Paraclete is one wicked looking blade. The action and quality is impeccable as expected from Jake Hoback knives. Below is Jake’s description of the Paraclete.
I designed this knife, in part, back in 2011. It had originally been set up to be a friction folder and much smaller. But what’s the fun in that?!
About a year ago, I decided that I would revisit the drawings and make a frame lock out of them. So off to the computer to start playing with a wicked-looking folder that was a complete departure from what I have been doing for the last 8 years.
One thing that really helped me with the design of this knife is that I spent some time down at NASA’s JPL (Jet Propulsion Lab) talking advanced metallurgy and machining with some of the greatest minds I have ever had the pleasure to meet. When I was speaking to them, I was working through some problems I have run into as a knife maker over the last 13 years – things like dirt and grime buildup, friction, and weight.
So I picked their brains for all I was worth, and came home and set about testing new theories in the practical application of knife making.
The overall appearance of the Paraclete simply can’t be ignored!
I wanted to design something totally new for me – a much more complicated knife than I had ever attempted before!
I really hope you like this knife! It exceeded my expectations, and I hope it exceeds yours too!!
Blade: .15625 Thick, M390 Blade Steel, Stonewash Finish with Black G10 Inlays
Frame: .15625 Thick, Grade 5 Titanium, Stonewash Finish with Black G10 Inlays
Overall Length: 9”
Blade Length: 3.75”
Closed Length: 5.365”
Carry Option: Tip Up Right/Left-Handed
Weight: 5.2 oz.
1) Ceramic Ball Bearing
2) Ceramic Ball Detent
3) Black G10 Backspacer