ESEE makes fixed blade knives and survival gear in the USA. ESEE’s focus is hard use survival knives. Backed by one of the best warranties in the industry, their knives are very well regarded and enjoy an extremely loyal following.
ESEE Knife Reviews:
- ESEE Expat Cleaver CL1 Review
Gripping the Esee Expat Cleaver leaves you feeling a little overwhelmed. You’re filled with the sudden urge to cleave things. There is something about its weight, its grip, and the fact you just know it can slice th ... continue reading
- ESEE-4 Review
If you are a fan of Randall’s Adventure Training®, then you are probably somewhat familiar with their influence in the knife world. Operating under the parent company TransEquatorial Solutions, Inc., which is co-o ... continue reading
- KA-BAR BK14 Becker Knife and Tool EsKabar Review
During the 2016 SHOT Show, I had the great opportunity to meet a man named Ethan. Ethan was working at the KA-BAR Knives display and approached me as I was viewing some of KA-BAR’s newest designs. We began talking ... continue reading
- ESEE Zancudo Review
Last Updated: September 30, 2017 By now most people are well acquainted with ESEE knives and their variety of fixed blade offerings. Hallmarked by their thick powder coatings, 1095 steel, USA origins, and unlimited l ... continue reading
- ESEE Candiru Review
Updated: 11/29/2015 Small, sharp, and damn near indestructible. If you want the short version of my Candiru review, that was it. Coming from ESEE, a company with a pedigree for making tough as nails outdoors and surv ... continue reading
Brief Company History
ESEE originally started out as RAT Cutlery (short for Randall’s Adventure and Training), and they still use that name to some extent. ESEE originally had the Ontario Knife Company build RAT knives for them. This started out in the late 90’s and continued for over a decade. Eventually RAT wanted to break off from Ontario to have greater control over the manufacture of their knives and the RAT brand. A legal battle ensued and now RAT knives are branded ESEE knives and RAT and ESEE seem to be used interchangeably although the products are branded ESEE.
Today ESEE is headquarted in in Gallant, Alabama and manufactures their knives in Idaho Falls, Idaho. ESEE also offers survival training and makes and sells other survival products. ESEE knives are known for being no frills but incredibly durable and functional. Their knives are typically made of 1095 High Carbon steel and have micarta handle scales and feature durable powder-coated finishes. These knives are favored by law enforcement and military personnel all around the world and ESEE’s no-nonsense high quality knives have created an incredibly loyal following among the knife community.
One very interesting fact about ESEE knives is their warranty. ESEE offers an unconditional no questions asked warranty that recovers replacement of any knives that get damaged, except for rust. This is one of the best knife warranties I have come across and it is really cool to see ESEE stand by their products.