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ESEE Knives ESEE-5S Black Combo Edge, Black Sheath, Clip Plate

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Part Number: RC5SBB
Manufacturer: ESEE Knives
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RC5SBB: ESEE-5S
ESEE Knives
 
The ESEE-5 is shipped with a black Kydex sheath and a Clip Plate (allows for belt carry by attaching directly to the Kydex sheath. Includes mounting hardware.)

Feedback from a SERE instructor after testing a production model of the ESEE-5 (taken from ESEE Knives's website):

Just got back and I am impressed. The knife is everything that we're looking for. Tough, durable, practical, affordable, and useful. I can't tell you how many fires that I started with the help of the ESEE-5 and it was a great trip to try out a knife. The weather was unseasonably cold, mostly in the teens but sometimes in the negatives. My friend and I were starting a fire for some cold students and he was bashing his (manufacturer's name removed) through some sections of a downed tree it broke right at the handle, like most bolt knives and (manufacturer's name removed) seem to do. I don't know if it was the cold weather, the perfect angle, or something else but it was a brand new (manufacturer's name removed) and it broke right in half. At the same time I was beating the daylights out of the ESEE-5 hoping to bend, break, or at the very least damage the paint job. I failed to do any of these things and my friend became more and more interested in the ESEE-5 as I found more and more things that I like about it. I'll get some pictures and a few videos this next trip and send them to you ASAP. Thanks again for the great knife!

("Bolt" Knives are knives built with reduced tangs to accommodate handles. Usually these knives have a pommel cap that is threaded or riveted in place. These reduced tang knives will not accept a lot of prying. Examples of this are standard issue pilot's survival knives.)

Note: Our knives are made from high carbon 1095 steel. And while 1095 is a top choice for professional cutlery designed for hard use, it will rust and stain if not properly cared for - especially on the cutting edge and around the laser engraving. It is the user's responsibility to keep the blades properly lubricated and cleaned. We suggest using a dry film rust inhibitor.

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Specifications
  • O.A Length: 10.88" 
  • Blade Length: 5.25"
  • Maximum thickness: 0.25"
  • Weight: 16 ounces (Knife Only)
  • Finish: Textured Black Powder Coat
  • Handles: Canvas Micarta w/ Bow Drill Divot
  • Blade Width: 1.56"
  • 1095 Steel - 57 Rc.
  • Sabre Grind
  • Glass Breaker Pommel
  • Serial Number On Pommel
  • Standard Equipment: Kyxdex Sheath w/ Belt Clip
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 011643

1095 Carbon Steel
1095 Carbon Steel
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for it's extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel, most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Similar to G10, Micarta is a a compressed layered composite which instead of using fiberglass, uses fiber compounds of any type of create a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
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5 out of 5
Tim H
Richmond, VA
May 09, 2014
Pros: Materials, Finish, Blade Material, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, None
Cons: Weight
A very solid knife - rock solid
If you are looking for a small knife that won't add much weight to your gear, this is NOT what you want. This is a solid chunk of steel clearly made to handle business and endure punishment. Due to the high carbon steel content it is supposedly very susceptible to rust. I coated mine with Tuf-Glide and so far have noted no signs of corrosion after a few weeks on my kit. The scales are a little quirky coming on and off and I would not recommend removing them frequently. Supposedly the screws can be easy to strip by over tightening and I could see how that might happen but they could easily be replaced if you did this. A lot of reviews I read recommended not removing the scales for cleaning and just letting the scales air dry after cleaning with really hot water. The hot knife will supposedly dry the micarta scales pretty quickly.
5 out of 5
David
Arkansas
Mar 07, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
This knife is a beast
I got this knife for my B.O.B and I am realy happy with it. I've only used it a little but the coating seems to be standing up well to minor use.
5 out of 5
Steve A.
Santa Clarita, CA
Sep 17, 2012
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
SOLID TOOL
One solid piece of steel. Made for EXTREME duties & EXTREME environments. KYDEX sheath is perfectly tailored for this tool. As a knife enthusiast, I can appreciate the QUALITY & DESIGN of this knife. This knife is no LIGHT WEIGHT! It is meant for EXTREME work for EXTREME people.
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