Hogue Inc. to release EX-FO2 series knives

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I like Hogue Knives. They are wonderfully overbuilt with nice lines and high quality steel and components. They have just announced the release of their EX-FO2 series of knives, which feature an overmolded handle as opposed to removable scales, as well as different styling than the EX-FO1 line of knives. At $150 MSRP, they are considerably more affordable as well.

From TheOutdoorWire:

Henderson, NV – Hogue Incorporated is proud to announce the release of the EX-F02 to their fixed blade knife line. The EX-F02 features a polymer/OverMolded® rubber hybrid handle with a blade fashioned from A2 tool steel. “The EX-F02’s light-weight durable design was created specifically with the outdoors-man in mind,” explained Hogue co-owner Jim Bruhns. “We created a concept that takes advantage of Hogue’s precision tool-making and OverMolding expertise.”

The hybrid handle’s rubber surface offers unmatched “gripability” while performing strenuous cutting activities. 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 A2 steel that has been heat treated to RC 57-59, cryogenically treated and finally hand sharpened and honed to a keen edge. 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 knife of such dynamic executed design requires a complementing 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 are pleased to announce that 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 EX-F02 model is priced at $149.95 MSRP. Available in either clip point or tanto blade options, the knife also offers four choices of OverMolded rubber colors: black, OD green, flat dark Earth and hunter orange.

Hogue Knives are designed by Allen Elishewitz and made in America 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. For more information please call Hogue directly at 1-800-438-4747 or visit www.hogueinc.com to find a Hogue dealer near you.

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Clip Point EX-FO2 in Orange

The orange, molded handle reminds me of the Gerber Bear Grylls, except this is A2 steel (which we know performs well), higher quality polymer in the handle, and Made in the USA.

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  1. Daniel J. Benoit says:

    Looked on Blade hq, where I have purchased many knives. Either they have the blade material wrong on their site or Hogue has changed blade material.

    Blade material is in BladeHq’s description is listed as 154cm.

    I believe A2 would be a better choice in blade material for that type of knife. Was there a change of blade steel before going to market I do not know.

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