I had the time, so here ya go. Wrapped for use, not for prettiness. Just looped and tightened systematically around the handle and sheath. Which will also be there if I need some for use in shtf. I thought about redoing it with OD Green 550, but haven't yet.Fuzzee, good choice on the Nimravus. I've looked at those many times but I too didn't like the aluminum handles. Good call going with a paracord wrap though. Would love to see photos of it.
I have an ESEE izula as a camping/hiking knife. I have probably 20 or more from benchmade, CRKT, SOG, Buck and gerber. When i start looking for a true "do all" fixed blade, ESEE is getting the nod, the quality is heads above the rest of my collection.
I have to put the ESEE Izula right up there with some of the best knives on the market. It is my #1 backup blade and either hangs around my neck or in my boot. This little knife performs far past its size thats for sure.I have an ESEE izula as a camping/hiking knife. I have probably 20 or more from benchmade, CRKT, SOG, Buck and gerber. When i start looking for a true "do all" fixed blade, ESEE is getting the nod, the quality is heads above the rest of my collection.
It never hurts to add in another knife other than the cost. I've had a bunch of the Buck's. Both larger and smaller. Gave them all away except for my Kraton handle version. One of the first to use Kraton too, back in the 80's. A good knife, but knives have come a long ways in steel quality and handle material. Micarta, G10 or aluminum are much tougher than the phenolic resin Buck uses for the handle. And steel that stays sharp much longer than than the 420hc, takes a better edge and is tougher. The Buck's still a good knife though. There's just more out there. Lots more depending on how much you want to spend. My favorite steel is the 154CM. It does exactly as mention and has good corrossion resistance besides.I guess I am not much of a knife guy. I just have a Buck 119 (I think it is) and I have a really nice skinning/caping and Boning knife I use for processing game and rabbits I raise. I was recently at the local gun show and thought I woulD have the "Big O" looking through several tables of Damascus Twist blade knives, man they were beautiful. The prices were pretty impressive too!