The locals in Peru call the meanest, nastiest ant of the jungle by the name "Isula". We know it as the Bullet Ant. The Bullet Ant is known to be independent, tough, light on its feet, and a real aggressive survivor - the IZULA knife is built the same way. This knife is designed to be the perfect lightweight survival kit or concealed carry knife (or UNconcealed if you prefer). It comes in two sizes, the Izula, and the Izula II with a longer handle and micarta scales. Both have the same blade, so sheaths for one will match the other. The Izula might just be the smallest survival fixed blade out there. It weighs next to nothing, so why not throw one in your pack? Two is one, one is none!
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DON'T LET THE SIZE FOOL YOU. THIS IS ONE TOUGH SERIOUS KNIFE. I BOUGHT THIS FOR AN EDC DO ALL KNIFE. I JUST GOT TIRED OF OPENING A FOLDER AND REPLACING THEM AS POCKET CLIPS ACCOUNT FOR MOST LOST KNIVES. THIS IS LIGHTWEIGHT BUT STRONG AND IS EASY TO SHARPEN AND HOLDS AN EDGE WELL. I CAN'T FIND ANY NEGATIVES ON THIS KNIFE. I ORDERED THE G10 SCALES AND ADDED AN ORANGE G10 LINER UNDER EACH HANDLE SCALE. IT GIVES ME A LITTLE THICKER HANDLE AND EASY TO FIND IF I SET IT DOWN WHEN SKINNING OR WHATEVER . THE SHEATH IS A BUGGER WITH TIGHT RETENTION AND WILL BREAK IN TO HELP IT ALONG I TOOK A NEEDLE FILE AND REMOVED A LITTLE OFF THE LOCKING TABS AN EMERY BOARD WILL ALSO WORK. I ALSO ADDED A TECLOCK CLIP AS METAL CLIPS AND LEATHER BELTS DON'T DO WELL.
This knife is almost a permanent addition to my belt. I carry it concealed on my front waistband and I honestly forget it's there. This knife is just the right length so that it doesn't stick out in the front or on the side, so it truly is invisible to others. Sheath is a hard plastic, not kydex, but has a solid snap and works well. Try a paracord wrap on the handle for a little more grip without the extra bulk of the micarta scales. If we're being honest, this blade length is really all that is necessary for 99% of users.
I wanted a neck knife for discrete carry while running. Lots of inexpensive models out there but tend to look for quality when it comes to protecting family, friends and myself. Spent a few more bucks on the Izula but love it and trust it. Have to keep it oiled and cleaned due to sweat but it always comes back with a little TLC.
I take this knife where I don’t trust a folder to cope with the work. 1095 steel takes a keen edge and is very easy to resharpen. It is also a very durable steel, meaning that you can beat on it and it won’t fail like some other steels that are more brittle. The tradeoff is that 1095 is not a stainless steel, meaning that it will rust if not cared for. Hawaii is not kind to 1095, it is a constant battle to keep the rust from claiming this knife. The blade shape is very useable and despite its size can handle tasks that would usually be above a knife of it’s size. The included paracord works well to wrap the handle, although it is not long enough to do complicated wraps. The split rings, Ferro/mag are good simple additions that would fit well in any survival kit. The survival card that comes with the knife is in my wallet every day. The handle on the knife is short. If you have big hands get the Izula-II. The extra 1/2 inch is great and provides a little more purchase on the knife. The coating that ESEE uses is not as resistant as most. It is thick and protects the knife well, but will wear off eventually. My izula has streaks of the coating pulled off, near the tip and the midsection where most of the use happens. The included sheath is plastic, and comes with a very sturdy clip that attaches with included hardware. The pattern on the sheath matches some pattern on a tec-lock, but you’ll only be able to get two or three screws/bolts in. The sheath retains the knife well and disengages nicely with a firm push of the thumb. If you want a small hard use fixed blade, get this knife.
Great neck knife. Micarta handles are a MUST. Sheath and clips are great options. Blade is pretty good. easy to sharpen. Easy to conceal. Definitely a knife for the outdoorsman.
I ordered this knife as an addition to my edc rotation. I originally had the intention of using my KME to sharpen and fine tune the edge but this knife is surprisingly sharp out of the box. Down the road I will be opting to have a custom kydex sheath made for it because the case it comes with has a death grip on the knife (which is a good thing). All in all I don't regret this purchase.