Reviews and Ratings for ESEE Knives Expat MEDELLIN Folding Knife 3.5" Satin Plain Blade, Black FRN and Stainless Steel Handles - MEDELLIN-01

ESEE Knives Expat MEDELLIN Folding Knife 3.5" Satin Plain Blade, Black FRN and Stainless Steel Handlesrated 4.333 stars out of 5 (3 reviews)
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ESEE Knives Expat MEDELLIN Folding Knife 3.5 inch Satin Plain Blade, Black FRN and Stainless Steel Handles

 

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ESEE Knives Expat MEDELLIN Folding Knife 3.5" Satin Plain Blade, Black FRN and Stainless Steel Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
John
Texas
Mar 01, 2018
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Weight, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Ease of Opening, None

Very nice for the price.

I am primarily a collector of blades with simplistic and/or traditional design. This knife fits the bill since it is both. The steel is very good everyday steel. It does not open easily one-handed; but that's ok since it will probably not be used as a hurry-up emergency blade. It is substantial in its lock-up but needs two hands to release the liner lock to close. These issues are not so much a problem as they are merely a point of fact. Realistically they actually add to the secure lock-up. The pocket clip will have to be slightly rebent to remove some of the tension; but that's easy enough to do. All in all, I really like this knife. The only problem is that I have so many knives that I like that it will be difficult to decide which one to carry and when.
ESEE Knives Expat MEDELLIN Folding Knife 3.5" Satin Plain Blade, Black FRN and Stainless Steel Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
D-Morris
MT
Mar 16, 2018
Pros: Pocket Clip, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type
Cons: Blade Material, None

EXPAT Medellin

I’m a huge fan of ESEE knives and this being the first real folder in the line, I had to to have it. I wasn’t really a fan of the blade steel though. I’ve had mine for two weeks now and use it mainly for EDC use. I have pried with it and done some feather sticks, no issues what so ever. For the price and the ESEE warranty it’s a fantastic knife.
ESEE Knives Expat MEDELLIN Folding Knife 3.5" Satin Plain Blade, Black FRN and Stainless Steel Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Fatheadhill
Missouri
May 18, 2018
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None

Great, but no lefty love!

Love the knife and have been waiting for an ESEE folder for some time. This reminds me of an ESEE-3 and is very similar in construction to the Avispa or Zancudo. I've been a big fan of the ESEE designed OKC Rat folders for quite a while, but I like the Medellin even more. My only gripe, no lefty version. Others have mentioned having issues with one handed operation, but I haven't had any issues here. Detent on mine is about perfect and the knife flies open with a flick of the thumb stud and locks up solid. Would love to see a higher end ~$100 model with upgraded materials too.