This week on Spotlight Series we’re taking a look at the F3 folders from Böker Plus. Designed by renowned knifemaker Jesper Voxnaes, the F3 are a collection of stout, stylish folders with some great variety available.
Handles are available in three different builds. There’s an all-titanium model, one with titanium back and carbon fiber face scales, and one with the titanium back and G10 face scales. The titanium back on the G10 model has a rugged stonewash finish, while the carbon fiber and full-titanium have a more elegant bead blasted finish. They also boast blue anodized pocket clips and backspacers, while the G10 just has the same stonewash finish there.
Blade is deployed using the thumb hole, and you can do it with either your thumb or with a quick flick of your middle finger. It’s a simple, smooth action. The clip point blade bears that signature wide Voxnaes styling with a lot of belly to it. The F3 are available with either a 3″ or a 3.5″ blade. These are the very first knives in the Böker Plus range to be made with CPM-S35VN stainless steel. The blade is held in place by a really sturdy framelock with stainless reinforcement.
The handles are 4.5″ on the larger models and 4″ on the smaller ones. This is one of the rare cases when I prefer the handling on the smaller size. The larger handle is just a hair thick for my taste, but the smaller one feels just right. The best no-slip grip is of course with the G10, but my favorite hand feel is the all titanium. No jimping on the forward grip, but there’s some present on the backspacer for your thumb in the reverse grip.
Pocket clip comes attached in the right side, tip-down position, though you can also switch it to right side tip-up. Hold is nice and tight but still draws easily, and the smooth build of the knife feels very comfortable in the pocket.
If you’re looking for a beefy, durable EDC with the design flair of a custom, the Böker Plus F3 is great choice. To learn more about these knives, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit knifecenter.com