ESEE 6 KNIVES
- Overall Length: 11.75"
- Cutting Edge Length: 5.75"
- Overall Blade Length: 6.50"
- Blade Width: 1.56"
- Weight (Knife Only): 12 Ounces
- Drop Point Blade, Full Flat Grind
- Maximum Thickness: .188"
- 1095 Carbon Steel, 55-57 Rc.
- Removable Linen Micarta Handles
- Sheathing: Molded Sheath W/ Clip Plate
- Rounded Pommel w/ Lanyard Hole
Nice knife, handle gets a little sore after a while of constant pressure (i.e.: carving, "attempting to make feather sticks). The edge will show sensitivity to the elements fairly quickly (rust, blackening) just have to take extra care of it (note I live in a tropical environment) I do like the knife though and it serves as my go to blade for my outdoor excursions as I can trust it'll handle whatever task I throw at it (chopping, carving, hunting if I had to).
I have an abundance of knives: little ones, big ones, shiny ones, dark ones, pokey ones, and choppy ones. This is my first ESEE, and I must say I'm impressed.
The ESEE-6 is one of those knives that just looks good and feels good in your hand. It's kind of difficult to explain, but if you're a regular knife user, no explanation is really needed. It comes sharp and ready to go. And go it does.
I don't usually make a habit of "abusing" knives, but I received the ESEE before a weekend camping trip and decided to abuse it maybe just a little bit, so I spent the weekend with the ESEE making big pieces of wood into little pieces of wood (something I don't usually do with knives ... I use an axe), randomly digging holes like a kid on a beach, and cutting through chicken bones (barbeque chicken over a fire is good). I even used the ESEE to open a few metal cans, although doing so made me cringe as I was half convinced I was going to bend the tip of the blade (the blade did not bend). The ESEE handled everything in my little unscientific weekend experiment without any problem whatsoever.