Hogue’s knife lineup is expanding with the addition of a new batch of EX-A05 autos.

“Our X5 folder, which was introduced last year, proved to be so popular that our customers wanted to see the same unique design in an automatic version,” Hogue managing partner and master toolmaker Jim Bruhns said in a statement. “The result is a lightning fast spring action knife that is a reliable work horse each and every time you need it.”

Boasting a cryogenically heat-treated CPM154 stainless steel blade with a hand sharpened edge, the EX-A05 is available in both spear point and modified wharncliffe styles. The blades come in either a tumbled stone wash or a kiln baked black Cerakote finish.

Meanwhile, the handle is created from 6061 T6 aircraft aluminum and is hard anodized with either black, flat dark earth or OD green. Available on the black models is an optional inlay of Hogue’s G-Mascus black G10 with a mini-piranha grip texture. These EX-A05 automatic knives boast carefully designed recesses and curvature for a natural, ergonomic grasp, the company says. Also included is an ambidextrous tip-up pocket clip for everyday carry.

The new EX-A05 autos are reliable and consistent thanks to Hogue’s proprietary music wire spring designed by Wolff Gunsprings, which will enable them to “fire with the same authority on the first or the 10,000th deployment,” Bruhns said.

MSRP for the Hogue EX-A05 automatic knives starts at $229.95.

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