Note: The Hunter is live - no pre-orders this time around. If you place an order it will be on its way! :)
The Hunter started out with an idea - a branching out of sorts in terms of design, usability, and use cases. Here's the story…
One of the first blade shapes that got me excited even before I was into knives was the bowie or clip point shape. It was classic, functional, and ubiquitous among older designs. When sketching one day I thought how interesting it would be to put together a folder that encompassed everything I enjoy about the use of a bowie but also everything I love about modern folders. I wanted to really think outside the box in terms of materials and design elements. In this model I wanted to include, a unique and practical opening hole design, a full G10/CF showside, modern milling with strong ties between the blade and handle, and all at a price point that is more approachable than any model we’ve done in the past and in a package that is extremely easy to carry. This was a lot to tackle but it was also a ton of fun.
Finding a strong balance between a shape that I loved and modern stylings was a challenge but it allowed me to really dig deep to tie this model in with new design lines and features. Amid all this, I had a crazy idea early on - what if this was a dual opener blade? I’ve always loved front flippers from the times where they were mostly present in friction folders and South African knives. What if, as an entry point to front flippers, we design this model with both in mind - this way it is an easier way to enjoy both opening methods without having to be tied to one. This was inherently the largest challenge. How do you dial the action and the design so that the model works really well for both? This took some time…
Fast forward to today and the hunter is here in all its EDC glory. Under 3 inch blade, modern, fun, practical, and lots to enjoy all at a price point that really makes it approachable. The opening hole is super easy to actuate with one hand and gives you an unreal pop of action when using the front flipper or when finger flicking it. The blade has a stunning belly and a great tip for EDC detail work. The handle is super comfortable and it all comes in at a small size so it's really easy to take this one anywhere! On top of all that, the milling helps tie this model in with the design language we’ve used in the past to make it really part of the HEA lineup. Lastly, for those who have picked up an HEA model in the past, the unboxing experience is just as exciting this time around with model specific accessories, custom drawn artwork on the stickers and patch, along with a fitted case and microfiber. We want you to be just as excited about this one as we are!
On to the specs...
There are 7 variations in total - 6 G10 and 1 CF. The 6 G10 options have two variations in a Blacked out style (only for the OD Green G10 and Black G10 options). The Blacked out options have a stonewashed black coating on the lockside, backspacer, clip, and blade (with a satin flat). Otherwise, all 7 options are all the same in terms of materials and finish.
Hardware, Spacer & Clip:
So excited to be sharing the Hunter with everyone and can’t thank you enough for the support!
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