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esee izula. its ok, why it so great?

Thread in 'Gear Reviews' started by chucklenut, Oct 30, 2016.

  1. chucklenut

    chucklenut The Hen that laid the Golden Legos

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    got one to see what all the hype was about. gotta admit, its a sharp and easy to use knife.......but why does it cost 60 something dollars?

    firstly, i dont see it as more practical or better than a folder. i like that you can customize it, and it looks cool, but to me it represents the epitome of neckbeard gear.

    another thing is i found the powder coating job to be kinda sloppy. found marks on the handle where it was left drying.

    also the sheath, that thing is ****ing scary and unless you wanna cut yourself you gotta commit to pulling it out, at least before its broken in. i have no idea why ESEE did not create a sheath that relied on a pressure release from a thumb (could be easy to do, im thinking about making one for my knife) rather than just tension.

    also, 1095 steel......not sure if its superior to vg-10 or 154cm or s30v, but then again im not an expert so what do i know.

    to recap, i like it. its neat, stupid strong, and is sharp, but as an edc i dont see how it even comes close to beating a spyderco or benchmade

    if this was 30 bucks, id say it would be a hell of a buy. but at 55+ its just outside of my value range
     
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    Cadcom The Hen that laid the Golden Legos Supporter

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    I feel the same way. Had to get a few to see what all the fuss was about. They are gone now as i just have a few others I use more often and are more practical for my applications. Kind of like Glocks for me.
     
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    letusbuyyourcar The Hen that laid the Golden Legos

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    In for answers and opinions. I've looked at several on here and other places. I honestly figured they would retail closer to a hundred.

    Oh and what the hell are neckbeards? Is that spit cup overalls 22 flippers or is it prayer rug pedophile Alah Ahkbar types?
     
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    Joker82 ODT Junkie!

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    letusbuyyourcar The Hen that laid the Golden Legos

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    Okay now I get it. That's what I had in mind every time I see the word neckbeards.
     
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    Dogtown Darren ODT Junkie! Supporter

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    American made, no questions asked lifetime warranty, quality materials.

    It's not some benchmark of knife history, it's just a solid piece that won't let you down.
     
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    no doubt, its a solid knife but given the price point i dont know why anyone would choose this over a folder

    but thats just me
     
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    Dogtown Darren ODT Junkie! Supporter

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    Yeah, I've never found a practical way to EDC a fixed blade knife that was comfortable and appropriate for the workplace, etc. Given the choice between the two, I definitely go folder.
     
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    its an occult..kind of like glock boys.
     
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    above_all Here, hold my beer. Watch this... Supporter

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    I drink Glock and ESEE kool-aid. I like their Hungless.
     
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