Discussion in 'ESEE® Knives and Gear' started by shaneadams90, Dec 2, 2019.
The real struggle is the wait........
After you see our testing, I think your mind will be made up.
The xancudo 3” is in s35vn right. Or am I just reading that message wrong.
Yes, the Xancudo is s35v
Patiently waiting on a 4 & 6 in black oxide...........
Currently waiting on the
Xancudo with hole
A 3 in orange
A 4 in orange
And maybe a 6 in orange not sure I literally just got my first 6 a few months ago and wis I could return it to get the orange and I have my 5 in orange already not sure if want to get another or wait and see when they come out with just the handles but I like what it has already.
you could strip the coating off your 6 and paint it with orange krylon - then bake it to harden the krylon.
a buddy of mine uses baked krylon as a gun finish and says it's pretty durable.
Just keep it below 400 degrees
Yeah I here you.....I could......or I could just get one all done......... I seem to not have any time between work 2 kids and training Krav. how about Jeff tells me when I’ll be able to get it then I don’t have any problems. I’ll toss the 6 in the first aid kit in my wife’s car. If I ever need it I’ll at least have a trustworthy knife handy.
So here's Patrick's testing on our S35V ESEE-3.
And for all of you interested in this over-hyped, over-priced steel for a hard-use outdoor knife, this is Mike and my take on it:
While we offer the exact same warranty on S35V as the rest of our line, we do not suggest the ESEE-3 S35V as a hard-use outdoor knife. These knives are hardened at the optimal 59-60 Rc. Its ability to take abuse is not even close to our ESEE-3 1095 models. The only reason we produced this model is due to the request of our customer base – not because it’s something the ESEE crew would carry or trust their life to. In our opinion, what you gain with such a premium steel in edge-holding and stain resistance does not justify the extra cost. Not to mention its inability to take the abuse that our regular knives are capable of.
Yes, in short, I think the ESEE-3 in S35V is a piece of sh*t for what I want in an outdoor tool. I wouldn't buy this knife even if it was the only ESEE available. Your mileage may vary.
It's posted in this sub-forum now.
Have to respect the honesty and lack of BS!
Lol, I was leaning towards the Xancudo as an EDC for work anyway. I work in aerostructure, alot of metal to metal and phosphoric acid anodizing of aircraft aluminum. Due to the tanks of chemicals and high temps of the tanks I don't take my 1095 Esee's to work. Corrosion resistance is paramount for me in that enviroment.
The posted review and this post are the reasons why y'all have such a great company. Honest and no BS.
My thoughts are similar to ones you've posted previously about super steels. It's all a trade off. If I prioritized corrosion resistance I'd go for one. But I'd be happy with good old 440c. If I prioritized toughness and hard use, I'd stick to 1095 (or a tool steel like O1 or A2).
the Xancudo is the stainl.ess model I'm interested in - I'm perfectly content with 1095 in my 6HM and Junglas.
Damn, that is some brutal honesty there. Very fresh.
I think we're going to rename this the "Outdoor Picnic Knife" - guaranteed to slice your cheese and bread without any issues and absolutely will not rust just for the folks who are scared to death of a little rust on their blade. Of all the ESEE models we have made I see this one by far as the most useless in the outdoors....except as a picnic knife.