Looking at getting two knives as a little graduation gift to myself (among so, so many other things...) The ESEE Izula and the ESEE Model 5 look to be two knives I've been looking to add. I have a SOG Spec Elite Mini for work but I want something a little more quality and at a fixed point blade just because that's the way I roll. The Izula seems like a perfect fit. Similar blade size, lighter weight, can get a grip for it or just wrap in cord (nice for camping), etc.
Secondly the Model 5. This one I can take or leave, I like to have a bigger knife for camping. Currently I use and old military spec knife from WWII (Yeah its old...) and the leather is beginning to rot or something on the handle. Considered just ripping that off, cleaning it up, and wrapping it in paracord but then thought a new knife with an easier interface might just be easier to work with. The Model 5 has a 1/4" thick top with a nice blade underneath: perfect for splitting wood whereas my current knife is double edged making that process a little bit of a bitch. Anyways if anyone has any more info/reviews on these guys let me know what you thing and should I pull the trigger on a new blade?