ESEE Knives Izula 1 & 2 - Gear Review

Thursday, March 24, 2011

When it comes to back-country dependability, less is more.  Simplicity rules and breeds dependability.  Designed and manufactured by survival training experts at Randall's Adventure and Training, ESEE knives are built to last and function in the most unforgiving conditions.

The Izula 1 & 2 from ESEE knives is a case study in classic simplicity and why to leave the frills at home.  Named after what the Peruvian locals consider the nastiest ant in the jungle which they call "Isula", we call it the Bullet Ant.  Tough, light and versitile, the Izula will make you a believer the minute you pick one up.  This knife is designed to be a perfect addition to you lightweight survival kit or as a concealed carry knife.


Razor sharp and incredibly light, these knives are a dream to cut with.  The textured powder coating helps to ward off rust and corrosion and improves grip in damp conditions.  The Izula 1 and 2 are nearly identical, except that the 2 has a slightly (1/2 inch) longer handle, which I prefer.  Both have a .55 inch pommel to easily attach a caribiner for trasnport.  If the skeletal design is too minimal for you, add the canvas micarta scales for a more comfortable grip. 

Further proof that simple is better when it comes to wilderness gear. 

Izula 1 Specs:
O.A Length: 6.25"
Blade Length (end of handle to tip): 2.88"
Cutting Edge Length: 2 5/8"
O.A. Blade Length: 2 3/4"
Maximum Thickness: .156"
Weight: 2 Ounces (Knife Only)
1095 Steel - 57 Rc.
Blade Width: 1.0"
Grind: Flat
Sheathing: Injection Molded, Black
Pommel: Hole To Accommodate Carabiner
Spine: Thumb Grippers
Finish: Textured Powder Coat
Colors: Black, OD Green, Desert Tan, Tactical Pink
Serial Number On Tang

MSRP: $80  Available online from $43...

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