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Esee Junglas

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Bryce Haley, May 19, 2020.

  1. Bryce Haley

    Bryce Haley

    Mar 24, 2020
    What are your guys thoughts on the Esse Junglas. Is it a good large survival knife? Looking for something that can chop well, but also something that could be used against a bear or maybe a zombie. Lol
  2. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    It’s a good one.

    Softer steel makes it tough. Great warranty and nice fit and finish.

    The coating is durable and removable if you want.

    It wont be a precision tool, but will serve well as a fun tool to play around with.
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  3. Andrew George

    Andrew George

    Mar 7, 2020
    It’s a solid survival type knife. It’s good for chopping, batoning, etc. I have the ugly green one, but I don’t use it anymore, lol. It was a bit too big for my liking. Seriously, the photos don’t do it justice in terms of size, it’s quite the unit.
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  4. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    I keep reading that the Skrama outperforms all the big (9-11”) choppers, not just as a chopper but as an all-around camp knife. I don’t know how true that is, but having one sure cuts down on the urge to buy a big chopper.
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  5. Hale Storm

    Hale Storm Kydex Whisperer Gold Member

    Sep 18, 2013
    I've never used the Skrama but I have used the Junglas excessively and if faced with a one knife scenario, I'd pick it for the wilderness. One thing is the Junglas comes with a FOREVER (not lifetime, but forever) warranty. Does the Skrama have a warranty?
    I've chopped and batoned hundreds of oak logs here in Texas with mine and it never once failed to perform. ESEE Junglas Leather Process (1).jpg ESEE Junglas Leather Process (42).jpg ESEE Junglas Leather Process (52).jpg Fixed Blades.jpg
  6. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    I always sort of think of a survival knife as something that you can put on your belt. I wouldn't carry the junglas on my belt. It's just too big IMO.

    It is a fine knife though. One of Esee's best, and I've had all the standard line. It would be the last one I sell. The sheath is fantastic as well. Throw in the warranty and you have a hard to beat package well worth the price.
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  7. KingMC

    KingMC The Pun-isher Super Mod Moderator Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    It is a good chopper and it holds its own against other big choppers, the handle is quite large in the hand and has always been just a tad too squared off for my taste, was never very comfortable to chop for long periods of time with but that's a personal thing. It has the highest quality of any production knife its size, at least for the price, and the only knives I've used that chops as good are not currently sold (Becker BK20).

    It would be about as successful against a bear as any other blade tbh; bear spray is still gonna be your best bet there. You never want to knife fight zombies as that's just asking for blood-born contamination, but if you had no choice I guess it's better to have a big knife over a small knife and a Junglas is a big knife.
  8. DPC


    Dec 28, 2013
    BUSSE Basic 11 is 14oz and 11 inches... and INFI, which is excellent for this particular use. Just sayin...


    And an edit if you dont want to spend big money:

    Scrap Yard 11 11


    Scrap Yard 13 11 -13 inch blade


    Res C handles + plain jane design are peak utilitarianism in my oppinion.
    Last edited: May 27, 2020
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  9. Mr. Tettnanger

    Mr. Tettnanger

    Jul 14, 2012

    If you’re not using it, list it for sale!

    I’d be interested! I love the Junglas!
  10. Beastchopper


    Jun 23, 2018
    Junglas was my first real blade, and really sets a solid standard for carbon steel choppers overall. The handle and sheath are the best I've come across, and I have more than a few. The bk-9 is a good choice too, but the handle and sheath are not nearly as good, & it has a sabre grind instead of a just about full flat grind. 1075 steel blades from Ontario & Condor are cheaper and far underrated on the forum, def worth checking out. My Skrama is amazing in it's own right, but does not out-chop the junglas btw.
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    Feb 23, 2000
    Knife wise, nothing out chops my axe. If I want to chop and prepared to carry 11/2lbs of steel give me an axe. Why would I want to chop an oak log with a knife?
    A Skrama and Silky Saw weighs the same or less than a Junglas. Heck, you could probably throw in a Mora to that.
  12. Owen K.

    Owen K. Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2016
    It's my woods sword. I use it like an axe\machete. Great blade, sheath and warranty. I can see how people would think it too big though. It's mostly just for wood prep and fun.
  13. Pr3inar


    Oct 17, 2015
    I have a Skrama, my neighbour has a Junglas with TKC scales.

    the Skrama is thinner, lighter, outchops the Junglas, and is better at whittling (still a large knife tho’). The Junglas sport a better sheath, still chops good, and with the TKC handles you get a good grip, better than the stock ones.

    For me, having tried both, I would choose the Skrama again if I had to, but if you like the look of the Junglas I don’t think you’ll be disappointed if you go with that
  14. Lee D

    Lee D Basic Member Basic Member

    May 27, 2013
    As much as I really like the sheath, it can be made better with the molle attachment you can install to the front of the sheath giving you the option to carry anything else you might feel necessary.

    I chose a maxpedition sheath with the Vic Hercules. Sure it adds more weight, but I say go big or go home. lol

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  15. Hale Storm

    Hale Storm Kydex Whisperer Gold Member

    Sep 18, 2013
    And 4 or 5 times the price of the Junglas.
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  16. Steven65

    Steven65 Traditional Hog Platinum Member

    Mar 11, 2008
    They are excellent value for money knives made by a great US company. You can't go wrong.:thumbsup::)

    (edit) If a full grown Bear (and I have never seen one) is as dangerous as a full grown male Lion (I have seen lot's).......You gonna need way more than a Junglas mate!!:D

    Great combo. With those you can practically handle any outdoor task.:thumbsup::)
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  17. Beastchopper


    Jun 23, 2018
    But what's more fun though...
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  18. kane22


    Feb 25, 2013
    I got one when I went through my big knife to do everything period. It's nice, and it does have a cool factor there, but it mostly just sits in my safe. I guess it chops ok for a knife, and you can split with it. An axe will do both much better though IMO. For most cutting tasks it's bigger than what I want. I like a fixed blade in the 4-5 inch range and a small forest axe. Throw in a silky saw, and that's my 3 end of the world tools. I'm not going to tell you not to buy one though, I did.
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    Feb 23, 2000
    Maybe I'm getting old, but I like to get the work done and have more beer time. Right tool for the job and all that.

    I do like the Junglas as a piece of blade technology, fun even, but for work please tell what it can do efficently? Whats it really for? At best its a Truck knife for beating on.
    I suspect they are bought because they are well known, a classic even. But bought by those who don't have a tool box, and not much work to do. Heck, I've been tempted many a time, but resisted because it would be just another tool that ends up rarely ever used. I have enough of those.
  20. JokersFaceLifter


    Jan 6, 2016
    good solid chopper, i decided on a kukri style for chopping though, just my personal preference

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