Friday, May 13, 2011

RAT Cutlery / ESEE Izula Neck Knife Review

ESEE Knives IZULA (Olive Drab) Neck Knife and Sheath Only, 6.25" Overall

ESEE Knives named their lightest knife to date after the bullet ant. In Peru this ant is called Isula. The reason it's called a bullet ant is because they say if you get stung by one it's like getting shot with a bullet.

The RAT Cutlery / ESEE Izula knife is one of the best small survival knives I have ever found. Useful beyond imagination, tough, easily deployed and with a full warranty. It is aptly named after the Bullet Ant which Peruvian natives call "Isula."


It is small lightweight easily carried and easily deployed.
The Izula knife measures 6.25” in overall length, with a blade length of 2.88” of 1095 steel. The blade has a full flat grind and features thumb serrations for about half an inch along the spine. It measures one inch at its widest point. I don’t have I micrometer, but the specs list it at .156” thick.

The knife itself weighs in at 2 oz. and I find this to be very reasonable for neck carry.
The knife is a one piece carbon steel construction with a carbon steel blade. It's edge is as sharp as a razor and can whittle sticks and cut boxes to ribbons as well as carve up your next meal. It has a skeleton handle with a finger hole on the end. The sheath was of injection molded plastic that was secured by hollow rivets.

It could be set up for a variety of different carry options including ambidextrous carry of the knife in horizontal or vertical fashion, in handle up or down positions, and on either side. It could also be hung upside down and clipped to a pack, or even added to a key ring with the accompanying split ring. I found these to make for a very versatile sheathing system and each method worked quite well. In the end, I still preferred to carry it around my neck with the handle down. I was pleased that the length of paracord was long enough for me to double both sections back before securing the ends so that I could make quick length adjustments without having to take it off and re-tie any knots.

The
RAT Cutlery / ESEE Izula knife comes in 4 colors Black, Desert Tan, OD Green and Pink. You can buy the knife and sheath by themselves or you can buy a kit that includes: An Ambidextrous Sheath, MOLLE lock, Paracord (for cord wrapping handle or use as a lanyard), cord lock, Snap (for snapping system on to outdoor gear), Split Ring, Fire Flint, Whistle, and Instruction Sheet. There is also an Izula II that came out recently. The only difference I've been able to determine is that the handle is 1/2" longer and it comes with Micarta Handles. You can also buy the Micarta handles separately to fit your original Izula.


To buy or get more information on the RAT Cutlery / ESEE IZULA (Olive Drab) Neck Knife and Sheath, click the link below.


ESEE Knives IZULA (Olive Drab) Neck Knife and Sheath Only, 6.25" Overall

ESEE Knives IZULA (Olive Drab) Neck Knife and Sheath Only, 6.25" Overall

To buy or get more information on the RAT Cutlery / ESEE Knives IZULA (Olive Drab) Neck Knife Complete Survival Kit, click the link below.


ESEE Knives IZULA (Olive Drab) Neck Knife Complete Survival Kit, 6.25" Overall

To buy or get more information on the RAT Cutlery / ESEE Knives IZULA (Black) Neck Knife and Sheath Only, click the link below.

ESEE Knives IZULA (Black) Neck Knife and Sheath Only, 6.25" Overall

ESEE Knives IZULA (Black) Neck Knife and Sheath Only, 6.25" Overall

To buy or get more information on the RAT Cutlery / ESEE Knives IZULA (Black) Neck Knife Complete Survival Kit, click the link below.


ESEE Knives IZULA (Black) Neck Knife Complete Survival Kit, 6.25" Overall

To buy or get more information on the RAT Cutlery / ESEE Knives IZULA (Desert Tan) Neck Knife and Sheath Only, click the link below.

ESEE Knives IZULA (Desert Tan) Neck Knife and Sheath Only, 6.25" Overall

ESEE Knives IZULA (Desert Tan) Neck Knife and Sheath Only, 6.25" Overall

To buy or get more information on the RAT Cutlery / ESEE Knives IZULA (Black) Neck Knife Complete Survival Kit, click the link below.


ESEE Knives IZULA (Desert Tan) Neck Knife Complete Survival Kit, 6.25" Overall

To buy or get more information on the RAT Cutlery / ESEE Knives IZULA (Pink) Neck Knife and Sheath Only, click the link below.


ESEE Knives IZULA (Pink) Neck Knife and Sheath Only, 6.25" Overall

ESEE Knives IZULA (Pink) Neck Knife and Sheath Only, 6.25" Overall

To buy or get more information on the RAT Cutlery / ESEE Knives IZULA (Pink) Neck Knife Complete Survival Kit, click the link below.


ESEE Knives IZULA (Pink) Neck Knife Complete Survival Kit, 6.25" Overall



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1 comment:

  1. very good it for the emergecy

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