Collaboration with Snecx Design Lab
The Buster is a collaboration between two companies – Jake Hoback Knives and Snecx Design Lab – and between two engineers with very complimentary styles! Jake likes to focus his energy on form, fit, and function, and Tan, from Snecx, is an engineer with an amazing sense of design. To quote Jake, "Tan is focused on the intricacies of a design - the little things that look fantastic AND have a purpose."
Jake added his own touches to the design of the Buster, with multi-tiered pocketing for weight saving, and a honeycomb design in the handle that gives it even more lightening. The honeycomb pattern also adds a ton of grip without being overly aggressive! There are no inlays used; the honeycomb is part of the one-piece frame.
Note: At this point, Jake is still prototyping the final design, and has not made a decision between the options of machining or deep laser etching the honeycomb pattern! The computer renderings to the left show the machined honeycomb. Jake also tested the deep laser etching on a few Kwaiback handles (also pictured to the left).
Note that the Buster will be available initially in Stonewash, DLC Black, and DLC Black Fallout finishes for both the handles and the blades.
Blade: CPM-20CV Steel, 4” Length, .1875 Thickness, Stonewash
Frame: Titanium, 5.375” length .1875 Thickness, Stonewash
Estimated Weight: 6.6 Ounces
Closed Length: 5.389"
Open Length: 9.471"
- Pivot Thrust Bearings
- HRD (Hoback Roller Detent)
- Engineered Internal Lightening Pockets (less weight, same strength)
- Hardened Steel Bearing Races