Frequently Asked Questions

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards. All customer information is encrypted and transmitted via SSL. All credit card transactions are performed through We do not store any payment information locally.

If you do not have a credit card, you can send a check to: TransEquatorial Solutions, Inc / ESEE Knives – P.O. Box 99 – Gallant, AL 35972.

Please click on the STORE tab at the top of the page and it will take you to our store where you can purchase replacement parts.

The unconditional warranty covers all knives made by ESEE and all Expat Knives sold by ESEE. It does not cover knives designed by ESEE and manufactured by other companies (such as the Zancudo and Avispa folders).

No. We warranty the knife regardless of modifications. We may call you an idiot for doing a stupid modification or ruining the knife, but we will warranty the knife.

This will vary depending on shop time and stock, but we try to do very quick turn-arounds on all warranty knives.

Please call our office (256) 613-0372. Our hours are 8-4 CST Monday through Friday. You can also contact us via email at We typically answer email 7 days a week, 365 days a year unless we are out of the country or out of a cell service area.

With the exception of closeouts and special runs listed in the ESEE Store, we only sell ESEE Knives through our dealer network. We do sell certain components, replacement hardware and logo gear through the ESEE Store. Please use the ESEE STORE tab at the top of the page to access the store. 

The edges on all of our knives are applied by hand. We do our best to maintain a 20 degree (per side) edge angle but due to the hand application, they may vary slightly. We suggest using a Spyderco Sharpmaker for general edge maintenance or a flat diamond hone.

Our carbon steel knives are made from high carbon 1095 steel, and while 1095 is a top choice for professional cutlery designed for hard use, it will rust and stain if not properly cared for – especially on the cutting edge and around the laser engraving. It is the user’s responsibility to keep the blades properly lubricated and cleaned. We suggest using a dry film rust inhibitor such as TUF-GLIDE or TUF-CLOTH.

ESEE is pronounced “S” “E” and is an acronym for Escuela de Supervivencia (School of Survival), Escape and Evasion (ESEE). This acronym comes from our long running jungle survival school that teaches these principles of staying alive in remote and hostile environments.

We do not sell factory seconds.

Please contact us for information on sharpening and maintenance services.