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Have Any Experience Opening An Emerson Kershaw Wave?

Discussion in 'Knives, Tactical Gear, and Survival' started by Mowingmaniac 24/7, May 23, 2019.

  1. Mowingmaniac 24/7

    Mowingmaniac 24/7 TGT Addict

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    Without slicing yourself into ribbons?

    Practicing is fraught with danger Will Robinson......

    Or, have any/many of you practiced to perfection without slicing yourself up?

    What's your experience, bloody or just right?

    Thanks!
     


  2. wakal

    wakal Dreadnaught Industries LLC

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    I demo them for customers with regularity, although I don't carry one. It just takes a little practice to remember to swipe them...back...and out of your pocket.
     
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  4. Sublime

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    Have a Kershaw with the Emerson wave on it. Not my favorite way to open a blade. I miss about 30% of the time. Ball bearing flippers are where it is at.

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  5. Mowingmaniac 24/7

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    Thanks all.

    I too prefer flippers, but thought I'd give the wave a try.

    So far, I've cut myself once and almost cut myself a number of times while practicing.

    I am getting the hang of it.........very g.d. slowly....it's a p.i.a. learning curve.

    Oh, yes, I am generally co-ordinated too, but this knife opening style is a tough learn.......for me anyway.

    The guy in the video probably had to practice for a very long time to get as good as he is or my knife is a lemon, probably not, but maybe.....

    Thanks all for your input and help.

    I may get out my fish fillet/cleaning glove made of some kind of non-cuttable material to wear while I practice.

    Yeah, I'm a persistant bastard.
     
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  6. Mowingmaniac 24/7

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    ...and now a few days of practice later: I'm almost as proficient as the Emerson Wave guy in the video.

    It is 'FAST' opening and a rather pleasing maneuver to perform too......
     
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  7. gshayd

    gshayd Ugliest house on the block.

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    I bought an OTF knife since my right hand is still messed up.
     

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