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ESEE Candiru Utility Knives 2" w/Sheath

COLOR: Black

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 on the blade.


  • Overall Length: 5.13"
  • Cutting Edge Length: 2.0"
  • Weight: 1.7 Ounces
  • Drop Point Blade Style
  • Maximum Thickness: .125"
  • 1095 Carbon Steel - 55-57 Rc.
  • Textured Powder Coat Finish
  • Skeletonized Handle
  • Serialized


Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
I great little blade from ESEE that makes a cool EDC knife.

The Candiru is a nice little EDC knife that is compact enough to disappear when worn as a neck knife. After a while, you will forget that the Candiru is there. The Candiru can handle many minor cutting tasks with ease and is very sharp right out of the box. The 1095 steel is strong enough to stand up to bigger tasks in an emergency situation (if you don't have access to a bigger blade). Just have realistic expectations of what to expect with a small blade. The only downside is the 1095 steel can rust. It is important to remember to keep the Candiru wiped down with a Tuf-Cloth, mineral oil, or Frog Lube to avoid rust. The ESEE warranty is "no questions asked", so this is a knife that will last a lifetime. Finally, due to the small size, I would recommend picking up some scales for the knife to improve the grip and eliminate hot spots on the handle.


handly little knife. Very useful spear blade shape. Excellent Esee fit and finish as usual. The handle feels short even with optional micarta scales installed. I do wish the handle was a bit longer and the knife made of stainless steel. 1095 while a very good carbon steel, rusts incredibly quickly. I would really like to see this in stainless steel.

ESEE Candiru Utility Knife

I wasn't quite sure how I would like the candiru until I held it in my hand. As soon as I opened it up, I was in love with this wicked little blade. I bought both the candiru and the izula, and the candiru has been used far more often. It is a great neck knife, and the G10 handle scales make the knife very comfortable to work with. I absolutely would recommend this knife as a companion blade for a large knife, or just as an edc blade.