Discussion in 'ESEE® Knives and Gear' started by Tim Hester, May 5, 2020.
Also have my eye on one of these. Pros and cons if any on the stainless
Just as solid as the 1095 in my experiences.
I’ve owned both a coated 1095 and a stainless Izzy. I neck carry it every day and use it for everything. Because it gets used for food a lot i prefer the stainless. I’m a huge fan of the 440c steel. In my opinion it’s a very good stainless. It’s not a super steel but it’s tough enough and keeps an edge pretty well...and I don’t need to spend an hour resharpening it. I think the stainless izula is the most underrated ESEE in their lineup. Pair it with 2 sets of scales from TKC...first buy the regular set of scales (I have orange and they feel great), then pick up a set of the extended scales. You can swap them out as needed and it basically gives you an Izzy and Izzy2 in stainless
I have two Izulas, one in black 1095 and one in stainless, both with TKC extended handles.
I started with the standard black version, and used it with a paracord wrap for a while, then decided to get the extended scales for it. I picked up the stainless version and scales for that as well.
The sheaths for the Izulas are great too. They are just awesome knives.
Left to Right:
Terävä Jääkäripuukko 110
Izula 1095 (w/ TKC extended scales)
Izula Stainless Steel (w/ TKC extended scales)
I bought one of the first run Izulas. It has been a constant companion ever since on camping and kayaking trips. The knife takes a keen edge, and holds it. It hasn't shown any rust. I wear it as a neck knife.