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ESEE 6 Series Fixed Blade Knife w/ Sheath

ESEE 6 Series Fixed Blade Knife w/ Sheath

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As others have said, you need to do price comparisons before you buy. That being said, the ESEE 6 is an awesome knife for camping and bushcraft for the fair price. Yes, there are other knives made of 3V and so on, but you will be spending a lot more money. You also can't beat ESEE's warranty either, one of the best in the industry. For those who want fancier steels...... Take at look at Swamp Rat Knife Works RatManDu , Survive! Knives GSO-5.1 or GSO-6, or if you really want to spend some money take a look at one of the Busse INFI steel knives. 1095 with the right heat treat will work just fine and if you are in the field and have to sharpen it, I would much rather have it than some of the supersteels. I've got knives in S35V, CPM 3V, INFI and so on but like I said before, ESEE 6 is a great knife at a fair price.
why use 1095 steel in 2018? Might as well use raw iron.
Others have supersteels like S35 or 3V.
Come on!!!
$108.99 on Amazon(9/9/18) with free prime shipping.
Just about to say this price is not good.
I bought this knife at very reasonable price from https://chicagoknifeworks.com/
I just got the email for this and an email form Smoky Mountain Knife Works literally one right after the other and SMKW has this exact knife on sale right now for LESS than Massdrop's price, only $109.99 for leather or kydex sheath with the ESEE-6
I bought a lot of stuff from Massdrop. I'm kinda OK with the long waiting, and I'm somewhat OK with no-return or difficult-to-return policy. For us to get a great deal from Massdrop, we have to put up these things, and for that I'm 100 percent OK. But what I'm really not OK is that lately, and especially in the Blades Community, the drop in price is easily matched by Amazon and even regular retailers. You want an ESEE 6? You can get it cheaper, faster and with a lot more variety of styles than here. Here's the place I'd go for: https://www.theknifeconnection.net/esee-knives-esee-6p-b-black-plain-edge-fixed-blade-w-grey-linen-micarta-handle-black-sheath-clip-plate/
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Thanks for the heads up!
LeoKauai
I've purchased from The Knife Connection before. Great retailer and highly regarded on the forums.
I've had one for years. Fantastic knives. Here's a little off-topic anecdote:
I paracord-wrapped the sheath and one day was try to tighten it up... with the blade still inside. Accidentally pulled the blade out, and instinctively tried to replace it (in a split second).
Long story short, it went completely through my left hand and stuck about an inch out the other side. Somehow, it missed all the tendons etc that control my index and middle fingers - it went straight between them! I now have a scar that would make Jesus pround.
JamesAsh
No photo? :)
JamesAsh
I know this is is old but yeah, pics or it didn't happen!
t0rpedo
Be careful when ordering ESEE from amazon. I am a user on the ESEE forums, amazon sellers have been known to sell counterfeit ESEE's.
Anyone here have any experience with customs here in Germany? I was just tracking my order when I saw that they have passed it on to customs. Now the last message is that an "item" has been delivered. Now I read that either it is the knife itself and I pay customs fee to the postal service or it is a letter that I have to show up to customs. Please help! I really want to have this knife before Christmas so that I can practice before I go on my first bushcraft trip early next year.
TLDR: anyone have experience with knives and German customs?
I think I chose the only option without the exposed tang/hammer on the base... oops.
I thought the price was actually pretty good. I got the Flat Dark Earth it came out cheaper than GPKNIVES.
whitedevil
I read "flat Earth", got triggered
Not the best price...
This knife has never sold for over 200 bucks. The deal is an illusion.
My knife arrived! All I have to say is wow, what a knife. So glad I did this drop. It's big, with a nice heft to it. just the right size and weight for an all around camp/survival knife. The blade is very sharp. Not keen on the coating, but I understand its value and will just have to work with it. The lifetime guarante from Esee is a nice feature. My 3" edc will be on my belt. This guy will be lashed to my pack along with my axe. when the time comes to put together a campsite, build a shelter, baton wood, it can go on my belt Went to theknifeconnection.com to look at mods for the sheath and optional handle configurations. This knife is the perfect addition to round out my gear. fits in right between my sharp little 3" edc that I use for birds, & fish, and my axe I can't wait to get in the woods and put this thing to work. nice job massdrop.
I have this knife, and it's awesome. The powder coat can get in the way sometimes, but other than that it's one of the best field knives I own.
My edc is a 3" blade, but there are times when a heftier knife is called for. I've been looking for one of these for a long time. I was on the fence about what color coating to get. But since i waited so long, there's not many choices left. That made it easier to order the knife in Venom Green. I'm not keen on any coating. But. I have a tendency to put down my tools. They get covered up, and then I can't find them unless they are staring me in the face. This color will stand out in the leaves and brush. I'm excited to finally have one of these knives. Yes I can buy the same knife elsewhere for around the same price or a bit lower. After reading Jonas's explaination, all things being almost equal, I choose to support MassDrop. They don't always get it right, but this time they are close enough.
Just started getting hooked up with the knife collecting bug...! This is my first Esee, and the 6 - after reading online/youtube reviews. Looking forward to owning one!
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Thanks for the tip, Jbdjembe! Inspirational review from T.D.; surely prompts me to field-use the Esee, & not just display-collect it! ",
johneeme
Any time, he's my guy for bags and blades, there's a few more guys as well..
the regular Model is sold out. Damn!
The pic shows the black model, but the description says tan for the 6p. Which is correct?
I want this but I have a Kershaw camp 10 and just can't justify this....... nice knife though...
Apart from price, is there another reason to buy this instead of the TOPS silent hero knife which is also on Massdrop right now.
mjin955
Different handle and blade shapes and grind. I have the ESEE-6 and love the way it looks, feels and performs. The Tops looks like a great knife as well, but has no visual appeal to me. I guess if everyone had the same taste in knives, we would all be carrying a KA-BAR WW2-style fighting knife, or a Buck hunter.
mjin955
ESEE knives have the really awesome blade coating. Also, in my mind, TOPS knives are a bit pretentious, while ESEEs are so simple and perfect.
I'm really curious what people use such a big knife for? Is it just the look/feel/aesthetic? Because I can't think of one thing (thats actually useful/practical) that this knife could do that the esee 4 or even 3 couldn't do. And with those you can actually carry around without any hassle. What am I missing?
JeremyHeld
These are not for EDC in urban areas, they're for out in the woods, hacking down saplings and the like. Or you could use a machete, but these are shorter and actually work better.
riffrafff
I get that--I guess my point is couldn't you hack saplings just as easily with a esee 4? I just don't get why anyone would ever buy this over something like a 4, unless it's just an aethstetic thing.
Awesome knife. For anyone interested, would highly recommend springing for the TKC G10 scales. Really improves the ergos due to the stock handle, which is very blocky.
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I did order a custom sheath in desert camo since I got the dark earth blade. same deal with the izulla2, not to worried about handles at this point. I have large hands, so maybe they will work for me. I have a number of knives, and yes, my dissatisfaction is always with the sheath. You would think with the money they charge they would give you an adequate sheath, I guess the sheath makers need to take our money as well. I can understand if you want something special, but the one that it comes with should fit the price.
I totally agree with you on custom Knife Sheaths. I prefer Kydex Sheaths because they do no absorb water like Leather Sheaths when they get wet. There are some nice Kydex Sheath manufacturers out there that make some quality Sheaths. A few that I have used in the past are AZWELKE (http://www.azwelke.com/), Red Feather (http://redfeathergear.com/) and Buy Brown (https://buybrownind.com). Now if you really want to go all out, check out Yellow Hawk (https://yellowhawkcustomkydex.com/) ..... But make sure you have deep pockets.
Awesome, I was excited to see this! However I shop around, as anyone should, and the listed MSRP here 221.40 isn't the actual price anywhere, except maybe in brick-and-mortar stores. Most places have this knife for around 130, amazon has it for 116 and free shipping. This website should change their name to Mindrop. Would have bought at 80.
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This would only be an issue from a 3rd party seller. Always filter by "Prime eligible."
However MSRP is used here to represent how much you are saving, how much the price has "dropped." This is like going to Khol's and using the "original" price to determine how much you are saving. When the item never sells for the "original" price, you are not saving any money. I've come to realize Massdrop is a limited-supply full-price retailer.
Any update on when they are shipping? Kicking myself for not doing the research, could of got it 20 dollars cheaper on Amazon with free 2day shipping. Been almost a month since the money transaction took place.
To anyone who is familiar with ESEE knives - How is the out of the box sharpness of the ESEE-6, and how well does keep that edge? I am newer to the knife community, so I don't really have the tools to refine edges and maintain them. This knife looks amazing to carry with me into the woods wether I am hiking or hunting, and I would love some feedback! Thank You!
casemartin12
They are excellent; built with real quality and ready to cut/ chop right out of the box. This is a survival knife, so it is made from a high carbon steel. It will hold an edge, but only after so much abuse. High carbon steel, while hard and durable, is made to be soft enough to be able to sharpen on a flat stone in the wilderness should one ever be stuck in a survival situation. Stainless steel will hold an edge longer, but good luck trying to sharpen it on a stone if stuck in the wild. This is why high carbon steel is preferred and the Esee line of knives are top of the line.
casemartin12
Go buy a medium grit whet stone. For maintaining your edge. At a bare minimum.
Can someone explain ALL those different SKUs? I want to buy, but I need a plain edge, kydex sheath, clip and hardware. Take my money now! Please! LOL
CamperBob67
6P... = Plain Edge / 6S... = Serrated Edge. All knives come with a kydex sheath and clip - it's just a matter of selecting the color; you can see your options in the photos at the bottom of the page, they will be the same as at checkout.
JonasHeineman
Kinda new to the site and interface. Thanks Jonas!
Glad ESEE is here on Massdrop!
The folks over at ESEE are a great group of folks and they produce the best production knives hands down. And you can't beat their warranty.
https://eseeknives.com/about/esee-warranty/