Boker is a company with a product range that is very wide. From their German made knives to the Argentinean made Arbolito knives and the more affordable Boker Plus brand, their products range from traditional fixed blade patterns, slipjoints, kitchen knives, multi-tools, tactical knives and more. It’s too much to cover in just one session so we’re going to be focusing on our favorite modern folders and pocket knives from their Boker Plus line here. Keep reading to see our picks
Burchree Bladeworks has teamed up with Boker Plus for the Impetus folding knife. This collaboration on the Michael Burch design has a big, beefy blade made of 440C stainless steel with a dark stonewashed finish. The handle fills the hand well and the black G10 scale looks great next to the orange peel texturing of the steel bolster. The action is buttery smooth with the IKBS ball bearing system and the stout liner lock makes for tight lockup. Definitely a great everyday carry knife that can stand up to a beating, find it at www.knifecenter.com.
The new Boker Plus Carnivore looks like a tomahawk I would like to swing. Designed by Jim Burke, this tactical tool features an inward slanting angle that is meant to maximize impact force with each smack. Intended for law enforcement use, it will serve campers and outdoorsmen just as well because it’s just a great design and includes a Kydex sheath. Head width: 6-1/2″. Blade?length: 2-1/2″. Overall?length:??14-1/4″. Weight: 2.3 lbs. See more of this tool at www.knifecenter.com.
This Boker Plus Wildnismesser fixed blade knife is a compact, full integral outdoor knife designed by Austrian knifemaker Robert Sederl. It’s built extremely tough and despite its minimalist design and size, the Wildnismesser does not shy away from any outdoor or hunting task. It’s constructed from one solid piece of 440C stainless steel with a hollow ground blade and a larger skeletonized handle for better ergonomics. It’s very comfortable to use and to carry with the black leather drop sheath and comes with a reflective thread lanyard. See it now at www.knifecenter.com.
The SM-10T fixed blade knife from US custom knife maker Sal Manaro is based on a design that Sal originally developed for a SWAT officer. The design is rugged, strong, tactical, and reliable. The whopping 6.7 mm thick construction of the blade gives you a piece of mind that you can count on this knife for anything and everything. The single piece of 440C stainless steel is hollow ground along the main edge length to ensure a reasonably sharp cutting edge and flat ground near the tip to provide maximum strength. The textured G10 scales, adequate jimping, and great finger guard all ensure a firm grip and it includes a rugged kydex sheath with belt adapter. See it at www.knifecenter.com.
Very rarely do we get knives in the door that we have to double, then triple check the price to make sure we got it right. That’s just the case with the new Boker Plus Colubris, an all-around fixed blade designed by DJ Urbanovsky. When you get this knife in your hand, it’s a lot like the Ontario RAT folders, you just can’t believe what you’re getting for the price. True, the blade is made from 440C steel but the way Boker heat treats and finishes these blades, you end up with a great user steel that will hold an adequate edge. Other than the knock on the steel, we wouldn’t change a single thing about the knife. The G10 handle is ergonomically contoured for a comfortable grip in multiple positions and the aesthetic dimpling/texturing provides good purchase. The modified Wharncliff blade is angled for deep, effective slicing and has enough belly for most of your utility work. I strongly feel a fixed blade knife is only as good as it’s sheath, and the friction fit Kydex sheath you get with the Colubris is right on point. It perfectly fits the knife with little to no rattling sound, and comes with a multi-position Boker belt clip, which functions exactly the same as a Spyderco G-Clip. Check out this awesome new Boker Plus knife at www.knifecenter.com.
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Very Spyderco Vallotton and Starmate-esque, the new Boker Plus Squail is a large tactical folder with serious style. The designer, Charles Marlowe, is known for combining function with elegance in all his designs, whether they be tactical or utility in nature. The Squail features a large 4″ 440C blade that is beautifully stonewashed and has a nice-sized thumb hole for easy actuation. The handles are linen Micarta paired with matte finished titanium bolsters for a refined looking and feeling knife. The jimping on the spine is very sharp for excellent purchase and the liner lock, though not grooved like it is in the picture, does lock the knife up with no play whatsoever. This is another awesome piece from Boker Plus and their decision to go with production versions of custom knife designs is paying off with some really excellent products. Keep your eyes peeled for more new designs and check out this handsome new tactical knife at www.knifecenter.com.
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New Damascus from Boker Plus
Boker Plus has long been known as the brand the Boker of Solingen offers with the innovative designs that they can offer at reasonable prices because they’re made in Taiwan or China. They keep getting better and better at producing pocket knives and hunting knives that are world class in quality and materials and still reasonably priced. These two new offerings in Damascus steel are a case in point. The traditional folder has all the design points from Boker’s Solingen made Optima series and their lockback series with the curved bolsters. They have done the blades as well as the bolsters is beautiful Damascus and the knife makes a gorgeous folding lockback at an incredible price. The Damascus Cuisine folding pocketknife is equally elegant as an all Damascus handle contains both a long pen blade and a fork entirely made of the elegant layered steel. Personally, I don’t care who made these pocket knives, they are beautifully made and will be a real keepsake for anyone who owns one.
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