Hogue Knives announced the company was now offering a new button lock, flipper style folding knife called the X1 Microflip. According to the company, the knife has no springs and is 100% a manual flipper. However, the company says it acts a lot like an automatic knife.
“Our customers have been demanding a streamlined sub 3.0 inch Allen Elishewitz designed knife and we have seriously knocked this one out of the park,” said Scott Bruhns the lead knife engineer at Hogue Knives. “This knife is so full of features it honestly has to be held to fully appreciate the cohesive design and execution by Allen and the Hogue team.”
Hogue Knives states the X1 Microflip was designed as an “every day carry” knife, and it should compliment your normal CCW load. The blade is 2.75″ in length and is made of CPM154 steel. The blade has a drop point and comes with one of two finishes: black Cerakote or stone washed tumbled.
The grip frame and handles are made of 6061-T6 aluminum and have an anodized finish. The color choices are matte black, gray, flat dark earth and aquamarine. It is designed to be carried tip up and the pocket clip can be moved to either side of the handle.
The X1 Microflip is made in the USA. It has a suggested retail price of $149 – $159 depending on finishes selected.