Like the samurai swords of lore, we have put many countless hours into perfecting the Kwaiback into a knife that is as flawless as we can possibly make it. We pulled out all the stops with this knife! We cut no corners, nor looked for any easier ways to do it. This knife was built with hard work, for hard work. Fully-engineered internal lightening pockets, hardened stainless steel lock insert, HRD (Hoback Roller Detent), hardened stainless pivot, and stainless pivot bearings. These are just a few of the things you get with a Hoback Knife. The rest you'll just have to see for yourself!
This is what we know from Wiki about the "kwaiken" blade (and by the way, if you haven’t already figured it out, Kwaiken + Hoback = Kwaiback!):
The kaiken "was once carried by men and women of the samuraiclass in Japan. It was useful for self-defense in indoor spaces where the long blade katana and intermediate sword wakizashiwere inconvenient. Women carried them in their kimono either in a pocket-like space (futokoro) or in the sleeve pouch (tamoto) for self-defense. When a samurai woman married, she was expected to carry a kaiken with her when she moved in with her husband." "…the kaiken is now called kwaiken (pocket knife). The modern term has no reference in historical records; also called a futokoro-gatana.”
The A8 is the down-home, hard-work inspired folder. We built this knife to be at home in your pocket, so it’s always where you need it and you don't have to think about it. It just plain works. We took the A10 folder and scaled it down to be much more pocket-friendly, while still being large and in charge! The A8 still sports a 3.25” long blade like its A10 big brother, but it’s much narrower and slides into the pocket with ease.
And anytime you see the word “Slimline,” you know the knife will be lighter, faster, and thinner for even more ease of carrying. It will boast the same strength and precision engineering you have come to expect from Jake Hoback Knives.
This Knife Is Made To Last!