Posted February 2, 2016 7:00 pm by Comments

By Jeremy S.

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That’s right, the same Hogue Inc. we know and trust for firearm grips branched into knives a few years ago and currently offers a selection of folders, fixed blades, and even a sweet looking tomahawk. At SHOT Show 2016 I got the lowdown on three of the new models, including Hogue’s first OTF . . .

First up is the EX-05, which is another Allen Elishewitz design that Hogue has licensed (or partnered with Elishewitz in creating). It’s a sleek folder with a modified Wharncliffe blade, a smooth flipper action, and a push-button lock release. The slider seen behind that button is used to firmly lock the blade in the extended position.

Blade metal is cryogenically treated 154CM, which I believe is the case for most or all of Hogue’s folders.

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They were also showing off their first OTF — or Out The Front, aka “switchblade” — knife. Like the Microtech Scarab I once owned, it’s a double action design. Push forwards on the thumb …Read the Rest

Source:: Truth About Guns

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