Reviewed 03/02/2013 by Everett
-Price Paid: $100.00
-Used for Outdoor/Survival
-Owned for Less than 1 Month
I bought this knife based on the great on-line reviews. After handling it for a while I returned it. I felt the blade was too wide for being so short. The handle was almost too short. My little finger barely fits on the handle. And, I hate the choil. It is not needed on such a short knife. It wastes room that could be used for a cutting edge. And, it is too small to put your finger in, without cutting your finger on the blade. The Fallkniven F1 is a far superior knife.
Comment by Lou 03/27/2016
While the F1 is a better bushcraft knife, and there are better knives for other specific tasks, I think the ESEE is a better all around general purpose knife, and is a great alternative to a folder.
Comment by António Silva 11/15/2013
Although analytically I have to agree with Everett's review (all the aspects he focused are true) when it comes to pick a knife to work with I tend to use the ESEE 3. I have some great knives (including the above mentioned Fallkniven F1) but I usually pick this simple but great to use ESEE 3 knife. Why? Don't know, but it's just as simple as that!I recommend the ESEE 3 and would buy it again.