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New Releases from Jake Hoback Knives

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Jake Hoback Knives recently released two new knives, the A8 Slimline folder and the Talim Combatives Fixed Blade System.


The A8 Slimline folding knife is designed to be durable, but small enough to be kept in your pocket for everyday use. The 3.25 inch blade is made of CPM-20CV steel and tucks away into a Grade 38 titanium frame. The closed length of the A8 Slimline is 4.66 inches and the open length is 7.796 inches.

A8 open lft

A8 Slimline Features:

  • Pivot thrust bearings
  • HRD (Hoback Roller Detent)
  • Engineered internal lightening pockets (less weight, but the same strength)
  • Standard sizes on all screws
  • Hardened steel bearing races

This folder is available in Stonewash, Black DLC, and Fallout Black DLC finishes.

MSRP: from $595

For more information on the A8 Slimline, go to:

A8 closed lftA8 closed rt


Jake Hoback Knives refers to the Talim Combatives Fixed Blade System as a “purpose-built hand-to-hand combat tool.” The blade was designed to cut through just about any type of material while also retaining the ability to cut flesh in hand-to-hand situations.

Talim Titanium Carbon

The system includes a live blade, an aluminum training blade, and sheaths for each.

Talim Combatives Fixed Blade System Features:

  • The live blade is extremely sharp
  • Press-fit handles to 1/16th of an inch into the blade and then glued in place with high-temperature tolerant rubberized adhesive
  • The handles are 3D textured and contoured to aid in grip and comfort
  • A curved and contoured pommel for fast draw times from the sheath
  • The training blade is half an inch shorter than the live blade, the shorter length of the training blade assists in preventing training deficiencies when striking a target
  • The sheath system is built for speed and retention under most circumstances

Talim SheathTalim group (1)

The Talim Combatives Fixed Blade System is available in titanium or stainless steel, with inlays of either carbon fiber or G10.

MSRP: $550 in titanium and $500 in steel

For more information on the Talim Combatives Fixed Blade System, go to:

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