World premier of my new HRD system. This is aerospace technology
brought to the folding knife world. The Hoback Roller detent gives 2/3rds less drag on the blade compared to a standard detent. This is exclusive to Jake Hoback knives.
A normal detent in a folder is a pressed in ball bearing either .062 or .092 wide. It drags along the blade and keeps the blade in the closed position and lifts the lock off of the surface of the blade to keep the friction down. The HRD system uses a rolling ball bearing to do all that a standard detent does, but with substantially less drag. A great
side effect to this is that there is greatly reduced wear, and it is user replaceable.
I am willing to give out the information, sell the detents, or recommend where to get them made, to anyone that would like to use it. I only ask that I am given the credit for the device. Call it the HRD system, and use it freely. I hope that this can create a new line of folders that will be so smooth it will blow your mind.
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The HRD system is now included with all folders. It is not an option, yes it's that good! 01/21/13