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Hogue EX01 3.5" Tactical Drop Point Blade with Black Aluminum Handles

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Part Number: HO34170
Manufacturer: Hogue Knives
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Description
HO34170: Hogue EX01 3.5" Tactical Drop Point Blade with Black Aluminum Handles
Hogue

Allen Elishewitz is a renowned custom knife maker who has collaborated with Columbia River in the past. Hogue, Inc. is a company specializing in gun grips. Together they have created the EX01 Extreme Tactical Folder, a knife that combines Elishewitz's expert designs with Hogue's excellent handles. Coming in either a drop point blade or a tanto blade and various combinations of handle colors and materials, the EX01 is Hogue's promising first step into the knife business.

Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.5"
  • Handle Length: 4.5"
  • Overall Length: 8"
  • Blade Steel: Stone-washed 154CM, HRC 58-60, cryogenically treated
  • Handle material: 6066-T6 machined aluminum frame
  • Button lock
  • Manual safety
  • Ambidextrous thumb stud
  • Solid one-piece machined bolster plate eliminates blade pivot wear on G-10 frames
154CM Stainless Steel
154CM Stainless Steel
A premium American stainless steel with great all around characteristics of toughness and corrosion resistance.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Aluminum Handles
Aluminum Handles
A solid, lightweight material that can be molded, textured or anodized to provide better grip under extreme conditions.
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Mark
Connecticut
Jun 23, 2011
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Lock Type, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use
A very capable tool.
This is a knife that has a substantial heft which gives the impression of sturdiness however, from previous experience with aluminum handled knives I know it will soon show dings and scratches from heavy use. The blade is very sharp, with a highly polished edge which allows it to cut very easily and cleanly. 154CM is one of my favorite blade steels, so I expect it to perform very well. I have mixed thoughts about the stonewashed finish on the blade. I prefer to see the finish grind lines of an unpolished knife. The uniformity of the grind tells me something about the quality of manufacture. This knife is easy to open even with heavy gloves. Having said this, I think the sliding safety feature for the blade closing button is not necessary and have found it an inconvenience to closing the knife. The slider seems to move forward while the knife is in use, even if you didn't intend to employ it, which then requires an extra motion to disengage before the lock button can be pushed. The positive action of the button lock on the opened blade doesn't appear to require a safety. My overall impression is that this is a very well thought out and well made knife that is every bit as good as any of the higher tier knives in my collection. I am impressed enough to consider the purchase of another knife from Hogue.
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