Esee AGK Ashley Game Knife Thread

Discussion in 'ESEE® Knives and Gear' started by W.Jester, Aug 30, 2019.

  1. Mark

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    Sweet!....I'm in.
     
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    I quite like the look of this little knife. I'm not a hunter (might get there eventually), but it looks to me like a pretty ideal blade shape for just a good, general-purpose knife.

    I kinda wish it was stainless. I like carbon steel in bigger hard-use knives (like my ESEE 6), but have sold or traded away most of my smaller carbon steel knives and replaced them with stainless (or at least semi-stainless) blades.

    One thing I noticed is that TOPS started using more stainless steels in their small knives and hunting knives. Even though I'm not a 1095 hater, I think that's a pretty darn good idea. In the continuum of steel features (edge retention, corrosion resistance, and toughness), I personally feel like big knives and small knives live in different ideal corners.

    1095 doesn't necessarily deter me but, in a small knife, it doesn't interest me as much.

    Didn't mean to ramble but it appears I have. Essentially, I'm pretty excited about this "mystery steel" R&D that ESEE has been doing. Excited to see what the eventual result is and hoping that it eventually means more ideal steels for small vs big knives.
     
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    Got mine in today! Can’t wait to take it out next weekend and hopefully see what it can do with a whitetail!

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    was gifted one last weekend - a little surprised at how thin/flat the scales are.
    once I'm used to it, if it still feels too thin, I'll add some cutting board liners & make a new sheath.
     
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    I really like the thinner scales. I have plenty of room and comfort for a variety of grips. I don’t have big hands though, so I could see why there could be concern. Looking at it now, the scales on my 4HM are twice as thick as the AGK!
     
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    Just got recently 20200202_145357.jpg
     
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    lured me in just ordered mine from knifeworks.
     
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    You’ll love it!
     
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    How’s this one as an edc m/farm knife?
     
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    It’s just a fabulous knife in the hand. Next to the RB3, it’s my favorite ESEE that I own. That being said, the handles/scales are completely different from each other. The AGK design is just amazing.
     
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    Super awesome to see an ESEE AGK photo bomb in the mountain goat Hill People Gear video. It is a great butchering knife.
     
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    Almost hunting season. Are you ready?
     
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    Decided to scallop the scales.

    My hay companion for the day.
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    The scallops really put that knife over the top! That looks perfect.

    Pre-covid, I stopped at SMKW to pick up an AGK but the didn't have one is stock.

    NEXT TIME!
     
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