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  1. Hack73

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    Hack73 here from Vinton, VA. Got my 1st ESEE for Christmas. It was the Laser Strike. Since then, I've purchased a ESEE 6 w/ TKC scales and a still new ESEE 4 from an individual. The ESEE 4 has black scales that appear to be G10. It looks like the one with the orange scales. I can't find it and wondering if it has been discontinued?

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    Welcome aboard.

    Not sure about the scales. I'm sure somebody knows around this joint.
     
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  3. Jeff Randall

    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    Someone may have put some black G10 ESEE-3 scales on the ESEE-4
     
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    Thanks for the reply Jeff!

    I like them as far as color goes but it looks like I was misled. I really love the size of it for EDC however I wear XXL or XXXL gloves depending on brand. Not sure if I want to take a chance on the TKC scales. I need this knive with 1" more handle to be perfect.
     
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    Just sent him a message and he told me he purchased it new at Smokey Mountain Knife Works and it came like that.

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    Then that is the Tactical Grey model since we did ship SMKW special SKUs with black G10 handles.
     
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    Gunsmoke blade?

    Edit: same time reply.
     
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    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    Yes. I couldn't tell from the pic.
     
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    Me either till he said smkw! Ha ha ha!
     
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    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    That solved the riddle of the day
     
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    Thanks guy's. Now when are you going to make that blade with bigger scales?:D
     
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    Try out the hm4 and see what you think.
     
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    I was looking at that but I do like having the exposed pommel. I haven't found anywhere around here that sells them. Id like to get my hands on it. I purchased 2 in the last 2 weeks. Im loving the ESEE experiance so far but I can't lose my house.:)
     
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    They are all great knives for sure. Its a lot of fun to use them too! Enjoy!
     
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    Jeff Randall ESEE Knives / Randall's Adventure & Training Staff Member

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    We take second mortgages
     
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    And cleavers. We are short on cleavers so we are taking them in trade. (Include a sharpie if you have one).
     
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    The extended TKC scales do add some length to the grip. Let me get you a picture. The 3 and 4 handles are interchangeable except for the extended TKC iirc.
     
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    Some potentially relevant pics. ESEE 3 uncoated with LMF Joe Scales. The added girth gives you a lot extra to hold onto. The front is flat to fit the stock sheaths. The TKC scales do not all fit stock sheaths. ESEE 4 in black with the same exact LMF Joe scales. Venom Green ESEE 3 with the extended black g10 TKC scales. Black clip point 4 with stock ESEE canvas micarta scales. Stock laser strike and a black ESEE 6 with blue/black g10 TKC scales. You can see the extended black scales for the 3 make it almost as long as the laser strike. You can also see that the stock thickness of the 3 and 4 are different and how that would be a problem for the extended scales. In the first picture all the knives were lined up from the front of the scale using a flat, but the actual main hand opening on the laser strike is much farther back than the TKC Extended.

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    And before you guys get on me, I have plenty of ESEE users. This just mostly isn't them.
     
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    Greatly appreciate the pics Slade! The visual helps a lot!
     
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