ESEE 6P-B Plain Edge Review | Another Winner From ESEE

ESEE makes another entry into our top ten survival knives of 2018. Read on to find out why.

The ESEE 6P-B Plain edge knife is among the most popular knife models of the time and has been recognized one of the most efficient knives serving different purposes. It is equipped with various jaw-dropping features that will help you accomplish your tasks when you are in the outdoors.

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ESEE 6P-B Plain Edge Review

It comes from a company that has a reputation in the field of cutlery and a rich heritage of manufacturing knives and has inspired people in jungle survival. It is probably their first big knife after the series of kitchen knives that they introduced. This does not mean that it cannot be used in your kitchen.

This one is a perfect buy for your outings. If you ever lose yourself in the jungle, you will able to manage things in case you are carrying this knife along with you.

The knife uses a Rowen manufacturing heat treat process thanks to which it is hardened to 57 Rc and maintains flexibility at the same time.

Tech Specs:

  • Length: 11.75 inches
  • Blade length: 6.5 inches
  • Material of the blade: 1095 steel
  • Material of the handle: Grey Micarta Scale
  • Material of the sheath: Black Molded Polymer
  • Length from cutting rim to the backbone: 1.56 inches

Knife Features

The Handle: The handle or scales are manufactured using linen Micarta that is a durable material and can last for years. Micarta is manufactured by soaking layers of linen within resin and subsequently compressing the layers under warmth and stress. It offers a better grip when it is wet or blood-drenched.
A lanyard hole is present in the rounded pommel. You can wear it on your belt buckle thanks to the belt clip that is there. Alternatively, you can also use the cord that is there. But the belt clip offers the most convenient and dependable way of carrying it.

There are lashing and cord storage holes as well as drainage ports present at the end which helps in preventing water damage. The lashing holes are capable of storing 550 paracord, wrapping all around the sheath. You can thread it through the molded sheath in the form of a belt loop, to make a leg strap and can also use it as a pommel lanyard. The paracord, cord lock, and mountain hardware are all included in the package.

There are lashing and cord storage holes as well as drainage ports present at the end which help in preventing water damage.

The paracord, cord lock, and mountain hardware are all included in the package.

Full tang: it has a full tang so even if its blade breaks, you will be able to use it. It also has metal protruding at one of its ends. The knife features a full flat grind and a drop point.

The Look: The gray linen scales of Micarta along with the completed blade with a plain leading edge offer a decent look. It is relatively small in size. However, in terms of functionalities, it is no less than a bigger knife. It has been designed in such a way that it will be well-balanced in your hands.

The Blade: The knife blade is 1.56 inches in length starting from the cutting rim to the backbone. The leading edge is razor sharp and is capable of holding the edge really well. The knife can also be used with the optional MOLLE. The backer provides it some extra security. Thanks to it, if you are jumping from an aircraft or are under such a situation, rest assured that the knife will not fall off its sheath.

The blade is made up of 1095 high carbon steel and is both sharp and durable. The razor-sharp edge of the blade is sharp to about twenty levels and is capable of holding its edge pretty well.

The steel, though of a heavy duty professional variety, is prone to rust. So it is your responsibility to clean and lubricate the blade from time to time so that it does not get rusted or stained.

The textured coating on the blade offers resistance against corrosion, wear, and tear. It is much better than phosphate or oxide coatings since it does not feel rough on your hands and maintains a smooth feel.

ESEE-6 Plain
ESEE-6 Plain

The Sheath: The sheath is made of a black molded polymer which is quite durable. It comes with a removable clip so that you can use it according to your own convenience. The sheath program is ambidextrous. This means that irrespective of whether you are a left-handed or right-handed person, the friction-resistant mechanism will prevent the knife from falling off its sheath. The sheath screws are made using stainless steel.

You can wear it on your belt buckle thanks to the clip that is there. Alternatively, you can also use the cord that is there.

Comfort Level: The micarta handle of the knife makes it easy to grip. It provides a lot of gripping power and does not become slippery during the rain.

Warranty: Another great feature to look for is the warranty that is provided by the manufacturers. The warranty is transferable which is rare for any product of its type. It means that no matter how many times it is sold or gifted, the warranty will remain valid. What’s more is- they will not ask you for any bill or receipt!

Just show them the product and explain the problem and they will fix it! The problem, though, is not very likely to occur given the quality of construction of the knife. It should be mentioned here that the warranty is not applicable to normal rusting or corrosion problems.

Such is the reputation of their service that they never face a dearth of customers and people with genuine problems get their knives fixed since it is covered under warranty.

Our Experience

After purchasing the knife, I used it for a hell lot of purposes. This is how I put it to various tests to discover its capabilities:

Survival: It acts great as a survival knife. You can use it to fight back the enemies or the beasts that attack you and can also use it for hunting to some extent. In short, you can use it for surviving in the wild where chances of living are really less.

Cutting meats: Cutting meats for dinner was an important activity in our camping trip and we performed it within a jiffy thanks to the sharpness of this knife. We had wished for enjoying the meat of freshly hunted beats for our dinner and with the ESEE 6P this became successful. The plain edge helped in optimal cutting of the toughest pieces of meat and it is much better at performing this task as compared to a knife with serrated edges.

Opening cans: How many times has it occurred to you that you planned to open some cans on an outdoor trip but faced a lot of difficulty in opening these cans in absence of the openers? Well, this is not going to happen with you anymore as you have the ESEE 6P with you that can serve this purpose well!

Cutting hard branches: Cutting the hard branches of a tree is not at all easy. But with ESEE 6P it is not the case anymore. You can cut wood at ease and the knife blade remains as sharp as it was and does not suffer any bent or scratches even after hours of cutting. We had used it to cut bamboo sticks which are difficult to cut and are also among the most important things that you will need for your outing. Though initially, it seemed that it will not be able to cut the sticks, it slowly managed to produce our desired output with a few easy strokes. The sticks that we obtained could easily be used for grilling meat as well as lighting a fire.

Building a Shelter: Shelter building forms an integral part of camping. And using this knife, you can do it quite easily. You can cut the ropes, and even the tent sheet, if required. When you are alone in the jungle and are looking for a shelter, you need something of this sort to protect you against all sorts of danger and have a peaceful night’s sleep.

General Woodcraft: The knife performed well at general woodcraft too. Its finesse helped it carve out nice structures on the wood. If you are into Bushcraft or wish to carve structures out of wood, this knife will come in handy for you.

Military: It has also been a favorite among the military personnel. The law enforcement and special operations community also uses it for their operations.

Making a Snare: A snare is a trap for animals and birds which you may require to build when in a jungle, trying to survive. ESEE 6P can offer help here too.

Fishing: It can also be used as a fishing knife and can prove to be helpful for you if you are into activities related to fishing.

Hiking, Trekking, and Backpacking: These activities also require you to use a knife and the ESEE 6P can help you here too.

Light Chopping: The knife can be used for light chopping too, such as chopping vegetables for dinner. When you are on a camping trip or are chopping vegetables for your meal at home, it can prove to be helpful for you.

Pros:

  • The knife blade is made of 1095 high carbon steel and is strong and durable.
  • The sheath is made of a tough yet flexible material and is ambidextrous i.e. suitable for both left-handers and right-handers.
  • It has a full tang with a full flat grind, drop point with metal protruding from one end.
  • The micarta handle is durable and likely to last for years.
  • It comes with a warranty which is transferable.
  • It is a versatile knife capable of performing various tasks such as fine chopping, cutting hard things, for survival, hunting, trapping, craft work and more.
  • It feels comfortable in your hand and you will not find any problem in gripping it while in use.
  • It has a full tang with metal protruding at one end.

Cons:

  • The sheath, though ambidextrous, is of a comparatively poor quality for a knife of its price.

Customer Reviews:

Customers from different parts of the world have been happy to use this knife and have appreciated it hugely. Its construction, design, and utility have been able to satisfy their needs and there has been hardly any negative review! It has won 4,7 stars among 5 in a popular review site. If you wish to be among the proud possessors of this item, waste no while and grab one!

Summary:

The ESEE 6P plain edge knife is a knife that combines a number of great features to give the ultimate experience to the outdoor enthusiast in you.

The high carbon steel blade it has makes it a great choice for its customers and people as it a feature that many of today’s knives lack. Also, the ambidextrous sheath it has is a favorite among customers since they get to use it according to their preferences. It has a full tang and a comfortable grip which add to its uniqueness. Another thing that catches the attention of the buyers is its versatility which allows it to be used in multiple occasions such as camping, trekking, chopping, slicing, fine cutting and more. So think of plain edge knives- think of ESEE!

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