-Price Paid: $81.00
-Used for Every Day Carry
-Owned for 3 months
Overall great little knife!
I purchased this knife over it's smaller brother the Izula, mainly because my hands are on the large size and i felt the Izula's handle was a bit small for me. The first thing that really made me love this knife, was the ergonomics, it really feels great in hand, I dare to say that it invites you to "use it", even when you remove the micarta scales (which i did, because i find it is a bit bulky with them, specially when worn around the neck like i do), it feels amazing, it really does. It is very lightweight too, which further encourages you to carry it with you, fit and finish are perfect in my opinion which is always nice, besides I just love the rugged, simple look of it. The edge has held up really nice, i haven't had to sharpen it yet, granted I use it more in an EDC role, so mostly i cut cardboard, open packages and peel carrots and pears with it, but then again we all know how easy is to sharpen 1095 steel, which further enhances it's utility. Its nice simple drop point blade is useful for mostly anything, from ripping up cardboard to skinning game, it also retains a fairly strong tip and spine so i am sure you can stab and pry with it. The blade size is also perfect for EDC, it will disappear under your clothing so it won't attract attention, but it is large enough to handle pretty much any EDC task. It is also worth mentioning that ESEE has a beautiful "No Questions Asked Warranty. If you break it, we will replace it. Warranty is lifetime and transferable" warranty, if that doesn't speak wonders for itself then i don't know what does. If you get the chance, go to a store and handle it for a minute, you will quickly fall in love too! I guarantee it!
I will say it is a bit pricy, but considering what you get, and how comfortable it is, and how likely you are to use it, I would say it is still great value, not to mention you also get Micarta handles with it, which are great if you like a more "hand filling" handle, specially if you plan to take it to the woods.
And btw, ESEE, if you are reading this, please make more colour options for the Izula 2 too! Desert tan would look wonderful, or maybe white, safety orange, or grey that'd be great too.