The tourist knives of the RC-3, 4, 6 series formed a certain visual image of the products from RAT Cutlery, but it was destroyed with the release of the new IZULA knife. The model is named after the isula of ants living in the jungle of Peru. An ant of this variety (paraponera clavata) is also known as a bullet ant (bullet-ant) because its pain sting is compared to a bullet and an ant-24 hours (24-hour ant), since the pain from the bite is felt for at least 24 hours.
Travel knife IZULA Survival Kit, Concealed Carry Knife by RAT Cutlery, description, review, test, knife performance, wearing options.
The second largest ants, after the species Dinoponera, are the most dangerous paraponeros of the ant world. They have the most toxic poison (poneratoxin) from insects known to science. It causes local paralysis and wave impulses of intense hot pain. The action of the poison lasts 24 hours and only then begins to subside. Due to the toxicity of the poison, the possibility of an allergic reaction is very high, which can go into anaphylaxis and possibly lead to death..
According to the creator of the knife, Jeff Randall, the Isula ant is light, fast, tenacious, and aggressive, and the IZULA knife is designed to be the same. The IZULA knife can be used as a self-defense knife, a hidden carry knife, a small auxiliary tourist knife or as a light survival knife.
IZULA kitchen knife can be called a stretch. All the same, a 7.3 cm blade is not always convenient for such work, but you can clean small quantities of vegetables with them without problems. He peels off the peel willingly and thinly, cuts potatoes and carrots, rather than pricks, although at first it was just such a development of events.
The 1095 steel used in the IZULA knife is not corrosion resistant in its composition. However, no problems in terms of rusting were noticed for three days of intensive use. In addition, the protective coating that completely covers the blade with the exception of the cutting edge partially solves the problem. But it is not resistant to metal shocks; it is chipped off with pieces on the edges of the butt. In terms of cutting it seemed that the wood works much more aggressively and more confidently than steel like AUS-8 and the like. The knife was corrected for three days only once, there was no more need, despite the rather large amount of work performed. The editing process itself was a pleasure. It turns out much faster compared to other steels I used earlier..
Options for wearing the IZULA Survival Kit, Concealed Carry Knife by RAT Cutlery.
RAT Cutlery offers many ways and options to wear IZULA. Including equipment having MOLLE mounts. Moreover, an important role in some of them is played by rather rigid fixation of the knife in the sheath, you cannot shake it out of them even with a very great desire. At the same time, he calmly gets it when he applies some effort to the upper edge of the scabbard with his thumb.
Having tried almost all the available options for wearing the IZULA knife, I settled on the most acceptable and convenient for me. The scabbard is attached to the belt loop through a plastic latch and a carabiner, the knife hangs freely down with the handle, at the level of the lowered palm. This provides constant access to the knife from any position, does not interfere with movement or work. If necessary, the knife is simply put into a pocket, with its low weight and size, it is generally imperceptible there, does not interfere with sitting and does not cling to anything.
In general, as for me, a rather successful knife came out, with good working and operational qualities, as the most important drawback I want to note a very high selling price.
The same IZULA knife after more than a year of use.
The IZULA knife has been used year round. He refused the winding of the handle, inconveniently. Everything was cut and chopped, canned food was opened, there was even a figured carving on tin. The coating on the IZULA blade is resistant, scratches are present, but not very visible in the photo, you need to look closely. Darkened (but not rusted!) Open (uncoated) areas with inscriptions and logo.
For comparison. It was and it became after a year of operation.