This is the model that started it all. After designing the RAT-3 for Ontario Knife Company, it was the first design we brought over when ESEE Knives (Formerly RAT Cutlery) was formed. The ESEE-3 is still a favorite amongst law enforcement and military teams due to its light weight, thin profile and various sheath options.
ESEE knives are made in the USA with absolute attention to quality materials and care during the manufacturing process. We stand behind our knives with a 100% lifetime, unconditional guarantee. If your ESEE knife should ever fail we will repair or replace it. This warranty follows the knife throughout its life, anywhere in the world. View the warranty page.
ESEE knives made from high carbon 1095 steel will rust and stain if not properly cared for, especially on the cutting edge and around the laser engraving. It is the user’s responsibility to keep the blades properly lubricated and cleaned. We suggest using a dry film rust inhibitor on the blade. Use Lock Tite when assembling any hardware, such as attaching the clip plate to the sheath.