Skip to comments.Navy SEAL combat knife made from World Trade Center steel
Posted on 09/09/2011 6:20:00 PM PDT by Nachum
Emerson Knives, Inc. has been building custom knives for the Navy SEALs since its founding in 1979. This month, Emerson is memorializing the SEALs whose helicopter was shot down by insurgents in Afghanistan on August 5th with a commemorative Emerson CQC-6 combat knife with a blade constructed with steel from the World Trade Center. The Emerson CQC-6 design has been a sidearm staple for the SEALs since the 1980s. The knifes letters, CQC, mean Close Quarter Combat, and the 6 refers to SEAL Team 6. According to Ernest Emerson,
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There's only one. Bidding's over $8500 at present.
Just curious- most structural steel is A36 (I-beams and such); pretty low carbon and not heat-treatable.
One would need something added or a special piece of something else to make a KNIFE.(Crocodile Dundee accent applied)
That would be a piece of history worth the price.
If the events of 9-11 didn’t harden your resolve enough to rip the throats out of all enemies foreign and domestic with merely your fingernails anything else is false.
And surely this is only my opinion, but if this is an attempt to win my heart and mind, try again.
Didn’t Jim Bowie make knives famous for things like this?
The a-36 was probably used as the base melt with alloys added. Prob done in a small batch electro-furnace.
That would be the ticket- they ought to be able to make a bunch of them with that mojo..-er..., commemorative significance.
The WWII Marine K-Bar is going for about $85-$125. And that was common issue.
Anyone know what these Navy SEAL knives are priced at?
Old school blacksmith- eh?
Plowshares into swords and vice-versa!
My first real job was in the Forge Shop at Newport News shipyard. NNS&DDCo
I made a knife from a Timken bearing made for some old piece of heavy equipment a couple of years ago, they call it 52100 steel I think, I had to learn a few things about heating and treating it, hardest part was getting the curves all straitened out, made a knife about 2” wide and 14’ long.
I have some pattern folded Damascus type of knives and if it comes to be I would like to build my own forge and hammer press, I just love Damascus knives. On Ebay you can get some really cheap ones from Ebay from Britain of all places, they may not have them legally but they sure make a lot, and I have one that isn’t some piece of cheap third world country crap, its really quite nice.
Standard issue is an MK3; but I think they are allowed to carry whatever they wish.http://www.opsgear.com/index/page/product/product_id/1037/category_id/163/category_chain/33,163/product_name/MK3+Navy+Combat+Knife+%26+Sheath
That’s what we were issued, USN Ka-Bars with a gray plastic sheath and a canvas belt loop to go over a web belt. On surface swimmer ops the belt and Ka-Bar went over our khaki UDT trunks. On the gray plastic sheath, a Mk-13 day/night flare/smoke was attached with rigger’s tape.
Nobody was handing out fancy-schmancy Emerson knives that I ever saw. The only Emersons I ever saw were some old canvas and rubber rebreather scuba rigs, just before they were replaced with Draegers.
Not fancy custom made knives, until maybe some SOG blades after my time.
Why the flare?
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