ESEE Knives Expat MEDELLIN Folding Knife 3.5" Satin Plain Blade, Black FRN and Stainless Steel Handles - MEDELLIN-01
RCMEDELLIN01: Expat Knives MEDELLIN Folding Knife, Satin
Expat Knives was born out of adventure. Adventures where the right tool can help squeeze every bit of enjoyment out of the experience, rather than detract from it. Tools that last as long as the memories. Tools that reflect life over the horizon: simple and timeless. Whether camping in the Himalayas, building a fire to stay warm in bombed-out bunkers in the Balkans, stalking elk along the Salmon River in Idaho, canoeing the Boundary Waters, or building a bamboo shelter in the Amazon, an adventure is there to be had. Whatever your adventure, Expat Knives are designed to enhance it, to enable you to thrive not only in the field but in the kitchen as well. And with any luck, you may just be fortunate enough for those two places to be one and the same. Get out there. Live life intentionally. Make memories. And take an Expat Knife with you.
WHO IS EXPAT?
Yes, "Expat" is a real person. A trainer, adventurer, world traveler and a lot of other things mixed in between. While working in some of the more sketchy corners of South America, Expat contacted ESEE in the search for high-quality, worst case scenario jungle survival training. Thus began a close association that has lasted for over 15 years. Expat has logged thousands of miles throughout the third world, sometimes with the ESEE team, but always with ESEE products. From armored motorcades in Colombia and trekking in the Himalayas, to earthquakes in El Salvador and hunting in the Balkans, ESEE Knives have been a constant companion. He has been a student, a translator, and an instructor for Randall's Adventure Training. Throughout his time overseas, he has developed some unique insights on tools and adventures and is currently working with ESEE to bring these designs and experiences to others. What began with a cleaver will end up... well, who knows? That's the whole point of the Expat Experience.
The MEDELLIN Folder by Expat Knives is manufactured in Taiwan and like the Avispa and Zancudo models, features a sturdy stainless steel frame lock. It is a perfect size and is loaded with features that allow it to excel at both wilderness survival tasks in addition to tactical ones as well. The full flat ground blade is an excellent slicer and it features dual thumb studs and a nicely jimped thumb ramp. The handle is very ergonomic and the single finger groove prevents your hand from sliding forward onto the blade. It's a robust design we find very aesthetically pleasing and will definitely have a few of us here adding one to their collection. A folding survival knife from ESEE, what took so long?!?!
- Blade Length: 3.50"
- Cutting Edge: 3.50"
- Closed Length: 4.80"
- Overall Length: 8.38"
- Blade Material: AUS-8 Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.115"
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Grind: Full Flat
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Handle Material: Black FRN with Stainless Steel Lock
- Locking Mechanism: Frame
- Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel (Tip-Up/Down, Right Carry)
- Weight: 4.1 oz.
- Made in Taiwan
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
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