The Buster is a collaboration between two companies – Jake Hoback Knives and Snecx Design Lab – and between two engineers with very complementary 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 that the Buster will be available initially in Stonewash, DLC Black, and DLC Black Fallout finishes for both the handles and the blades. The pictures to the left are of the prototype with a Stonewash finish.
Blade: M390 Steel, 4” Length, .1875 Thickness, DLC Black Fallout
Frame: Titanium, 5.375” length .1875 Thickness, DLC Black Fallout
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