Esee CR2.5 passaround

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  1. mtngoat

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    Wow I made the list! If the pass around happens I am gonna need some specifics. I have been gravitating towards smaller knives recently and this one is f interest for sure.
     
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    It will happen even if it’s just the 2 of you, what specifics do you need?
     
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    Awesome, Thanks for putting me on the list brother! Can't wait to give it a shot!
     
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    I’ve been wanting to check this one out. I’m in if there’s room
     
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    How long do I check it out? Do I just get a hold of the next person and ship it to them? Do you get notified of each move of it? Oh and am I allowed to touch up the edge? Etc...
     
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    Not sure what is considered a fair time to keep it, long enough to get a feel for it, maybe a week or two. Yes you reach out to the next person in line, I don’t mind being kept in the loop on the location. When it goes out you will need to post usage pics in this thread. You can beat the crap out of this thing, touch up the edge if it needs it, don’t send it out in a shape you would not want to revive a knife. If it breaks please let me know, it has a lifetime warranty so don’t throw it away. If you have any other questions just let me know.

    You are added to the list.
     
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    Thanks for the response and that clears it all up. Thanks and my off duty supervisor (aka the wife) bought me new whet stones for Christmas so it will arrive to @Logan Woods ready to go! I’m really looking forward to this!
     
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    Ahhh yeahh, with my luck I'll get it and then the steel head will hide from me that week haha
     
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    Ok folks this thing is off to the first person on the list. Y’all enjoy
     
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    @mtngoat Thanks for doing another round man I appreciate it!

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    Well everyone.... FedEx Santa arrived today and I could not be more pleased with the little CR2.5. So my idea is that I want to down size my daily carry, meaning from three different knifes to just two. (haha) Currently, I carry a CRKT minimalist bowie as a neck knife, a SAK in my pocket or a Leatherman on my belt at work, and an Esee Izula in the other pocket. Each get used almost every day. I am wondering if I could stop caring the CRKT and Izula with the CR2.5 replacing both of them. Here is a few shots for fun and if ya'll could weight in and let me know what you think. Thanks.
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    I love the one handed ease of a neck knife and have worn my CRKT for over seven years I think now. On my second one.
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    The first order of business was to assess the edge. It was plenty sharp but I knew it could be better. So a touch on the 1000 grit stone and some strop work with jewelers rouge.
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    That was the before.... and this the after!
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    I like to see how an edge is on thin paper which is why I use these sticky tab note papers.
    I did a quick scrub down as well because I am sure it will be used for some food prep. Plus I knew I was going to show it to the misses and get her take on it as well so I wanted it clean and shiny.

    I am going to pocket carry the CR2.5 in place of my Izula, use it like I do the Izula and see what is up. Hopefully I can get outside this coming Tuesday when I am off and actually do some bushcraft stuff.
     
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    Glad it made it safe, sorry about the edge, I have 2 of them so that one has been sitting since it came back from the last passaround.
     
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    @mtngoat Don't you even try to apologize sir. A little stone work is no problem, thanks for passing it on.
     
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    I don't have this knife and am not in the passaround, but I'll be excited to see people's impressions and uses for it.

    I'll admit when I first saw it introduced I wasn't impressed much. I think, oddly, it was the simplicity that underwhelmed me. However, after seeing it several times, considering all the specs, the company behind it, and yes, even the simplicity I really like the idea of it.

    I like carrying a small fixed blade and this one would suit a lot of tasks just fine, especially for everyday carry. I recently saw a post on Instagram by ESEE where someone cut the handle down just a little more and even that was an appealing idea for a daily carry knife. I think @NWPrimate saw it if he knows whose it is and can ask them to post a picture if they are a member here.

    I'll be watching this thread, thanks for letting these guys test it out and I look forward to the reports.
     
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    @Wasp if you want I will add you to the list so you can give it a try.
     
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    @Wasp

    It was wazoosurvivalgear that modified a cr2.5 smaller.

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    Evening everyone. The job kept me busy this weekend so there was not any outdoor play time for me. However, when I returned home today the misses had pizza ready for dinner, plus some chicken strips and toasted ravioli for our little buddy. So I handed her the passaround CR2.5. You will be happy to know that she reported no hot spots from the handle and that despite the thicker blade than what she is use to it sliced through just fine! ;)
     
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    No, not right now thank you. I'll watch from here. Maybe if I start feeling better.
     
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    Yes thats it. Doesn't that look handy?
     
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    If you get the opportunity seriously check this little knife out, it fills a niche for sure.
     
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    Ok guys let’s see some pictures
     
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    Well sadly it is time I pass on the CR2.5. I have carried it every day in my front right pocket in place of my Izula. My thoughts are that it is awesome! Unfortunately about the only bushcraft stuff I was able to do with it was make a few feather sticks and strike a rod with it to get a fire going....... in the comfort of my living room fireplace. Work and weather just hasn't allowed me to get out like I had hoped. However, that really isn't way I wanted to try it. As I stated before, I wanted to see if it could replace my Izula and neck knife. Yeah it definitely could, especially with an Armatus sheath with an IWB clip. Which got me thinking, maybe I need to get a Armatus sheath for my Izula? Maybe I need an Izula II with the new sheath? Maybe sell (wait no), maybe get a CR2.5 and Sheath? Dangit, I don't think this pass around was a good idea. Hahaha, just kidding thanks @mtngoat.

    @Logan Woods Sent you a message sir.
     
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    I know it might be difficult, but since you own a izula, can you give us some pros and cons based on handling and you general observations and perceptions?
     
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    Excited to get this bad boy in the mail! I own an izula 2 that I'm going to compare it to and am hoping to use it to process some steel head!
     
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    We want pictures. Lots of pictures.
     
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    @Wasp I'm hoping to catch a fish haha not having much luck this year. But pictures either way!
     
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    If you have no luck you can always buy one.
     
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    Wow that looks like an excellent sized edc fixed that isnt too scary for everyone when you pull it out. I may have to pick one up soon.
     
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    If you want to try before you buy I can add you to the list.
     
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    Nice looking blade I saw @Mtnfolk Mike post a pic of one and it got my interest. Have fun folks.
     
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    That would be awesome. I can give references via blade forums or USN if needed. Been on those for years.
     
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    I am on both of those and have been for years also, your good. I will add you to the list.
     
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    I can also add you if you want to give it a go.
     
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    Absolutely and sorry I missed your post.

    I have been consistently carrying my Izula with the small scales for several years now. So that is what I am familiar with and will be comparing it to. The Cr2.5 has a more comfortable handle for extended use without a doubt. The lack of the regular thick coating on the blade of an Esee allows it to slice better than my Izula as well, despite the thick blade. However, if you ask will I get rid of my Izula for a CR2.5, nope. Maybe it is because I have carried and used it so long, I really trust it. I just feel like I can really bare down on it, pry something open and just beat it without it failing. I think the CR2.5 can take a beating as well, but I like the height of the Izula from cutting edge to the spine. The CR2.5 has more features for sure, the full grips are nice and being able to strike a ferro rod is a bonus for bush crafting. Both are awesome and each fills a niche. @mtngoat I am seriously thankful for the time you allowed me with your CR2.5. I'll end with will I get rid of my Izule, nope but I will get a CR2.5 to fill another niche of mine. Thanks!
     
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    @mtngoat I just picked one up for a good deal on the trade blanket, so I'm going to have you take me off here. Thanks for the chance though!
     
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    You have been taken off the list, I hope you enjoy yours.

    @Logan Woods havent heard from you, did it make it safely?
     
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    @mtngoat i believe that it is at the post office, but I have been snowed in without power for three days now, as soon as I can make it to the mail I'll let you know
     
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    All good just wanted to check in, be safe.
     
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    Haha yeah it's driving me nuts knowing it's right there at the post office but I can't get to it!
     
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    No worries.
     
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    Dang! With how things have been going lately at work, I wish I could be snowed in for a few days as well. Be safe @Logan Woods
     
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    61B97316-0C3E-42B8-A324-93A6C8A8D0E2.jpeg Thanks a lot there @Mtn Goat ! I have been wearing this set up since I managed to make it to pick up the CR2.5 and now it looks like I'll have to spend more money because I love this little knife and it makes a great companion to my 4HM! And then I'll have to find a kydex maker to make me a real piggy back rig and then probably after market or home made handle scales for both.. Geeeze.. ;)
     
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    Good looking combo right there.
     
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    Bump to check progress.
     
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    Can I get in? I've been wanting to find a replacement for my Bark River Adventurer that I foolishly sold off. The Esee looks like a very close copy but with a longer handle which was my only complaint about the knife.
     
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    Sure thing always room for one more
     
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    Any chance on still getting in on this passaround? I'd like to try the Esee CR2.5 as a neck knife.
     

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