Posted April 19, 2011 by Howard
BokerPlus Kressler Subhilt Fighter
BokerPlus releases another great fixed blade. This is one of the finest fixed blades we have seen come out of China, It has the fit and finish of a Japanese model at half the price. Boker is a worldwide company and they have the ability to take designers and engineers in Germany and integrate them with factories in China, producing a product that is out of this world… without costing you the world. The integral sub-hilt and tapered tang of this knife are exquisite… and that is just what is happening behind the tang! You an see them at www.knifecenter.com
Here is the description from Boker:
Dietmar Kressler, one of Germany’s most famous knifemakers, is our partner in one of the most demanding and challenging projects we have ever introduced into our Boker Plus Series. The result was worth the long period of hard work - we are very proud to present the Boker Plus Kressler Subhilt Integral Fighter. The handguard, as well as the second hilt and handle butt are all an integral part of the knife, which is drop forged to the final shape. One solid piece of steel, without any separate parts like bolsters or guards. As an additional feature, we added a tapered tang. This complex and elaborate production procedure results in an extremely solid piece with a unique and noble appearance. As blade steel, we chose 440C stainless, which is well proven with its outstanding edge retention and corrosion resistance. Black canvas Micarta, fastened with stainless steel tubes, provides an excellent grip and an attractive contrast to the mirror polished surface. The second hilt provides an uncomparable safe and secure handling in any situation. The Kressler Subhilt Fighter is a real “Gesamtkunstwerk,” which is absolutely unique within the world of production knives. We are happy to offer such a fascinating collector’s piece to the knife aficionado, displaying the high standards that we demand in all of our products, to set the bar high with such exceptional items. Comes in a collector’s case and includes a high quality leather sheath. Blade length: 7 1/2″. Overall length: 12 7/8″. Weight: 15.5 oz.