I wanted a second knife as a carry on on hikes and generally light bushcraft expeditions. I researched on smaller fixed blades, possibly to be used and adorned as a neck knife or a horizontally mounted belt draw device. I purchased this version (with the survival kit) but ultimately I returned the Izula II and here is why:
Let me preface by saying that I really, really liked the idea of the Izula II and I actually liked it more in person, although I was not terribly impressed with the sharpness (out of the box) of the one which I had received (Amazon fulfillment) Since it would take me a few days to decide as to whether to keep or to return, I do not wish to perform serious sharpening on knives which I am sitting on the fence during the decision making process. I would try some light oiling and stropping and may even use a fine ceramic honing tool, but that would be about it. With my Izula II, I honestly could not get the blade to become uniformly sharp with these simple techniques. The edge of the knife toward the tip just felt duller than the rest of the blade, an issue which I am sure CS either at the seller or the manufacturer (ESEE) would have corrected without hesitation, but as it always goes, fist impressions are very important and for the non-uniform sharpness reason I was not terribly impressed with the one I had received and didn't wish to engage in the back and forth adventure!
I loved the size, the shape, the carbon steel, the Micarta handles and the Kydex sheath. I found the alligator clip to be very "alligatory" because of its hard snap on one's belt so i would not imagine this to be an easy tool to lose out on the field, if it is fastened to one's belt with that alligator clip. I found the survival kit to be useless and not worth the extra $18-$20. Having experienced the Izula II close and personal, I would consider repurchasing it in the future again but in its most simplistic format as a neck knife only. I would perhaps not even bother ordering one with the Micarta handles because to keep it true to its purpose as a neck knife, I think wrapping one's own paracord around the handle would be a better and more cost effective option. In closing if you want the Izula II, get the one without the Micarta handles and without the kit, but with the Kydex sheath, unless you want it as a belt knife and possess none of the items in its survival kit.
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美国亚马逊： 83 条评论
Better as a horizontal belt knife than a silly neck knife!2016年3月8日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
Perfect for large hands.2015年9月26日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
This is a fresh-out-of-the-box, first impression review. Finally! A neck knife with a handle that isn't completely swallowed up by my x-large hand. The micarta scales are well shaped and sanded but left rough. Very good traction. The blade arrived with a working sharp edge but about 10 swipes with a ceramic rod had it scary sharp. I'm not too sure of the powder coat paint. The finish is very textured and it would seem to drag when cutting. Also it forces you to use the blade edge to strike sparks from the fire striker. Not good, in my opinion. I'll have to use the knife for a while before deciding whether or no to strip it. The sheath is far better than the ones that came with my Becker Becker and Eskabar. It's plain injection molded polymer instead of glass filled and does not dull the edge when drawing the knife. My only potential complaint with the sheath would be having the one hole at the end instead of two holes to run the necklace thru, another "time will tell" issue. I have decided to order a bead chain to use in place of the included paracord. I haven't messed with all the pieces and parts that came in the kit but on inspection I am sure they will all function as advertised. All in all, my hand fell in love with this knife at first grasp and I have no reason to dispute that choice.
Great EDC2017年12月1日 - 已在美国亚马逊上发表
This is a good size for everyday carry. The belt clip in this kit clamps well on a 1.5” belt and the kydex sheath is very secure. I carry mine upside down on my weak side inside the belt but outside the waistband. No worries about it falling out or off at all. The knife itself has a great handle length for control and beefy enough blade for nearly any task. The extra stuff that comes in the kit is humorous compared to the quality of the knofe but for a couple extra bucks over just the knife, you get a loud little whistle, some 550 cord, and a striker rod.