I posted a mobile phone camera photo of the CQC9 before, but thought I'd post a better photo taken with a new camera I've been practicing with.
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Of the many knives I have, these three oldies but goodies are still my current favorites to carry (not all at once). From top to bottom:
- Benchmade AFCK. This is an early version of this knife. I have a couple of other versions of it, one identical to the one in the photo but with a broken tip, and a black-bladed version. The AFCK was designed by one of my closest friends, C.J. Caracci, for Benchmade. With its flat-ground blade, the AFCK cuts very efficiently, especially at its belly, where the grind starts from very near the spine. I like this knife an awful lot for a number of reasons.
- Ernest Emerson SPECWAR CQC-9 Eagle (custom). I believe C.J. Caracci had a hand in helping Ernie design the CQC-9 Eagle. It has a rather full handle, and really fills the hand. Received as a gift, the CQC-9 Eagle is one of my absolute favorites, and sees a lot of use.
- Benchmade Stryker. Designed by Allen Elishewitz for Benchmade (I do not personally know Elishewitz), I picked this one up because I liked the way the handle feels in my hand, and the way it looks.
As is obvious from the photo, I didn't take the time to clean the blades before I took these photos--I was just practicing with the new camera.
Another oldie but goodie I carry somewhat regularly is an original Spyderco Wayne Goddard model (C-16). An absolute production classic, I just love how thin the C-16 is, and will post a photo of it soon.