Epic battle: ESEE 4 vs PR4

Discussion in 'ESEE® Knives and Gear' started by Strigidae, Nov 8, 2019.

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Esee 4 or PR4?

  1. ESEE 4

    12 vote(s)
    44.4%
  2. PR4

    15 vote(s)
    55.6%
  1. Strigidae

    Strigidae Moderator Staff Member

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    Which will be the winner?
     
  2. DYSPHORIC JOY

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    PR4.

    ESEE3>ESEE4.
     
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    I have not handled a PR4, but for a 4" blade I would chose the thinner knife.
     
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    Voted 4 but I'm thinking 4HM now.
     
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    Theres absolutely nothing wrong with the 4. It's a solid knife that works hard. I just like the shape of the PR4 a little better. An easy modification of added liners or upgrading the scales (they are a touch too thin) and the knife would be perfect. Even with the thinner scales it feels great in hand.
     
  6. RocketmanDane

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    It is hard for me to choose between the 2.
    Out of the box and ready to use I would chose the 4 over the the PR4. Like I’ve mentioned before the scales are my only real issue with the PR4.

    Based on sheaths I am a fan of kydex or plastic over leather so the 4 wins there.

    Blade shape, handle shape, lack of coating, squared spine and a few other small items make the PR4 the winner there.

    All that said it makes it hard to choose. In the end i go back to whether it is straight out of the box or had adjustments.

    Out of box ESEE 4 is the winner

    Out of the box with a few alterations I would take the PR4 over most of the ESEE line.
     
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    The biggest reason I'm going with the original 4, is I already own it. Also I have invested a bit of time and money in making it mine.
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    This, and I finally pulled my head out of my derriere and discovered that I really don't need to buy every new knife that comes along, although I'd still like to. :cool:
     

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