SO...I Just Bought One Of These Puppies In D-2 Tool Steel

SO...I Just Bought One Of These Puppies In D-2 Tool Steel

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    SO...I Just Bought One Of These Puppies In D-2 Tool Steel

    It's small, FLAT & I always had great luck with D-2 blade steel with regard to edge holding ability.
    My intention is to piggy back it to a sheath for one of my larger BUSSE knives.

    I am 100% SOLD on larger knives for camping/survival BUT, there are so many times when using a smaller knife just makes things so much simpler.
    Usually I (grumble grumble fiddle fiddle) yank out the Leatherman for small knife chores but, having another small knife with clean simple lines "right there" & configured like this one will be an absolute pleasure.

    I still stick with my story that there are many things that you can accomplish with a larger knife that just cannot be easily accomplished with a small knife.
    Having ONLY a small knife when you would really need or would love having a larger knife causes a LOT more time to be wasted and a lot more energy to be expended so I am hoping to solve the problem of one knife never being able to do it all efficiently by having both real handy.

    I just bought this today and do not have it as of yet but, I WILL post Pics after I get this new piggyback leather sheath "thunk out" and built.

    I will just scrap the supplied knife sheath.


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    Becker D'Eskabar Fixed Blade. 7" overall. 3 1/4" drop point blade. D2 tool steel stonewashed finish construction with tang stamp (one on each side), "BK&T Ka-bar" and "Randall's Adventure® ESEE 1997". Hardened to 59-60 HRC. Lanyard ring. Black glass filled nylon friction release sheath with neck cord. This knife is a collaboration of the Ka-bar Becker Necker and the ESEE Izula.


    Specifications:

    • Overall Length: 7"
    • Length Closed:
    • Blade Length: 3 1/4"
    • Steel: D2 Tool Steel
    • Handle: Skeletonized
    • Carry system: Glass Filled Nylon
    • Weight: 2.6 oz.
    • Country of Manufacture: United States
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    Can't tell from picture. Blade length?

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    It's up there now. You were too quick.

    I had to "go get it" and come back to do a copy & paste.
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    I like the looks of it. You're right about D2. Good stuff. Pretty easy to sharpen, and really holds an edge for along time.
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    Think I just found one. Will probably order one later on today. Thanks for info!
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    Highly reminiscent of the two Marble knives I have from my dad's Scout days, c. 1930 - the Woodcraft model, I think. The blade shape makes for a great woods/camping utility knife.
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    Excellent choice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    Highly reminiscent of the two Marble knives I have from my dad's Scout days, c. 1930 - the Woodcraft model, I think. The blade shape makes for a great woods/camping utility knife.
    By Marble are you talking about Damascus Steel?? Damascus Steel is some of the prettiest Steel there ever was not counting Samurai Steel. Just my opinion. You gotta realize Neil Young is near the top of my favorite's music wise. I apoligise not.

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    I've been thinking of getting one of those, too. Maybe wrapping paracord around the handle.
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    Was just thinking that looks a lot like my esse izula........then I read the description. Without getting to use mine much , it feels like it will handle small jobs quite well.
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    2.6 OZ. WOW! That's a nice looking knife.
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    Looks like a nice blade you got there. A lot like my Izula actually, which is my favorite "little knife" that I own.
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    Nice little knife, I'm going have to get one
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    This is sort of a long Video on the 1095 Steel version. It's not in English but, this guy put his ESEE through beyond tough use to downright ABUSE.

    Amazing little knife that really can take a pounding/beating.

    There is also another Video that shows that the particular plastic that these sheaths are made of CAN POSSIBLY QUICKLY DULL THE EDGE of these knives in taking the knife out of the sheath and reinserting it a few times. So if your knife seems to quickly lose that hair shaving edge....that is why. It is the sheath!
    The Video convinced me as it was perfectly demonstrated.

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    Sheath Plastic Dulls Knife Edge

    Also not in English but, worthwhile Vid if you own or intend to buy one of these knives.

    So insert and remove your knife straight in without dragging the edge on the sheath or just opt for basic Kydex or leather.



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