Initial impressions of the ESEE PR-4 as a field knife

Posted: August 8, 2022 by gamegetterII in Uncategorized

Badlands Fieldcraft

A customer sent me this knife to build a sheath for and I thought I’d put some thoughts down. This isn’t exactly a review, just some of my thoughts on the design and construction of the knife.

The particular knife I received looked like it was nearly brand new and came with a nice looking leather sheath. I’m not sure if this sheath was the original, it looks similar to the one on ESEE’s website but it has a few differences. It’s a nicely made and high quality sheath, but at the end of the day it’s still a pouch style leather sheath, and as much as I love the aesthetic of leather, kydex is my choice for a serious carry belt knife.

The knife itself is 1/8” full tang 1095 high carbon with a 2/3 saber grind. That’s the same grind I put on my own knives and it’s…

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