I have decided to buy either the Emerson Endeaver OR the Benchmade Ascent as my new eveyday carry knife.
By Emerson and Benchmade standards, they are "low cost" knives, and I don't want to spend alot on a knife I will use on a regular basis, or may even lose.
:what: :what: :what:
Between the Emerson Endeaver or the Benchmade Ascent, which do you think would make a better everyday carry knife?
:D :D :D
If you enjoyed reading about ""cheap" Emerson vs. "cheap" Benchmade" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
August 15, 2003, 06:32 PM
Do you have pictures of the Ascent? I thought about buying an Emerson as a beater. Or I should just use my Leatherman as the beater....
August 15, 2003, 07:03 PM
Photo of Benchmade Ascent (they come in regular size and mini):
August 15, 2003, 07:06 PM
Photo of Emerson Endeavor:
By the way, does the Endeavor come with a pocket clip like the Benchmade Ascent?
August 15, 2003, 07:28 PM
I'm sure the Emerson comes with a clip, not sure if it's reversible. The SWAT mag out right now (or last month??) has a staff report on them.
I like the thumbholes better than the studs (although I am one) as far as folding knives.
August 15, 2003, 07:53 PM
better than the studs (although I am one)
LMAO!! That brought a chuckle.. :D
August 15, 2003, 08:00 PM
Don't believe me? Don't make me take off my shirt.
August 15, 2003, 11:15 PM
Look at this. He tempts us with a topless pic and then doesn't deliver. Tease.
August 16, 2003, 12:43 AM
I can't comment on the Emerson as I don't have one, but I have carried the large Ascent for close to 9 years now. Back then, it was known as the Eclipse.
Basically, the Ascent is a watered down AFCK. Same clip point blade style, used to be made out of the same steel (ATS-34), Zytel handles instead of G10, and it was a lockback rather than a linerlock. On my version the clip is reversible for either tip-up or tip-down carry.
I love the Spydie hole! Makes ambidextrous opening a real breeze. I don't think I could live with a knife that didn't have one.
I like my Ascent. It's a beater I can carry all the time no matter where I am. I use it hard, so it's not as "pretty" as it once was, and it was never really "pretty." The clip had to be taken off when the tapped liners fell out of the screw holes. The spydie hole is great. The blade profile is great. The thickness of the grind, however, makes a really good edge a la Spyderco next to impossible without major reworking.
I guess I need to try an AFCK!
August 17, 2003, 10:53 PM
Why not the Griptillian. For the price of a "cheap Emerson". You can get a Grip for about the same price with the all might "Axis lock". BM wins hands down on customer service. (I had called EKI because I needed a new blade for a CQC 7B and they wanted 65 bucks!!!!!, BM charges 25 to replace any blade and with my experience they have replaced many of my old knives to current specs. ) Can't go wrong with BM.