The locals in the Amazon call the meanest, most aggressive ant in the jungle “Isula” (spelled with an “s”). The folks at Randall's Adventure & Training know it as the Bullet Ant. The Bullet Ant is known to be independent, tough, light on its feet, and a really aggressive survivor. The IZULA knife is built the same way. The Amazon is the only place that even the smallest of creatures can pack a big punch and this is where the inspiration for the Izula neck knife came from. Just like the Bullet Ant, the ESEE Izula is light, mean and has a no nonsense attitude. It is created with the bare minimum but is designed to do a job, and does it well. Just like most animals and insect in the natural world, the ESEE Izula has its own brand of beauty and appeal.
After numerous survival trips and expeditions to the Amazon jungles of Peru, Jeff Randall and Mike Perrin designed the Izula to be the perfect survival kit or concealed carry knife. Cut from a single piece of meatal (1095 High Carbon steel, Damascus or 440C), the Izula has none of the weaknesses associated with faulty joint and welds. Of course, if you prefer having more than just the metal handle of a paracord wrapping, you can always get a few of the G10 handle scales that ESEE offers that fits the Izula perfectly. The bare Izula is more commonly cut from 1095 carbon steel but there are variations that use 440C stainless steel and even the eternally beautiful and strong Damascus steel. Whatever the steel used, all Izula knives have the same measurements and thus ensures you the same feel and control regardless how many variations of Izulas you have owned or handled. As with all ESEE Knives, all IZULAS are backed by the famous ESEE “no questions asked” lifetime warranty. If you break it, just send the broken knife back to ESEE for a replacement.