Realm Outfitter Commentary
This is one of my favorite knives. The back edge is a good sharp 90-degree angle, so it is great for throwing sparks off Ferro rods. There is no jimping, which I’d like to see a little bit of, yet, it doesn’t seem to affect the performance. The tip you will notice is mostly in the middle of the blade, by the middle I mean matching up with the centerline of the knife. This makes a great tool for boring holes in wood, such as starting fires with bow drills etc… The stonewash is a nice touch and does well at hiding scratches. The one complaint offered with this knife is about lacquer coated Micarta handle. This by itself is fine and gives a nice shiny effect, but DO NOT let alcohol (or presumably other solvents) get on it. I was trying to clean my knife with alcohol and discovered it erodes the lacquer into a huge mess of uneven sticky clumps. It took me several more ‘sessions’ to remove it completley. If removed you have the regular Micarta material underneath. I actually like it better this way, but we want the buyer to be aware. That shiny handle is due to a lacquer finish that doesn’t like solvents. Otherwise, as stated, this is one of my favorites when camping or bush crafting. It is ESEE heat-treated 1095 carbon steel. That means it will quickly take a razor-sharp edge, as well as a beating. It is also backed by ESEE’s lifetime use or abuse policy.
Model Name ESPR4BO
Special Feature Manual
Blade Material High Carbon Steel
Power Source Manual
Product Care Instructions Hand Wash Only
Item Dimensions LxWxH 8.9 x 2 x 9.7 inches
Item Weight 0.4 Pounds
Blade Shape Spear Point
Blade Edge Flat
About this item
Overall Length: 8.9″ – Blade Overall Length: 4.19″ – Blade Style: Spear Point
Cutting Edge Length: 4.0″ – Blade Thickness: .125″ – Blade Grind: Flat
Knife Weight: 6.3 oz – Steel: 1095 Carbon, 55-57 RC – Blade Finish: Black Oxide
Handles: Sculptured Micarta – Sheath: Dark Tan Leather Pouch (Right Hand)
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ESEE PR4-BO Black Oxide Fixed Blade w/ Dark Tan Sheath
When it comes to wilderness chores, sometimes simple and straightforward is the best approach. The ESEE Camp-Lore PR4 is Patrick Rollins’ take on Horace Kephart’s classic design. The original prototype was made by James Gibson and tested extensively by Patrick during survival classes, off-trail backpacking, hiking and camping. The Rowen built production PR4 features a 4″ blade with a 4.75″ handle, 1/8″ thick 1095 HC steel blade, 90 degree spine for striking a Ferro rod and a leather pouch sheath. It may not be pretty but it is designed to work, like all the other ESEE Knives.
Care/Maintenance: ESEE carbon steel knives are made from 1095 steel. 1095 is a top choice for professional cutlery designed for hard use, it will rust and stain if not properly cared for – especially on the cutting edge and around the laser engraving. It is the user’s responsibility to keep the blades properly lubricated and cleaned. We suggest using a dry film rust inhibitor such as TUF-GLIDE or TUF-CLOTH.
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