ESEE Knives Expat MEDELLIN Folding Knife 3.5" Black Plain Blade, Black FRN and Stainless Steel Handles - MEDELLIN-01B


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Part #: RCMEDELLIN01B | ESEE Knives
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RCMEDELLIN01B: Expat Knives MEDELLIN Folding Knife, Black
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Expat Knives was born out of adventure. Adventures where the right tool can help squeeze every bit of enjoyment out of the experience, rather than detract from it. Tools that last as long as the memories. Tools that reflect life over the horizon: simple and timeless. Whether camping in the Himalayas, building a fire to stay warm in bombed-out bunkers in the Balkans, stalking elk along the Salmon River in Idaho, canoeing the Boundary Waters, or building a bamboo shelter in the Amazon, an adventure is there to be had. Whatever your adventure, Expat Knives are designed to enhance it, to enable you to thrive not only in the field but in the kitchen as well. And with any luck, you may just be fortunate enough for those two places to be one and the same. Get out there. Live life intentionally. Make memories. And take an Expat Knife with you.


Yes, "Expat" is a real person. A trainer, adventurer, world traveler and a lot of other things mixed in between. While working in some of the more sketchy corners of South America, Expat contacted ESEE in the search for high-quality, worst case scenario jungle survival training. Thus began a close association that has lasted for over 15 years. Expat has logged thousands of miles throughout the third world, sometimes with the ESEE team, but always with ESEE products. From armored motorcades in Colombia and trekking in the Himalayas, to earthquakes in El Salvador and hunting in the Balkans, ESEE Knives have been a constant companion. He has been a student, a translator, and an instructor for Randall's Adventure Training. Throughout his time overseas, he has developed some unique insights on tools and adventures and is currently working with ESEE to bring these designs and experiences to others. What began with a cleaver will end up... well, who knows? That's the whole point of the Expat Experience.

The MEDELLIN Folder by Expat Knives is manufactured in Taiwan and like the Avispa and Zancudo models, features a sturdy stainless steel frame lock. It is a perfect size and is loaded with features that allow it to excel at both wilderness survival tasks in addition to tactical ones as well. The full flat ground blade is an excellent slicer and it features dual thumb studs and a nicely jimped thumb ramp. The handle is very ergonomic and the single finger groove prevents your hand from sliding forward onto the blade. It's a robust design we find very aesthetically pleasing and will definitely have a few of us here adding one to their collection. A folding survival knife from ESEE, what took so long?!?!
  • Blade Length: 3.50"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.50"
  • Closed Length: 4.80"
  • Overall Length: 8.38"
  • Blade Material: AUS-8 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.115"
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Full Flat
  • Blade Finish: Black
  • Handle Material: Black FRN with Stainless Steel Lock
  • Locking Mechanism: Frame
  • Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel (Tip-Up/Down, Right Carry)
  • Weight: 4.1 oz.
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 811328024537

Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Frame Lock
Frame Lock Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
ESEE Knives Expat MEDELLIN Folding Knife 3.5" Black Plain Blade, Black FRN and Stainless Steel Handlesrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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ESEE Knives Expat MEDELLIN Folding Knife 3.5" Black Plain Blade, Black FRN and Stainless Steel Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Coal Region, PA
Mar 08, 2018
Pros: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality
Cons: Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type, None
Fantastic knife for the price
This knife is truly great, much better than I had expected at first when I ordered it and outperforms some of my higher end blades. The handles are relatively thin and the clip allows the knife to ride low, leading to an almost invisible feeling in your pocket. The thin feel of the grip shouldn't dissuade you though, I have fat palms/fingers due to a lot of hand abuse and it feels great in the hand and allows a firm grip.The blade is AUS-8, but seems to be holding an edge really well and standing up to my heavy abuse. The only con I have about it is the lock for the blade. It can be difficult to close the folder back together at first. However, this also creates a very firm lock to the blade for use. I have beat the heck out of this knife, and it comes begging for more. It hasn't left my pocket in weeks and I don't see it being replaced anytime soon.


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