® / RANDALL'S ADVENTURE TRAINING
The parent corporation for Randall's Adventure Training
® / ESEE ® Knives
is TransEquatorial Solutions, Inc ®, an Alabama
corporation. The corporation's stock is equally split between by Jeff
Randall and Mike Perrin. TransEquatorial Solutions, Inc.
® was setup to provide global training, gear
and logistical solutions in remote environments.
Randall's Adventure Training
® has been in business since 1997, training military, law
enforcement, and civilians in the art of jungle survival. During our
survival training ventures, we recognized the need for a better knife for
our jungle school. Machete's were too thin and flexible and sheath knives
were too small and lacked cutting efficiency. Our problem was solved when we
designed the RTAK, a large sheath knife that offered the cutting efficiency
of a machete with the hard work features of a sheath knife. We commissioned
Newt Livesay of Wicked Knife Co. to build the first models of this knife. To
our surprise, the RTAK became very popular and we soon had more orders than
Newt had shop time.
In 2002 Randall's Adventure & Training
(RAT) licensed Ontario Knife Co to build the RTAK on a 5-year contract term.
During that time frame, Randall's Adventure & Training designed additional
knives that were also built by Ontario, and secured government NSN numbers
on two of the designs.
After our Ontario contract ended in April, 2007, we
decided to produce a higher quality line of knives outside of the mass
production capabilities of Ontario. The new ESEE
® Line (Formerly RAT Cutlery) is considered "mid-tech" in the sense
of quality and manufacturing procedures. This means you will notice upgrades
to sheathing, fit, finish and detail on ESEE
® knives. Most important, ESEE
® is now in a position to respond quickly to new product development
and upgrades to existing lines. All of our designs fit the bill of desirable
field cutlery when it comes to toughness, comfort, and cutting efficiency.
Unlike a lot of manufacturers, ESEE
® doesn’t just release a new knife because it looks cool on paper –
we personally field test each new design prototype before is makes it to the
production stage. Once we make the final design tweaks and the knife is put
into production, we test the design again during field outings Stateside and
jungle survival classes in the Peruvian Amazon. We also have users around
the world that test our knives and submit feedback. When you buy a ESEE knife
you know you’re getting a knife designed by real users.
Throughout our time in the cutlery industry, our
philosophy has always been geared towards customer service and having our
product perform to the user's expectations. Whether you're a one-time knife
buyer or a purchasing manager for a large distributor, we want EVERY
customer to have a satisfying experience - all the way from the initial
order to the use of our knives. If you experience any problems, we want to
know about it. We also appreciate any positive feedback you may have to
offer. Feel free to contact us about any issue,
negative or positive.
Thank you for your interest in our product and services !
ESEE ® / Randall's Adventure Training
® owners Jeff Randall (L) and Mike