Discussion in 'ESEE® Knives and Gear' started by JMJ, Sep 8, 2016.
I'm just glad JMJ and I aren't the only ones whose favorite esee is the LS!
I'd be leery of doing that myself for fear of slicing open my fingers. Seems like one heckuva risk. I use the spine for more than a ferro rod though - it's one of the primary ways I get fluffy material for fire starting. I frequently use the edges to 'sand' things smooth as well, like the handle of a walking stick for example.
Jman what knife is that in your profile pic? Sweet lookin blade
That's a Dylan Fletcher Delta 5. I love finding 'fringe' companies and trying their knives. I've gotten some amazing blades over the years by following the path less traveled. My collection includes knives from such companies as 3 River Blades, Allegheny Knifeworks, Alpha Knife, Dendra, SAZ, Terävä, Utility Tool, Viper and others. I do have plenty from the more conventional/mainstream companies as well - ESSE, Tops, Mora, LT Wright, Lionsteel, Bark River, etc. - but it's the unique stuff that really attracts me for some reason.
Thank You For the info! I'm going to check out the above mentioned! I'm all about the lath less traveled by!
We should share a cold one and talk blades then! I would love to find out what companies you know about that I don't.
I'd rather not take this thread OT but I will just say that Dylan now sells his knives through distributors like USA Made Blades and DLT Trading, so they are not as rare as they once were.
Still one of my favorite LS' s
It should be, you put enough work into it!
Finally got one
The more you use it the more the ugly becomes beauty! As far as ergos go it's one of the most comfortable knife that size I've used.
I'm very happy so far
If you hunt, wait until you clean the first deer with it. It answered questions I didn't know to ask. I always dissect out the leg joints when I quarter and take the forelegs off and the LS has been so much better at this than any knife I've done so with in the past.
So sorry Tristan I didn't see this when you posted it!!!!!
Man it was a long overlapping process with the forced portion of getting that patina. I used white and balsamic vinegar, yellow and Dijon mustard, crystal hot sauce and cutting lots of acidic veggies like onions. I'd wash the blade between applying the different condiments so they'd have the most effect. Cleaning some deer and getting blood and fat on it added a lot also.
The handle has turned out to be better than I anticipated, and for me that's saying something...
My hands are larger than most, so finding a knife that fits comfortably can be quite a challenge. One of the reasons I avoided the LS in the past is due to the flat, featureless handle scales (the blade coating too, but that's a different discussion). I haven't had the opportunity to use mine in a full-scale field test just yet, but from the short time I've spent with it in my backyard I must confess to being surprised at how comfortable it is.
I would love to try the LS processing game, but it would be all small scale stuff for me I'm afraid. I don't hunt, so the only thing I would ever get is something I snared (and my luck with that has been spotty to be honest, so my chances have been few and far between).
Another reason I love the LS is for a small knife it'll do some big knife tasks. Chopped these three sweet gum trees that were blocking the view from a box stand and the edge looked perfect after I was done.
Guys how are you etching the logo when stripping the blade ? Especially setting the logo in black against a clean blade ?