Esee PR4 Handle Upgrade Worth It?

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  1. woodsranger

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    I've been looking at the Esee PR4 because I love the blade shape, length, and 1095, but once you add the TKC G10 handles it brings the price to $150, plus the new handles won't fit the stock sheath, so I'd need to have a sheath made as well, bringing the price to around $200!

    Is it worth it, or would an Ontario Blackbird or an LT Wright Next Generation or a Genesis be better? I like spear points and full flat grinds. I currently have an LT Wright Bushcrafter HC, but I think I'd like a slighter thicker blade.
     
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    Or find one of us vendors that would make you a similar knife/ sheath to your taste....
     
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    If you like the looks of the pr4 go over to the wolf creek forge vendor page and take a look at there kephart. With sheath probably around $150 or you can make your own sheath.

    I need to get the pr4 and compare it to my wcf kephart.
     
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    Loved the one that I had but of course I was able to do my own custom scales. Got in an unexpected $$$ bind and had to let it go. I just re-formed the original sheath to the new scales, there wasn't any need to make a whole new sheath.

    One I did for another member (his name escapes me at the moment).
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    The one I did for myself.
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    I don't see a "Wolf Creek Forge" listed in the vendors section.
     
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    Nice!! work Buddy.
     
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    Have you tried out the original handles yet, I messed around with this knife a bit before I got one and now own one and had no problem with the handles causing hot spots?
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    They must have a lot going on and let the vendor account slip. Pm lisa west
     
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    I haven't, but even if they are more comfortable and thicker than they look, I just don't like the appearance. And they look really thin.
     
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    Considering the cost of aftermarket scales and sheath personally I would probably get a different knife altogether. That bumps you into the price range of some of the fine knife makers we have here.
     
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    Yes, yes it does....:cool:
     
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    So looks like the budget is around 100-120? Quite a few options in that range bro
     
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    Got yah buddy.
     
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