HK Knives “Fray” Paracord Wrapped Fixed Blade -The Firearm Weblog


HK Knives Fray Clip Point FDE

HK Knives Fray, Clip Point model with FDE Cerakote finish. Image Credit: HK Knives.

Effectively, let’s start out with the superior news: “A new HK solution is readily available on the civilian industry!” and… it is a knife. Or possibly, additional properly, three/four of a knife, as it seems to be lacking right deal with scales… even so, we’ve noticed worse in terms of solution releases from the brand.

We’re kidding, of course, as this model follows a trend which was most most likely began, or at least created well-known, by Strider Knives. Paracord wrapped handles had been the coolest option for “tactical” fixed blade knives in the early 2000s. From the starting they had been pretty divisive, viewed as by some (and you can list yours definitely in the group) as rather inexpensive and uncomfortable and by other folks as a versatile solution, permitting a thin deal with plus the storage of various feet of paracord. Apparently the latter group is nevertheless sturdy sufficient to convince HK Knives to release a model with this function in 2019.

HK Knives Fray Clip Point FDE sheated.

HK Knives Fray, Clip Point model with FDE Cerakote finish, in Kydex sheath. Image Credit: HK Knives.

Right here beneath the complete press release:

Heckler &amp Koch® Knives is thrilled to reveal the paracord wrapped Fray® to fixed blade enthusiasts. Comprised of 154CM steel, the Fray is intended for strenuous outside cutting activities. Lead engineer Brian Zelus elaborated, “Our objective was to make a useable, no-nonsense cutting tool. Knife ergonomics, along with a high quality retention sheath, had been the most deliberate engineering elements of the Fray. Balancing look, function, and precision machining had been vital to the design and style approach. Perfection does not take place with out substantial investigation and improvement.”

The Fray gives a lifetime of use with supreme comfort to increase cutting energy and decrease fatigue. Each tanto and clip point types come with thumb ramp jimping and an integral finger indent. The tail finish of the grip also attributes added jimping for traction when made use of in an ice choose hold. A 1/8” thick paracord wrap weaves by means of tactically placed slots in the knife frame. Paracord can be made use of for lashing and has a multitude of survival makes use of varying from hunting to 1st help. An auto retention sheath delivers graceful ambidextrous carry and release. Fast deployment needs minimal thumb stress and the knife quickly snaps into location when not in use. To improve functionality, the sheath can be horizontally or vertically carried on waist belts and harnesses. For these desiring extra safety, the retention sheath is also Tek-Lok&#x2122 compatible.

HK Knives are manufactured by Hogue Knives applying the finest supplies and strictest business requirements. Every single Hogue knife is created in the USA and is backed by 3 generations of engineering knowledge.

HK Knives Fray Tanto OD Green.

HK Knives Fray, Tanto model with OD Green Cerakote finish. Image Credit: HK Knives.

The Fray Specifications:

• Blade Length: four.2”
• General Length: 9.1”
• Weight: five.four oz

• Style: Clip Point / Tanto
• Thickness: .1875”
• Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
• Hardness: 57-59 HRC
• Therapy: Cryogenically Heat Treated
• Finish: Black / Flat Dark Earth / Olive Drab Green Cerakote®
• Flat Grind – Hand Honed Edge

• Frame: Black 1/8″ Diameter Paracord Wrapped
• Tail Jimping: Delivers for greater traction in reverse grip
• Involves Automatic Retention Sheath (1.7 oz weight)

HK Knives Fray Clip Point Black.

HK Knives Fray, Clip Point model with Black Cerakote finish. Image Credit: HK Knives.

This Fray may possibly certainly be a good option for whoever desires to carry a slim fixed blade as aspect of their kit, but they’re not expecting to make intense use of it… unless they like blistering, strenuous outside cutting activities, of course. Or merely for the hardcore Heckler &amp Koch fan.

The steel made use of appears a valid option for the sort of blade, and the manufacturer is prime notch (good of HK Knives to explicitly reveal this detail).

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