Fire Ant Red and Venom Green ESEE Izula from BladeHQ

My favorite compact fixed blades are the Izula and Izula II from ESEE. They fit the hand well, are bull strong, have a great warranty, are made right here in the USA, and come with a very versatile sheath system. The Izula may be small but, 99% of the time, it is all the knife that I need.

Small knives like the Izula are easy to carry but they can also be easily lost. BladeHQ has teamed up with the folks at ESEE to offer exclusive Izulas with high visibility coatings. They are offering a bright red color called Fire Ant Red and a fluorescent green color called Venom. These bright colors make it easy to find the knife whether you are rummaging through your pack, searching on a forest floor, or even if you drop it in water while crossing a creek.

High viability colors make a lot of sense on a survival tool as important as your knife and, let’s face it, they look pretty darn cool too. Check out the Fire Ant Red Izula and the Venom Green Izula exclusively at BladeHQ.

6 Responses to Fire Ant Red and Venom Green ESEE Izula from BladeHQ

  1. Moreandfaster December 8, 2011 at 22:57 #

    In no way is this a blatant ripoff of Swamp Rat Knives – Swamp Warden.

    • Matt December 8, 2011 at 23:04 #

      Is the Swamp Warden the first small skeletonized handle fixed blade knife? Did it come before the Becker Necker or the Benchmade Tether or the any number of other similar neck knives that have been made in the last 20 years?

      The Izula is smaller than the Swamp Warden, has more drop at the spine, and a different handle shape. It is similar in function but not form.

  2. Dan December 8, 2011 at 23:19 #

    I don’t even think they make the swamp warden anymore. It all had to start somewhere. Anyhow, there is a lot going for the Izula 2 and the high vis colors are a great option, practically and as a collectable. For 55 bucks with the sheath you can’t go wrong this is an excellent little knife.

  3. Moreandfaster December 8, 2011 at 23:22 #

    Really?!? Really?!

    Not similar in form? I love this blog and all but, really?

    Some quick Google and it turns out that yup the Swamp Warden predates both the Becker Necker and the Benchmade.

    Im not trying to be an ass just trying to give credit to the awesome folks at SRKW. Imitation is highest form of flattery.

    • Matt December 9, 2011 at 00:20 #


      The handle is different. The choil is different. The thickness is different. The length is different. The blade shape is similar. They are both carbon steel. They are both skeletonized. They do have an overall similar look – you are right.

      We are going to have to agree to disagree I suppose. The Swamp Warden was released in 2007 so both the Becker Necker and the Benchmade Tether (to name a few skeletonized neck knives) predate it. The Izula was released in 2008 so it did come after the Swamp Warden. It may have even been inspired by the Swamp Warden but to call the Izula a blatant ripoff is disingenuous. There have been skeletonized neck knives much longer than there has been a Swamp Warden or even a Swamp Rat Knife Works.

      You didn’t comment that they were similar. You said that it was a blatant ripoff. I disagree. There are clear differences and neither is particularly original.

  4. grog December 9, 2011 at 11:06 #

    Me make flint knife eons ago. All knife blatant ripoff of me design.

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