Jake Hoback's knife making journey began in 1990 when he would crank out knives utilizing a chunk of steel, a framing hammer and fence post nails. From there, he transitioned to working in a blacksmith shop where he solidified his love for the trade. Fast forward to 2003 where Jake started making and selling knives professionally. He has been making outstanding products ever since.
The A8 is a down-home, hard-work inspired folder. Jake Hoback built this knife to be at home in your pocket, so it's always where you need it and you don't have to think about it. It just plain works. He took the A10 folder and scaled it down to be much more pocket-friendly, while still being large and in charge!
This stonewash A8 sports a 3.25” long blade like its A10 big brother, but it’s much narrower and slides into the pocket with ease, making it a reliable pocket-friendly EDC knife. And anytime you see the word "Slimline,' you know the knife will be lighter, faster, and thinner for even more ease of carrying. It has a grade 38 titanium handle that is heavily milled with comfortable ergonomics, a 0.75" long titanium backspacer, and reversible pocket clip. It will boast the same strength and precision engineering you have come to expect from Jake Hoback Knives.
Made in the USA.
Pivot Thrust Bearings
HRD (Hoback Roller Detent)
Engineered Internal Lightening Pockets (less weight, same strength)
Standard Sizes on all Screws for Ease of Replacement