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I have jumped on the Esse train. I have an Izula 2, a 4, a 5, and a 6. I do like them. To the extent I am getting rid of a few (Many actually) that I have had forever. I have a Rat 7 but haven't seen it in about a year. I think it grew legs. I had the Rat 7 before I researched Esse.
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Great review. I am a huge fan of Esee, I agree they are the best bang for your buck knife out there. A great company built real people.
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Here they are.
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Now question. How would you say it stacks up to its cousin, the Ontario RAT 7? They share almost the same exact specs
I have both the Esee 6 and Rat 7, I like the 6 much more. The 7 is just a little bulky but is a tank and I am glad I own it. The sheath that comes with the 7 is garbage so I ordered a kydex one from I think its called Red Hill. I also don't really like the plastic sheath that comes with the 6 but it works, I just haven't gotten around to ordering a kydex on for that one yet.
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Have a 6, and a RTAK 1st generation, and a IZULA 2(scales) going to pick up a laser strike, just haven't got round to it yet. maybe tha Venom Green one, sommit different.

the 2 survival kits, the Selvan's Kit,(came with my RAO AVIO kit) is now on the Bolo setup, and the Ontos (larger kit bought it cheap cause someone ordered the kit from Extreme knives, and never picked it up)) is on the RTAK.
the Rat 1 was ESEE's old folder from ontario, the RAT1 D2 (Got 3 of em for they disappear again) is KnifeWorks (limited time)new offering of the AUS8 Rat 1(got my original in AUS8) from ontario, and after ESEE fell out with em, their new folder replacement is the ASVIPA. from Blue Ridge Knives.designed By ESEE. I like the spear point, but the unit is just to thin. Later on I might double scale it.

My ESEE 6, Has the short serration, the sharpened false edge, and custom Green Canvas Micarta scales from Joe up at LMF in Cowpen's. standard ESEE scales, are Just to flat for my hand size/shape, not a good grip, Joe makes it to fit the owners Hand. Perfectly. Only Knife ive never had to Replace,shim out to fit my hand well, Is the RTAK,IT I just had to slightly bevel the edges....
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I guess everyones hands are different, you cant really make a knife handle that perfectly accomodates everyone. Tho im sure some come close?
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Here they are.
I really like the 4, perfect for my EDC and bush work needs.

Just the right size too.
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I guess everyones hands are different, you cant really make a knife handle that perfectly accomodates everyone. Tho im sure some come close?
If the scales bolt on, you can widen em out by adding a shim under the scale, and then fit (round) the scale. or you can custom carve you a set out of Linin/canvas micarta, dymawood, delrin, just about anything. anything that makes it feel better in your hand, makes you more apt to use it. If its squared off, and sharp edged , its more apt to blister you if you work it, thus its more apt to lay in the bottom of tha sock drawer than see a day in the swamps....
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If the scales bolt on, you can widen em out by adding a shim under the scale, and then fit (round) the scale. or you can custom carve you a set out of Linin/canvas micarta, dymawood, delrin, just about anything. anything that makes it feel better in your hand, makes you more apt to use it. If its squared off, and sharp edged , its more apt to blister you if you work it, thus its more apt to lay in the bottom of tha sock drawer than see a day in the swamps....
I'm gonna have to try my hand at making some new scales for my Esee/other future knives.

Any suggestions on where/how to start?
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If you don't the stock scales on your ESEE you might want to look into The Knife Connection G10 scales.

https://www.theknifeconnection.net/e...series-scales/

They are I little pricey but they turned my ESEE 6 from a knife that was just "meh" to one I like.
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I'm gonna have to try my hand at making some new scales for my Esee/other future knives.

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for the scales from Jantz knife supplies, ,Have Joe up at LMF make you a set, around $50-65 shipped) or buy a set from Knife connection, they are decent fit as well.
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Your an amazingly knowledgeable enthusiast GX, ^^ This must be why the opinels are so comfortable, rounded handle etc. Nowhere for the skin to catch or pressure to build up maybe.

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@HH- its a whole pile of fun making your own adjustments, customisations or mods.
If it dont work can always stick the old ones back on, or modify them too.

Good on you both you make this forum great to read and engage in.
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If you don't the stock scales on your ESEE you might want to look into The Knife Connection G10 scales.

https://www.theknifeconnection.net/e...series-scales/

They are I little pricey but they turned my ESEE 6 from a knife that was just "meh" to one I like.
I like the stock scales very much, I just like to have different options.

I'll take a look there, thank you for the link.
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for the scales from Jantz knife supplies, ,Have Joe up at LMF make you a set, around $50-65 shipped) or buy a set from Knife connection, they are decent fit as well.
Thanks Goblin, I'll take a look into it!
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I really like the 4, perfect for my EDC and bush work needs.

Just the right size too.
I like them all. They each have a particular use, but I agree. The 4 is the everyday.
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I did pick up an Esee 3 and a leather sheath for it as well. I like the 3. The 3 and 4 are pretty utilitarian.
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I did pick up an Esee 3 and a leather sheath for it as well. I like the 3. The 3 and 4 are pretty utilitarian.
I've had the 4 and Izula for a few years. Liked em enough to get the stainless version of both for soggy days. Just picked up a 3 and it's the perfect middle ground between the 2. My new favorite.
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evenin Lacota. you get a chance, check out the Utility tool Knife company picked up the #3 wilderness knife, 3.75 blade, brown micarta scale, good solid no nonsense blades. make em 3.75,4,and 6 " #1,#2,#3,and #4 wilderness knives, the different numbers are the different handle sizes and shapes. #3 fit me perfect, but everyones hand is different. made in USA , pacific northwest, solid , plain , gear.
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I remember my first ESEE.

Congrats on your new blade!
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evenin Lacota. you get a chance, check out the Utility tool Knife company picked up the #3 wilderness knife, 3.75 blade, brown micarta scale, good solid no nonsense blades. make em 3.75,4,and 6 " #1,#2,#3,and #4 wilderness knives, the different numbers are the different handle sizes and shapes. #3 fit me perfect, but everyones hand is different. made in USA , pacific northwest, solid , plain , gear.
Look like winners to me.
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