The JG3 thread

Discussion in 'ESEE® Knives and Gear' started by CWB, Jul 23, 2017.

  1. koolaidnd

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    Now I need kydex. I wonder when the Esee kydex will arrive for the camplores?
     
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    I should have kept mine.

    Probably have to get one of the new black oxide ones when the come out.
     
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    Im glad you sold it.
     
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    Actually that one was bent and had a broken tip from throwing it at a brick wall.
     
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    This combo looks like it would be great. Love my jg3 but don't own a junglas I or II my condor boomslang is similar in size to the junglas I. Reckon a couple of inches shorter would be spot on. Hmm may have to start saving up for a II
     
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    Dog proof. The dings in the scales are from my wifes dog trying to tear em up when we were gone.
     
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    "my wifes dog" are you joking me?
     
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    Only animals @Strigidae has are for food, pets belong to the misses.
     
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    Nope. Her dog wont be kept in a kennel so we keep him out when we leave. As penance he destroys something. No kidding. Usually we can get him to mess up amazon boxes etc. sometimes not.
     
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    Nice texturing
     
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    Im thankful he didnt swallow the knife. Pain aint a thing for him.
     
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    Just purchased my first Camp Lore. With what do you treat your sheaths, if at all?

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  13. Strigidae

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    Wetformed with water and then used leather dye and leather sheen. :)
     
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    I second this bit I use bees wax, not sure what leather sheen is, is it like Afro sheen.
     
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    Its a sealant for the dye.
     
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    I went to Cabela's today because reasons, and I finally got to put my paws on a jg3. A few thoughts:
    I didn't realize just how sharp the 90* spine was.
    Stonewashed finish looked and felt great in the hand, almost satin-y.
    The handle shape is great. I could feel the curvature, but not in a weird karambit sort of way. Purposeful.
    Palm/finger swell is a nice touch. Makes for a different sort of grip.
    Handle slabs were thin. Didn't seem to fit the feel of the palm/finger swell. It filled the hand one direction but not the other.

    I'll say it this way: it's on my short list, but I would either need a steep discount or a decent trade into one.
     
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    TKC has the JG3 on sale for $85.95
     
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    F4B0FEC8-45D0-416C-B10A-742959107BE6.jpeg 8D84A8EA-715C-4483-A818-DBD379810335.jpeg James is quite an amazing craftsman and everything I’ve ever seen him make, its made with purpose. I think it goes without saying that ESEE sees that.

    James makes purposeful things from his immense amount of experience.

    That’s just what the JG3 is.

    Here’s a mini nessmuk he made for me and a custom that I designed that he made. Even though it’s not an actual JG3, I think it brings some value to my previous statement.....and it’s the only pics I had on my phone. ;)


    P.S. He also made the spoon...

    ESEE did a fantastic job of capturing the detail and personal touch that James adds to his knives.
     
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    The instant i saw TKC I thought you were about to say they started selling scales for it
     
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    I really want to like this knife, but the height near the choil is so skinny it makes me suspect I will hate it. Had a similar issue with TKC Izula II scales. They thinned down the scales at the choil (albeit thickness, not height) and it ruined the user experience for me.
     
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