This X-A05 model is outfitted with a 3.5" stonewashed spear point blade and a black anodized aluminum handle.
The distinctive X-A05 automatic from Hogue offers snappy automatic opening action with the push of a button. Utilizing Hogue's state of the art auto technology, the blade rockets into open position and locks firmly in place. A sliding safety adds an extra level of blade security when in the open position. This Allen Elishewitz design includes an ergonomic pocket clip, that is reversible for left or right-hand carry.Features
I received my X-A05 yesterday and loving it so far. Fits my hand perfect. The blade is amazingly sharp. It has a nice snap when opened. I was surprised by the nice, labeled, zipper case and extra pocket clip that it comes with. Was not expecting that at all. The plunge lock/deployment button is just a bit stiff but easily fixed with a drop or two of blade oil. The only other thing I dislike is the pocket clip. It has a strange shape and the bottom of the clip sticks out and I am afraid of scratching objects or people (I'm a nurse and get close to people when transferring them from beds to chair and back.) with it. I removed the clip and reshaped it some to help prevent this. It also didn't hook onto my pocket very well until I reshaped it. But now it's working well. I'm looking forward to many years of carrying this and putting it to good use.
This was my favorite carry knife ever. It was super sharp out of the box. The auto function snaps open the blade nicely. For a large knife, it fits great in your pocket with the pocket clip. The only reason for the 3 star is because the pocket clip is a terrible design and weak. The knife comes with 2 clips to give you the option to use on left or right side. I’ve had the knife for 2-3 months and already snapped both clips just from brushing against objects around the house. At this price point, the clips should be indestructible. I field warranty to replace the clips over 6 weeks ago and they have not replaced. I will keep using the knife but disappointed that I will not use as my everyday carry knife.