Don't have any Emersoms per say just the collaborations with Kershaw. For the money they seem excellent knives don't own any more expensive knives so I have nothing for comparison but they did win the Blade Show 2014 “Best Buy of the Year” award. Own three at the moment they are from left to right CQC5K CQC4XXL CQC7K.
I went through an Emerson phase , had around a dozen at one point , I like the diversity in size and blade styles they offer , sadly like my Strider collection most have now flown the nest.
Two I miss the most ,
Specwar-B and the Zealot
with only a handful made worldwide , No.59 is back home where she belongs