ESEE3 passaround

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Postby jcdup » Fri Nov 12, 2010 5:28 pm

Dankie vir die review. Daai biltong lyk awesome ;)
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Postby bow007 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:21 am

Marthinus, thank you for your input... I can see that you studied the internet well before commenting on my review. That's exactly what I was trying NOT to do... the knife was send around to get a 'person-on-the-grounds' view... not a professional! I was trying to describe the overall construction and use in layman's terms.

I could've elaborated on the pommel, wear resistant powder coating (that is smoother than normal oxide or phosphate coatings), laser engraving, fiber layer, molded sheath and how the knife was made etc. but I wanted my review to be understandable

These knives where designed for law enforcement & survival based on situation, not just 'jungle' or 'bush'... it's therefor an all-rounder!

"The ESEE 3 was developed with the collaboration of Law Enforcement Officers (S.W.A.T. and US Marshals) and soldiers based on the field. Their input was invaluable when it came to make the ESEE 3 a perfect all-rounder. Add on top of that the ESEE blade design and the highly recognised heat-treated 1095 carbon steel and you have the perfect tool to overcome whatever situation you will be facing in the field."

'Field' here includes self-defense, hand-to-hand combat, general survival etc etc...

I think with the ESEE 6 the focus was more on surviving in the jungle seeing that this is also the knife included in the survival kits.

In light of me getting mugged, it was just a comment... and yes, I've been in that situation twice with with only my hands as weapons
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Postby SV MAD » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:38 am

Hi all.

Busy with my review, knive was given to BigD at Saturday's SABA.
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Postby marthinus » Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:10 am

bow007

Thanks for the clarification. I guess I am geared towards the more technical side as the devil is in the details in my line of field. I like reading comments on peoples experience with the pommel, wear resistant powder coating etc. Every detail with of the knife and did not take the other side of the coin perspective into account this time. :oops:
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Postby theedge » Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:38 pm

Manne is nou stil :twisted:
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Postby Big D » Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:52 am

theedge wrote:Manne is nou stil :twisted:


Staan by Romeo1, hy was nou klaar onder deur die bulldozers, wag nou net dat hy terug kom van die smelters af :wink:
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Postby HR81 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:30 am

Hey guys any news on the knife?
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Postby VdW » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:42 am

I saw the knife next to a killer potjie the other day .... :thumb:
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Postby hawkster » Sat Dec 18, 2010 7:48 am

I have the knife with me at the moment in Plett
will test it on oysters and such.........
must say the knife looks great and feels great...........still to be tested :twisted: :twisted:
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Postby HR81 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:26 pm

Any further feedback Hawkster?

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Postby hawkster » Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:43 am

Ok some general feedback on the knife.....

I am really impressed with the knife. The best way to strap the knife to your waist is horizontal as it sits to high for me vertically.
Things i did with the knife:
1. Tjopped the knife into a piece of firewood to test the blade cutting edge - no problem. :twisted:
2. Collected mussels and redbait with the knife and also opened oysters with it. no problem :twisted:
3. Cleaned fish with it and prawns......
4. General purpose use all around the house and kitchen

Must say the knife holds its cutting edge very well. The black coating also protects the blade against rust and helps alot with the cleaning of the knife.
Would I like to have a knife like this? Yes of course I would it will fit in nicely with my collection *hint hint* :lol:
My opinion regarding survival if you have nothing else this knife will be very handy in my personal opinion in a survival situation I would prefer a bigger knife, but then again you never know when you will be in a survival situation and then anything you have will help.
Pity I could not test it on skinning and slaughtering, maybe next time.
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Postby HR81 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:31 pm

Hi Guys

Sorry for my long absence, I have started working for myself and things are way busy...

Anyways with that it brings to conclusion this passaround, I thank you all for participating and hope you enjoyed the knife as much as I did.

Most of all Id like to thank Esee SA and USA for allowing us the opportunity to experience this cool bit of kit.

Till next time folks
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