For The folks behind ESEE ® Knives, who make the ESEE 4 Survival Craft and Tactical Knife, are realists that have used knives in just about every environment around the world. Their philosophy is pretty simple: knives are tools made to cut efficiently. ESEE's goal is to build a product that a soldier, cop or outdoors-man feels confident carrying, make that product available at an affordable price, then back it up with absolute customer service. They have reached their goal in the ESEE 4 Knife.
The Randall ESEE 4 Knife is made from 1095 High Carbon Steel, a top choice for professional field knives, or Stainless Steel. Each has its benefits. Be sure to keep the blades properly lubricated and cleaned. The ESEE 4 Knife includes a baked on powder coat for protection against the elements. It is normal for the coating to wear with use.
ESEE 4 Knives include either black Kydex sheathing, clip plate, paracord and cord lock (or) black Kydex sheathing, Cordura MOLLE back, clip plate, paracord and cord lock. The difference being the the way that the sheath attaches. A Clip Plate is a very versatile attaching system which consists of a heavy duty clip that will attache to just about anything or back designed to fit onto the military standard MOLLE configuration. I our opinion, the Clip Plate is much more versatile which is why it is the standard configuration.
The ESEE 4 Knife is much larger, 9" full length, than the IZULA. However, is is still very light weight at 8oz, but amazingly durable. This is a great, tough survival knife. The ESEE 4 Knife is made by the same people who brought you Randall's Adventure Training, who have been offering superb survival training and gear for years. They are quickly becoming a favorite of those in the survival field, like the U.S. Military.
The ESEE 4 Knife comes in numerous colors and several blade options, to include partially serrated and plain edge and Carbon Steel or Stainless Steel. We have been working with Randall Adventure Training and ESEE Knives for a number of years on survival kit projects and we can assure you, anything they make is high quality and will do the job it is designed for. We are very impressed with the IZULA and ESEE Knives.
The ESEE 4 also comes with removable handles just in case you want to change the color or remove them for cleaning in the future.
Carbon Steel Model (choice of professionals)
Stainless Steel Model (not as easy to sharpen)
Molded Kydex Sheath with Cordura MOLLE back
Molded Kydex Sheath with Tek-Lok
Molded Kydex Sheath with Clip Plate (Most Common - in our opinion, the most versatile)
To prove their commitment to quality, if you break it, ESEE Knives will replace it. The warranty is lifetime and transferable, which is a testament to the quality of ESEE Knives. In other words, they warranty the knife no matter how many times it's been traded, sold or given away - no sales receipt or proof of purchase is required. However, normal wear and tear is not covered.
Overall Length: 9.0"
Cutting Edge Length: 4.1"
Overall Blade Length: 4.5"
Blade Width: 1.25"
Weight (Knife Only): 8.0 ounces
Drop Point Blade Style
Maximum Thickness: .188"
1095 Carbon Steel, 55 - 57 Rc. (Carbon Steel Model) or
440C (Stainless Steel Model)
Rounded Pommel w/ Lanyard Hole
Ambidextrous Black Kydex Sheath