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ESEE Knives ESEE-PR4-BO Patrick Rollins Camp-Lore PR4 Fixed 4.19" 1095 Black Stonewashed Plain Blade, Micarta Handles, Leather Sheath

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Part #: RCPR4BO | ESEE Knives
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Description
RCPR4BO: ESEE-PR4-BO Patrick Rollins Camp-Lore PR4
ESEE Knives
 
The Camp-Lore Series was developed to answer the demand for traditional, basic, bushcraft knives. The designers of this knife series come from unique backgrounds and experiences, with each considered to be one of the best in their field. All of the Camp-Lore knives are simple, traditional, fixed blade designs that have been field-proven for years. Keeping with that simplistic approach, ESEE builds the Camp-Lore line in the USA utilizing 1095 carbon steel blades and removable Micarta handles. Each Camp-Lore knife comes with a USA made traditional pouch sheath using leather supplied by one of the oldest tanneries in North America.

When it comes to wilderness chores, sometimes simple and straightforward is the best approach. The ESEE Camp-Lore PR4 is Patrick Rollins' take on Horace Kephart's classic design. The original prototype was made by James Gibson and tested extensively by Patrick during survival classes, off-trail backpacking, hiking, and camping. The Rowen built production PR4 features a 4.19" blade with a 4.75" handle, 0.125" thick 1095 high carbon steel blade, 90-degree spine for striking a Ferro rod and a leather drop sheath. It may not be pretty but it is designed to work, like all the other ESEE Knives.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 4.19"
  • Cutting Edge: 4.0"
  • Handle Length: 4.75"
  • Overall Length: 8.90"
  • Blade Material: 1095 Carbon Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125"
  • Blade Hardness: 55-57HRC
  • Blade Style: Spear Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Black Stonwash
  • Handle Material: Sculpted Micarta
  • Sheath Material: Leather Drop Sheath
  • Weight: 6.3 oz.
  • Designer: Patrick Rollins
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 811328024599

Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
1095 Carbon Steel
1095 Carbon Steel
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for its extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel (it will rust) and most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Micarta Handles
Micarta Handles
Micarta is a compressed layered composite sealed within a thermosetting plastic which creates a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
ESEE Knives ESEE-PR4-BO Patrick Rollins Camp-Lore PR4 Fixed 4.19" 1095 Black Stonewashed Plain Blade, Micarta Handles, Leather Sheath5.000 (3 reviews)
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ESEE Knives ESEE-PR4-BO Patrick Rollins Camp-Lore PR4 Fixed 4.19" 1095 Black Stonewashed Plain Blade, Micarta Handles, Leather Sheath
5 out of 5
Glendale, Az
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Great Modern Take on a Kephart
I've used the PR4 extensively over the past year. I've done everything from food prep, carving wooden spoons, making deadfalls and snares, busting out friction fire sets, prepping wood for fire lays, and any other bushcraft type cutting tasks you would generally perform with a knife of this size. This has to be my favorite knife that Esee makes ( I've handled or used all of them at some point). It performs very well, and keeps in the spirit of what a Kephart knife should be. It's a strait forward, hard use bush knife.
ESEE Knives ESEE-PR4-BO Patrick Rollins Camp-Lore PR4 Fixed 4.19" 1095 Black Stonewashed Plain Blade, Micarta Handles, Leather Sheath
5 out of 5
South Carolina
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Excellent knife, great price point from Knifecenter
In addition to all the nice things Tom H has to say about this knife I have to add that the quality of the sheath - thick leather, good finish is excellent. The price point for this knife is also very good. I've always loved the Kephart design. Personally, I think it's a perfect design. I prefer the short, but just long enough length. I would prefer that the blade be at least the exact length of the handle. It's just shy of being equal handle to blade. That just bothers my sensibilities. I don't know that I'd pay the full MSRP, but at $125 it's a very good deal. I too, have the original Camp Lore version. I use the daylights out of the knife.
ESEE Knives ESEE-PR4-BO Patrick Rollins Camp-Lore PR4 Fixed 4.19" 1095 Black Stonewashed Plain Blade, Micarta Handles, Leather Sheath
5 out of 5
Illinois
Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Finish, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Instant Classic
I never was a fan of the Kephart knife design; I thought I preferred the more refined points on clip point and drop point blades. I was wrong. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> If you purchased Camp Lore PR4 when it first hit the shelves, you made a wise (perhaps lucky) decision. I discovered this fact when I went to PR4’s KnifeCenter web page and found it had been, “Discontinued.” But, in the side bar I noted ESEE PR4-BO. It took me a while to figure out what the difference was, but soon enough discovered the, “Camp Lore,” logo had been replaced by the, “ESEE,” logo. I wrote to ESEE and ask how many were made with the, “Camp Lore,” logo, and was told, “The original production run was somewhere in the neighborhood of 1500.” Collectors’ potential? (Cha-Ching $$$) I believe, so. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Don’t sweat it if you did not get in on the original run. ESEE PR4 is very collectable as a handsome and useful tool. This isn’t your Scandinavian bushcraft knife. This will beat the dog stuffing out of most of them. This is 1/8” thick, full tang,1095 tool steel, with a long primary grind that will perform as well as most scandi grinds. Strong point by design; you could literally drive this thru the body of a Mack Truck. Handsome Micarta scales appear to be chip carved by a cave man. Very comfortable, grippy, and secure handle. If you like Tops, Rocky Mountain Micarta scales, you’ll like the feel of this grip. The “Tumbled Black Oxide,” finish on the blade adds to its primitive appeal. >>>>>>>>>>>>> Good looking, adequate, if not rugged sheath. Add a 1” wooden bead close to the handle, on 3 strand braided 70# paracord, and it will make PR4 much easier to draw from its deep seat in the sheath. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I took PR4 on a Northwoods camping trip last October, and put it thru the woodcraft paces (baton limbs, carve, drill, whittle, notch, ropes, struck Ferro rod, fuzzy sticks, etc.), and it performed well, remained sharp. Surprising to me, this handy, nimble, well balanced, center point blade drives like a Ferrari (see paragraph 1, sentence 2). Not much of a chopper, r/t its 4” blade, but it’ll sure chop your meat, onions, and taters in camp. Did not get a chance to process game with it yet, but I think it would perform reasonably well at the task, for a survival knife. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> This has been sitting on my desk, lodged in a block of wood, like, King Arthur’s Excalibur, where I have admired it daily since returning from that October trip. It is a shame my “Camp Lore” logoed, PR4 is destined to become a closet queen. This is such a great performing knife; I may buy a PR4-BO just to use. But, I already have enough bushcraft/survival knives to outfit the Boy Scouts of America (at least a good sized troop). How many knives do you really need? Everyone knows the answer to that … “Just one more.” : ) P.S. Would love to see this in a beefed-up, 7” bladed, “combat,” version. I believe this blade design would be well suited for survival/combat.
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