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Old December 6th, 2011, 09:10 AM   #1
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I'm not sure if you guys are familiar with ESEE knives, but they make some great knives at a pretty reasonable price IMO. I ended up getting the ESEE-4S-CP. The blade is 4.5" and has an OAL of 9". I plan on using this for camping and hiking trips. I was so impressed with it that I ended up ordering the ESEE IZULA 2 kit in OD green just a few hours after receiving this one in the mail. Here are a few pictures that I snapped with my cell phone this morning.











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I've got a Izula-DT tucked in my boot, and a couple AH-1's in my BOB.
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Old December 6th, 2011, 10:13 AM   #3
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ESEE makes great stuff. Did you order your Izula 2 with the accessory kit?
 
 
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ESEE makes great stuff. Did you order your Izula 2 with the accessory kit?


Yeah, I ended up getting the kit with the OD knife and canvas micarta handle. The kit was only $10 more than just the knife and sheath alone and came with the clip plate which I wanted anyways, plus some other goodies. The clip plate sells for $10 alone so I figured I might as well just get the kit.
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Old December 6th, 2011, 10:40 AM   #5
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Nice!! I'm looking at the ESEE-3 for an EDC defensive knife. My bro-in-law is a LEO for Knox Co. He knows a guy that teaches some knife fighting skills. I plan to visit with him when I get it.
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Nice!! I'm looking at the ESEE-3 for an EDC defensive knife. My bro-in-law is a LEO for Knox Co. He knows a guy that teaches some knife fighting skills. I plan to visit with him when I get it.


The 3 is going to be my next one for sure. I'll probably go with the 3MIL-P-CP or the 3MIL-S-CP.
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Picture of the Izula...



I really dig this color combo. The OD green looks great.



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Old December 12th, 2011, 05:25 PM   #8
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Let me know how sturdy the kit is for you. Without it I'm stuck with neck carry; considering a custom kydex sheath instead of the accessory kit.
 
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Let me know how sturdy the kit is for you. Without it I'm stuck with neck carry; considering a custom kydex sheath instead of the accessory kit.


Will do. I'll let you know once I get a little more experience with it.
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I've been eyeballing the ESEE 4 for some time now, but my only concern is the size of the handle. I've got rather large paws (I use the large backstrap on my M&P), and I've heard of several people having difficulty with the ESEE handle on the 3 and the 4 (they're the same handles). What is your take on it?
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I've been eyeballing the ESEE 4 for some time now, but my only concern is the size of the handle. I've got rather large paws (I use the large backstrap on my M&P), and I've heard of several people having difficulty with the ESEE handle on the 3 and the 4 (they're the same handles). What is your take on it?


I have medium to large sized hands and the handle feels fine. I can see how it could be a bit too small for someone with large hands though. The Knife Connection has custom handles that are a bit larger. It's nice because they allow you to purchase the blade alone and then select the handle and sheath options that you want to go with it. Between the knife, handle, and sheath you end up paying $20-$30 more than if you were to just buy everything together with the factory handle but it would probably be a good option for you.
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Thanks for the link DH.



They have the Izula-DT on a Christmas special for $21 less than what I paid, and I shopped around first. Maybe it's time to start carrying an OD in the other boot and a Black one on the hip (in place of that funky off-hand TDI). Kinda digging this Mil Camo handle they have for the Izula too (not for the 5/32" thin one in my boot though).





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They have the Izula-DT on a Christmas special for $21 less than what I paid, and I shopped around first. Maybe it's time to start carrying an OD in the other boot and a Black one on the hip (in place of that funky off-hand TDI). Kinda digging this Mil Camo handle they have for the Izula too (not for the 5/32" thin one in my boot though).


No problem. They do have some pretty good prices and they ship very fast. The Mil Camo does look pretty nice. I think I like the Ranger Green the most though. I'm probably going to pick up another 4 with a plain edge in OD and get the Ranger Green handle. It should look pretty good.
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Just ordered the 3 with a clip point. Should nicely compliment the Izzy 2.
 
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Just ordered the 3 with a clip point. Should nicely compliment the Izzy 2.


I ordered a 3MIL with the clip point and got it this morning. It's definitely a sweet blade.
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