First Look: Ed Brown Able Lock Folding Knife

The renowned 1911 manufacturer is now partnering with Hogue knives.

posted on August 29, 2022
Ed Brown Able Lock Folding Knife

Ed Brown Products, a Missouri company known for its 1911 handguns and 1911 parts, is partnering with Hogue, Inc. to bring a series of high-end knives to market. The first blade from their collaboration is the ABLE Lock Folder knife.

The ABLE Lock Folder is a full size tactical folding knife with an overall length of 7.5 inches that has a clip-point blade with ambidextrous opening thumb studs. The blade itself measures 3 ¼ inches and is built with cryogenically heat-treated CPM 20CV Stainless Steel with a 59-61 HRC rating. The blade is also finished with a black Cerakote treatment, and the keen edge has a flat grind and is also hand honed.

The grips are made from G10, a very durable polymer material that is often used in knife grips and also in modern pistol grips. The grip features a snake-like scale pattern and is made from a combination of black, drab green, olive green and other hues to replicate the pattern of a timber rattlesnake. The knife is designed for tip-up carry with a reversible pocket clip. A round slot can be found near the edge of the grip for use with a lanyard if so desired.

Ed Brown Sales and Marketing Director John May said, “As we continue to grow our line of accessories, it is clear why Ed Brown has been the leader by leveraging our experience and brand to continue to serve our customers with products that fit their needs and exceed the expectations. If you haven’t checked out Ed Brown in a while, it’s time you look again.”

For more information on the new ABLE folding tactical knife, the complete line of parts and accessories, or custom handguns, either check with your locally authorized Ed Brown Products stocking dealer or please visit their website at


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