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Hoback/Alphahunter Collab Black Stallion WarHorse Folder, Titanium, 3.07" Blade DLC BLACK

$800.00
The Black Stallion WarHorse A Few Years Ago: I had been making folders for about 2 years when, in 2011, Chad of Alphahunter Tactical Design approached me about a project. That project was the WarHorse -- a honkin’ huge knife with a full 4” blade and massive slabs of .200 thick titanium! Chad and I went back and forth on design parameters for a few days, and the original WarHorse was born. We did several different variations on the design and even did a mini-flipper version. The design was amazingly popular, and we sold out of each run we made within days. A few years went by and Chad and I kept busy growing our respective businesses and doing other things on our own. All along, though, I’ve wanted to get back with him and make another run! Today: I’m proud to announce that Chad and I arranged our schedules to collaborate once again on another run. Plus, I pulled out all the stops in a redesign of the knife! I ran a full FEA (Finite element analysis) on it to check for any weak spots. Pocketed all non-structural components to get the weight down. Did a ground-up design of a perfect hardened lock insert. Even did a full Bio/Organic 3D machined semi-floating backspacer. Added my HRD (Hoback Roller Detent), HCP (Hoback Cammed Pivot), and hardened stainless bearing races. The result? A brand new WarHorse Chad has dubbed the “Black Stallion!” The WarHorse is Available in either a DLC Black Finish or a DLC Black Fallout Finish! The First 50 Knives in this Limited Edition will be Numbered! Plus... Every knife will be inscribed with Ps121 (Chad's pick)!

Hoback Kwaiback Folder, Titanium/Carbon Fiber w/ Blue Ano, 3.75" Blade

$695.00
The Carbon Fiber Kwaiback is the culmination of 4 years of R&D that adds up to the most improved and refined knife in our current lineup. Our motto is "form follows function," and our 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. I'm proud to say "Mission Accomplished!" The blade steel is the venerable CPM-Cru-Wear, with an excellent heat treat that seamlessly flows into and out of the titanium and carbon fiber frame set. There are several options to choose from to make this knife your very own -- including pocket clips, pivots, backspacers, and inlays. This all adds up to a NPD (Never Put it Down), not just an EDC!

Kwaiback CF w/CF Inlay Cru-Wear Stonewash

$675.00
The Carbon Fiber Kwaiback is the culmination of 4 years of R&D that adds up to the most improved and refined knife in our current lineup. Our motto is "form follows function," and our 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. I'm proud to say "Mission Accomplished!" The blade steel is the venerable CPM-Cru-Wear, with an excellent heat treat that seamlessly flows into and out of the titanium and carbon fiber frame set. There are several options to choose from to make this knife your very own -- including pocket clips, pivots, backspacers, and inlays. This all adds up to a NPD (Never Put it Down), not just an EDC!

Hoback HERO SERIES OSF Authorized Dealer Exclusive Knife, 3.5" Blade

$550.00
"Authorized Dealer Exclusive OSF" This knife will be available only through our Authorized Dealers. Please click the "Notify Me" button to receive notification when our dealers receive them. The OSF3.5 has been one of those knives that has always had a huge following. OSF stands for "Open Source Folder." As Jake says, "When I started this project in 2010, it was after I had spent countless hours researching folding knives, mechanisms and lock geometry. I thought to myself, why not put this information into a solid model so that everyone who is getting into making folders can start with a finished idea to look at while they build their very own awesome knife. So I set out to make the knife in such a way that it could be made with simple tools, no CNC necessary. All you would need to do is waterjet cut a blank and start drilling and tapping." The knife design itself is a modified sheep’s foot blade with a properly engineered frame set. The single point rear standoff/backspacer is large enough to handle knife stresses but small enough to allow a rather large handle to blade ratio. The blade steel is CPM-S35VN, with an excellent heat treat that seamlessly flows into and out of the titanium frame set. There are several options to choose from to make this knife your very own -- including pocket clips, pivots, backspacers, and inlays. This all adds up to a NPD (Never Put it Down), not just an EDC!

Hoback OSF Authorized Dealer Exclusive Knife, 3.5" Blade

$495.00
"Authorized Dealer Exclusive OSF" This knife will be available only through our Authorized Dealers. Please click the "Notify Me" button to receive notification when our dealers receive them. The OSF3.5 has been one of those knives that has always had a huge following. OSF stands for "Open Source Folder." As Jake says, "When I started this project in 2010, it was after I had spent countless hours researching folding knives, mechanisms and lock geometry. I thought to myself, why not put this information into a solid model so that everyone who is getting into making folders can start with a finished idea to look at while they build their very own awesome knife. So I set out to make the knife in such a way that it could be made with simple tools, no CNC necessary. All you would need to do is waterjet cut a blank and start drilling and tapping." The knife design itself is a modified sheep’s foot blade with a properly engineered frame set. The single point rear standoff/backspacer is large enough to handle knife stresses but small enough to allow a rather large handle to blade ratio. The blade steel is CPM-S35VN, with an excellent heat treat that seamlessly flows into and out of the titanium frame set. There are several options to choose from to make this knife your very own -- including pocket clips, pivots, backspacers, and inlays. This all adds up to a NPD (Never Put it Down), not just an EDC!

Hoback Kwaiback Fixed Blade, Carbon Fiber w/ Stoneage Finish, 5" Black Fallout Blade

$350.00
After years of making the Kwaiback folder, we have finally been able to get our heads above water and produce a fixed blade version of our well-received folder line. I have always been inspired by the Japanese warrior culture. The Kwaiback has always been a very "Samurai Sword" blade shape, so it was only a matter of time before we decided to run it as a fixed blade. With its properly designed and engineered internal lightening pockets, this fixed blade will go on your belt without dragging you down or having you worry about it breaking. The 5” x 3/16th thick, slightly upswept blade shape allows for very efficient cutting and slicing movements -- just like the Samurai Swords of old. The carbon fiber handle gives that touch of modern to an ancient design, while being comfortable for hard use. The Kwaiback Fixed Blade Stoneage comes with a specially-designed kydex sheath.