Posted November 20, 2012 by Nick
A Kwaiken is very simplistic Japanese style short sword with a slim, slender profile which can be easily concealed. Carried by both the samurai men and women, it was preferred when either a Katana or Wakizashi was too large or impractical to use. The Boker Plus Kwaiken is a folding interpretation of this knife designed by Lucas Burnley out of New Mexico. It features the classic Kwaiken blade shape, sleek Micarta scales, a tight pocket clip, and a very attractive stonewashed finish. The thumb disk is very difficult to actuate right out of the box but with everything in life, just a little practice and thumb pressure to the right area finds this knife flying open extremely fast. This is due to the IKBS bearing system found on a couple CRKT knives which, for the money, is the smoothest opening system on the market. This knife may not be for everyone but it is a very well constructed tactical design with all the elegance typical of Boker designs. Check this knife out at www.knifecenter.com.
The Kwaiken Folder, a design of young knifemaker Lucas Burnley from New Mexico, was created after a long period of development. Burnley, whose most popular model is a fixed blade Kwaiken, wanted to translate his typically slim concept into a folding knife, without drastically changing the proportions. The result is a design that has fascinated us at first glance! The green canvas Micarta scales offer a superior grip without being unnecessarily rough. The slim and sleek blade is made of AUS-8 stainless steel, and performs extremely smoothly due to the IKBS bearings. This knife will surely prove that a slim handle doesn’t have to compromise excellent ergonomics! Includes removable pocket clip.