Esee model recommendations?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Cowboyfromhell666, May 17, 2020.

  1. jux t

    jux t Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 10, 2018
    I’ve had a 3, 4, and 6. Still own the 3, and it was my edc for 3-4 years straight. It’s been used hard and was great for almost anything I needed to cut, and carries very well (I carried it inverted).

    The 6 was fine but other inexpensive knives were just as good and more comfortable in hand. I found the 4 to be a bit too thick.
     
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  2. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    I EDC carried the RAT3 (D2)- ESEE3 - and the BK14 (KaBar/ESEE collaboration) I liked the BK14 the best out of the 3.
    What turns me off is the thick powder coating. I had to strip them all.
     
  3. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    The 4 & 6 are .19" like the LS. They are also FF ground vs the saber on the 5. Makes a big difference IMO.
     
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  4. GB940Rookie

    GB940Rookie Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2016
    I have the 3 and the 6. They’re all I’ll ever need for outdoors. The three is especially nice with the thinner stock.
     
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  5. Smiling

    Smiling

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    Nov 21, 2019
    My buddy has gotten himself the 3 and he loves it. I'm yet to check it out myself.
     
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  6. GB940Rookie

    GB940Rookie Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2016
    It’s just a great all around blade. Small enough to edc yet it can handle 95% of your camping and hunting chores, Now available in s35v, it also makes for a nice outdoor food prep knife.
     
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  7. Smiling

    Smiling

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    Nov 21, 2019
    He's using his as EDC, his only complain was extremley tight sheath retention, but he took care of that with a file.
     
  8. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Exactly. The 5 is a thick chunk that does nothing well, except not break (same as the BK2). The 3, 4, and 6 are excellent.
     
  9. gazz98

    gazz98 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 3, 2008
    I guess I never realized the 5 was thicker then everything else. I still love my 5.
     
  10. Peakbagger46

    Peakbagger46 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Apr 20, 2017
    The Esee 3HM has been in my pack and helped me bring elk and mule deer from the mountain to the dinner table (think quartering, not merely field dressing) for several years now. Good ergonomics and thin blade stock makes for a great working blade.
     
  11. Bryce Haley

    Bryce Haley

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    Mar 24, 2020
    Dont have one, but I love the looks of the Junglas.
     
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  12. Andrew George

    Andrew George

    5
    Mar 7, 2020
    I like the Esse 5PB-002. It’s a tank.
     

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