Jake Hoback Kwaiback MK4 UHEP Flipper 3.75" Stonewashed CruWear Plain Blade, Milled Carbon Fiber/Titanium Handles with Royal Blue G10 Inlay
JHKKWBKMK4UHEPCFRB: Kwaiback MK4 Ultra High-End Production Flipper, Carbon Fiber and Royal Blue
Jake Hoback Custom Knives
Jake pulled out all the stops on this Kwaiback MK4 Ultra High-End Production mid-tech. It has all of the exact same features as his custom shop work. He didn't dumb down this knife nor use inferior materials or hardware. This knife will rival his customs for fit, finish, materials and quality. Jake believes his hands-on approach helped immensely with this project. The machine shop matched and assembled the knives exactly as he would in his own shop because he was there with them every step of the way to show them how he expected it to be done. The final product is this amazing knife with the same feel as his custom at a great price.
The Carbon Fiber Kwaiback is the culmination of 4 years of research and design that adds up to the most improved and refined knife in Jake's current lineup. His motto is "form follows function," and mission was to shave 1/3rd of the weight off a standard Kwaiback while maintaining the bomb-proof ruggedness that Hoback Knives has always been known for. Mission definitely accomplished here and this is the production piece to have from Jake Hoback.
The Kwaiback is Jake's favorite of his designs. It's the slimmest folder in his lineup simply due to its shape and now that it's in carbon fiber - one of the lightest and most carriable pieces yet. The angular butt end of the knife Jake specifically designed to make it easier to get your hand into your pocket when the knife is clipped in. The 3.75" blade is made from stonewashed CPM-CruWear stainless steel, with a nice flat grind. The action is smooth and lightning fast thanks to pivot thrust bearings and Jake's own Hoback Roller Detent. This design puts a rolling ball into the detent which drastically reduces the friction while the blade is moving for better action. The presentation scale is made entirely from milled carbon fiber with a royal blue G10 inlay on the titanium frame lock side. The slender ergonomic shape is extremely comfortable to hold and it completely hides the blade when closed. There is great jimping on the thumbramp and near the butt end of the knife if you're using this blade in the reverse grip. It's a mid-tech technically, but it has all the feeling and looks of a full-on custom knife, while the inlay on the reverse side of the handle absolutely sets this design off. Proudly made and hand-assembled by Jake in the USA.
- Pivot thrust bearings
- HRD (Hoback Roller Detent)
- Hardened stainless steel lock insert with over travel prevention
- Engineered internal lightening pockets
- Standard sizes on all screws for ease of replacement
- Cold formed bearing races (work hardened to increase bearing and knife life)
- Blade Length: 3.75"
- Cutting Edge: 3.875"
- Blade Steel: CPM-CruWear Stainless Steel
- Thickness: 0.1875"
- Closed Length: 5.375"
- Overall Length: 9.125"
- Handle Material: Carbon Fiber Face Scale with Milled Titanium Frame Lock Inlaid with Royal Blue G10
- Weight: 4.4 oz.
- Includes a Hoback Custom Wood Box
- Made in the USA
Semi-Custom or Mid-Tech knives are knives produced by a process in which the designer has more direct--but not complete--involvement; parts of these knives may still have been made by others.
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Very strong and lightweight material. Provides an upscale and modern feel.
This product is USA born and raised.
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