Sunday, March 8, 2015

The ESEE Candiru: My Light Backpacking Knife

I finally decided on a lightweight backpacking knife for my upcoming PCT thru-hike! I chose ESEE Candiru for its light weight and its tough 1095 steel. At 1.3oz (on my scale), it was lighter than many pocket knives. Unfortunately, it came with a bulky sheath that added 0.6oz, so I set about creating a lightweight Kydex sheath for my Candiru.

The Original Polymer Sheath and Candiru
The custom sheath + Candiru

8g for the custom Kydex sheath
18g for the polymer Candiru sheath


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