This is the only shot I got at Blade Show of the new Hogue Knives Elishewitz-designed fixed blade called the EX-F02. The blade steel will be A2 tool steel with an unnamed black coating. Hogue cryogenically treats the blades and gives them a RHC of 57 to 59. The steel thickness is .250″.
The OD green handles are an injection molded polymer. They felt slightly soft in the hand and very grippy. This was another hand ground Allen Elishewitz prototype made specifically for Blade Show. I put the blade length at around 5″ with an overall length of around 10″ give or take.
This knife had a nice drop point with a section of fuller and jimping on the top of the blade. There are multiple lanyard holes, so the knife could be lashed to a pole and used as a spear in a survival situation. The Hogue rep said a ballistic nylon sheath would be standard. Otherwise, it is an honest-to-goodness straight forward utility knife with many potential applications. No word on price or availability yet. Of course, it will be Made in the USA.