Top Five Best ESEE Knives

Try this: whip out your phone and text the biggest outdoor and survival knife enthusiast you know and ask them this – “who makes the best survival knives in the business?” Chances are, they’re going to tell you that ESEE ranks pretty high (if not the highest). Since 1997, Jeff Randall and Mike Perrin have been changing the game when it comes to the wilderness industry. Their goal is to offer realistic tools that are designed for people that are going to use and abuse them, which is why their brand has been so successful. Their ‘no questions asked’ warranty doesn’t hurt, either – you’re essentially covered for everything but rust. If you break it, they will replace it.  

Even in the company’s philosophy, it clearly states that one of the most important aspects of the business is that ESEE won’t provide a piece of gear that hasn’t been tested in the real world. How seriously do they take that mission? Considering that ESEE’s founders also run an adventure and training company that regularly does jungle survival courses in the Peruvian Amazon, we’d say – very. Anyone who regularly handles outdoor knives knows the power of 1095 carbon, and ESEE is able to get more out of that steel than any other production knife company thanks to their famous heat treatment.    

You know the drill by now – as the leading cutlery retailer, we’re overqualified to cherry-pick the best ESEE knives for you. Let’s begin with the knife that started it all…




Best Application

General purpose field and utility knife that’s perfect for bug-out bags or survival kits

Why We Love It

What the ESEE 3 lacks in size, it more than makes up for in strength. It’s the very first knife that Jeff and Mike debuted at ESEE, essentially making it their flagship knife. The National Tactical Officers Association gave it a 4.77 out of 5, cementing its reputation as a favorite with law enforcement and military teams.

Why You’ll Love It

Like we said before, you’re going to get more out of that 1095 carbon steel than you will from any other knife company. This knife is comfortable and easy to carry thanks to its size and versatile sheath. Because this is such a popular knife model, we have over 40 iterations of the ESEE 3. From combo blades to Venom Green finishes to highly visible orange scales, we can pretty much guarantee there’s a model out there for even the most eccentric knife user.

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Avispa Folding Knives Designed by ESEE

Avispa Folding Knives Designed by ESEE

Designed by the survival experts over at ESEE Knives, Mike Perrin and Jeff Randall, and produced by Blue Ridge Knives, the Avispa is a hybrid between the Ontario RAT handle combined with the blade style of the Zancudo folder. Compared to the Zancudo, it features a larger, more capable 3.5″ blade for better cutting power. Features a nice, slim design with a full-size blade in stonewash or black. Handles are textured FRN (Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon) in the front with a stainless steel back. The framelock lockup feels solid and the blade easily glides open using the dual-thumb stubs. The Avispa will surely appeal to many with its 4-way pocket clip making it 100% ambidextrous. Overall, this is a great choice for an EDC for anyone looking for a high quality, full-size folder not looking to break the bank. See all models at www.knifecenter.com.

Ontario SP10 Spec Plus Marine Raider

Ontario SP10 Spec Plus Marine Raider

Designed for military, sporting and rescue use, this large Bowie knife is awesome. Features includes: comfortable Kraton handles, epoxy powder coated 1095 carbon steel blades, full tang construction, combination leather/Cordura sheath, lanyard and proudly made in the U.S.A. Balanced, sharp, comfortable, maneuverable, and durable. What more do I have to say. Check it out at www.knifecenter.com.

5 Knives Ready for Zombie Slaying

Zombie slaying will be a way of life in the future but luckily for us there are knives out now ready for the apocalypse. Pre splattered blood and zombie green colors are a popular style for zombie fighting weaponry, and here are 5 knives we recommend.

Brous Blades Zombie Green Coroner

With it’s massive blade and saw back teeth the Coroner by Brous Blades will make a great tool in your zombie slaying journey. Continue Reading

ESEE/Ethan Becker Signature Kitchen Knives Series 1

ESEE/Ethan Becker Signature Kitchen Knives Series 1

Introducing the first series of kitchen knives from the beloved American outdoor tool company ESEE. The Series 1 Knives were designed by Ethan Becker, co-author of Joy of Cooking Cookbook and father of Becker Knife & Tool. They’ve been used, modified, and the designs honed in Ethan’s personal kitchen for over five years before they were ready to hit production. The Series 1 Knives are very ergonomic, well built, and scary sharp straight out of the box. Built up to true ESEE quality with a no questions asked lifetime warranty, these new kitchen knives can be found at www.knifecenter.com.

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ESEE Knives Izula Gear AH-1 Arrowhead Wallet

ESEE Knives Izula Gear AH1 Arrowhead Wallet
ESEE Knives Izula Gear AH-1 Arrowhead Wallet
ESEE Knives has a great selection of products. This new wallet is made in the USA and has several pockets and includes 2 arrowheads. ESEE always does a great job and this is a unique item.
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