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    Introducing Hogue's Newest Knife: The X5 Button Lock Flipper


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    Announcing our brand new knife model: The X5. Built with our new, revolutionary deployment technology, the X5 button lock flipper provides class-leading smoothness and an action that works as well as a natural reflex.

    Available in 2 different blade styles and 2 frame colors.

    Check out the full press release for details and pricing.






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    Very nice! Always impressed with the quality of my Hogue knives, and unique and functional design features. Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Smith View Post
    Very nice! Always impressed with the quality of my Hogue knives, and unique and functional design features. Thank you.
    Thank you!

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    Wow, really liking both, but the Wharncliffe looks amazing! Been waiting for awhile to try a Hogue and that will be my first.
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    Loving the blue drop point harpoon. Excellent job, Hogue.

    Almost forgot, any chance of getting some specs and maybe a target release date?

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    Thank you for visiting Bladeforums! Your knives are of very high quality and deserve to get more play here---perhaps we can fix that.

    I, personally, would prefer the handles to be G10/G-mascus/Micarta like your other knives instead of aluminum, because if you carry an aluminum anodized knife for a year, the color is wearing off, dings are showing, etc., which is not the end of the world but always bugs me a little bit on a $200+ knife. Carry a micarta folder for a year, and unless you slid on your motorcycle or are in the habit of dropping it on concrete, it looks exactly like it did when you bought it. That said, I love your button locks, I applaud the switch to CPM154 (just a little nicer than 154CM in almost every regard in terms of use, beyond being just a little more palatable to knife knuts since it's, you know, newer and sexier ), and I think both blade profiles are very unique without being pointlessly weird in shape which would limit usability. Don't get me wrong, I may forgive the aluminum scales and buy one anyway because I love flippers and I love button locks, but if you'd put your considerable G10 carving abilities to work and produce non-aluminum handled versions, I might buy a couple of each.

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    Well then, i was going to order a small ex1 but this will do... gonna have to break out the ol dremel though....

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    Quote Originally Posted by t1mpani View Post
    Thank you for visiting Bladeforums! Your knives are of very high quality and deserve to get more play here---perhaps we can fix that.

    I, personally, would prefer the handles to be G10/G-mascus/Micarta like your other knives instead of aluminum, because if you carry an aluminum anodized knife for a year, the color is wearing off, dings are showing, etc., which is not the end of the world but always bugs me a little bit on a $200+ knife. Carry a micarta folder for a year, and unless you slid on your motorcycle or are in the habit of dropping it on concrete, it looks exactly like it did when you bought it. That said, I love your button locks, I applaud the switch to CPM154 (just a little nicer than 154CM in almost every regard in terms of use, beyond being just a little more palatable to knife knuts since it's, you know, newer and sexier ), and I think both blade profiles are very unique without being pointlessly weird in shape which would limit usability. Don't get me wrong, I may forgive the aluminum scales and buy one anyway because I love flippers and I love button locks, but if you'd put your considerable G10 carving abilities to work and produce non-aluminum handled versions, I might buy a couple of each.
    Hey, thanks for the suggestions and friendly discussion! Your advice has been considered

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    Quote Originally Posted by Insipid Moniker View Post
    Loving the blue drop point harpoon. Excellent job, Hogue.

    Almost forgot, any chance of getting some specs and maybe a target release date?
    Select models are already available through local dealers. Other models are available through pre-order on our website here http://www.hogueinc.com/knives/folding/x5 and will be ready to ship within the next few weeks!

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    Love your EX-01 and these new designs are very exciting! Love the high quality and the materials too. Aluminum, G10, or titanium it is all good. Thanks for staying relevant in today's market!

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    I'm just now catching wind of this new knife from Hogue. The design definitely has my interest. I second the request to make some g10 handled X5s in the same fashion as the G-mascus EX01.
    On another note;
    I wonder has Hogue considered making a smaller 3" folder with a button lock? Maybe targeted more towards an edc tool and less towards self defense. The Hogue/Elishewitz rendition of the button lock is outstanding and to top it off you guys are pulling off quality machining second to none in a production knife. A smaller more pocketable design with a more traditional blade shape would get a lot of people's attention.
    My precious!

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    Love the styling of these knives - especially the spear point.

    Any chance the 4" spear point will be available in blue?

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