Wednesday, August 15, 2012

ESEE Junglas Fixed Blade Knife Review


Randall's Adventure and Training manufactures several excellent survival knives. This company has only been around since 1997 but they are making a huge impact in the knife world. They recently changed their name from RAT to ESEE due to ongoing confusion with Ontario Knives using their RAT name. Using superior materials and keeping a close eye on function has made these knives a favorite to many outdoorsmen. Plus their knives are made here in the U.S.A.

Although their current knife catalog is relatively small (but growing) compared to the larger knife companies, they more than make up for it in quality, function, and customer service on their knives.


The blade of the ESEE Junglas is 1095 carbon steel with a thickness of .188" and an overall length of 16.5". When properly heat treated, it is a reasonably tough steel, is easy to sharpen and holds an edge well. It does, however, rust easily. You will find that most 1095 blades have a protective coating to help minimize the rusting. Nonetheless, it is important that you keep the blade lightly oiled after use. The ESEE Junglas' overall length is 16.5" and the blade is 10.5". Without the sheath, the Junglas weighs 22.5 ounces and with the sheath is 33 ounces.


The ESEE Junglas Knife is equipped with removable canvas micarta handles. When I first picked up this knife, it felt like ESEE Knives made this knife especially for me. The handles literally melted into my hands... simply put, the ergononics are quite exceptional. I don't think ESEE Knives could have chosen a better handle material. The canvas micarta scales are very robust and sturdy, sure to provide a solid, secure grip. The canvas micarta scales are held in place with 3 allen bolts which can be removed whenever you need to clean and / or oil your Junglas Knife.

The sheath of the ESEE Junglas is made of kydex and comes with a cordura MOLLE back. It is ambidextrous and has very good retention, but not so much that you must fight to remove it. A thumb on the corner of the sheath allows it to be removed easily. The knife is secured to the sheath by an adjustable snap that holds the handle in place and keeps if from rattling around. Simply put, the sheath that comes with the Junglas Knife is very well made and of excellent quality.

I rate the ESEE Junglas Knife a 9 out of 10. With the Junglas, not only do you get an awesome knife and sheath ... but you also get one of the best no nonsense lifetime warranties in the business! The ESEE Junglas is a great knife for the wilderness, survival, and all around machete for the field. I recommend it!


To buy or get more information on the ESEE Knives Junglas Machete 10" Blade with Micarta Handles and Kydex Sheath, click the link below.

ESEE Knives Junglas Machete 10" Blade, Micarta Handles, Kydex Sheath

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