find myself window shopping in the Böker catalog.
It’s the adult version of creating a wish list for Santa. Since I’m just window shopping, price becomes
irrelevant. Grab a shopping cart and
come with me.
|Böker 98K with those interesting handle grooves|
like working blades. Knives that I’m
going to carry and use and surprisingly they don’t all have to be tactical
blades. I really like the Böker 98K
Damascus modestly priced at $419.00. The
blade is made from portions of the German Karabiner 98K, best known for its
Mauser locking system. Chad Nichols
changes it into a ripple pattern Damascus blade.
The clip point blade uses a nail nick to open
and the handle scales are walnut wood. The knife has a protruding back lock and
steel liners for strength. https://www.bokerusa.com/98k-damascus-110715dam
always had a thing for Swiss daggers.
Maybe it’s the name, Baselard. It
was a popular weapon with pikemen in the 15th and 16th
century. The long tapering 18.5 inch
blade with a double edge and distinctive hilt makes it a unique and recognizable
weapon. Too bad it’s associated with damn
|Boker has a simple, working pikeman version too.|
It’s not available at Böker anymore, but
you can find it at… Well I’m wrong, actually
nobody has it here in the States. It
does seem available at the German Böker website.
|I suspect it should be called Glamping, not camping.|
remember when being called a Boy Scout wasn’t a derogative term. It still isn’t to me. Perhaps that is why I like the Böker Camp
Knife. It sports a stag handle with a
main 2.5 inch drop point blade and a smaller 1.75 inch clip point blade. What would a camp knife be without a can and
bottle opener? Included is a leather
punch/reamer and a cork screw for adult beverage camping.
|Your basic scout knife|
This pattern has been in use since 1869 which
was long before I graduated from high school and Scouts. I wish I had one. The blade?
Oh, it’s a 4036 steel, which needs a little care. You can find one for $279.00.
|What can I say, I have permission to use Boker’s website images.|
I’d want a Böker plus Nori CF. It a thin
streamline folder with carbon scales designed by Kansei Matsuno. It’s a gentleman’s knife with a pocket clip
and a subtle front flipper. The 3.15
inch blade is completely submerged in the handle and it weighs in at 1.6
|A little nicer look at the carbon fiber handle|
The VG-10 blade rolls out on
ball bearings and locks open with a liner lock.
It could be the perfect knife to tuck behind your cummerbund and it will
not pucker the lines of your Savile Row suit.
The list price is a mere $120, which could actually be in my price range.
did I forget you? No, I didn’t.
|Damascus is hot this year. The auto kwaiken has very good looks, especial with the abalone button|
makes a lovely auto knife perfect for elegant wear. It’s a Damascus kwaiken with a 3.5 inch Chad
Nichols virus pattern blade in a black handle weighting 3.4 ounces. The activation button is inlayed with abalone. It is very nice and expensive at $650, but
you’re worth it, aren’t you? At least I
think so. Unfortunately, it isn’t quite
no sense leaving post-it notes on the pages.
My wife just throws her hands up and says, “You want it? Order it.
Don’t make me a party to your edge lust!” It’s a thought, but I’d rather window shop. There is always a nicer one out there.
The Knife Edge: One Man, So Many Knives©: Window Shopping is written by knife for knifesearch.blogspot.com