The ESEE Model 3 is a solid survival knife with a blade of 1095 carbon steel. The extremely durable powder coating on the blade helps protect against the larger rust susceptibility known to carbon steel. The great performance of the steel guarantee a life long pleasure. The full tang blade features a micarta handle. This handgrip feels somewhat rough, which is good for grip and comfort. The ESEE 3 has a fairly modest size and will therefore not easily appear 'threatening'. These dimensions allow you to use it as an EDC-knife.
The handle is equipped with an elevation for your index finger. This knife has such a fantastic grip, that you don't understand why other knives need a full row of curves in the handle to feel that comfortable. Also the heel of the blade features such a curve. This curve serves as a resting place for your thumb, to give a solid grip. The ridges on the top are exactly at the right place for your thumb. This way the knife is very good to steer and can be used for, for example, food preparation.
The MIL, like the other Model 3 versions, features a point at the back of the handle. Only in this implementation the point is made sharper, to make it work better as a glass breaker.
The knife comes with a well designed, flexible sheath. The knife fits perfectly in the zytel holder, which in turn can be mounted however you like, on the included MOLLE-compatible mounting system or the plate with steel belt clip. Mounting can be done on both sides, so the whole is completely customizable.