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Old 03-20-2012, 09:04 PM
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I have an ESEE 6 for the woods, an AF survival knife on my GHB/BOB, a Benchmade Rant and a Benchmade Nitrous Stryker that are my EDC's. Those are my main knives.

I'm wanting something thin and shorter, so I was considering an Izula. But now the Candiru is coming out and I'm thinking of that as well. I would want the micarta handles on them.

I hate to admit this, but I kind of want an ESEE 3 too.
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Or for that matter, is there something else you suggest?
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I bought an Izula a few weeks ago. Haven't taken it to the woods yet, but it seems to be a sweet little blade. I sprung for the micarta scales. My only gripe is the crappy sheath. If I had it to do over, I would buy the blade only and have a sheath made. My .02
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I have an Izula II I have as my EDC and I love it.

I have ordered several of the Candiru's and Laser Strikes to see the new 'toys' when they come in....but I swear its like Christmas with a 6-8 week wait.
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How do you carry it? Like ODS said, the sheath seems to be a weak point which is why I'm even considering an ESEE 3.
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How do you carry it? Like ODS said, the sheath seems to be a weak point which is why I'm even considering an ESEE 3.
I use the factory sheath with a belt clip attached, however I do plan on playing with some kydex or shop around for a leather one. I've done a little with Kydex in the past, nothing serious tho. May just have to brew a pot of coffee and lock myself in the shop.
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Thanks. I'll be over for a cup.
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Here's a site to browse thru that may give you some ideas;

http://martinsheaths.blogspot.com/20...cal-kydex.html
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There's some good ideas there. Thanks.
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I dont have a problem with the izula sheath, whats the problem with it? My esee 6 sheath though I dont find the greatest. I much prefer leather sheaths. The new esee is smaller then the izula, so it depends on what your gonna use it for and if itll be comfortable in your hand. The izula my pinky hangs off, the 2 would fit em all, so Im gonna assume with the candiru itll be close to a three finger knife.

Advice...get em all lol.
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Both...all 3.. once you get started you can't quit.....trust me!
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You needed to supply a link.

http://toolguyd.com/esee-candiru-neck-knife/


The izula and the candiru seem the same. I like the round hole on the Izula better.
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I'm a fan of the BK14 Eskabar myself but the sheath is total junk however there are plenty of people making sheaths for them.
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I can't speak for the Candiru (don't own it yet), but I love my Izula!

I carry mine on my dominant side. It fits perfectly on my belt (Spec-Ops Rigger) with a Spyderco G Clip.

I didn't have a hex key for the attachment screws that came with the G Clip, so I used the extra hardware from a Tech-Lok instead -- worked like a charm!

(I know most people put the attachment screws on the outside of the sheath and the posts on the inside of the clip, but it was too much of a pain so I settled for having the posts on the outside. It functions either way.)
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Thanks for the pics.
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Okay, I'm pretty sure I'll go with the Izula.

I think.
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