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ESEE-LS-P, Laser Strike Black Plain Edge Blade & Green Canvas Micarta Handle, Black Kydex Sheath, Fire Starter

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ESEE-LS-P
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Description

The ESEE Laser Strike combines the best features of bushcraft/survival knives with a fire kit to create a unique hybrid system. In 1999, Randall's Adventure and training set out to design a knife named after a late 1990s South American counter-drug operation called "Operation Laser Strike." In 2000, TOPS knives received the manufacturing job for the first Laser Strike, which has since been re-introduced from Rowen Manufacturing. True to its original concept, the ESEE Laser Strike sets a new standard for bushcraft/survival knife designs.

The flat ground 1095 carbon steel blade is 3/16" thick, yet only weighs 9.5oz, making it excellent for situations where a larger knife is needed yet is light enough to make carrying easy. The spear point blade is ideal for drilling and piercing tasks. This knife is well balanced, making it capable for small as well as large tasks. The overall length is 10", and has a cutting edge of 4.75", making it a great blade for batoning. The 3/4" finger choil area right behind the cutting edge makes the knife adept at delicate tasks such as carving, making fuzz sticks, or slicing food. The blade width measures 1.38" from cutting edge to spine, and the razer sharp cutting edge is sharpened to approximately 20 degrees. With Rowen's highly respected heat treat process, you can be sure your blade will hold its edge exceptionally well. The blades' textured power coat is exceedingly durable, and will not wear off easily. The Laser Strike is a great knife for general camp or woods/survival use and for most any bushcraft needs.

The removable handles are made of Micarta. The right side of the handle sports a bow drill divot which shows the extent of thought ESEE put into designing this knife. A flat washer comes secured to the Kydex sheath, for the purpose of removing the handle slabs. Tip: Adding a second washer to your setup may make the handle removal easier. The screws are slotted oval head, and the washer works quite well. Removing the handle scales reveals the hollowed out storage area which contains a Ferrocerium fire starting flint and 2 tinder tabs.

Improving the handle comfort and function of the Laser Strike 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, smooth ergonomic contouring, and increased storage space. Our custom scales bolt on easily, and will transform the function, feel, and appearance of your knife. We have hollowed out the inside of our custom G-10 scales to accomodate up to 2 ESEE AH-1 Arrowheads in addition to the fire-making kit included with the Laser Strike. Of course, if you prefer not to carry the AH-1 Arrowheads, you may fill this extra space with your own choice of survival gear such as fish hooks, string, safety pins, etc. This additional storage space can be used to further prepare you for the unexpected.

This product is packaged in a heavy plastic bag

Specifications

Blade Finish:
Textured Powder Coat
Blade Steel:
1095 Carbon
Blade Thickness:
3/16 in. (4.77 mm)
Blade Type:
Spear Point
Cutting Edge Length:
4 1/2 in. (11.43 cm)
Grind:
Flat
Handle Material:
Green Canvas Micarta
Knife Style:
Fixed Blade
Origin:
USA
Overall Length:
10 in. (25.4 cm)
Pommel:
Rounded
Hardness:
57 HRC
Sheathing:
Kydex Sheath W/ Clip Plate
Spine:
Thumb Jimping
Tang:
Full
Unique Features:
Bow Drill Divot
Weight Without Sheath:
9.5 oz

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  • Review from Tony

    Tony

    I recently ordered this knife as a replacement for my Cold Steel SRK. It shipped quickly (Thank you, TKC!) and the fit and finish is great. This is my first ESEE knife, and with the quality and warranty ESEE provides, plus the fact that it's made in the USA, it's well worth it. The sheath is great. I have a Tek-Loc on the way for it.

    I do wish ESEE made the MOLLE backing an option vs the belt clip, so you could choose either one or the other when ordering a knife.

  • Review from Kevin Holyfield

    Kevin Holyfield

    I love this knife. I have had my Laser Strike for over a year now. Ordered it in late 2015. It arrived on time and as described. At the time TKC had the best price and still does. I also ordered the pouch that mounts to the sheath. It is the same pouch for the 5 and 6. It will fit the laser strike. I am a scout leader in So Cal and we camp out at least once a month. I have used this knife in the Desert at the beach and in the scrub and pine forest we have around here. I have batoned pine and oak for fires. Made feather sticks and cut various types of cordage, packaging, tarps, canvas, etc. In other words all the general purpose things you do with a camp/woods/desert knife. I have dug Dakota fire holes, split larger longer pieces of wood for impromptu splints and various other wood craft uses. This knife has done everything ask of it and never not worked as it was designed to. It sharpens easily once you have dulled it which takes a while and all it took was some passes on a fine diamond hone. The handle did generate some hotspots after prolonged periods of use during some of the woodcraft projects. The coating and semi rounded spine does prevent the use of the included ferro/mag rod. I corrected the spine with a file and paint stripper. I stripped the coating of the blade which now requires a wipe down with oil from time to time and squared the spine to 90 degrees with a file. The knife now throws sparks really well from the spine and I do not have to trash my blade edge. I have just ordered the TKC G10 handles and that should fix the hot spot grip. TKC is listing this knife for under a hundred bucks which is a steal for such a quality product. This is just a great all around knife. It is not a chopper but it can chop. It is not a slicer but it does OK. This is one of those all around knives that you will have forever. I have knives from many manufactures, but this is the one that always goes with me and my Victorinox Tinker.

  • Review from John

    John

    This is a great bushcraft knife, It fits well in my hand and I like the spear point for a number of survival reason. Make great feather sticks. Love it. Shipping is fast.

  • Review from Nathan C.

    Nathan C.

    love this knife ,very identical to my Tops Black Star Evolution knife.
    (its a Tops design) great for camping and hiking. i bought the g10 black scales that comes with esee arrows space build in from tkc . this knife will last a lifetime!!

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