ESEE 5 Survival Knife - RC5
The ESEE 5 is viewed by many as the Ultimate Survival Knife. The ESEE 5 was designed by Air Force SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape) instructors, and was intended specifically to be as multi-purpose and effective as possible for downed pilots. For many people, if they could only choose one knife to take into the wilderness with them, it would be the ESEE 5, making it maybe the Ultimate Survival Knife.
At 455g, it is heavy enough to be used as a makeshift axe and will cut through wood like butter, making building shelters just that little bit easier.
The ESEE 5 is made from 1095 Carbon Steel and heated to 57RC. It comes equipped with lightweight canvas micarta handle scales and glass breaker pommel. The handle scales have a bow drill divot, making it easier to start a fire if you are forced to use a bow drill.
The blade is made with a sabre (scandi) grind and has a textured powder coat finish.
Each ESEE 5 comes with a Kydex sheath.
- Overall Length: 272mm
- Blade Length: 131mm
- Thickness: 6.25mm
- Weight: 455g (Knife Only)
- Blade Material: 1095 Carbon Steel
- Hardness: 57RC