The HR1 Blade, with premium steel and custom design, is the ideal knife for fighting. It is the ultimate in dependability for quick draw, defensive stabs, slashes, strikes, and retention. 


The HR1 blade is a premier fighting knife designed by world-renowned self-defense and fighting instructor, Ryan Hoover, and manufactured exclusively by FirstEdge USA. Made in the USA, of Elmax steel and a Kydex sheath, designed for IWB carry, this blade was made with the professional in mind. Whether military, law enforcement, or a serious self-defense practitioner, this is the knife for you. The design is ideal for retention, whether transitioning from empty hand to blade to firearm or any variation in between.

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