ESEE Knives Laser Strike Survival Knife Fixed 5" Blade, Fire Steel and Tinder Tabs in Micarta Handles, Kydex Sheath - ESEE-LS-P
The Laser Strike is an improved ESEE fixed blade knife with a spear point blade shape and a more ergonomic handle. This model does away with the striking pommel on the butt of the knife in lieu of a more comfortable grip. Jimping on the back spine of the knife is also improved on this knife, really locking your thumb in place. If you have experience with any of the regular ESEE knives, you will surely enjoy the Laser Strike.
- Overall length: 10"
- Blade length: 5"
- Cutting edge length: 4.5"
- Maximum thickness: 3/16"
- Handles: Canvas Micarta
- 1095 Carbon Steel
- 55-57 Rc.
- Black textured powder coating on blade
- Weight without sheath: 9.8 ounces
- Kyxdex sheathing with belt clip
- Made in USA
There are a lot of quality knives on the market using this formula of carbon steel and powder coating, but having owned them all I think ESEE is in the lead. The problem with all of the others is that the coating gives out very quickly but with this knife and my Junglas I have yet to see so much as a scratch in it.
This LSP is my current bushcraft knife and after using and abusing it I can say I'm not even tempted to buy another. I just can't see this breaking. I swapped the micarta for g10 grips that still had the devot for fire starting because the micarta gets dirty so easily. I think it's a good choice, but you can also make a pretty decent handle out of paracord and leather strap by going through the gap in the middle. Of the three choices I think the g10 is the best and it allows a little customization considering this model only comes in black.
The choil at the front is one of the best and most secure on any knife I own and can accommodate gloves. Really I can't say enough good things about this knife and at the price Amazon is asking I recommend you buy it up while it is still low.