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22 minutes ago, jtallen83 said:

Recently heard of someone making scales for these, I'll post up when I see a set.

Thanks JT.  I kind of like it skeletonized as it is though as I intend to wear it concealed and scales may thicken it a bit.  I'm pretty sure it won't print under at least most of my every-day shirts if I wear it with a thin ball chain or paracord.

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I've been buying a few blades recently and finally got a Glock 81.  This particular model has a saw-edged spine instead of a smooth one.  Though these are inexpensive (I paid about $30) they have a ton of good reviews online and mine seems to be really solid.

The blade came sharp and coated with plenty of lubricant.  The sheath is good quality too and the knife snaps securely into it. The blade and overall length of the knife is a little longer than what I think is needed for field dressing Whitetails though. So, I probably won't carry it as my go-to hunting knife but will keep it in my rifle bag as a backup if I lose my (much smaller) primary hunting blade.  I made it a little more emergency/zombie apocalypse-ready by adding some ball chain for optional neck carry and also getting a magnesium fire starter for it.  

 

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ok so heres mine. the 2 CRKT knives are my daily carries. Depending on moods. the antler knife was a steel off of ebay. Kn Richardson knife I got delivered for $35. and the last one made me cry. My birthday falls on fathers day sometimes. On the tenth anniversary of my babies death year and my birthday and also fathers day my wife had a friend who is a knife junky find my favorite knife for her to give me. A buck Kalinga wood handle folder. Never carried or sharpened. at the time she got this Buck knives had discontinued the Kalinga

 

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Started to EDC this ESEE Izula about six weeks ago and have loved it. It fits in my pliers pocket just right, easy to grab but stays just out of site and in place, maybe a headstand would drop it out but don't see that happening anytime soon. Biggest benefit I have seen is the fixed blade, a truly beatable knife at .156" thick. At 6 1/4 inch overall with a 2 5/8" cutting edge it fits my agency restrictions on knife size for carry at work. This one has their black oxide finish, much better for everyday cutting tasks compared to the textured powder coating they offer. It is 1095 high carbon steel but I have not seen any rusting issues. It has a fresh stropping on it in the pictures but will quickly develop a patina on the exposed steel after some use. The handle scales are optional but for EDC a must have in my book. These scales are from The Knife Connection and made of G10. I still need to get a seal on them so I don't have to take them off for cleaning, for food use I don't want any grunge growing under the scales, I will be using some silicone under them to seal it up. I find the steel very easy to sharpen to a hair popping edge and it holds up very well, a great balance between ease of sharpening and edge retention. I'm an all in ESEE whore with no shame!

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7 hours ago, jtallen83 said:

 maybe a headstand would drop it out but don't see that happening anytime soon.

Undercover FBI Agent wannabe...   :banana:  I caught that mention you made, and it was EXCELLENT!...   :hail::laffs:

 

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4 hours ago, 98Z5V said:

Undercover FBI Agent wannabe neverbe...  

Nah, happy just puttering around in the outdoors............ federal government is full of agencies, all of them broken.

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I wasn't poking at you, brother - just that jackass agent that wanted to be a stud in the club, gun pops out, he has no trigger discipline snatching it up, and shoots a patron in the leg...   What a fuktard.  Heard that nothing happened with that, he's clean on the whole thing... 

I caught the reference, though, and it made me laugh about that asshead...   :laffs::thumbup:

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3 hours ago, 98Z5V said:

Heard that nothing happened with that, he's clean on the whole thing... 

 

other than being an embarrassment to those around him.

Amazing what federal employees can get away with since it is so hard to fire them, unless of course they get caught with a 3 inch blade!

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Picked up this ESEE Laser Strike used on the ESEE forum, doubt it ever cut much besides paper. Love the TKC G10 scales and there was a bonus Esee arrowhead inside with ferrocerium fire starting flint and tinder tabs, a well designed survival knife.

 Specs are;

Overall Length: 10.0″
Cutting Edge Length: 4.5″
Overall Blade Length: 4.75″
Blade Width: 1.38″
Weight (Knife Only): 9.5 Ounces Maximum
Thickness: .188″
1095 Carbon Steel, 55 – 57 Rc.
Blade Finish: Black Textured Powder Coat
Removable Handles
Bow Drill Divot In Handle
Ambidextrous Black Kydex Sheath

The wife kidnapped my other laser strike for her car so now we will have one in both vehicles. Odds are I will never use the knife for its intended purpose but if I do need it I know it is solid kit. 

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that is nice!   add a flat blade tip in the sheeth so you can open the grips if needed? might fit in one of the grommet holes tight enough to turn a screw.. 

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19 minutes ago, sketch said:

that is nice!   add a flat blade tip in the sheeth so you can open the grips if needed? might fit in one of the grommet holes tight enough to turn a screw.. 

Small washer works good, attached to the sheath with some paracord. They ship with that from the factory.

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I almost bought a Tops BOB, and I would’ve been so pissed if I saw this after I bought that knife. Just now added to my shopping list. 

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31 minutes ago, jtallen83 said:

Small washer works good, attached to the sheath with some paracord. They ship with that from the factory.

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Did a little work on an ESEE 3MIL to give as a birthday gift, my oldest Granddaughter's boyfriend of four years now. He liked hers when he saw it, since they will both be freshmen at Iowa so I etched his jersey number into it along with the factory marks then blued them. and of course stropped it to stupid cut yourself sharp. Filed the spine flat for some 90 degree spine action. Now if I could just find the Iowa gold color in grips it would be perfect.

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1 hour ago, jtallen83 said:

Did a little work on an ESEE 3MIL to give as a birthday gift, my oldest Granddaughter's boyfriend of four years now. He liked hers when he saw it, since they will both be freshmen at Iowa so I etched his jersey number into it along with the factory marks then blued them. and of course stropped it to stupid cut yourself sharp. Filed the spine flat for some 90 degree spine action. Now if I could just find the Iowa gold color in grips it would be perfect.

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Very cool!

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6 hours ago, Lonewolf McQuade said:

Great knife @Belt Fed how heavy is it?

I don't know the exact weight but it's heavy, I still see Chinese copies of it, of course they are mostly junk

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6 hours ago, Robocop1051 said:

That’s a classic of our generation! I always loved it. Probably the seed that began my love for big combat knives. 

Yup, kinda the same here. I never really used it much, I gutted a deer with it one time and it's too thick.

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