The Imlay rescue knife is based on the legendary Izula pattern and designed to be attached to a PFD, harness or belt. The knife gets its name from a well-known technical slot canyon in Zion National Park that requires more than 40 rappels and negotiating numerous obstacles to complete.
Developed by the ESEE team during their SAR, swiftwater, and recreational rope activities, the knife features a dull, blunted tip for safer use around tensioned ropes or rescue subjects, serrations to get through tough materials, double-spine jimping for a more secure grip, skeletonized design to reduce size and weight, O2 slot, and 440C stainless steel for use in wet environments, as well as its excellent edge holding abilities.
The sheathing features an ESEE designed secondary retention strap and multiple carry options. The system can be clipped into your gear rack with a small accessory carabiner, laced onto a PFD, or simply clipped into place using an Izula Clip Plate. To deploy the knife, simply remove the secondary retention strap from the sheath post, then thumb the blade out of the sheath as you would any other ESEE knife. The retention strap is designed to stay on the knife during use and features a long tail for easier manipulation with gloved hands. The Imlay system includes the knife, sheath, clip plate, secondary retention device, and paracord.
- Blade Length: 2.32"
- Cutting Edge: 2.20"
- Handle Length: 3.58"
- Overall Length: 5.91"
- Blade Material: 440C Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.15"
- Blade Style: Blunted Drop Point
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Blade Finish: Stonewash
- Handle Material: Stainless Steel
- Sheath Material: Plastic with Clip Plate
- Sheath Color: Orange
- Weight: 2.0 oz.
- Made in the USA