What is the Kwaiback Knife from Jake Hoback?
Jake’s top choice, the Jake Hoback Kwaiback is the slimmest folder in his range because of its distinct shape. Jake created the angular butt end of the knife for the purpose of making it easier to put in and take out from the pocket when clipped there. The 3.75″ blade is made with Nitro V steel and has a flat grind. Its operation is seamless and very speedy due to the pivot thrust bearings and Jake’s exclusive Hoback Roller Detent. This design incorporates a rolling ball into the detent which substantially reduces friction during the blade’s movement, thus improving performance.
Much care and attention went into creating the Jake Hoback Kwaiback, striving to make it as perfect as could be. We did not take shortcuts when designing this knife; it was crafted with hard work and dedication. It features internal lightening pockets, a hardened stainless steel lock insert, an HRD (Hoback Roller Detent), a hardened stainless pivot, and stainless pivot bearings. To understand the quality of this knife, you will have to experience it for yourself!
The Jake Hoback Kwaiback is equipped with a milled titanium handle which is slim and easy to grip. It conceals the blade when in the closed position. Jake appreciates that there are no fullers present and the interior has undergone heavy machining to reduce weight. It has both the refined machining and hand-fitting as well as a rugged look that is a signature of Hoback Knives. There is a lot of jimping on the thumb ramp and the replaceable lockbar insert. Although technically a mid-tech, it has the look and feel of a full custom knife. It is proudly hand-assembled in the USA.
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