Jake Hoback Custom Kwaiback Flipper 3.75" CTS-XHP Blade, Thomas Islay Engraved Titanium Handles
JHKKWBKTIENG: Custom Kwaiback, Thomas Islay Engraving
Jake Hoback Custom Knives
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Jake Hoback custom knives are some of the best hard use, overbuilt folders available and they're designed to be carried and used. Many out there are putting tremendously thick pieces of steel between two thicker pieces of titanium and calling them hard use. That may be but they have the weight of a boat anchor and just aren't feasible to carry. If you want an everyday carry style knife that is built to that level, this is what you want. Jake is an innovator in the industry and often copied but never equaled.
This custom Kwaiback model, if you ask Jake, is the knife you will find in his own pocket more often than any other. It's the slimmest folder in his lineup simply due to its shape. 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 thin blade and correspondingly thin handle make it much easier to slide your hand in the pocket with this knife than Jake's A10 or A15. It's built like a tank with the looks and action of a Ferrari.
The blade is 3.75" in length, made from stonewashed CTS-XHP stainless steel. The handle is machined titanium with a beautiful Thomas Islay custom engraving and jimping on the thumbramp in both the forward and reverse grips. The backspacer is also milled titanium and the knife features a replaceable steel lockbar insert with Jake's own Hoback Roller Detent. The knife does not include a pocket clip as Thomas Islay has requested that his work not be covered up by a small piece of metal, though you can purchase one and a spare pivot here. This is the hard use, ultra-collectible, highly coveted beast of a folder you've been looking for, don't miss out.
- Thomas Islay custom engraving
- Caged bearing pivot
- 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
- Blade Length: 3.75"
- Cutting Edge: 3.80"
- Blade Steel: CTS-XHP Stainless Steel
- Thickness: 0.187"
- Closed Length: 5.25"
- Overall Length: 9.0"
- Handle Material: Machined Titanium with Thomas Islay Engraving
- Weight: 5.7 oz.
- Includes a Hoback Custom Wood Box
- Handmade in the USA