Custom Paraclete Knives Now Available

Paraclete knife

Jake Hoback Knives introduced the Paraclete line of knives at the recent Blade Show in Atlanta. Two of the new knives are now available for purchase. These are the Scorched Earth Fallout and the OD Green.

Scorched Earth Fallout

This knife is a folding design with a 3.75″ long blade made of CTS-XHP steel. The handle is made of titanium with carbon fiber inserts. For this knife, the finish is a scorched earth color.

One of the unique things about this knife design is the locking mechanism. According to the company, the lock engages 270˚ of the lockface. The design accomplishes this through the use of multiple angles that contact at a variety of pressures. Jake Hoback Knives states this is “ make sure that the lock will push the blade against the stop pin and not allow lock rock, and to avoid the lock sticking by not flexing and giving.”

OD Green

The OD Green knife is functionally identical to the Scorched Earth Fallout model. However, it is finished in an OD green color. Both knives are 5.2 ounces in weight. They can be carried either right or left handed with the tip up.

Both of these knives are limited and number and are shipped in a “first come, first served” basis. If you are interested in either of these knives, you should consider jumping in quicker rather than later.

Phil Note: I own two of Jakes custom knives and I can’t say enough good things about them. Reviews will be coming soon.

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  • Michael Boudreaux

    It boggles my mind to see a knife that costs more than a grand.

    • Bradley

      Good thing you don’t spend much time looking at custom knives or you would be continuously boggled. Honestly in my experience once you pass the 200 mark you’re not gaining much, if anything, in functional quality. It does kill me that people who spend thousands on firearms scoff at paying 100 bucks for a decent knife.

      • Michael Boudreaux

        Yeah don’t get me wrong, it’s a gorgeous knife, but I can’t imagine spending that much on a knife. I currently just carry a Kershaw but I have no problem spending 100$ on a knife I’ll use often.

      • Madcap_Magician

        I think it’s the $500 mark for folding knives. Past the level of your super high-end production knives a la Chris Reeve, Olamic, etc., you’re mostly playing for immeasurably small quality increases and aesthetic improvements.

        EDIT: But at $200 you’re probably at the 95% mark.

        • Reef Blastbody

          WE Knives are really knocking it out of the park: top drawer blade/handle/pivot materials, fresh and innovate original designs, at an EXTREMELY competitive price point.

          Waiting to see if they start producing OTFs. Their sole fixed blade design is elegantly simple. Wish they’d do more fixies as well.

        • Bradley

          Yes, I’m basicly saying that gains are not proportional after that point. You will have a hard time finding a $400 knife that is twice as good as a good $200 knife.

      • Reef Blastbody

        I’d place the break over of top shelf folding knife at around $300ish as the point at which you’re paying for the knife collector nerd cred. At that price point you’re getting top of the line blade steel (Bohler M390, CTS-204P, CTS-XHP, Elmax, S35VN or what have you), top shelf pivot mechanism (ceramic ball bearings and polished bearing races, etc) and frame/scales or an integral body, and the fit and finish.

        Above that you start getting into the outrageously blingy/gaudy finishes, intricate compound blade grinds, exotic handle materials (wooly mammoth tusk, meteorite fragments, splinter of the True Cross, etc) but you’re mainly paying for the name.

        I have a G&G Hawk MUDD Midtech that, honestly, while a really, really nice knife, would only be a $250 piece if they were set up to produce them even at a low volume production house, versus the cottage industry style, small batch volumes they run now. I wish to hell they’d collaborate or license the Deadlock OTF mechanism to Kershaw/ZT, Hogue or Microtech, since they’ve proven they can build an OTF that locks up damn near as solidly as a fixed blade.

  • jonp

    Why do I need that blade design? What advantage does it give?

  • Reef Blastbody

    Blade is very reminiscent of the Grimsmo Norseman. Very nice, but very $$$$$$.

  • Steven

    I looked at them a Blade to but nothing they said could convince me an actual working folder is worth over a $1000. They eventually showed me a “cheapy” model for around $600. I would rather have a new Glock.

  • Indianasteve

    I am not knocking anyone that buys knives like these, and I even like checking them out. But I will never buy one. For me, about $150 would be the limit, and I don’t have one of those. Even though I like reading about these $$$ knives I would really appreciate a comparison of say $20 max knives.

    • Steven

      $20 seems to be setting the bar pretty low. That is like the flashy Chinese lockbacks in the glass case at the local truck stop.

      • Indianasteve

        Make fun of me if you want to,(not saying you are now) but I really wanted to say $10. I do have some knives that cost more. A Spyderco that is probably my most expensive, a Buck 110 that I’ve had for 40 plus yrs., a couple Leathermans, etc. But a couple yrs. ago I bought a package of 2 utility knives and a folding clip knife a Menards all for about $10. I put the folder in my pocket and said oh well, at least I don,t have to worry if I break or lose it. I used the crap out of that knife until I finally lost it. I really missed that knife. Then, I found the same knife at Wallmart, for under $5. I bought 6 of them. I keep them in my bags, glove box, and of course in my pocket. At least I don’t have to worry if I lose them.

        • Bradley

          It’s not a matter of making fun of you, there just isn’t any comparison at all. A $20 or less knife is going to be inferior in every way to a much more expensive one. You can get a perfectly function knife, like victorinox, for around 20 bucks. If they do what you need them too that’s great. Some of us depend heavily on a knife performing and holding up for work and sport use. It sounds like you really feel that you have no real need for a knife, but you would rather have a disposabl3 one on the off chance you want to cut something. Everyone’s needs are different I suppose.

          • Indianasteve

            No real need for a knife. I am fairly certain that here on the farm I use my knife more and harder than most people use theirs. It gets used every day, all day. And by hard I don’t mean cutting bailing cord, even though I do cut a lot of cord with it. As far as disposable, I used the 1st one hard for 2 yrs. and didn’t dispose of it, I lost it.

            I never meant to compare my $5 knife to anybody’s $100 knife, but for $100 I could buy 20 of these, and stash them everywhere. If I do break or lose one, or just need another, I got it. If I broke my one expensive knife and do not have another, well then, all I have is a broken knife. So if you want to, go ahead and compare your $250 knife to 50 of mine.

            To each his own. It’s all good.

  • Edeco

    Imma let you finish, but the newish AM3 be Kershaw for about $30 is nifty. The assist is strong and responsive. It uses a salad of clever and up-to-date if not extravagant materials. Same for the manufacturing and design. I thought the blade was too thick but just used it to get a tag off a clothing item and it was perfect for that. I hope they do a primo version.

    • Bradley

      You think 8cr13mov, g10, and steel frame are premium materials…?

      • Edeco