In the jungles of Peru, there is a legendary ant known as the Izula (though we know them as the bullet ant). The bullet ant delivers the most painful sting of all insects, and some people claim that its sting is the worst pain known to man.These ants are known to be independent, tough, light on their feet, and very aggressive. The ESEE Izula knives are small, concealable definitely live up to the “Izula” name.

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The ESEE Izula knives are aggressive, offering real cutting power in a small package. Their one-piece construction of epoxy coated (for protection) 1095 carbon steel is about the most durable in the business. 1095 is heavier than other steel, but it offers superior cutting power and can be sharpened to an extremely sharp, fine edge. In the Izula, you have a blade that will stand up to almost any task, but light enough not to be a bother.

The Izula’s one-piece design is what sells it for me. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Your knife is only as strong as its weakest point. Without handles or a folding mechanism, the Izula is basically about as strong as a knife can be. Its 1095 carbon blade is a modest 2 5/8″, which is plenty of blade for most basic tasks, and the design of the drop point blade makes it a good choice for cutting in hand or lashing to a spear in an emergency. The Izula finds a useful place in any pack or bug out bag.

The handle is a simple design of 1095 carbon steel.  Its skeleton frame retains structural integrity and keeps the knife light. One thing I personally like about the skeleton frame is that you can wrap it in paracord. I’ve also seen many Izulas attacked to packs with carabiners. The Izula’s skeleton handle allows you to get creative, and that’s one of the many reasons I love it.

The ESEE Izula comes with a quality sheath. It’s high impact, molded and fits the Izula like a glove. This composite sheath keeps out moisture and protects the knife in most coniditions. That’s important, because the Izula has a carbon blade (yes, it can rust). The sheath also features a barrage of lashing holes that further increase its mounting capabilities. All in all, ESEE made this knife extremely convenient to carry.

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It’s worth noting that ESEE makes the Izula in a multitude of colors. You can get them in black, dark earth, desert tan, green, pink, and purple. Its super easy to find one that’s unique and attractive to you.

The ESEE Izula Details

  • One-piece construction
  • 1095 Carbon blade
  • High Impact Molded Sheath
  • 2 5/8″ drop point blade
  • 6 1/8″ overall length
  • 3.2Oz

Overall, The ESEE Izula knives provide impressive cutting power in a small package. Its 1095 carbon steel construction is perfect for being a problem solver in situations where other knives would come up short. For these reasons, I think the Izula’s are a fantastic additions to any survival/outdoors kit. I found these knives at Smoky Mountain Knife Works – They are priced at $47.95, which is a modest price for such a valuable tool. Simply click the link below to check them out.

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