Welcome to The Outdoors Trader

Register Now
  1. Welcome to The Outdoors Trader! Join today, registration is easy!

    You can register using your Google, Facebook, or Twitter account, just click here. Registered users also see less ads!

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

    225   0

    Messages:
    39,192
    Likes Received:
    20,149
    Joined:
    May 10, 2011
    Location:
    atlanta
    Rating
    100%
    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
     
    NWGA REALTOR, MRH, Leshaire and 2 others like this.
  2. Cadcom

    Cadcom The Hen that laid the Golden Legos Supporter

    Supporter

    214   0

    Messages:
    11,567
    Likes Received:
    12,417
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2010
    Location:
    Canton Ga
    Rating
    100%
    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.
     
    chucklenut likes this.
  3. letusbuyyourcar

    letusbuyyourcar The Hen that laid the Golden Legos

    58   0

    Messages:
    20,136
    Likes Received:
    13,894
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2013
    Location:
    Darien 31305
    Rating
    100%
    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?
     
  4. Joker82

    Joker82 ODT Junkie!

    55   0

    Messages:
    3,418
    Likes Received:
    622
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2011
    Location:
    Braselton
    Rating
    100%
    IMG_0342.PNG
     
  5. letusbuyyourcar

    letusbuyyourcar The Hen that laid the Golden Legos

    58   0

    Messages:
    20,136
    Likes Received:
    13,894
    Joined:
    Oct 17, 2013
    Location:
    Darien 31305
    Rating
    100%
    Okay now I get it. That's what I had in mind every time I see the word neckbeards.
     
  6. Dogtown Darren

    Dogtown Darren ODT Junkie! Supporter

    Supporter

    172   0

    Messages:
    3,697
    Likes Received:
    2,241
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012
    Location:
    Paulding County
    Rating
    100%
    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.
     
  7. chucklenut

    chucklenut The Hen that laid the Golden Legos

    225   0

    Messages:
    39,192
    Likes Received:
    20,149
    Joined:
    May 10, 2011
    Location:
    atlanta
    Rating
    100%
    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
     
    Dogtown Darren likes this.
  8. Dogtown Darren

    Dogtown Darren ODT Junkie! Supporter

    Supporter

    172   0

    Messages:
    3,697
    Likes Received:
    2,241
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012
    Location:
    Paulding County
    Rating
    100%
    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.
     
    chucklenut likes this.
  9. Paynefree

    Paynefree Aint no calling for 1 legged ninja Supporter

    Supporter

    279   0

    Messages:
    10,834
    Likes Received:
    7,092
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2012
    Location:
    Douglasville, ga
    Rating
    100%
    its an occult..kind of like glock boys.
     
    above_all and chucklenut like this.
  10. above_all

    above_all Here, hold my beer. Watch this... Supporter

    Supporter

    253   0

    Messages:
    6,696
    Likes Received:
    5,064
    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2012
    Location:
    Acworth-Kennesaw
    Rating
    100%
    I drink Glock and ESEE kool-aid. I like their Hungless.
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - esee izula great
  1. Dakota hunt
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    248
  2. herebyproxy
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    570

Share This Page