Big changes coming to ESEE Knives

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  1. Frigin

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    The real struggle is the wait........
     
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    After you see our testing, I think your mind will be made up.
     
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    The xancudo 3” is in s35vn right. Or am I just reading that message wrong.
     
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    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    Yes, the Xancudo is s35v
     
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    Patiently waiting on a 4 & 6 in black oxide...........
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    Just keep it below 400 degrees
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    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.
     
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    Have to respect the honesty and lack of BS!
     
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    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.
     
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    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).
     
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    the Xancudo is the stainl.ess model I'm interested in - I'm perfectly content with 1095 in my 6HM and Junglas.
     
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    Damn, that is some brutal honesty there. Very fresh.
     
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    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.
     

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