ESEE-4P w/ Dark Earth Blade

The ESEE-4 is one of the most popular ESEE knives ever made. With its 3/16″ thickness, it’s the perfect blend between toughness and cutting efficiency all in a small package. If you can only choose one, then the ESEE-4 is the do-all workhorse of the ESEE line.


  • Overall Length: 9.0″
  • Cutting Edge Length: 4.1″
  • Overall Blade Length: 4.5″
  • Blade Width: 1.25″
  • Weight (Knife Only): 8.0 ounces
  • Drop Point Blade Style
  • Maximum Thickness: .188″
  • 1095 Carbon Steel, 55 – 57 Rc. (Carbon Steel Models)
  • 440C (Stainless Steel Models)
  • Removable Handles
  • Rounded Pommel w/ Lanyard Hole
  • Molded Sheath w/ Clip Plate (Color Depends On Model)


ESEE-4P (Plain Edge, Black Blade, Coyote Brown Sheath)
For sharpened top edge add -CP to item # above.
ESEE-4S (Partially Serrated, Black Blade, Coyote Brown Sheath)
For sharpened top edge add -CP to item # above.

  • For Knife Only (no sheath) add -KO to item#.
  • To add black Cordura MOLLE backs add -MB to item number.
  • To order above part numbers with a black sheath add -B to item number.
  • For desert tan blade add -DT to item # above (ships w/ OD sheath).
  • For OD blade w/ orange handles add -OD to item # above (ships w/ black sheath).

The ESEE-4P-MB-DT is assigned NSN 1095-01-649-5945

 Optional Finishes:

ESEE-4P-MB-DE (Plain Edge Only, Dark Earth Blade, Black Sheath, MOLLE Back)
ESEE-4PM-VG (Plain Edge Only, Modified Pommel, Venom Green Blade, Black Sheath)
ESEE-4P-UC (Plain Edge Only, Uncoated Blade, Coyote Brown Sheath)
ESEE-4P-UC-MB (Plain Edge Only, Uncoated Blade, Coyote Brown Sheath, MOLLE Back)

ESEE-4P-SS (Plain Edge, Stainless Steel, Canvas Micarta Handles, Black Sheath)
ESEE-4P-SS-OR (Plain Edge, Stainless Steel, Orange G10 Handles, Black Sheath)

Our stainless steel knives are made from 440C. It should be noted that stainless steel is not as flexible as carbon steels. Any excessive flexing of the blade may cause breakage.

Optional Sheaths / Components:

ESEE-4-MSB (Black Molded Sheath Only)
ESEE-4-MSCB (Coyote Brown Molded Sheath Only)
ESEE-4-MSOD (OD Molded Sheath Only)
ESEE-4-MSB-CP (Black Molded Sheath & Clip Plate)
ESEE-4-MSCB-CP (Coyote Brown Molded Sheath & Clip Plate)
ESEE-4-MSOD-CP (OD Molded Sheath & Clip Plate)
ESEE-21SS (Coyote Brown Molded Sheath, Clip Plate & MOLLE Back)
ESEE-42MB (Black MOLLE Back)
ESEE-42MB-K (Khaki MOLLE Back)
ESEE-CLIP-PLATE 3/4 (Black Clip Plate For Molded Sheath)
ESEE-CLIP-PLATE 3/4-CB (Coyote Brown Clip Plate For Molded Sheath)
ESEE-CLIP-PLATE 3/4-OD (OD Clip Plate For Molded Sheath)

MSRP: From $143.50  (Note: ESEE Knives may be bought through dealers and online retailers. Please use the dealer locator to find the best price and stock on ESEE Knives).

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