The ESEE Imlay is a special version of the famous ESEE Izula. This is namely a rescue knife. The blunt tip ensures that you don't hurt the victim or damage a dinghy or lifebuoy. You can also use the blunt tip as a 'pry bar'. Incredibly practical! A normal knife tip will namely break but this imlay can easily handle it.
To prevent rust during canoe trips or other wet circumstance, for instance the canyoning which the ESEE men are crazy about, the Imlay is made from stainless 440C-steel. This steel can still rust if put aside when wet, but it is not as rust-sensitive as the carbon steel often used by ESEE. Fun fact: the name Imlay comes from a part of a canyon in Zion National park. The serrations on the blade ensure that you can easily cut through high-fibre materials such as rope. The handle has been enhanced with a key for oxygen tanks.
ESEE wouldn't be ESEE if they only thought of the knife during development. That is why the sheath was also looked at. It is enhanced with a large round hole to make sure you can hang the imlay from a carabiner or climbing rope. To make sure the knife doesn't fall from the sheath it comes with a so-called 'retention strap'. With it you can secure the knife in the sheath. You could, of course, also remove it if you like.
10% of the proceeds from the sale of the ESEE Imlay goes to RAT-SAR. A volunteer organization that carries out search and rescue missions.