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Gun_Owner_901
12-22-2012, 1:48 AM
So I went with the ESEE 5 which I got in the mail last night from Knife Works, I am very happy with the knife even before I've had a chance to use it, It seems very durable and I plan on using the heck out of it. It is a bit heavier then I thought but that's not going to be a problem, I am not to worried about the price of the knife ether considering it comes with a 100% unconditional lifetime warranty which is really what you are buying in my opinion.

However I do plan on getting the Izula neck knife later this month for the fine cutting work that needs to be done.

Do any of you have the Izula, if so how do you like it, should I go with the Izula or a ESEE 3.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e142/kenannis20/esee5sheath_zpsd324a0fd.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e142/kenannis20/esee5_zps8901df50.jpg

rooster85
12-22-2012, 4:06 AM
Buy them both and try them out. Whichever one you dislike the most you can send to me. I like both knives personally and am always looking for a new addition to my knife collection.

Gun_Owner_901
12-22-2012, 4:17 AM
lol If I had the money I would gladly buy both but sadly I don't, which one do you use more.

SoCal Gunner
12-22-2012, 6:02 AM
Why did I even click that link to take a look? My wallet hates you.

Rule .308
12-22-2012, 6:07 AM
I like the looks of the 6 better, I have the Junglass myself. I find Knifeworks to be a bit cheaper usually.

problemchild
12-22-2012, 9:12 AM
Buy the 10", size matters!

mindwip
12-22-2012, 12:51 PM
Not if you know how to use it. Smaller knifes tend to weigh less too.

smokingloon
12-22-2012, 12:55 PM
The 5 is a lot thicker then the 6.

jonnyt16
12-22-2012, 4:07 PM
My main knife is a Fallkniven A1 (see my review here: http://calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=494264) and it has a 6" blade. I find that length to be almost perfect; big enough to split wood and small enough for little chores.

jeffrice6
12-22-2012, 4:39 PM
The 5 is a bit to short & bit to fat. I would suggest the 6, out of all my blades the 6 is the one that never gets left at home.

donger
12-22-2012, 6:32 PM
The 5 is a lot thicker then the 6.

This^

I prefer the 5 because it is thicker than the 6. I have both and think that the 5 is a much more robust blade.

Gun_Owner_901
12-22-2012, 8:22 PM
thanks guys for all the imput I still have a week to decide but I think I am going to go with the 5 just because I prefer a thick blade weight really doesn't bother ether so I think it will be the 5 for now, I'll pick up a 6 down the line.

bishop2queen's6
12-22-2012, 8:25 PM
I say ESEE 6 because the handle is bigger. If you are going to do any battoning or light chopping, you will find an ESEE 5 handle too short. The ESEE 6 is the one you should get.

OR

If you are concerned about price, there is the Ontario Tak-1 For $60 you get the ESEE 5 blade with the ESEE 6 handle. You won't get the ESEE warranty, and you'll get a crap sheath, but with the money you saved, buy a spec ops sheath or get a custom kydex.

Mezcalfud
12-22-2012, 8:35 PM
I suggest the 4 and a Junglas.

clay32
12-22-2012, 9:49 PM
You can't go wrong with the 6, it is thinner than the 5 (which Jeff Randall refers to as a 'pry bar') but still plenty of knife for any task. The way to get it is get yourself a ESEE 6 blade blank from the knife connection and order their custom G-10 scales, Dale makes some AWESOME scales for all ESEE knives, and for the 6 they make a great knife epic. I just got a NIB 6 with t-k-c ranger green scales and its the perfect ESEE.

ElvenSoul
12-22-2012, 10:15 PM
I suggest the 4 and a Junglas.

^^^^^^This...I prefer the 4

justin_5585
12-23-2012, 3:24 PM
What kabar do you have? If a BK2 then get the 6. If looking for a survival knife, the 5 is sweet.

bnielsen
12-24-2012, 5:41 AM
Go for the ESEE-6 and don't forget the sheath accessories

inkedshooter
12-25-2012, 10:15 PM
You can't go wrong with either. It depends on what sort of tasks you want to use it for. The scales for each knife are the same size and are interchangeable, the 5 has a bow divot which some guys will swap to put these scales one their 6. Again they are both great knives and you can't go wrong with either.

lehn20
12-26-2012, 2:01 PM
The 5 for sure, much thicker and more durable. I use the 7 a lot too. But the 5 goes everywhere.

Dont_Shoot_im_Chinese
12-26-2012, 9:29 PM
Get the five inch blade version.

hayaku
12-26-2012, 9:50 PM
I say ESEE 6 because the handle is bigger. If you are going to do any battoning or light chopping, you will find an ESEE 5 handle too short. The ESEE 6 is the one you should get.

OR

If you are concerned about price, there is the Ontario Tak-1 For $60 you get the ESEE 5 blade with the ESEE 6 handle. You won't get the ESEE warranty, and you'll get a crap sheath, but with the money you saved, buy a spec ops sheath or get a custom kydex.

the esee 5 and 6 share the same exact scale dimensions. you can swap the scales from one to the other as well as liners to make the handles thicker if you want. one handle is not longer than the other. the molle back attachment is the same for both models as well.

esee will honor the warranty on any authentic esee or rat cutlery knife. previous knives made by ontario are not warrantied through the esee program.

given that, the esee survival instructors do not like the 5. they prefer the smaller blades (3 or 4). there's alot of fine detailed bushcraft that large blades just have a much harder time doing (traps, utensils, tools, etc).

the 5 is a sharpened pry bar... if thats the kind of tool you need, then get it. the 6 is a very nice large blade. get TKC scales to get a more comfortable grip for long jobs.

Gun_Owner_901
01-05-2013, 1:36 AM
I don't have the BK2, just your standard USMC KA-BAR, I have post some pics up top of my new ESEE 5.

Dont_Shoot_im_Chinese
01-05-2013, 6:42 AM
I have a izula and LOVE it. The Izula is now part of my EDC. The Esee 3 is a great knife but for most people it wouldn't be ideal for EDC due to size and weight. Size and weight is where the Izula shines for EDC. So to answer your question...depends how you will use it and how often you carry it

jonnyt16
01-05-2013, 9:30 AM
I have to put the ESEE Izula right up there with some of the best knives on the market today. It is my #1 backup blade and either hangs around my neck or in my boot. This little knife performs far past its small size thats for sure. Personalizing it with your own paracord wrap is alot of fun too!

Pictured here with my Fallkniven A1

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/342/a1izula.jpg

ElvenSoul
01-05-2013, 5:34 PM
For when you grow tired of prybars

http://www.rmurphyknives.com/store/product115.html?__utma=1.1927413454.1352164486.135 5459509.1357439595.12&__utmb=1.2.10.1357439595&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1352164486.1.1.utmcsr=(direct)|utmccn=(di rect)|utmcmd=(none)&__utmv=-&__utmk=199786414

Gun_Owner_901
01-05-2013, 9:17 PM
For when you grow tired of prybars

http://www.rmurphyknives.com/store/product115.html?__utma=1.1927413454.1352164486.135 5459509.1357439595.12&__utmb=1.2.10.1357439595&__utmc=1&__utmx=-&__utmz=1.1352164486.1.1.utmcsr=(direct)|utmccn=(di rect)|utmcmd=(none)&__utmv=-&__utmk=199786414

Thanks, but I like knives that I can really beat up and not worry about breaking, as well as using them for multiple uses.

With the Izula I plan on using it as an EDC or my B.O.B, but its just the right size that I can use it to do the fine cutting on any game I manage to take while in the field.

Dont_Shoot_im_Chinese
01-06-2013, 2:33 AM
Buy it! You won't regret it. The izula replaced my folders that cost me around $200

Gun_Owner_901
01-06-2013, 4:12 AM
I think I will, But I think im going to go with the Izula 2.