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      07-11-2011 03:25 PM #141
      Quote Originally Posted by chris@revotechnik View Post
      Ordered the Izula
      You're going to love it! Where did you order it from?
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      07-11-2011 03:58 PM #142
      Quote Originally Posted by EK20 View Post
      You're going to love it! Where did you order it from?

      not you mommas knives or something like that out of texas

      The websites for any local stores/dealers were shut down so didn't want to risk not ordering only to find out after work they really were out of business when I tried to go there in person. Tried to support local businesses but oh well.

      There was a place in TN that had it but they wanted 15 bucks for 7-10 day shipping from 200 miles away????

      place I got it from was 10 bucks less had it in stock and it was 16 bucks for second day. Think it came out to 77 shipped with the accessory kit, seemed that was the only way people had it in stock not just the blade and sheath. accessory kit showed it came with some cord to wrap the kit but not sure what color, have some black at home so probably wrap it in black to go with the black blade.

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      07-11-2011 04:20 PM #143
      just got my izula in the mail(the "safety orange" one). thing is sweet been waiting for something to cut but so far nothing. when i get home i may have to have a steak or something lol

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      07-12-2011 01:02 AM #144
      this thread inspired me, I ordered a SOG Trident today, the tiger striped model, partially serrated blade. Ordered through the Online Exchange with a coupon code for a grand total of 44.95, msrp is about $115.

      Now I wait...

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      07-12-2011 11:35 PM #145
      Quote Originally Posted by jollyrodgers View Post
      just got my izula in the mail(the "safety orange" one). thing is sweet been waiting for something to cut but so far nothing. when i get home i may have to have a steak or something lol
      Quote Originally Posted by Visheau View Post
      this thread inspired me, I ordered a SOG Trident today, the tiger striped model, partially serrated blade. Ordered through the Online Exchange with a coupon code for a grand total of 44.95, msrp is about $115.

      Now I wait...
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      07-12-2011 11:42 PM #146
      I keep looking at the Cold Steel Recon, but I REALLY want a waved folder.



      And they do wave some blades now, a-la new AK-47 and some Espada models.
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      07-13-2011 12:38 PM #147
      UPS has come and gone, no confirmation email that it ever shipped. So much for paying more for second day!

      Anyone have a suggestion for a reliable source of ESEE knives?

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      07-13-2011 02:05 PM #148
      Quote Originally Posted by chris@revotechnik View Post
      Anyone have a suggestion for a reliable source of ESEE knives?
      http://www.the-knife-connection.com/eseeknives.html

      But only buy from them if you want your order in two days. That's with free shipping too!
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      07-13-2011 02:17 PM #149
      Thanks ordered from there. Since they ship usps gives saturday delivery a chance, just had it sent to my parents since they live near WF. If I miss it they can just forward it down to me and I'll grab something local up there.

      Original company still not answering phone, still not responding to emails.. at least it seems no charges were actually applied just a pre-auth so hopefully it doesn't go through or I'm gonna stab someone.. oh wait I don't have a knife

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      07-13-2011 02:21 PM #150
      You'll have a knife in two days, so stab them then.
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      07-13-2011 03:27 PM #151
      I'm currently "Building" my own knife. It started life as a 7$ throwing knife that was literally dipped in black paint and wrapped with cheapo paracord. I've stripped the paint, given it a slight polish and I'm currently working on getting it sharp and doing something better than the quick leather wrap handle I did. The steel is pretty dang hard. Works great for splitting wood, but it's too dull at the moment to do any fine work. Anyone interested in seeing it?
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      07-14-2011 04:29 AM #152
      Quote Originally Posted by Elbows View Post
      Hey Dubstyl --- is that a TAD Gear Fastpack I spy in your first pic? I just sold off a Fastpack LITE --- nice freakin' pack though I never really used it.
      Yep, Fastpack edc. It's a great pack and I use it a lot.





      Oh, it's hard not to order ESEEs when you see pics, sorry!

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      07-14-2011 02:02 PM #153
      Quote Originally Posted by Roketdriver View Post
      I'm currently "Building" my own knife. It started life as a 7$ throwing knife that was literally dipped in black paint and wrapped with cheapo paracord. I've stripped the paint, given it a slight polish and I'm currently working on getting it sharp and doing something better than the quick leather wrap handle I did. The steel is pretty dang hard. Works great for splitting wood, but it's too dull at the moment to do any fine work. Anyone interested in seeing it?
      Post it up.
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      07-20-2011 07:47 PM #154
      Quote Originally Posted by Roketdriver View Post
      The CRKT M-16 can be had pretty cheap, there are a ton of different versions out there.

      Depending on where you buy, you can get an ESEE Izula for under 50$
      I like the M16, the ESEE is a no go. Here are some more criteria:

      -EDC knife - combo blade would be preferred but a good straight would be cool too
      -must be a folder because of EDC
      - 3" blade or less (WI knife laws are less than standardized)
      -looking to spend less than $50 each at the very most, would prefer $30-$40
      -don't really care about brand, but service/warranty/quality is a must.

      I've been looking at :

      -Gerber Paraframe (my edc)
      -H&K Ally
      -SOG SOGzilla small
      -Spyderco Tenacious


      I am leaning towards the Ally for price and features in addition to the Benchmade rep for quality.
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      07-20-2011 08:27 PM #155
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      -must be a folder because of EDC
      Because you can't legally EDC fixed blades there or just because?
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      07-20-2011 08:36 PM #156
      Quote Originally Posted by EK20 View Post
      Because you can't legally EDC fixed blades there or just because?
      folders are smaller and more convenient.

      I forgot, also looking at the Benchmade Vex.
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      07-21-2011 11:09 AM #157
      Now I'm looking at the Eskabar, cross breed between the Becker Necker and the Izula. Slightly Larger.... Looks pretty nice to me. Considerably cheaper too.

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      07-21-2011 02:19 PM #158
      I haven't heard many people not complain about Beckers sheaths, Eskabar included. The Izula (really all ESEE knives) definitely has the better sheath, fit and finish, and even the heat treat I have heard many say is better. An alarming number of brand new, never used Eskabars have been shipping bent. Not that I haven't been considering an Eskabar, but I would definitely have a custom Kydex sheath made for it. The Eskabar really is more like an ESEE-3 with the handle from the Izula.
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      07-21-2011 03:11 PM #159
      Quote Originally Posted by EK20 View Post
      I haven't heard many people not complain about Beckers sheaths, Eskabar included. The Izula (really all ESEE knives) definitely has the better sheath, fit and finish, and even the heat treat I have heard many say is better. An alarming number of brand new, never used Eskabars have been shipping bent. Not that I haven't been considering an Eskabar, but I would definitely have a custom Kydex sheath made for it. The Eskabar really is more like an ESEE-3 with the handle from the Izula.
      Didn't hear about them shipping bent... quality control?

      Also interesting note on the heat treat. Does that greatly affect how the knife performs? I want something I can beat on, if they break/bend easily I might as well go back to looking at the Izula or R3.
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      07-21-2011 03:17 PM #160
      Quote Originally Posted by Roketdriver View Post
      Didn't hear about them shipping bent... quality control?

      Also interesting note on the heat treat. Does that greatly affect how the knife performs? I want something I can beat on, if they break/bend easily I might as well go back to looking at the Izula or R3.
      I would think it's a quality control issue. Why it's happening in the first place is beyond me though.

      Most people probably wouldn't even notice any difference in the heat treat so it's not a big deal ultimately. I wouldn't worry about breaking the Escabar, and if you do, I've heard that Becker will treat you right. Definitely make sure the grinds are nice and even. I know of at least one person who had an uneven grind on one side of the blade and no grind at all on the other side. So aside from a bent knife, crappy sheath, and uneven grinds, there shouldn't be too many other potential issues popping up.
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    21. 07-21-2011 03:23 PM #161
      F you guys...just ordered an ESEE-3 (gave in and got an orange one without the special pommel - it was out of stock)...

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      07-21-2011 11:56 PM #162
      ESEEs are AWESOME! I've got an Izula and an ESEE 6. Love them both. There are more ESEEs in my future. I can feel it.

      Oh and EK20, I see you've ventured over to Bladeforums. Nice to see a familiar face (username) over there.
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      07-22-2011 03:26 PM #163
      Yeah, I lurked over there for a while and then decided to sign up and start posting. I don't post much there anymore since ESEE left BF.

      I'm also over on ESEEs forum as well with the same screen name.
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      07-22-2011 03:27 PM #164
      Quote Originally Posted by Elbows View Post
      F you guys...just ordered an ESEE-3 (gave in and got an orange one without the special pommel - it was out of stock)...
      You're going to love it. The 3 is one of my favorites.
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      07-23-2011 04:07 AM #165
      I think I am going to order a half dozen of the H&K Allys. They seem to have really good reviews and I like how small and low profile they are, seem to be a really good EDC and camping knife. I wanted some Benchamde really bad, but I can't spend that much and these seem to have glowing reviews everywhere I look. I hope these guys really like them.
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      07-23-2011 07:09 PM #166
      Just got myself a Spyderco Military, and I am liking it so far.



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      07-25-2011 02:47 AM #167
      Great thread. Motivated me to order some new goodies for and upcoming deployment to Afghan.

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      07-25-2011 08:45 AM #168
      Quote Originally Posted by EK20 View Post
      http://www.the-knife-connection.com/eseeknives.html

      But only buy from them if you want your order in two days. That's with free shipping too!
      Just wanted to say that The Knife Connection came through. Ordered wednesday morning and knife was waiting for me friday morning at my parents house up in NJ in time for waterfest and my camping trip.

      Thanks for the tip, will use them again.

      Loved the ESEE, was a car camping trip so didn't use it as much as I would like but at least gave me something to have in my right front pocket that was feeling empty without the kel-tec.

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      07-25-2011 12:44 PM #169
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      07-25-2011 01:45 PM #170
      Quote Originally Posted by chris@revotechnik View Post
      Just wanted to say that The Knife Connection came through. Ordered wednesday morning and knife was waiting for me friday morning at my parents house up in NJ in time for waterfest and my camping trip.

      Thanks for the tip, will use them again.

      Loved the ESEE, was a car camping trip so didn't use it as much as I would like but at least gave me something to have in my right front pocket that was feeling empty without the kel-tec.
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    31. 07-25-2011 03:36 PM #171
      Ordered mine Thursday - didn't show up today, hoping for tomorrow.

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      07-25-2011 09:36 PM #172
      It's been a while since something sharp has showed up in the mail. I should whittle down my "Knives To Buy" list some in the next few weeks. I have six more colors of Izzys to buy, some Desert Tan ESEE-3 and 4, an ESEE-5, and ESEE-6, some Beckers, and probably a few BRKTs as well. The list will never shrink I fear.
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    33. 07-26-2011 07:38 PM #173
      Got the 3 in the mail today - very nice lookin' knife. Love the handle, and perfect shape size. I think I'll get one more 4 and be happy with ESEE. Overall lookin' good.

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      07-27-2011 08:45 AM #174
      Lost my Kershaw Scallion...don't know where...but it's gone. Anyone have a good recommendation for a similar replacement?

      I like the Scallion's size.

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      07-27-2011 09:19 AM #175
      The SOG Twitch II is popular. It's ~ the same price, although the blade is
      1/2" longer than the Scallion IIRC.

      The Benchmade Mini Griptilian is a fine knife, although it's slightly larger as well.
      It is higher up the price scale.

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