ESEE Knives

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ESEE-3 Uncoated

rated 5 of 5 stars The best slicing knife I've ever used. I bought the uncoated version of the ESEE 3 in the early spring and have used it daily for three seasons so far (8 months). I do landscaping for a living, go backwoods camping and backpacking very often, and just finished up a successful season of white tail deer hunting.  Early on, fighting the rust was a pretty consistent issue, which I expected, but not quite to the degree that I experienced. I read that others recommended applying a "forced patina" to… Full review


rated 4 of 5 stars A durable large blade for wood processing. The ESEE Junglas is a beast of a knife. Its superb heat treat means that the knife can take a beating and come back for more. All of the knife is designed to resist severe use and abuse. The coating on the blade is one of the most durable I have ever used, surpassing even the custom coatings on some of my blades. The canvas micarta handle is impervious to water and fitted perfectly to the handle. While canvas micarta can potentially crack it would take… Full review


rated 4.5 of 5 stars The knife is amazing. The sheath is nice, but could be better. "This is a knife." - M. Dundee If I had to choose one item to take with me to survive, this would be it. You could chop a tree down with this knife if you had to, or you could clean a fish (not as easy as with a small knife, but it's not difficult with a little practice). It does have some weight to it, but it helps with chopping and durability, and it's balanced pretty good to minimize fatigue. While a big knife is more weight to be… Full review


rated 4.5 of 5 stars The smallest, strongest, sharpest chunk of metal I could find. DO NOT GET THE NYLON SHEATH. The ESEE Candiru is probably one of the best backpacking knives you could get in my opinion. It's the smallest of all the ESEE knives, and comes skeletonized without any grips to shave weight, and to function as a "neck knife" if desired. The original nylon sheath was crap. I modified mine to be the way it's pictured above, so that it was more functional and secure, but in the end I lost it landscaping. Full review


rated 4 of 5 stars Best for survival or bushcraft. Heavy but durable. Full tang. Optional serrated edge or straight edge. Can get multiple color handles or blades. Lifetime warranty, no questions asked. The ESEE 4 has a blade length of 4.5". Perfect for "survival" or bushcraft, but it weighs too much to take on backpacking trips, unless you're into taking 8 oz knives. The kydex sheath doesn't have a strap to lock it in, it just clicks in and stays snugly. The sheath clips onto a belt and sits high. Overall, I'm not… Full review

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ESEE Knives were formerly sold under the RAT Cutlery brand.


ESEE Knives
60 Randall Road
Gallant, AL 35972

phone: (256) 613-0372
fax: (256) 570-0175


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