Hogue Knives Introduces the X5 Button Lock Flipper Knife.
Hogue Inc. is proud to announce the X5, their latest and most distinctive knife. Built with Hogue’s new, revolutionary deployment technology, the X5 provides class-leading smoothness and an exceptionally effortless action. “Although this knife is completely manual and contains no springs, our innovative internal system allows the blade to fire with a motion as instinctive as your own reflexes,” exclaimed Hogue co-owner and master toolmaker, Jim Bruhns.
With an inspired design by renown custom knifemaker Allen Elishewitz, Hogue’s engineering team set out to redefine the possibilities of a button lock flipper knife. What they accomplished is a flipper that acts like an automated deployment blade. “The X5, which features our robust button lock mechanism, also houses our patent-pending blade retention device.
This unique device retains the blade in the closed position allowing the user to create stored up kinetic enegery before the blade is released,” explained Elishewitz. Beneath the frame the button lock is mounted into innovative recessed stainless steel bolster plates to ensure rigidity and long wear. An added manual safety button allows the knife to be locked in the open position for added confidence during strenuous cutting tasks. With an intuitive press of the lock button the knife can be easily closed with one-hand without placing fingers in the path of the closing blade like standard liner lock flippers.
“This knife simply does not function like any other flipper on the market,” added Elishewitz.
The X5’s blade is made from cryogenically heat treated CPM154 stainless steel and its edge is hand sharpened and honed for a lasting edge. Available in both spear point and modified wharncliffe styles, the blades are finished with either a tumbled stone wash or a kiln baked black CerakoteTM finish.
The dynamic handle of the X5 is created from 6061 T6 aircraft aluminum and is hard anodized with either black or blue options. Also available on some models is an inlay of Hogue’s G-Mascus® Black G10 with their mini-piranha grip texture for added traction and superior comfort. The precisely designed recesses and curvature of the knife offer a natural, ergonomic grasp when in use. The X5 includes an ambidextrous tip-up pocket clip designed for every day deep pocket carry.
Every Hogue knife is made in the USA and is backed by three generations of manufacturing expertise and a limited lifetime warranty.