Is there any reason to not buy an Izula 2?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Yo Mama, May 15, 2019.

  1. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    I like the Izula II ... I like White River's Backpacker Pro ... nearly identical feel as an Izula ... Izula is 1905 the White River S35VN ... I also like Battle River Knives Fox Hound I believe is 01 ... out of the three it would just be personal preference or maybe sheath choice how you want to carry it ... or if you want SS over carbon ... but all three will serve you well and are excellent small fixed blades ...
  2. Wowbagger


    Sep 20, 2015
    I looked at those for a while.
    In my view it is too thick in the spine for such a short knife.
    For instance my Cold Steel Pendleton Hunter 3V I ground down to 2.2 mm and that is about right for a larger fixed blade knife than the Izula
    My Cold Steel Ti Light IV (a folder) I took down to 1.9 mm and that is for a four inch blade.
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  3. Curl of the Burl

    Curl of the Burl Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2013
    I had an Izula II for a while and it was great. Sold it, bought a Fiddleback Handyman which is a bit bigger but nice for edc. Can’t go wrong with either 70675554-40D9-44AD-9700-E18B77E50D7A.jpeg
  4. dirc


    Jan 31, 2018
    well, I'll give you some of the best reasons not to get one: the competition is fairly fierce

    for under $40 you can get the schrade SCHF55 mini frontier in 1095
    a condor terrasaur is about $43, also 1095
    a condor mini-kephart is about $50, also 1095

    : )
  5. Yo Mama

    Yo Mama

    Sep 25, 2011
    Great looking scales and blade!
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  6. A.L.


    Jun 27, 2007
    One thing I didn’t like with Izula was the choil. If you really work with it (I carved a Tiki style wooden head in camp fire) the choil starts to dig in to your index finger.
    In lesser use it’s okay.
    Also the edge could be thinner for this size knife.
    Sheath starts to rattle a bit if you reprofile the edge, but does not cause retention problems.
  7. Irch


    Dec 23, 2018
    Maybe someone will post up a video of the Izula cutting rope into tiny pieces or beating it with a hammer into a cinderblock.
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  8. DocT


    Mar 25, 2012
    I have the Izula 2, Izula, and a Candiru. You can't go wrong with this knife. There are a lot of knives costing a lot more that do no more than these will, and many that do a lot less. The only other knife I would recommend is the Cold Steel Mini Pendleton in 3V.
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  9. Jocephus1


    May 30, 2007
    I love my Izula 2 and carry it a lot. tough little knife. You can't go wrong with it. Great warranty
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  10. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Condor certainly makes some stuff for the lower end market although the lower end price is higher now. They have upped their steel choices too. I will probably get the Condor Mini-Kephart (just because). I don't think there is anything wrong with choosing the Schrade designed by Brian Griffin. Good knife at a price that is within many people's cost range.
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  11. RobertK

    RobertK post tenebras lux Gold Member

    Dec 1, 2010
    I really like the Bradford guardian 3 in that size.
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  12. dirc


    Jan 31, 2018
  13. aleforme

    aleforme Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2013
    The Guardian 3 is also a great choice albeit a bit higher in price. Personally I like the grip on the Izula 2 a little better. At least for my hands. Very similar in size.

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  14. WillB


    Feb 3, 2007
    It's a great little knife. I think it's a tad pricey for what it is and steel used, and other choices now exist, but few have any real complaints about that knife. I think once one finds the fixed EDC blade that works for them, it's hard to go back a folder. :cool:
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  15. NapalmCheese

    NapalmCheese Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    It's ugly.
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  16. Yo Mama

    Yo Mama

    Sep 25, 2011
    That actually changed some things I never thought they were so close in size!

    Thanks for the pic
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  17. cbach8tw

    cbach8tw Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    The only reason I can think of not getting one is that there are other similar knives with maybe a good steel upgrade, not that 1095 is bad steel, but a good stainless will help. I do think the ESEE knives come in 440C. I have always like LT Wright knives, the Frontier Valley, 01 I think.
  18. aleforme

    aleforme Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 21, 2013
    No problem. With the Guardian 3 you get a little more blade but a little less handle/grip. With the Izula you get a little more handle/grip and a little less blade.

    I haven't measure them but the Guardian seems a little thinner behind the edge. I have't had either knife that long and have been travelling so haven't had much a chance to see which would be the better slicer. I suspect the Guardian.

    Working from home today so took a couple quick photos of each on the hand. My hands are pretty average size. Probably at the upper end of "Large" size.


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  19. RobertK

    RobertK post tenebras lux Gold Member

    Dec 1, 2010
    I don’t care for the standard Bradford handles. They look amazing but feeling isn’t my favorite. But the 3D handles...... oh yeah.
  20. rpn


    Mar 17, 2008
    Something I like about the regular izula is that it fits in my shorts cargo pockets and the II doesn't.

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