Reese Weiland Modified Emerson CQC-7 [video]
Received this Reese Weiland knife from the original owner on trade. He only owned it a short time and it was passed onto me. Not a cheap conversion, all in all costs just as much as purchasing a straight up custom. But probably the cheapest way to get a custom Emerson.
Reese took the factory CQC-7 and reused some of the hardware and the blade.. everything else was turfed. Beautifully made bead-blasted Titanium bolsters, dovetailed perfectly with a bevel. Very nice touch. Sweet rugged and tacticool looking canvas micarta handles, and blasted Titanium liners, all done with perfect precision. If this is a good indication of Reese’s work, then he is a very fine knifemaker.
As a side note, the previous owner did say that Reese took 2 years to make this knife for him, even though it was supposed to be done in a few months. So projects may be delayed if you place orders with him, but the work is fantastic. The lock up is solid, and the blade play is nil. The handle shape as you can see is drasctically different than the original… and I like it!
Anyway, this is a great knife, though I dislike the wave feature and always have. I cut myself with it on day one!
Overall Length: 8.0″
Blade Length: 3.3″
Blade Steel: 154CM
Handle Material: Cancas Micarta