Handles from TKC?

Discussion in 'ESEE KNIVES' started by kyhunt, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. kyhunt


    Mar 20, 2007
    Ok folks I know the handles from tkc have been out for awhile. What p you think of them? Any photos of kniife side by side with and without. I know there where some post when they firt came out but did a search and didnt find alot.
  2. jtsharp


    Aug 19, 2009
    I have them on an esee 4 I got in trade and they are very nice. I cut the bottom part off though just because I like the tang exposed. They are a very attractive and comfy addition. The little extra bottom part does make a larger gripping area.

  3. kyhunt


    Mar 20, 2007
  4. Dizwolf


    Aug 25, 2009
    I'm posting this POS out of focus image cuz it's the best comparision I have at the moment. I can take some high res nice shots if you want tomorrow.

  5. kyhunt


    Mar 20, 2007
    Thanks. That does help. It doesnt look like it add much to the handle length. Is it just the contores that improve it?


    Jan 24, 2011
    I think it adds about a 1/2 inch.. the contours definitely fill my hand better... I was a little surprised the fit wasn't cleaner though. There was some overhang and the two pieces didn't align that great. After a little sanding they are good. I really like the addition.

    I want one of the leather sheaths from them for the izula
  7. R.A.T.

    R.A.T. Randall's Adventure & Training

    Feb 4, 2004
    Now that is cult member right there! :D

    Appreciate the pic!
  8. kyhunt


    Mar 20, 2007
    That is a nice group of knives. I just ordered ranger green handles, so we will try them out next week.
  9. silverbullets

    silverbullets Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 10, 2007
    does anyone know if you order the entire set for TKC does a sheath come with it?
  10. BASR


    Jun 29, 2010
    Everything I've heard about them have been positive. Great quality and ergonomics. The patterns on them are just amazing.

    What do you mean by "the entire set"?
  11. Lost Cosmonaut

    Lost Cosmonaut

    Mar 10, 2011
    My understanding is no, you have to order the sheath separate.
  12. stewey1


    Nov 14, 2010
    I have a set of dale scales on my esee 4, they are great. the fit and finish was excellent on mine everything lined up perfectly, they are not individually matched to the blade so there not quite as perfect as the standard handles but bloody close.

    I didnt mind the standard scales but I did think the handles were a bit short, I could still use the knife fine but now with the 1/2 inch extra length and contour its perfect for me.

    if you go the custom route you have to buy the blade, handles and sheath separatly. Dale is great to deal with good luch with whatever you decide.
  13. clintzero


    Mar 22, 2010
    I bought a set for my 4 just because I prefer G-10 to micarta. After a while I actually ended up going back to the factory handle slabs. I have nothing bad to say about the TKC handle, it just turns out that I prefer the thinner, shorter slab-style handles. I guess I have weird hands or something.
  14. kyhunt


    Mar 20, 2007
    I've had my knife for over a year. Bought it from Dale. Looking forward to trying the new handles out.
  15. kyhunt


    Mar 20, 2007
    My handles came today. What a difference they make.
  16. sar5


    Jan 15, 2011
    Kyhunt, can you post a before and after shot with the new handles?
  17. kyhunt


    Mar 20, 2007
    Yep give me a few minutes.

    I had to add them here as an edit. Said forum wasnt allowing new post.


    Last edited: Mar 22, 2011
  18. vba


    Jan 12, 2009
    I think the handles may be my next purchase... Thankyou!


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