ABOUT EX­PAT

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As I men­tioned, it’s com­pli­cated. Ex­pat Knives was, in­deed, named af­ter a long-time and highly sea­soned as­so­ciate: “Ex­pat,” who has been a stu­dent, trans­la­tor and in­struc­tor for Ran­dall’s Ad­ven­ture Train­ing. He’s an in­ven­tor, a writer, trav­eler and a firearms in­struc­tor. He speaks a cou­ple of lan­guages, and he’s logged a lot of time over­seas.

While work­ing in some of the more-sketchy cor­ners of South Amer­ica, Ex­pat con­tacted ESEE in search of high-qual­ity, worst-case-sce­nario jun­gle sur­vival train­ing.

Thus be­gan a close as­so­ci­a­tion that has lasted for more than 15 years. Ex­pat has logged thou­sands of miles through­out the Third World—some­times, with the ESEE team—but al­ways with ESEE prod­ucts. From ar­mored mo­tor­cades in Colom­bia and trekking in the Hi­malayas to earth­quakes in El Sal­vador and hunt­ing in the Balkans, ESEE knives have been Ex­pat’s con­stant com­pan­ions.

Through­out his time over­seas, he de­vel­oped some unique in­sights on tools and the na­ture of ad­ven­ture and is cur­rently work­ing with ESEE to bring in­no­va­tive de­signs and ex­pe­ri­ences to oth­ers.

What be­gan with a cleaver will end up with … well, who knows? That’s the whole point of the “Ex­pat ex­pe­ri­ence.”

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