Custom Knife Factory Jake Hoback Kwaiback Flipper 3.74" M390 Stonewashed Blade, Bronze Titanium Handles with Carbon Fiber Inlays
CKFJHKWBK: Jake Hoback Kwaiback Flipper, Carbon Fiber
Custom Knife Factory
Jake Hoback is one of our favorite custom knifemakers here at the KnifeCenter, and the Kwaiback is his signature design. Mike at Custom Knife Factory has been eyeing Jake's work for years, hoping to someday have a collaboration piece between the two and we're happy to say that day has finally come. Mike and Jake pulled out all the stops on this CKF/Hoback Kwaiback Collaboration. It has all of the exact same features as Jake's custom shop work with the action, stylish material combination, and build quality you've come to expect from Custom Knife Factory. It isn't a dumbed down version using inferior materials or hardware. This knife will rival custom level pieces for fit, finish, materials, and quality. The final product is this amazing, highly collectible knife with the same feel as a custom at a great price.
Apart from the pivot on the presentation side, you'd be hard-pressed to tell the difference between this and a true Kwaiback, even after you have it in your hands...it's that excellent. The attention to detail in regards to the grind, jimping execution, and interior milling, as well as minute features like the pocket clip and scripture mark, is absolutely spot on. The only differences are that Mike's chosen not to use the HRD Hoback Roller Detent and gone with his own two-row ceramic bearing system and we must say the action might just be improved. If you're a fan of CKF or Jake's, you've got to try out the collaboration Kwaiback as comparing it side by side with an MK4 mid-tech model, it just as nice and even superior in more ways than one.
- Blade Length: 3.74" (95 mm)
- Cutting Edge: 3.74" (95 mm)
- Closed Length: 5.20" (132 mm)
- Overall Length: 8.94" (227 mm)
- Blade Material: Bohler M390 Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.157" (4.0 mm)
- Blade Style: Trailing Point Tanto
- Blade Finish: Stonewash
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Handle Material: Bronze Anodized Titanium with Carbon Fiber Inlays
- Handle Thickness: 0.55" (14.0 mm)
- Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
- Pivot Assembly: Ceramic Two-Row Bearings
- Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
- Sheath Material: Zipper Nylon
- Weight: 6.0 oz. (170 g)
- Designer: Jake Hoback
- Replaceable Lockbar Insert/Overtravel Arrestor
- Made in Moscow, Russia
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.
Powdered metal developed for knife blades which provides good corrosion resistance and very high hardness for excellent wear resistance during hard use cutting.
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
A nonferrous metal, it's prized for its high strength to weight ratio and is often used on higher end knives.
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