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ESEE Knives: Izula-SS, Fixed Blade Neck Knife with Skeletized Handle - Stainless Steel

List price: $105.00
You save: $45.05 (43%)
Price in points: 5995 points

The extremely popular ESEE Knives IZULA is now being offered in a stainless steel version! Featuring 440C stainless steel, this knife is now more versatile and user friendly than ever.

The IZULA is a small "do anything" work-horse!

This knife is extremely versatile and will "fit in" almost anywhere. This small-to-medium size knife can do a lot! It's name "IZULA" comes from a Peruvian ant called the "Isula". This ant is the meanest, nastiest ant of the jungle. It's sting is said to be akin to being shot. We know this ant as the "Bullet Ant". The Bullet Ant is known to be independent, tough, light on its feet, and a real aggressive survivor - the IZULA knife is built the same way, and definitely lives up to its namesake. It sails through all manor of cutting tasks with ease due to the genius of it's design. The Izula has one purpose, function.

The ESEE Izula is a no-nonsense tool that offers fixed blade strength and durability, yet is compact and lightweight (2.0 oz). This knife is perfect to include in a lightweight survival kit, or to use in a concealed carry situation. The lightweight slim-profile molded plastic sheath makes it perfect for neck or pocket carry. The 3 3/8" handle gives medium sized hands a secure 4 finger grip. Improving your grip above the skeletized handle is easily achieved by adding factory handle scales, or our very popular custom G10 handle scales which are available in a wide variety of colors. Our custom scales bolt on easily, and will transform the function, feel, and appearance of your knife.

Every bit as tough as it's larger siblings, the IZULA knife will be delivered to your door ready for business.

Following are some possible use scenarios for the IZULA fixed-blade knife.
  • Every Day Carry (Misc. Utility Use)
  • Concealed Carry
  • Personal Protection
  • Boot Knife
  • Pocket Carry
  • Purse Carry
  • Neck Carry
  • Survival (In a kit, as backup knife, or other)
  • Camping
  • Hunting (It's small, yet it can be used to dress Whitetail Deer)
  • Hiking / Backpacking / Trekking
  • Cycling / Mountain Biking
  • Jogging / Running
  • Shelter Building (capable, but larger blade would be faster)
  • Carving
  • Snare Making
  • Military
  • Police & Rescue

About 440C Stainless Steel

Grade 440C stainless steel is a high carbon, chromium, martensitic steel. It has very good corrosion resistance. When properly hardened, it has high strength and shows great resistance to wear and abrasion. Its very high carbon content is responsible for these characteristics which make 440C particularly suited to knife applications. Although 440C has been around for quite a while, it has proven to be one of the best stainless steels available for knives when properly heat treated.

In terms of quality and value, purchasing an ESEE Knife is a decision where you can't go wrong. The growing ESEE Knives Company have built a solid reputation for themselves. Their knives are carried by countless military personnel and law enforcement agencies around the world. They have survived years of extreme use, brutal testing, and design refinement. Originally designed to withstand the toughest of harsh situations, ESEE Knives now have a reputation that is second to none. To top it off, let's not forget ESEE Knives boasts an UNCONDITONAL (No Questions Asked) LIFETIME warranty, just in case you should manage to destroy your knife. "Unconditional" means the knife will be replaced under warranty, no matter how it was broken, and no matter who the present owner is. Buy with confidence, knowing your ESEE Knife purchase carries lasting value.


Our stainless steel knives are made from 440C. It should be noted that stainless steel is not as flexible as carbon steels. Any excessive flexing of the blade may cause breakage. We do not warranty our stainless steel knives against abuse as we do our carbon steel models.

This product is packaged in a heavy plastic bag, and includes a unique serial number, molded plastic sheath, IZBC Clip Plate, instruction sheet and survival card. This knife is also available in a "kit" version, which includes a survival/accessory kit.

Blade Steel:
440C Stainless
Blade Thickness:
5/32" (3.96 mm)
Blade Type:
Drop Point
ESEE Knives
Cutting Edge Length:
2 5/8" (6.67 cm)
Knife Style:
Fixed Blade
Overall Length:
6 1/4" (15.87 cm)
Molded Plastic
Thumb Jimping
Unconditional Lifetime
Weight (Knife Only):
2.0 oz
My favorite all around knife. Highly recommended!
I really love this knife! I have six Izula and Izula II knives but it took me a long time to break down and try the stainless version. Now that I have I wish I hadn't waited so long! Contrary to my fears the edge is outstanding out of the box and the stonewashed finish is beautiful. There's very little I'd change with this knife.

Well, except for one thing- c'mon, ESSE! Release the Izula II in stainless, too!
This is my favorite knife. I own Falknivens, Benchmades, ZTs, Beckers, Tops, and this is the one I reach for. Small enough to carry anywhere, yet still big enough to be useful. Rowen's 1095 is nice, but it rusts just from humidity in the air. I ride this stainless knife hard and put it away wet. Even after a couple years no hint of corrosion. Full G10 scales make a huge difference. I own a few one has the TKC handles, the other 2 have Esee factory scales. I also own the Esee 4 in stainless. My other knives are collecting dust. Wish they would offer the Izula 2 and 3 in stainless as well.
I have been testing this knife for 7 months and I can say I have been selling & gifting other knives to make way for more of these. This knife is too small for 1075 but perfect for Stainless..get the blade thicker and larger BK14 for 1075. I took this SS Izula to the edge of sanity cutting all types of stupid things, throwing it at camp, and so much as hammered the edge on my granite counter top to create chips which I sharpened out with a convex higher profile. I have skinned hog & deer as well as processed birds, bait, and fish. With a three finger lanyard they are great skinners. The steel treat is just right for strength and longevity of blade sharpness, unlike my 1075 Izula I offloaded. I am old and have owned them all so I can say this particular SS knife goes everywhere with me. My BK2 stays by the fire cause no knife processes logs with a 5 pound hammer like it can, my Laser strike rides my hip in the woods for "survival", and my Mora's go fishing. Get a few of these and convex the edge after giving them more profile and you will have all that you need to do most of your cutting work without looking like Rambo and being potentially in legal trouble with encroaching knife laws (Know your areas Knife Laws). They don't rust under the grips or Para-cord but they are NOT lifetime warranty like other ESEE's, so buy 3 if you want to test one to the limits yourself. Dale has plenty for you to test and as always Dale shipped my new order so fast he beat the pizza man.
Thank you Dale for great pricing and superior sir are a fantastic businessman.
The PERFECT steel for this particular knife's size and thickness. This SS Izula is by far ESEE's most practical blade, meaning it will get used most outside of a survival bag, duty vest, brag fest, or misc shelter. Feels lighter than my 1095 Izula which looses its sharp edge due to rust from sitting and deer fluids. It took longer for me to strop the SS vs 1095 but it is sharper and has gone through a couple weeks of cutting tests, still cuts paper cleanly. The ROWEN heat treat is just right. The blade larger BK14 is better for hitting / splitting wood and this one is the best for long term storage, slicing, dicing, skinning animals, cleaning fish or use in water/corrosive type environments, etc. Dale had my order to me in a couple of days, as always, then I traded off my 1095 Izula. Thanks Dale!
The Izula stainless is just what I've been looking for. Small enough to fit in my pocket. Big enough to cut a food. Easily wiped clean with a paper napkin.The perfect portable steak knife! The sheath gives lots of options for different ways to carry it, although without scales it's flat enough to fit in most pockets without printing.
What a gem! A fine example of the fine art of knife making. 440C stainless steel is as beautiful and functional. And with ESEE's correct heat treatment, this steel should perform well for years. Out of the box it was razor sharp and no tool marks to be found anywhere. Of course I purchased TKC G10 scales-pricey but a notable upgrade in both looks and function - allows for a more positive purchase. The molded plastic sheath is well executed and provides sufficient protection of the blade - in it's new state, there is no play of the blade within the sheath and the lock up is rock solid - you won't be losing this blade. If your hands are medium to large in size, I suggest you consider the Izula II which has an 1/2" longer handle, but identical size blade. As an EDC blade this ESEE will excel in this role. Finally, thanks Dale for all you assistance. DEAL WITH CONFIDENCE!
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