The ESEE 4 is a dyed-in-the-wool survival knife. In fact, it might be the bar by which all survival knives are judged. Combining a stout blade stock and a tall flat grind, the knife can bust through your toughest batonning jobs and still slice a tomato without any trouble. As tough as it is, it's also compact and light enough to not bear you down on the trail. Whether you're a hunter, a camper, a bushcrafter, a prepper, or anything of the sort, an ESEE 4 is a worthy companion!
ESEE Knives are made in the USA and offer the most thorough warranty on the market. They're built for a lifetime!
This is exactly what I thought it would be. It's a beast of a knife. Great for general purpose thrashing around the house, at camp, or wherever you might need a big, chunky slab of 1095 steel with a handle. Beautiful knife too. It came reasonably sharp. The handle is a little bit small. The plastic sheath does the job just fine, but it's nothing to write home about. I got this knife for those rare cutting jobs where even my Spyderco Shaman isn't beast enough. I'm sure it will serve me well for many, many years to come.
Great blade for the price, good feel in hand, but the handle is still a bit small. Nice and heavy, came decently sharp, not shaving sharp, but a good working edge. With the finger chop was removed and additional cutting edge was there. Sheath is as to be expected, cheap plastic, and well very lackluster. Improve the sheath, and get rid of the choil and it would easily be a 5 star blade for backpacking.