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Jake Hoback Knives and PROOF Research Team Up on Limited-Edition PROOF of Life Axe

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Priest River, ID (September 2017) Jake Hoback Knives and PROOF Research are pleased to announce the release of a collaborative project, the limited edition PROOF of Life Axe.

Jake Hoback started making knives in 1990 in his backyard, pounding them out with a framing hammer and fence post nails. Since then the Idaho-based company has grown into an industry leader in the manufacture of premium knives and axes.

PROOF Research is a science-driven manufacturer of lightweight precision rifle systems, record-breaking steel barrels and carbon fiber-wrapped barrels. The company’s Advanced Composites Division develops next-generation materials to produce innovative weapon systems that lighten warfighter load while increasing durability and effectiveness.

“This was a unique collaboration,” stated Hoback, who describes his design as 1/3 tomahawk, 1/3 crash axe, and 1/3 ultra-light axe. “PROOF Research supplied the technology expertise and composite materials. Their design input was simple and concise: ‘In terms of fighting functionality, materials, and overall design – produce the highest-performance axe regardless of cost.’ Mission accomplished.”

The PROOF of Life axe is CNC-machined from solid S7 tool steel. Recesses and skeletonized cutouts reduce weight to a perfectly balanced 18 ounces, while internal structural webbing and radiused corners keep the design strong enough for heavy use. The head bevels feature scalloped channels to guide the axe into the target and to reduce the risk of glancing blows. Edge geometry was similarly well thought out, with the top of the edge bevel ground for hard chopping, and a shallower grind on the bottom edge for precise slicing and detail work.

The axe’s scales were created from aerospace-grade carbon fiber bound with high-temperature resin for maximum toughness. The fiber grain direction is also parallel to the handle for structural integrity and to reduce the transfer of impact harmonics to the hand.

“Our customers fit into one or both of two niches,” said Derek McDonald, Chief Marketing Officer for PROOF Research, “those whose profession requires the absolute highest performance, and those who demand the very best and are willing to make that investment. The PROOF of Life axe is a fit for both of those customers and also happens to be a very nice collectible for die-hard fans of both Jake Hoback Knives and PROOF Research.”

The limited edition PROOF of Life axe is available at www.jakehobackknives.com for $750.

For more information on PROOF Research, visit www.proofresearch.com.

Breakthrough Clean Technologies Sharpens Edge On Newest Kit With Jake Hoback Knives

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

January 5th, 2017: Breakthrough Clean Technologies & Jake Hoback Knives are pleased to unveil their newest collaborative kit: The F23 Knife Maintenance Kit. The F23 addresses a need that has been absent from the end-user’s mindset, the ongoing care and maintenance of an important utility tool – the knife.

At the heart of this collaborative project lies the main product that was previously unavailable, the Formula 23 Knife Oil. The oil is designed to lubricate and maintain the knife so it operates correctly. Being a true “student of the blade,” Jake Hoback envisioned a product that could cater to specific needs that knives have and firearms don’t. Breakthrough delivered this product (and more) by designing an edged-tool lubricant that features a boundary additive that aids in lubricating, protecting, and enhancing the operation of all types of knives.

“The F23 Knife Oil is a specifically-designed knife and cutlery lubricant. We spent months testing different formulations and additives in search of an effective, long-lasting lubricant that won’t evaporate. Our goal was to create a lubricant that will protect edged weapons and enhance the bearing and pivot movements on a folding knife. Special attention was also paid to the capillary effect that is present when joining two pieces of steel together;it is critical to provide and retain sufficient lubrication in those capillary spaces.”– Jake Hoback

The F23 Knife Maintenance Kit will be available for purchase in February, 2017 at JakeHobackKnives.com and will have a $35.00 MSRP.

To learn more about the F23 visit:JakeHobackKnives.com or visit Breakthrough Clean’s SHOT Show booth (#109) during January 17-20.

Agency Arms And Jake Hoback Knives Officially Announce The Limited Edition Agent Knife

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

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May 18, 2016 (Ventura, CA) – Agency Arms and Jake Hoback Knives are pleased to officially announce a collaboration product, the limited edition Agent Knife.

The Agent Knife collaboration between Agency Arms and Jake Hoback consists of a limited run of 50 Jake Hoback-designed knives. Each knife carries the Agency Arms logo and markings to complement the distinct geometry of the Agency Arms Glock slide. Internally, each knife will feature the Hoback Rolling Detent System (HRD), Pivot Thrust Bearings (PTB), a Hardened Stainless Steel Lock Insert with over travel prevention, and Cold Formed Bearing Races for increased bearing and knife life.

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“Agency Arms has grown in size and reputation by designing, machining, and modifying firearms that are among the finest in the industry,” said Jake Hoback. “We pride ourselves on a similar commitment to making knives of the highest quality and functionality. We see this new relationship as a perfect marriage of the knife and firearms industries and one that will produce many amazing products for our respective customers for years to come.”

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“We are very proud and humbled to align with Jake Hoback regarding the limited edition Agent Knife,” said Michael Parks at Agency Arms. “Jake’s reputation perfectly syncs with what Agency Arms is founded on and we couldn’t be prouder of this new collaboration.”

For more information about Agency Arms and Jake Hoback knives please visit:

www.agencyarms.com
www.jakehobackknives.com

About Agency Arms:

Agency Arms was created in January of 2015 by weapon operators who were interested more in the functionality of a firearm than the visual appeal. Agency Arms is a Veteran and LEO owned company that specializes in aftermarket weapon modifications and manufacturing. Headquartered out of Camarillo, California, Agency Arms is the leading edge in ergonomic frame modifications, slide lightening redesigns, hand tuned trigger work, and aftermarket accessories manufacturing.

About Jake Hoback Knives:

Jake Hoback started making knives in 1990 in his back yard, pounding them out on a huge chunk of steel with a framing hammer and fence post nails.  Guided by an unwavering faith, and committed to innovation in design and workmanship, the Idaho-based company has grown into an industry-leading provider of quality knives and accessories.  Rugged, reliable, and precision-engineered, Jake Hoback knives are crafted of the finest, most durable materials available — built to be tools, not just trophies. Jake’s knives are proudly carried and collected by the military, law enforcement, and knife enthusiasts around the world.