Monday, March 1, 2010
RAT Cutlery name change and micarta handle slabs available for RAT Izula
Jeff Randall's RAT Cutlery announced on 2/1/2010, that RAT Cutlery is getting a name change. RAT Knives will now be called Esee Knives. From their SITE:
-"The new name has been used by Randall's Adventure & Training since 1997 while under contract with the Peruvian Air Force School of Survival.
ESEE stands for Escuela de Supervivencia (School of Survival) Escape, Evasion . The acronym also represents Education of
Survival, Escape and Evasion - A domestic and international training class taught by Randall's Adventure & Training."-
Anyhow, the RAT Cutlery/Esee Knives Izula is one of my all-time favorite small fixed blades that fits into the "neck knife" category. Mine is the tan version, and currently sports a safety orange glow-tip lanyard made by Scott at Canada's The Lanyard Zone.
Many knife sites are now selling add-yourself micarta handle slabs for the Izula knife series, for about $15.00 USD. They should fill out the handle better, therefore filling your hand better and making extended work more comfortable.
See the RAT/Esee SITE for details on the knives and the name change.
Thanks to the reader who commented on this entry!! I forgot to include a link to a site which sells the aftermarket (made by RAT) slabs for the Izula series!! I am in no way affiliated with Knifecenter, but I have been buying knives from them since 1999 and I have found their customer service and selection second-to-none. I trust them without fail. Knifeworks.com is also a great site, and what they sometimes lack in selection, they make up for with mega-fast shipping and great service.