Wednesday, December 17, 2008

NASA ISS Emerson Specwar Knife VERY RARE


Here is an extremely rare Emerson Specwar Knife made under contract for NASA for use on the ISS. There were 30 of these knives ordered by NASA and they were delivered in 1999. The link to the knife is http://www.emersonknives.com/EK_Govnt_Contracts.html


Now for the cool part. When I emailed Emerson knives, I was told that all of the 30 NASA contract knives had the NASA logo laser engraved on the back of the blade. This knife didn't have any engraving, other than the Emerson logo on it, so I thought that it could have been a counterfeit piece.


Lucky for me that I did more research through Emerson and it turns out that this knife is 1 of 4 prototypes built by Emerson, then sent to New Mexico for evaluation. I don't know if this knife flew on a mission, I tend to doubt it because of the perfect condition of the knife, but it's such a rare piece that is never available to the public.


3 comments:

moosestuff said...

Just for the qurious who happen here the knife is based on an EMERSON SPECWAR if you were looking to get the closest thing to it. Specifically it would be an EMERSON SPECWAR without an EMERSON wave and tanto blade.

John Soriano said...

If you ever consider selling this, please let me know!

Ray Holt said...

According to Emerson this is a hybrid of a Spec war and Timberline