Hogue is a relatively new knife manufacturer. They are best known for creating aftermarket gun grips and accessories although they have recently teamed up with custom knifemaker Allen Elishewitz to produce a new line of folding and fixed blade knives.
Hogue knives are typically higher end blades (in the $100+ category) but are completely made in the USA of premium materials. I don’t have a ton of experience with these knives yet, but from what I can tell we have a serious contender on our hands here. Keep an eye on this spot for more Hogue knife reviews in the days to come!
Hogue Knife Reviews
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Hogue Knives OTF Automatic Review
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Hogue X5 Review
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Hogue EX-F03 Review
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Hogue EX04 Review
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Hogue EX01 Review
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More on Hogue
Founded in 1968, Hogue has grown into a highly respected firearm company. Known best for producing aftermarket pistol grips, Hogue is family owned and based out of Paso Robles, CA.
In 2009, Hogue began their collaboration with custom maker Allen Elishewitz. Allen provides the designs and apparently also oversees at least some part of the manufacture of the knives. Whatever they are doing, it’s being done right because in the short time span Hogue has been making knives they have already earned recognition for their extreme attention to detail and high level fit and finish. No other knife company ships a knife with a polished edge like the kind found on every Hogue blade – many sold for well under $200!
Perhaps even more impressive is the family owned and operated nature of the business. Everything is made 100% in the USA in California. I look forward to checking out many more of their designs in the near future.
I pre ordered the new Hoage X-5 4 inch flipper ( spear point ) I guess I may have to wait 3 to 4 months for this bad boy can’t wait to get it in my hand
Bruce, I handled the smaller version of that very knife and it is totally sweet. I’d like to pick one up for a full review as well.
Kelyn Brockney says
I like the quality and ergononics of hogue knives, I would like to see them make their base line manual folder models, like the ex 03, lefty friendly.