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Posted: 9/26/2011 2:44:06 PM EST
hi im looking to pick up my first esee im looking at the 5 or the 6 I want it for hike camping and hunting. and were can I find the best deal thanks
Link Posted: 9/26/2011 3:59:30 PM EST
I have both. Prefer the 6.
Link Posted: 9/26/2011 6:11:05 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/26/2011 6:11:35 PM EST by CLICKBANGBANG]
I have the -5. I also have the Izula and -3. I really want the -6... And the -4........... And the Izula -2.

Bottom line is, your going to end up with both (or the entire ESEE line). But the -6 might be the way to go. I think it is a more usable knife than the -5. Either way, they are great knives.
Link Posted: 9/28/2011 6:03:00 AM EST
The -5 is often referred to a a sharpened prybar. It's ¼" thick, so it's plenty heavy, but you'll never break it.

I went with the -6, and later added a -3mil and a -4 for hiking/backpacking.

The best place to buy one is direct from ESEE using their military-police purchase program.

Link Posted: 9/29/2011 6:23:28 AM EST
I don't have a 5 or 6 but i do have a Izula and a 4. My thought is get the 6 and have a small folder for delicate work. The 5 is a really nice nice but I feel like the .25" thick blade is overkill for a practical use.

If i had to carry one and only one knife (5 or 6) i would carry the 5 and never worry about breaking it. Perfect survival knife.

The 4 is great for everyday use though.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 7:59:48 PM EST
go with the 6
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 9:08:18 PM EST
Get the -6 straight from ESEE and have them install the -5 grips. It is already drilled for a bow hole. Not saying you'll need it, but better to have and not need than to need and not have.
Link Posted: 9/30/2011 4:35:24 PM EST
I am looking at getting the 4 to go with my Izula. I am also liking the orange handles and green blade.

KnifesShipFree appears to have some decent prices.
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 6:38:12 PM EST
I got a -4 an love it so far, haven't done too much with it yet though. I did cut my finger on the forward finger notch, that wasn't too fun. I would say go with the -5 it's thicker and will be more kind to your index finger because it is lacking that forward notch. Unless you really need that extra .50" cutting edge you get with the -6 then I think the -5 will be a better bet for you. Also I got mine from The knife Connection. they were the best deal I could find at the time, and fast shipping.
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 8:09:00 AM EST
For hiking the 5 or 6 is the best. Here's another good place to get them.
http://www.howesknifeshop.com/index.php?
Link Posted: 10/3/2011 8:26:02 AM EST
I have the 3 and the 5 . 3 for hunting and 5 for camping. the 5 weights a pound by itself. http://www.knifeworks.com/
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