Posted February 19, 2008 by Howard
Boker Knives Damascus Blades
Boker always has such wonderful damascus and this year they have even more new models than normal. The Kalashnikov Damascus has the Leo-Damascus steel forged out of the barrel of the German battle tank Leopard I. This one is etched so that Kalashnikov’s name is in the layers of steel!
We also have another Damascus WWI Trench knife: this one with a stag handle. It’s a gorgeous fixed blade with a Damascus blade (180 layers) from high performance ATS-34 and 12C27 Sandvik steels. Only 500 will be offered world wide.
Here are the SPECS for these knives:
Leo Damascus Kalashnivov Folder:
The blade features over 300 layers of LEO Damascus steel, hand forged. Another great feature is the Damascus pattern from the LEO I, “Small Pyramids”. His affirmation to this project is documented by Mikhail Kalashnikov’s signature, which is brought into the blade through a special etching process.
The Leo-Damascus, a high performance steel, was made available to Boker through a noted European Damascus forger, Markus Balbach. This particular steel was forged out of the barrel of the German battle tank Leopard I, thus the name Leo Damascus. This specialty steel is not available on the market and there is no material number even assigned to it because it is only used by the military. Herr Balbach was fortunate to acquire some of it for Boker exclusively.
A chromium-manganese and vanadium tool steel alloy was added to this extremely wear resistant barrel steel. The result is a remarkably high hardness for Damascus steel (63-65HRC). The pattern provided on the blade is labeled “small pyramid” providing a spectacular work of art and, as with all true Damascus, every blade is different. The CNC milled, hardcoat anodized AlMgSi1 aluminum handle is decorated with rare, hand selected Cocobolo wood and includes a pocket clip. Comes in a wood box with a certificate of authenticity. Blade length 4″. Overall length 8 7/8″. Weight 6 oz.
Boker WWI Trench Knife with Stag Handle:
The powder Damascus blade (180 layers) from high performance ATS-34 and 12C27 Sandvik make this model an aesthetic masterpiece, without losing sight of functionality and reliability. The handguard is also made of corrosion resistant Damascus, and boasts each knife’s individual serial number. With the hand selected scales made of genuine stag, this piece represents nobility and tradition. Limited to just 500 pieces worldwide. Comes in an attractive wood presentation box and includes a certificate of authenticity. Blade length 5 5/8″. Overall length 10″. Weight 6.6 oz.