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ESEE Knives ESEE-4

rated 4.0 of 5 stars
photo: ESEE Knives ESEE-4 fixed-blade knife

Best for survival or bushcraft. Heavy but durable.


  • Sturdy
  • Full tang
  • Durable
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Stays sharp for a long time


  • Heavy
  • Expensive

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 going to take it camping, but for trying to learn bushcraft, it's perfect.

Randall's Adventures specializes in survival classes and makes equipment used for survival type activities. They also sell smaller or larger knives, so if the 4 is too much, you can get an Izula or smaller ESEE. If you want a really cool machete for those jungle excursions, their stuff is made for jungles too, since they train there.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $100

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