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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One of the best knives on the planet. Very sharp, holds an edge and has the best clip on the sheath of any knife I've seen.
I was torn between the Izula II, Candiru, and 3 for my first Esee as a work and EDC piece, and I decided on this as a start. This is a straight up masterpiece in my hand, I was on the fence on whether or not I would like the micarta (based off a couple bad cases over the years), it feels amazing in my hand. Handle is perfect for my large hands, excellent coating, great strong sheath and clip. The only thing I'm going to hate when it comes to this knife is myself whenever I'm using it for it's purpose because it's so nice. Esee will be having more purchases from me, that they can count on!
Absolutely love this knife, lost it in the woods for about 8 months and found it. Pretty rusty but still very robust
I carry my Izula 2 in an Armatus sheath and I cannot sing the praises of this knife enough. It can truly handle anything you throw at it. Craziest thing I've done with it is trim a Palo Verde branch (pinky width) that was precariously hanging over my car. No problem for this amazing knife (still hair popping sharp).
Man I love this thing. Bought on a friend's recommendation and I couldn't be happier. Really sharp looking with the black finish and tan canvas Micarta scales. Finely crafted and rugged as hell. An excellent blade at an excellent price. Add it to your collection.
By now this should be upgraded to D2, which cuts better and tarnishes less than 1095. 1095 is renowned for (1) toughness and (2) cheapness; but using 1095 here isn't really saving us any dough, and the toughness is probably wasted on such a short-bladed sheath knife. That having been said, I bought this for the size, weight, and ergonomics and am not disappointed, I would buy it again in a heart beat. It's very easy to "deploy", just snap the plastic sheath off with your thumb on the spine - no tricks with thumbstuds, holes, or flippers. It has a great grip, and it will never close on your fingers or fail if used for home self defense. I can easily be carried in a rear pocket, it only rises slightly above the rim. In terms of tarnishing/corrosion, I dab cooking oil along the edge and the black crinkle finish takes care of the rest of the blade. The skeletonized, gripless Candiru is more appealing as a neck knife, but even with paracord the grip borders on uselessness - the handles twists too much in the hand - and the neck carry option is illegal outside the home in my jurisdiction (but on the other hand, folder size is unlimited). In addition to keeping you possibly safer in a hotel room yes, this can be used for simple food prep on the road - cutting a sandwich in half, opening bags, cutting up a bbq chicken. However I save the Izula-II as a GOH (get out of hell) last ditch blade, and use a folding utility knife for such kitchen chores and opening cartons, to keep the Izula factory edge untouched. I've never been good at sharpening, but through trial and error I've discovered that factory edges generally cut as well as ApostleP custom hand sharpen 'n' polish, BUT just don't stay sharp as long.
Just as great as I expected. Fit and finish is great,ergonomics are perfect. I carry this daily on my belt and you forget it’s there. The sheath that comes with the knife is great,but I also bought a Armatus architect sheath so I could carry IWB. Highly recommend their sheaths,they are wonderful. Overall this is an awesome little guy,and despite its size it can tackle most tasks.