Named for a mean and nasty South American ant, the Izula from ESEE has all of the strength, tenacity, and power of its namesake.

Made of 1095 high carbon tool steel and featuring a profiled frame and handle in a single-piece design, the Izula is a perfect companion for everyday carry. While it is designed for defense or survival, I have found myself going to this knife over and over again for every kind of use.

izulaThin enough to be lashed to a handle as a spear, the Izula has a very comfortable grip in the hand, considering that it has no scales. The hole in the rear of the handle allows you to place your pinky through it to prevent slipping for stabbing motions or to hang from a carabiner, and a wide, integrated guard gives you excellent control for more detailed tasks.

The Izula measures just 6.25 inches overall length and has a 2.63-inch clip point blade with a flat grind and features ESEE’s textured powder coating in a variety of colors. It comes with a tough molded plastic sheath that locks the blade in, and has an adjustable strong steel spring clip for carrying in a variety of configurations.

All of ESEE’s high carbon knives are made in America and come with a complete repair or replacement guarantee. Because they are made to order, they are available in very limited numbers in select Sportsman’s Warehouse stores and online at Check online frequently to see if they are in stock.