Esee S35VN Izula

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Esee S35VN Izula

Postby Doc Dan » Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:58 am

What do you all think of this? I think that 13C26/AEB-L would have been a better choice given the role of the knife. Still, I am glad to see it and that it is not coated. I will pick one up.
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Re: Esee S35VN Izula

Postby bearfacedkiller » Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:43 am

It is small and thick so S35VN should be plenty durable. It just won’t be as effortless to sharpen in the field as AEB-L.

If they do the 3HM in S35VN I will be interested.
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Re: Esee S35VN Izula

Postby Evil D » Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:21 am

It's a sure fire sales choice. I guess they're starting to understand that not all of their customers are using their knives in the jungle and sharpen them on rocks.
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Re: Esee S35VN Izula

Postby kiwisailor » Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:11 pm

Aren't Diamond sharpeners little rock's?😉

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Re: Esee S35VN Izula

Postby ladybug93 » Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:48 pm

when i saw this in the blade show video, i wanted it immediately. i've always loved the izula. i think i may just spring for the xancudo instead though. it's got a longer and thinner blade as well as a more full handle. i also love the zancudo folder. i just wish it came with a leather belt sheath.

edit: does anyone have experience with the xancudo and the izula?
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Re: Esee S35VN Izula

Postby M Sea » Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:15 am

Doc Dan wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 7:58 am
What do you all think of this? I think that 13C26/AEB-L would have been a better choice given the role of the knife. Still, I am glad to see it and that it is not coated. I will pick one up.
Huge fan of the Izula and s35vn. Definitely a must buy for me!

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Re: Esee S35VN Izula

Postby Wartstein » Thu Jun 10, 2021 3:41 pm

All who like an S35VN Izula: Go have a look at the White River Backpacker, Backpacker Pro or Caper!
Also in S35VN, also completely made in the US, and for me the "better Izulas". Just a bit longer blade, slicier, better sheath, otherwise pretty "izula-ish".
See here for example: https://www.knivesandtools.com/en/pt/-w ... sheath.htm
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Re: Esee S35VN Izula

Postby ladybug93 » Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:32 pm

i know this is pretty much the epitome of first world problems, but i'm seriously having a hard time choosing between getting the izula in s35vn or the xancudo in s35vn. the zancudo is a great folder and is comfortable in hand, but the izula is one of my favorite knives ever. they're both small, but the izula feels more like a neck knife and is more compact, while still filling my hand well enough to be an edc fixed blade and backup to my main belt knife when camping. it looks like the izula will be cheaper too. the blade length difference is negligible, since the izula packs almost the same exact cutting edge around a deeper belly. the xancudo has a thinner edge, but the izula has a more robust blade, which might prove more useful for an additional carry beyond my pocket knives. i may have just answered the question for myself, but honestly i probably won't stop wanting whichever one i don't get. i really love both of them.
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Re: Esee S35VN Izula

Postby kennethsime » Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:09 am

If they do an Izula 2 in S35VN, I might have to finally buy one. I've been looking for a 3" or so little fixed blade for EDC, but haven't pulled the trigger on one yet.

Warstein has a good point about the White Rivers, although I think I like the Izula better than the Backpacker. L.T. Wright has some great options as well in the Patriot and the Frontier series, although those are all tool steel at this point (they might have done some in AEB-L). Then there's the Bradfords, but those are quite a bit more expensive.

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Re: Esee S35VN Izula

Postby ladybug93 » Sun Jun 13, 2021 12:57 pm

one other thing i like about the izula over the zancudo/xancudo is that your hand is a little closer to the work by about 1/2". when chocking up with a pinch grip on the blade, the taller izula blade has more surface area for my thumb to sit as well.
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Re: Esee S35VN Izula

Postby ladybug93 » Sun Jun 13, 2021 8:34 pm

i just looked at the enuff again since it was another one of the knives i was considering in this mix. it's going to be hard for people to justify paying so much for the enuff when there are all these great designs in better steel for much less money. the izula will be less than $80 in s35vn compared to the enuff for over $130 in vg10. the izula is also made in america and has a no questions asked lifetime guarantee. not to put down spyderco, but there's really no contest unless you really just have to have an enuff. that might be the case if they bring out the longer and thinner version in lc200n.
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