Hogue Introduces New EX-F02 Knives with G10 Handles.
Henderson, NV – Hogue Knives is proud to announce the expansion of their USA-made EX-F02 line to now feature G10 handles. “The EX-F02’s light-weight durable design was created specifically with the outdoors-man in mind,” explained Hogue Knives engineer Scott Bruhns. “Manufacturing the frames in G10 material adds to that durability and creates a visually stunning knife.”
G10 is a composite high-pressure fiberglass laminate. It is an optimal material for knife-making because of its strength, excellent insulation properties and chemical resistance. Hogue’s patented G-Mascus® process creates a pattern mimicking the visual characteristics of Damascus steel. In addition, the angular primal texture on the surface of the EX-F02 frame results in a very unique patterning within the Damascus appearance.
The aesthetic enhancements of the EX-F02 have not sacrificed the functionality of the knife. With its large stick tang construction, broad top edge and serrated thumb ramp, the EX-F02 will stand up to the most demanding of challenges. A finger detent and a gentle recess on the tail end result in better leverage in a reverse grip situation. The EX-F02 is offered in both clip point and tanto style blades manufactured from quality 154 CM stainless steel that has been heat treated to RC 57-59, cryogenically treated and finally hand sharpened and honed to a keen edge.
A knife of such dynamic executed design requires a complementary sheath equal to the task. Hogue’s solution was to uniquely design a precisely fitted ambidextrous auto-retention aerospace polymer sheath to constrain this beast of a knife. “We knew we had a winner with the EX-F02 design but refused to settle offering the knife alone,” said Bruhns. “The sheath had to match, if not exceed this knife in star power. We have created a sheath so unique it needs to be seen to be believed.” With its automatic retention ability to steadfastly lock the knife and its MOLLE compatible mounting capabilities, the sheath is ready when you are.
Hogue’s G10 EX-F02 models are MSRP $159.95 for the tumbled versions and $174.95 for the coated knives. Available in either clip point or tanto blade options, the knife also offers three choices of G10 colors: G-Mascus black, G-Mascus green and G-Mascus dark earth.
Hogue Knives are designed by former Recon Marine and custom knife maker Allen Elishewitz and made in the USA by Hogue Incorporated. All Hogue products are manufactured in family-owned and operated facilities under the direct supervision of the Hogue family. Hogue Incorporated supports local dealers and encourages customers to purchase Hogue products locally.