Hogue Serves up Two Hunting Knives for Fall


Hogue Serves up Two Hunting Knives for Fall

Hogue is breaking into a new knife category, releasing the

Hogue is breaking into a new knives/blades/knives.html" 15179 target="_blank">knife category, releasing their first pair of hunting knives just in time for the fall. The Extrak and Expel are Hogue’s take on two classic hunting knives/blades/knives.html" 15179 target="_blank">knife formats, filling very different roles indeed.


We feel comfortable calling the Extrak the headliner in Hogue’s new hunting lineup. It reads as a multi-function hunter’s companion, with a 3.3-inch clip point blade ready for the complex, delicate, but demanding duties of a hunting knives/blades/knives.html" 15179 target="_blank">knife. Of course knives/blades/knives.html" 15179 target="_blank">knife genre is a fluid thing and the Extrak, with its classic profile and extremely light carry weight of just 1.9 oz., will have appeal for anybody in the market for a general outdoors knives/blades/knives.html" 15179 target="_blank">knife or even a mid-sized EDC fixed blade.

The full tang Expel is made from M4 tool steel. M4 is only semi-stainless, but makes up for that possible shortcoming by being both rugged and long-lived in terms of edge retention. Hogue minimized the risk of rust by coating the entire Extrak frame with a Cerakote, in your choice of black or hunter-friendly, high visibility orange. Simple black slab G-10 scales are laid on top of the frame and look like they can be easily removed. One thing to note, however, is that the Extrak does not come with a sheath, only a blade guard; depending on how you want to carry it you’ll have to source a sheath yourself.

Expel Scalpel

Meanwhile, the Expel fills a more niche role in the hunter’s inventory. Like the Gerber Vital or Kershaw Lonerock, this is a cutting implement with a replaceable stainless steel blade. Because users won’t have to plan ahead in terms of sharpening, they’ll always have a razor-sharp, detail-capable 2.5-inch blade to hand. The handle is made from 440C stainless and comes with letterboxed G-10 scales, available in black or orange. As with the Extrak, a blade guard, not a sheath, is included with the Expel. Hogue says the Expel uses Havalon replaceable blades; they include five with each knives/blades/knives.html" 15179 target="_blank">knife.

Both Hogue hunting knives are available now through the company’s website.

knives/blades/knives.html" 15179 target="_blank">Knife in Featured Image: Hogue Extrak

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