Izula Pro

Discussion in 'ESEE® Knives and Gear' started by winternews, Sep 2, 2019.

Tags:
  1. winternews

    winternews Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Alaska
    Looking at some of the 3 most common mods for the Izula, I’m curious if ESEE would ever include them all together in a production run, something like an ‘Izula Pro.’ I’m talking:

    Squared off spine
    Uncoated blade
    Thinner stock— no prying, batoning, etc (or at least a thinned out edge)
    And maybe a somewhat larger handle

    I’ve carried my Izzy II for a year now, guiding, camping, etc., and I think all these changes are worth the tradeoffs for a lot of people. I realize there’s the ESEE 3 HM and CR 2.5 that have some of the aspects above, but the Izula still occupies a sweet spot between them, especially in terms of light weight and a good shape for skinning. Anyway, I’m curious to hear who else wants to see something like this (or who else makes it if it’s already out there).
     
  2. olywa

    olywa Member

    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    181
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Wetter WA
    I could dig that. But in the meantime, take a look at the LT Wright Next Gen. A2 or AEBL steel, 1/8" thick, saber or FFG grind. There's even a few 3/32" ones out in the online wilds.
     
  3. AK1013

    AK1013 Member

    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    209
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    SATX
    I’d like that. Same thickness as the 3, ground spine Izula 2 handle
     
  4. Flex

    Flex Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    574
    Likes Received:
    1,076
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Utah
    I want Izula that is 2.5mm thick, slicer please.....
     
    Zeek, CWB, Kaw-liga and 1 other person like this.
  5. Kaw-liga

    Kaw-liga Member

    Messages:
    506
    Likes Received:
    1,537
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Southeast GA
    +1, you had me at thinner stock. But uncoated and a 90° spine would be icing on the cake.
     
  6. Cut it out

    Cut it out Member

    Messages:
    47
    Likes Received:
    142
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Great lakes
    Interesting idea for sure.
     
  7. Anders Bach

    Anders Bach Member

    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    121
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Denmark
    Pretty easy mod to make though ;)
     
  8. Jacob Peterson

    Jacob Peterson Member

    Messages:
    319
    Likes Received:
    623
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    S Central Ky
    I would be happy with keeping the stock the same, but uncoated, with a square spine, and a thinner edge.
    I love my Izzy, but especially without handle scales, i feel like the edge feels to thick for the k knife.
    I do have some scales coming in, maybe that will change things, and i bet the izzy 2 with scales is better yet!
     
  9. CoolBreeze135

    CoolBreeze135 Member

    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    133
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    The Wild and Wonderful Mountain State
    A thinner, uncoated Izula 2 would be excellent! I'll add in another ideal feature for me: a steel with more corrosion resistance and better edge retention. For me, a small knife gets carried close to the body and used on food or fish (so stainless is a plus) and, since there isn't very much cutting edge to begin with, I like the short amount of cutting edge to stay sharper longer.

    I won't rehash what I just typed in the AGK thread, but it's essentially the same reasons.
     
    Eric Kendrick and olywa like this.
  10. Bozho

    Bozho Member

    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    549
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    BULGARIA
    Izula 2, 440 C, orange G10 and ground a bit thinner :cool:
     

Share This Page