Current Favorite Esee Hunting Knife?

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    I have a Esee 3HM that I’ve only gutted fish with but am looking forward to hopefully processing a deer with it this fall. What is every one else’s favorite?
     
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    In my not so vaunted opinion the Izula is the most perfect factory blade yet created. I can’t count the deer, pigs, fish, and other game I’ve used it on. It’s so useful and small. :). My hope is for a “IZ 3” version someday at about 1/2 the current thickness…talk about a flesh eaters dream. That would be the shiz naz.
     
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    The E3 is hard to beat for that. Im a fan of the four and looking forward to trying out the s35v E4 this year on some large game. However, I wouldn't feel under knifed with an E3 if thats all i had. Id look into the AGK or Xancudo as well.
     
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    Esee 4 for sure. Been using it about 5 years now consistently. I tried the Izula but liked the bigger handle for comfort.

    My son uses a 3 and has never wanted to switch. I had him try the 4 but the blade was to long for him at the time. He was in middle school back then. So I ordered the 3 and he loved it.
     
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    E3457704-5D5E-4919-9D9F-0DA9496AC0FB.jpeg Izula or Esee 4 is all I use. Mainly Izula
     
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    I used a JG5 the first time I ever processed a deer. The knife tip, grind, and blade shape made short work of my doe. I'd really like to give the AGK a whirl if I ever stumble into extra funds.
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    I love the cr2.5 for any game.
     
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    I would say the esee 4. I’ve used mine on deer and antelope. I did use my 3 on a deer last year to see how I liked the smaller blade. It’s a good performer with the thinner blade stock. I still prefer the reach of a longer blade. Maybe I’ll try the side by side and compare.
     

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