level. The only thing I had on me was my beloved CQC-7. So what seemed like an eternity I finally managed to break the window. You would think that in a creek you could find a rock. But not so nothing, but concrete. I got the gentleman out of the truck and dragged him up to the road. Luckily someone had called E.M.S and they were on the way. After they arrived I left the scene wanting to go to nearest rest area to get into some dry clothes. I called the local hospital upon arriving home and he was ok, but somewhere in the confusion I lost my knife. I plan on replacing it in the near future of course with another CQC-7.”
What a Knife! Just got back from a not so pleasurable trip. In the course of this outing I became tangled in some 1/8 inch cable on a survey marker in a tide rip. Sawed like mad with my cqc7 and that chisel ground dude cut the cable! Its not in very good shape now, but I wouldn’t sell this beauty at any price!
THANKS FOR MAKING A DAMN GOOD KNIFE!
Good to be here to say that!
“First, thank you for replacing my damaged knife. It is comforting to see a company stand behind its product. Second, here is my response to your request for details about how I damaged the knife. My partner and I responded to a radio assignment of criminal trespass in progress. Upon our arrival to the scene, we observed the front door secured by what appeared to be rope and wire. After attempting to disentangle the material from the door, we heard movement inside. At which point I utilized my Emerson CQC7 to cut through and gain entry.
The knife made short work of the rope. However, when I cut the wire there was a huge spark that split the wire and melted the blade. We were able to gain entry and make the arrest for criminal trespass. Subsequent to our search we were able to recover a considerable amount of stolen property and drugs as a local street gang was using this vacant building as a warehouse. In the future I will definitely recommend you knives to fellow law enforcement officers.”
“Thank you for the CQC-7B SF, It’s PERFECT! Also, I was recently working on a custom design on a folding knife but I have canceled that project because I don’t think that with the quality of the CQC-7 and Design of that knife, there is anything the CQC-7 could not handle!”