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Beginning in 1997, Jeff Randall and Mike Perrin started down the path of changing the way the survival and wilderness industry did business. They started Randall’s Adventure & Training to bring realistic tools and knowledge to the consumer. Working under contract with the Peruvian Air Force’s “Escuela De Supervivencia En La Selva”, also known by the acronym ESSEL, they introduced many clients to the art of jungle survival in the vast Peruvian Amazon jungle.

After several years of operating in South America, they brought their training stateside and added a sister company that produces high quality field grade knives and gear. One of their first designs was the RTAK made by Wicked Knife Company in Arkansas, then later produced by Ontario Knife Company. They also introduced the Laser Strike that was built by TOPS Knives. After spending 5 years designing the RAT line of knives for Ontario, they formed their own knife company named RAT Cutlery with Rowen Manufacturing in Idaho Falls producing their line. The name was later changed to ESEE Knives to avoid confusion with the Ontario produced RAT line of knives. While all of their current line is now produced by Rowen, Jeff and Mike still design for other companies, such as the Blueridge Knives’ Avispa and Zancudo folders and Ontario’s Model 1 and Model 2 folders.

Since the inception of Randall’s Adventure & Training in 1997, it has led numerous expeditions and survival training courses in the Amazon jungles of Peru and across the United States, and the ESEE brand now has global distribution and recognition. ESEE Knives / Randall’s Adventure & Training has a clientele that ranges from military and law enforcement teams to film crews and professional adventurers. Their courses and gear are known worldwide.

The company’s Motto is simple: Respect the customer, fair prices, the best quality provided, and never teach a skill or provide a piece of gear that wouldn't potentially save your life. Every student that walks through the doors of Randall’s Adventure & Training leaves with a set of skills that will stay with them throughout their life. Every end-user of an ESEE product knows they are backed by the best warranty and customer service in the industry. In the world of factory knives, survival gear and wilderness training, ESEE/Randall’s Adventure & Training is one of the only companies that the owners and employees all live the lifestyle of the gear they produce. No suit and ties, just hard-won experience that is reflected in the world’s best knives, gear and training.

Jeff Randall

As President of TransEquatorial Solutions, Inc, Jeff Randall has spent the past 20 years tromping through the jungles of South America as well as managing international projects in all corners of the globe. He is also a writer and photographer covering survival topics as well as special operations in Latin America. Jeff is also a member of the Alabama Tactical Officer’s Association. As a co-owner of ESEE Knives / Randall’s Adventure & Training his goal was to bring good, affordable training and gear to anyone who needed or desired to learn to survive/rescue in the wilderness or in a remote Third World environment. His instruction specialties include Land Navigation, Map & Compass, Single Rope Techniques and High-Angle Rope Rescue. He is a certified Rescue Technician Level for Rope Rescue and Swiftwater Rescue (Rescue 3 International certification serial #10200126763), a graduate of the Peruvian Air Force’s ESSEL and also holds NRA certifications in Pistol/Personal Protection and Range Safety Officer.

Mike Perrin

As Vice-President of TransEquatorial Solutions, Inc, Mike Perrin has traveled extensively in Central and South America learning and teaching survival skills along with the Randall’s Adventure staff. He also instructs domestic survival skills classes in Alabama. Mike co-owns Randall’s Adventure and Training and ESEE Knives along with Jeff Randall, and the two of them design most of the knives and gear marketed by ESEE ® Knives. He lives in Blaine, Tennessee along the Holston River Valley where he manages all the sewn goods produced by ESEE Knives.