Calguns.net  

Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back   Calguns.net > OUTDOORS, HUNTING AND SURVIVAL > Survival and Preparations
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Survival and Preparations Long and short term survival and 'prepping'.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-22-2012, 1:48 AM
Gun_Owner_901's Avatar
Gun_Owner_901 Gun_Owner_901 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 156
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default Went With The ESEE 5, Pics Included In Original Post

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.

[IMG][/IMG]

[IMG][/IMG]

Last edited by Gun_Owner_901; 01-05-2013 at 1:18 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-22-2012, 4:06 AM
rooster85's Avatar
rooster85 rooster85 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 677
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Default

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.
__________________
Looking for : Savage 24 .30-30/12 Ga
Marlin 336 .35 Rem
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-22-2012, 4:17 AM
Gun_Owner_901's Avatar
Gun_Owner_901 Gun_Owner_901 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 156
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

lol If I had the money I would gladly buy both but sadly I don't, which one do you use more.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-22-2012, 6:02 AM
SoCal Gunner's Avatar
SoCal Gunner SoCal Gunner is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Riverside County
Posts: 1,486
iTrader: 10 / 100%
Default

Why did I even click that link to take a look? My wallet hates you.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-22-2012, 6:07 AM
Rule .308 Rule .308 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,473
iTrader: 43 / 100%
Default

I like the looks of the 6 better, I have the Junglass myself. I find Knifeworks to be a bit cheaper usually.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-22-2012, 9:12 AM
problemchild problemchild is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: 33.753276,-118.19139
Posts: 6,968
iTrader: 82 / 100%
Default

Buy the 10", size matters!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-22-2012, 12:51 PM
mindwip mindwip is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Behind the Orange Curtain
Posts: 1,526
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Not if you know how to use it. Smaller knifes tend to weigh less too.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-22-2012, 12:55 PM
smokingloon smokingloon is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: So Cal
Posts: 1,018
iTrader: 14 / 100%
Default

The 5 is a lot thicker then the 6.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 12-22-2012, 4:07 PM
jonnyt16's Avatar
jonnyt16 jonnyt16 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: wine country
Posts: 1,027
iTrader: 30 / 97%
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 12-22-2012, 4:39 PM
jeffrice6's Avatar
jeffrice6 jeffrice6 is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Nor Cal
Posts: 3,967
iTrader: 32 / 100%
Default

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.
__________________
WTB: S&W 617 4" 10 shot Pre-Lock
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 12-22-2012, 6:32 PM
donger's Avatar
donger donger is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Outta California
Posts: 1,570
iTrader: 19 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by smokingloon View Post
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.
__________________
Certified Ragaholic
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 12-22-2012, 8:22 PM
Gun_Owner_901's Avatar
Gun_Owner_901 Gun_Owner_901 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 156
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 12-22-2012, 8:25 PM
bishop2queen's6's Avatar
bishop2queen's6 bishop2queen's6 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 453
iTrader: 9 / 100%
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 12-22-2012, 8:35 PM
Mezcalfud's Avatar
Mezcalfud Mezcalfud is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Oceanside
Posts: 933
iTrader: 41 / 100%
Default

I suggest the 4 and a Junglas.
__________________
The IRS sent my tax forms back! AGAIN!
I guess it was because of my response to the question: “List all dependents?”

I answered -

"12 million illegal immigrants; 3 million crack heads; 42 million unemployable people on food stamps; 2 million people in over 243 prisons; Half of Mexico and 535 fools in the U.S. House and Senate.”

I replied “What... am I missing someone”?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-22-2012, 9:49 PM
clay32's Avatar
clay32 clay32 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Dana Point, CA
Posts: 1,071
iTrader: 73 / 99%
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 12-22-2012, 10:15 PM
ElvenSoul's Avatar
ElvenSoul ElvenSoul is offline
Free at Last!
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: TEXAS!
Posts: 14,734
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mezcalfud View Post
I suggest the 4 and a Junglas.
^^^^^^This...I prefer the 4
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 12-23-2012, 3:24 PM
justin_5585 justin_5585 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redding, CA
Posts: 464
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

What kabar do you have? If a BK2 then get the 6. If looking for a survival knife, the 5 is sweet.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 12-24-2012, 5:41 AM
bnielsen bnielsen is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Livermore
Posts: 37
iTrader: 7 / 100%
Default

Go for the ESEE-6 and don't forget the sheath accessories
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 12-25-2012, 10:15 PM
inkedshooter's Avatar
inkedshooter inkedshooter is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Dublin, Ca.
Posts: 579
iTrader: 69 / 100%
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 12-26-2012, 2:01 PM
lehn20's Avatar
lehn20 lehn20 is online now
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Silicon Valley/LA. The world is my playground
Posts: 3,223
iTrader: 32 / 100%
Default

The 5 for sure, much thicker and more durable. I use the 7 a lot too. But the 5 goes everywhere.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 12-26-2012, 9:29 PM
Dont_Shoot_im_Chinese's Avatar
Dont_Shoot_im_Chinese Dont_Shoot_im_Chinese is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: 626 (Los Angeles County)
Posts: 1,204
iTrader: 23 / 100%
Default

Get the five inch blade version.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 12-26-2012, 9:50 PM
hayaku's Avatar
hayaku hayaku is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: socal
Posts: 543
iTrader: 61 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bishop2queen's6 View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 01-05-2013, 1:36 AM
Gun_Owner_901's Avatar
Gun_Owner_901 Gun_Owner_901 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 156
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

I don't have the BK2, just your standard USMC KA-BAR, I have post some pics up top of my new ESEE 5.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 01-05-2013, 6:42 AM
Dont_Shoot_im_Chinese's Avatar
Dont_Shoot_im_Chinese Dont_Shoot_im_Chinese is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: 626 (Los Angeles County)
Posts: 1,204
iTrader: 23 / 100%
Default

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
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 01-05-2013, 9:30 AM
jonnyt16's Avatar
jonnyt16 jonnyt16 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: wine country
Posts: 1,027
iTrader: 30 / 97%
Default

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

Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 01-05-2013, 5:34 PM
ElvenSoul's Avatar
ElvenSoul ElvenSoul is offline
Free at Last!
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: TEXAS!
Posts: 14,734
iTrader: 1 / 100%
Default

For when you grow tired of prybars

http://www.rmurphyknives.com/store/p...utmk=199786414
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 01-05-2013, 9:17 PM
Gun_Owner_901's Avatar
Gun_Owner_901 Gun_Owner_901 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 156
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ElvenSoul View Post
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.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 01-06-2013, 2:33 AM
Dont_Shoot_im_Chinese's Avatar
Dont_Shoot_im_Chinese Dont_Shoot_im_Chinese is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: 626 (Los Angeles County)
Posts: 1,204
iTrader: 23 / 100%
Default

Buy it! You won't regret it. The izula replaced my folders that cost me around $200
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 01-06-2013, 4:12 AM
Gun_Owner_901's Avatar
Gun_Owner_901 Gun_Owner_901 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 156
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

I think I will, But I think im going to go with the Izula 2.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:10 AM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host.
Calguns.net, the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2016, Calguns.net an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved.