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
- Hogue X5 Review
The button lock flipper is an intriguing concept. The fun of a flipper paired with a sturdy button lock sounds great in theory. We have reviewed a couple, namely the Spartan Pallas and Freeman 451. Ben reviewed the Fr ... continue reading
- Hogue EX-F03 Review
Hogue is something of an odd brand in the knife industry. Despite their award winning designs, the Hogue line has never really caught on with the majority of the knife community. It could be that they produce button l ... continue reading
- Hogue EX04 Review
Updated: 12/20/2015 It's fun covering the latest knife trends. Case in point, the whole titanium flipper framelock schtick has has been an absolute blast. That said, I love it when a knife company completely bucks th ... continue reading
- Hogue EX01 Review
UPDATED: 12/20/2015 Hogue, a company best known for their gun grips and rifle stocks, has recently entered the realm of high end production knives. This is a pretty bold move for any company. After all, to quote Boro ... continue reading
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.