The ESEE-5 is "built like a tank" for dependable service and a lifetime of use. Boasting a 1/4" thick blade, and sharpened pointed pommel, this 16 oz knife is ready for serious combat environments and used extensively by pilots of the US Air Force. It was designed by military SERE instructors as a hard-use, Survival, Escape and Evasion, downed pilots knife. The blade is "substantial" to say the least.
The blade is 1.56" wide from cutting edge to spine, and is made of 1095 High Carbon Steel which holds an edge through the toughest of jobs. The blade's textured power coat is extremely durable, and will not wear off easily. Featuring a Saber grind, the ESEE-5 gives a great balance between slicing and splitting. The versatile 5.25" drop point cutting edge is capable for all manor of outdoor and survival tasks, including field dressing and preparation of large-sized game animals. The blade edge is sharpened to approximately 20 degrees, and the overall length of the knife is 10.88"
The handle is made of Micarta, which is a durable material, created from soaking layers of linen cloth/canvas in resin, then compressing them under heat and pressure.
The ESEE 5 is a critical situations knife that you can stake your life on when it comes to performace and durability. The people behind this knife developed it by experience and practical application... not theory. Regardless of your place in life, this knife will soon become your best friend as you experience its superb form and function.
Improving the handle comfort and style of the ESEE 5 is easily achieved by installing our very popular custom G-10 handle scales, which are available in a wide variety of colors. They feature a palm swell and smooth ergonomic contouring. Our custom scales bolt on easily, and will transform the function, feel, and appearance of your knife.
ESEE Knives' unique sheath system allows the user to carry the ESEE-5 in a Kydex sheath securely with or without a MOLLE Setup. If desired, the MOLLE Back is available as a separate accessory. When this knife is used with the MOLLE back, it adds additional security for jumping from aircraft or other extreme activities that may cause the knife to come loose from the sheath. The sheath system is fully ambidextrous. The sheath screws are made from stainless steel, and the "Adjustible Sheath Tensioner" system allows you to fine-tune your knife-in-sheath fit.
This Knife comes with a unique serial number, Kydex Sheath, Clip Plate, Paracord and Cord Lock.
This product is packaged in a heavy plastic bag