The Hogue Deka is finally here. This manual folder was originally designed by Allen Elishewitz. It’s a tough knife that’s lightweight with a smooth action. It’s entirely lefty friendly, and it’s also made in the USA.
The Hogue ABLE lock is an acronym that stands for “Ambidextrous Bar Lock Enhanced”, and it’s both an opening mechanism and a locking mechanism. What separates this lock from others like it is that it uses Wolff Wireform Springs.
Now, in case you’re unfamiliar with Wolff Gunsprings, they’ve been making gun springs for about sixty years and are generally known as the best gun springs around. We believe the pairing between Hogue and Wolff is almost a no-brainer and what it means for you is the springs that operate your knife are incredibly durable and reliable.
The Deka features a 3.25” CPM 20CV blade with a blade thickness of 0.094”. It’s been cryogenically heat treated to an HRC of 59-61. With its hand honed edge and a flat grind, it’s razor sharp straight out of the box. It has thumb ramp jimping for a sure grip. It opens with either the ABLE lock or ambidextrous thumb studs. It’s available in either a clip point or Hogue’s distinctive modified Wharncliffe blade profile with either a stonewash or black Cerakote finish.
Hogue tells us the handles are “CNC-machined from G-10 high pressure laminate composite” handle frame scales. They have a textured crosshatch pattern and are incredibly slip resistant. They’re available in plain Black and Blue Lava, Dark Earth, and Green G-Mascus. The Deka has a stainless-steel, ambidextrous, tip-up pocket clip and lanyard hole. It’s 4.25” closed and weighs a mere 2.3 ounces.
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- CPM 20CV, Black Cerakote or Stone Tumbled Finish
- 3.25” Clip Point or Wharncliffe
- 0.094” Blade Thickness
- 59-61 HRC
- Flat Grind
- ABLE Lock
- Ambidextrous Thumb Studs
- Solid Black or G-Mascus Cross Hatch Textured G-10 Handle
- Wolff Wireform Springs
- Stainless Steel Ambidextrous, Tip-Up Pocket Clip
- Lanyard Hole
- 2.3 Ounces
- 4.25” Closed
- 7.5” Overall
- Made in the USA
If you’re looking for a tough yet lightweight daily carry that’s made in the USA, absolutely check out the Hogue Deka. To get this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.
All images courtesy of Smoky Mountain Knife Works – smkw.com.