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ESEE Candiru

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ESEE Candiru

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ESEE Candiru

ESEE Candiru



Named after a small yet powerful fish the Candiru may be small but it has a bite. This knife is designed to be part of the perfect lightweight survival kit or as a specialist bushcraft and survival tool in it's own right.

Black, Dark Earth, Desert Tan and Olive Drab are supplied with black kydex sheath and tek-lok.

Pink and Purple are supplied with clear white kydex sheath and tek-lok.


Code ESEE-CAN-$$
Limited Edition: No
Brand: ESEE
Blade Material: 1095 High Carbon Steel
Blade Length (cm): 5.3
Blade Thickness (cm): 0.3
Overall Length (cm): 13.0
Handle Material: Steel
Blade Coating: Textured Powder Coat
Blade Finish: Hammered
Blade Hardness (HRC): 55-57 HRC
Blade Shape: Drop Point
Blade Type: Plain
Cutting Edge (cm): 5.1
Grind: Flat
Sheath: Moulded Kydex with TekLok
Product Weight (g): 40


  1. Good Desing and ResistantReview by
    ESSE Candiru,Good Desing and Resistant.All Perfect. (Posted on )
  2. Tiny power house of a bladeReview by
    Right off the bat we’ll begin by addressing the obvious “vertical challenge,” which has already stated. No matter how you look at it, the ESEE Candiru is ridiculously tiny for a 1095 “outdoorsy” knife. I am talking 5-inches-long-with-2-inches-of-edge levels of tiny, yet to me somehow manages not to be even remotely near as limiting as I had originally assumed.

    I got this as an impulse purchase, and do not regret it, bought as an interesting small carving blade to take to work for field based days, while I think the small mora 02 is a better as a small carver, the candiru is a joy to play with and has been at my side since I purchased it.

    I will state that you shouldn’t be misled into thinking the Candiru is a replacement for a full-sized bushcraft fixed blade, as it’s very much a companion to a larger knife for serious expeditions. It is a 3 finger grip handle, and although you can use this for feather sticks, it is uncomfortable.

    ESEE should be rewarded for sticking with a classic, traditional format that works well. The Esee Candiru is austere, but impeccably constructed with absolutely zero fit and finish flaws or manufacturing defects. Out of the box, it’s only downside is the lack of meat on the handle, but that can of course be remedied with the optional scales (I purchased them and it makes this knife useable), I don't recommend a paracord wrap.

    Only gave 4 stars due to cost, and having to purchase handles separately.

    So there’s absolutely no reason to let that dissuade you from trying this little blade.
    (Posted on )
  3. Small and nimble with a wicked bite this is a must have for a survival kit or EDCReview by
    This is my 2nd Candiru now as my first one got had away by my dad who was impressed by the candiru's edge retention and ergonomics. Extremely sharp OTB with great powder coating and this one came with a belt clip instead of paracord for neck carry. I highly recommend getting the G10 or Micarta scales as they give the handle a much more complete profile and make it much easier to control the knife. A great back up knife or blade to have to hand while hiking or camping and amazing service from HH who were out of stock when I ordered the candiru saying it would be 14 to 20 days before it was stocked again, received it 2 days later. Saving for an IZULA now (Posted on )
  4. great!Review by
    Usual amazing service from HH - Many thanks guys!

    I'm a bit of an Esee fan and have found this blade to be of their usual quality, small and handy, easy to stick in your pouch/bumbag/possibles bag until its required. great for whittling!

    The sheath is sufficient and carries the knife safely, but is not of the usual Esee standard in my opinion.
    (Posted on )
  5. The dogs dingle danglesReview by
    This little knife is a must, I love it. It's not complete however without the micarta scales and I sourced a set from Germany as HH dont stock them.
    The sheath is a bit of a let down, but does the job, would have preferred a kydex one. The knife which is what it's all about makes up for it. Touched it up on a ceramic rod and it's razor sharp !
    (Posted on )
  6. Fabulous little thing!Review by
    Having the slightly larger Izula, I questioned my need for this knife. But yet again, Esee have a winnner. This thing is fantastic. Comparative in size to the BK13 Remora, the Candiru is made from the same steel as the Izula. It's nice to hold and use for finer tasks. (I've average sized hands). It's also easy to carry in a pocket or backpack with the ambidextrous black Cordura sheath. Some hate this sheath but I like it for its low profile. (it has been mistaken for a pen case by a friend!) True, the cost is high ... but that is what we get here in the UK! This is a good quality small backup/utility knife that performs above its station! (Posted on )
  7. candiru can do.?Review by
    I ordered this knife especially to make some custom scales for and underestimated it's profile it's a small knife comparable to the folts minimalist .
    The category I would put this in is neck knife/bug out back up. Although the sheath, which is well made is unsuited by design for neck carry.
    The overall quality is good. The Esee warranty being factored into things makes towards some shortfalls i.e it's way overpriced probably due to US-UK import duty but still as always one star for HH whom once again hit the mark with the service provided, thanks guys.
    (Posted on )

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