The ESEE-4 is a fixed blade outdoor, survival, bushcraft and tactical blade made of 1095 High Carbon Steel which holds an edge through the toughest of chores. The ESEE-4 is the longer, thicker "wilderness" model of the popular ESEE-3 tactical knife. With its 3/16" thick, full flat grind blade, rounded pommel, Micarta handles and light weight, this 8 oz knife can serve as a primary backpacking and wilderness survival knife, or fitted to your modular system for duty carry in a tactical environment. This is a survival knife in the truest sense of the word. It is an extremely versatile drop point blade with a 4.5" cutting edge, capable for all manor of outdoor tasks, including field dressing and preparation of medium to large-sized game animals. The blade edge is sharpened to approximately 20 degrees, and the overall length of the knife is 9.0"
Falling between the compact/tactical ESEE 3 and the larger ESEE 5 and ESEE 6 knives, the ESEE 4 is a perfect fit to a lot of people. Just like all ESEE Knives, the ESEE 4 is a no-nonsense knife that you can stake your life on when it comes to performance and durability. The people behind this knife developed it by experience and practical application... not theory.
The textured power coat is extremely durable, and will not wear off easily. The 3 5/8" 3D contoured Micarta handle scales provide most all hand sizes a secure 4 finger grip.
ESEE knives are made from high carbon 1095 steel. And while 1095 is a top choice for professional cutlery designed for hard use, it will rust and stain if not properly cared for, especially on the cutting edge and around the laser engraving. It is the user's responsibility to keep the blades properly lubricated and cleaned. ESEE Knives suggest using a dry film rust inhibitor such as TUF-GLIDE or TUF-CLOTH.