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Boker Knives | Hunting, Ceramic & Pocket Knife Reviews

Boker KnifeBoker blades show the influence of many different national styles, which might be expected from a company with roots on three different continents. Boker intentionally patterns knives after popular regional designs, which often developed because they were the best blade for the local conditions. You’ll see familiar shapes like the puuko of Scandinavia and the American Bowie blade, produced with the best modern steel and the high standards of German engineering.

Company History

One of the company’s symbols, a giant tree, recalls the origin of the Boker company in Remscheid, Germany, where in the 17th Century a chestnut tree shaded the first Boker workshop. The company started out producing tools, including military sabers for the first time in 1829. By 1865, Boker had production facilities not just in Germany but in New York, Canada, and Mexico. World War II destroyed the company’s factory in Solingen, but international holdings in Argentina and Chile helped the company recover. Boker’s American division continued as a branch of Cooper Industries before becoming an independent corporation again, resulting in two different Boker brands being sold in the American market at the same time. Boker U.S.A, based in Denver, Colorado, uses the same trademark symbols as H. Boker Improved Cutlery, based in Solingen, Germany. You’ll also find the words “Treebrand” and “Arbolito” on the knives, a legacy of Boker’s history in South America.

Knives

Boker produces one of the largest product lines of any cutlery company, covering virtually every knife application, from military automatics to Damascus steel culinary knives. Boker’s line of slip-joint pocket knives looks as American as any U.S.-made folder; but you’ll find exceptional steel in Boker knives, along with very exacting standards. Sporting knives in folding and fixed blade styles follow the traditional knife patterns of hunting and fishing cultures from Europe, North America and South America. The common feature all include is precision. That approach extends to one of Boker’s newest products, the Gorm collection of kitchen cutlery. Designed by Danish knifemaker Jesper Voxnaes, the Gorm knives adapt Viking blade styles to the needs of today’s chefs.

Where to Buy


Boker Jim Wagner Tactical Knife Plus

Plain Edge Blade Pocket Folder Gladius

Boker Jim Wagner Tactical Knife Plus | Plain Edge Blade Pocket Folder Gladius

This personal tactical folder designed for Boker Plus by martial arts instructor Jim Wagner may be just what you need if you carry a knife for urban emergencies like cutting yourself out of a safety harness or smashing an occasional car window. Although the Reality-Based Plain Blade serves ...





Boker Cop Survival Tool Kit

Tactical Serrated Cord Cutter, 440C Plus

Boker Cop Survival Tool Kit | Tactical Serrated Cord Cutter, 440C Plus

The ideas behind this unusual and very practical urban tool resemble a knife design from Becker Knife & Tool, now a part of Ka-Bar. The Boker Plus Cop Tool uses concepts similar to a tactical tool Becker designed for police SWAT teams. It's more tool than knife and makes ...





Boker Ceramic Pocket Knife Plus Anti-MC

Rust Proof Pocketknife Tactical Folder

Boker Ceramic Pocket Knife Plus Anti-MC | Rust Proof Pocketknife Tactical Folder

Ceramic blades get better every year, and although owners still need to relearn a few basics of use, knives like the Boker Plus Anti-MC could make you happy simply because they're razor-sharp and stay that way.

The Boker Plus Anti-MC combines two modern materials to create this elegant pocket ...





Boker Arbolito Paring Knife, Bird’s Beak

Peeling 2 1/2 Inch Blade w/ Delrin Handle

Boker Arbolito Paring Knife, Bird’s Beak | Peeling 2 1/2 Inch Blade w/ Delrin Handle

Now and then it's nice to just get a good deal, and the Boker Arbolito Peeling Knife qualifies. The construction is simple, and the materials are of good quality.

Bird's Beak paring knives play a part in complex sculpting of fruits and vegetables but also make working with convoluted produce easier ...





Boker Hyper Knife by Chad Los Banos Subcom

Tactical Black Plain Edge Blade, Pocket Clip

Boker Hyper Knife by Chad Los Banos Subcom | Tactical Black Plain Edge Blade, Pocket Clip

Designed by Chad Los Banos and manufactured by Boker, the Hyper streamlines one of Los Banos's earlier knives -- the Subcom. Built thinner but just as solid, this 3.2-ounce, one-handed opening knife slips neatly into the pocket with a barely noticeable profile.

Dual thumb studs allow opening from either ...





Boker Double Action Plus Folding Knife

Automatic Locking Plain Edge Blade

Boker Double Action Plus Folding Knife | Automatic Locking Plain Edge Blade

The Boker Plus Double Action knife does have some good features which aren't obvious on first glance. This knife looks like an ordinary one-handed folder, but the construction quality and the extra slide lock have made the Boker Double Action a popular choice for automatic conversion as well ...





Boker Whittler Pocket Knife, Solingen Carbon Steel

Plain Edge w/ Red Jigged Bone Handle

Boker Whittler Pocket Knife, Solingen Carbon Steel | Plain Edge w/ Red Jigged Bone Handle

The Folding Deluxe Whittler from Boker of Solingen, Germany, continues to be produced in what is now a somewhat rare metal -- plain-edged carbon steel. You'll notice the difference in the color of the blades right away, since they lack the mirror finish of high carbon stainless steel. If you ...





Boker Yadama Paring Knife III

Damascus VG-10 Stainless Steel Blade

Boker Yadama Paring Knife III | Damascus VG-10 Stainless Steel Blade

If you skimp on quality where paring knives are concerned, loading up the kitchen drawer with bargain blades that don't hold an edge, think again. The Boker Yadama III paring knife could replace them all.

A Damascus steel blade, laminated hardwood handle, and stainless steel ferrule give the black Boker ...





Boker Tortoise Congress Pocket Knife

High Carbon Spear, Pen, & Sheepsfoot Blade

Boker Tortoise Congress Pocket Knife | High Carbon Spear, Pen, & Sheepsfoot Blade

If you grew up with stainless steel pocket knives, you may not be aware there's something better. High carbon tool steel pocket knives aren't that common today, but Boker still makes several models, including the Tortoise Congress, with blades of American-made 1095.

Boker's 3-5/8-inch-long Tortoise Congress is very similar to ...





Boker Infinity Ceramic Knife, Folding Pocket Clip

Drop Point Locking Collectible B-89

Boker Infinity Ceramic Knife, Folding Pocket Clip | Drop Point Locking Collectible B-89

In spite of all the good features in this precisely built folding clip knife from Boker of Germany, the Boker Infinity is still a collector's piece. Buy it for the ceramic blade and the bragging rights to one of the sharpest but most limited pocket knives available today.

The Boker Infinity ...





Boker Throwing Knife Ziel II by John Bailey

Pro Competition Quality Stainless Steel

Boker Throwing Knife Ziel II by John Bailey | Pro Competition Quality Stainless Steel

Most throwing knives are cheap, in all ways. That's great for practice, but if you know what you're doing and want to step up to something real, try the Boker Ziel.

Boker's Ziel meets the specifications of most tournament throwing clubs, making it the choice of professionals who need ...





Boker Utility Knife, Ceramic Blade

Exotic African Ebony Hardwood Handle

Boker Utility Knife, Ceramic Blade | Exotic African Ebony Hardwood Handle

This small, nine-inch-long utility knife from Boker of Solingen, Germany, may appear ordinary, but its fine materials and workmanship could mark it as the best slicing knife in your kitchen.

Boker's Ceramic Ebony Utility knife combines a five-inch ceramic blade with a real ebony hardwood handle. That's real African ebony, ...





Boker Survival Knife SK-5, Lightweight

Military Air Force Pilot Replica w/ Leather Sheath

Boker Survival Knife SK-5, Lightweight | Military Air Force Pilot Replica w/ Leather Sheath

This SK-5 high carbon steel fixed blade from Boker of Germany matches one of my favorite survival knife designs. Recreating a style commissioned by General Curtis Lemay of the Strategic Air Command, this knife competed successfully against models from Randall's Tree brand and for years was the standard pilot's ...





Boker Fighting Knife Dagger, Full Tang w/ Micarta Handle

Schanz Integral Green

Boker Fighting Knife Dagger, Full Tang w/ Micarta Handle | Schanz Integral Green

This heavy fighting knife -- drop forged from one piece of high carbon 440C stainless steel -- has good balance, although the green canvas micarta handle doesn't do much for its looks. A full tang build including a heavy forged bolster and hand guard give the Schanz Integral Dagger ...





Boker Reality Rescue Knife by Jim Wagner

Includes Seat Belt Cutter, Gut Hook, Glass Punch

Boker Reality Rescue Knife by Jim Wagner | Includes Seat Belt Cutter, Gut Hook, Glass Punch

Jim Wagner's Reality Based Rescue Knife, manufactured by Boker of Germany, drastically revises the design of the usual rescue blade. The result is actually more tool than knife, with some real advantages if emergency rescue work is the main thing you intend for the RBR.

Many rescue knife designs build ...





Boker Magnum Plain Edge Locking Tanto Knife w/ Aluminum Handle

Top Lock Model B-BO008

Boker Magnum Plain Edge Locking Tanto Knife w/ Aluminum Handle | Top Lock Model B-BO008

This plain edge version of the Boker Magnum has a solid feel even though it's only 3.5 ounces in weight. The machined aluminum handle gives it considerable strength, and the action is smooth and accurate. The top locking system uses a plunge lock button that won't release until solidly ...





Boker Elk Hunter Plain Edge Fixed Knife

Brazilian Rosewood & Root Wood Handle

Boker Elk Hunter Plain Edge Fixed Knife | Brazilian Rosewood & Root Wood Handle

Two beautiful and rare woods form the handle of this full width, full tang hunting and skinning blade from Boker of Germany. Shaped to match the stainless steel bolster and finger guard, two small slabs of Brazilian rosewood fill the forward section of the Elk Hunter's bolster. ...





Boker Arbolito Hunting Knife w/ Natural Stag Handle

Fixed Blade, Sheath

Boker Arbolito Hunting Knife w/ Natural Stag Handle | Fixed Blade, Sheath

This hunter skinner knife from Boker of Germany will need more upkeep than blades with higher grades of steel. Made with 440A, the knife could be an excellent choice for fisherman, especially those who go after saltwater prey. One of the most corrosion resistant stainless steels, this alloy will ...





Boker Automat Kalashnikov Knife

Cocobolo Hardwood Handle | Russian Military Collectible

Boker Automat Kalashnikov Knife | Cocobolo Hardwood Handle | Russian Military Collectible

Boker designed the original Automat Kalashnikov knife to resemble the clean engineering of the namesake Russian military rifle. This new version keeps to the same specs but replaces the textured handle grips with inlaid strips of cocobolo hardwood. Black anodizing of the blade and 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum handle gives this new ...





Boker Che Plate Folder Knife

Double Lockback Stainless w/ Clip

Boker Che Plate Folder Knife | Double Lockback Stainless w/ Clip

I'm not sure this is as new an idea as Boker makes it out to be, but the result is a good knife with improvements that could be a sensible industry standard. Personally, I consider a knife to be safe if I know how it works, so doubled blade locks ...





Boker Damascus Pearl Gentleman’s Knife

Lockback Folding Pocketknife | Manfred Sachse

Boker Damascus Pearl Gentleman’s Knife | Lockback Folding Pocketknife | Manfred Sachse

Damascus steel hand-forged by master smith Manfred Sachse forms the two-inch blade of this mother-of-pearl handled gentleman's folder from Boker Knives of Solingen, Germany. Three hundred layers of high carbon steel give the blade exceptional toughness and edge-holding ability. Closed, the knife measures only 2-1/2 inches long, but the wide ...





Boker Mini Lockblade Stainless Steel Folding Pocket Knife

Boker Mini Lockblade Stainless Steel Folding Pocket Knife

From Boker Knives of Solingen, Germany, this Mini Lockblade is a perfect pocket size with a closed length of only 2 1/2". The high carbon stainless blade, flat ground for added strength, packs full sized quality into a 2" long drop point style that has the width of many larger ...





Boker Tacticos Corto Military Tactical Knife

Full Tang Fixed Blade

Boker Tacticos Corto Military Tactical Knife | Full Tang Fixed Blade

With the Tacticos Corto, Boker of Solingen, Germany, brings a tactical design into the world where the rest of us live. Many modern special ops blades have features that limit their use in the private sector, but this practical military model will fit the needs of civilians as well as ...





Boker Bud Nealy Tanto Knife

Stainless Steel Blade, Micarta Handle

Boker Bud Nealy Tanto Knife | Stainless Steel Blade, Micarta Handle

Bud Nealy is a professional musician turned master knife maker. He began knife-making nearly thirty years ago, as a hobby, and has made knives his full-time job for the past two decades. His designs are renowned around the world, and he is perhaps most celebrated for his innovative MCS ...





Boker Derlin Black Congress Pocket Knife

Stockman’s Stainless Steel Blade

Boker Derlin Black Congress Pocket Knife | Stockman’s Stainless Steel Blade

Everybody's pocket knife used to look like this, back when small differences in style and quality were the most dramatic choices we had. There was a time, oddly enough, when a pocket knife didn't need a built-in flashlight, fire starter, or anti-reflection coatings to be handy. Although the extra ...





Boker Bullfrog Locking Stainless Steel Pocket Knife

Magnum Folder

Boker Bullfrog Locking Stainless Steel Pocket Knife | Magnum Folder

Boker's Bullfrog is a bead blasted 2" plain-edge, drop point, lock-blade knife. The manufacturer's specs say 440 stainless steel, which probably means 440A, which is not a fantastic steel, one generally considered barely good enough for the Bullfrog's proclaimed design intention as an "every day knife." It's higher carbon ...





Boker Knives Damascus Steel

Japanese Folding Knife Collectible

Boker Knives Damascus Steel | Japanese Folding Knife Collectible

This Damascus Masame Tsukuri is a very beautiful collector's piece from Boker Knives. The crafters used different styles of ancient sword making techniques and blended them into one knife, making it truly unique.

The blade is forged with an elite style of traditional Damascus craftsmanship called masame tsukuri. It's a Japanese term ...





Boker Stockman Multi-Blade Pocket Folding Knife

Stag Handle

Boker Stockman Multi-Blade Pocket Folding Knife | Stag Handle

Boker, a German knife maker, has a made a handsome medium-sized stockman pocket knife. With a closed length of 3.25-inches long, the handle is made from beautiful stag - a piece of antler from a mature male deer. This is a traditional stockman knife with three carbon steel blades: ...





Boker Magnum Ghurka Kukri Machete

Stainless Steel Army Bushcraft Knife

Boker Magnum Ghurka Kukri Machete | Stainless Steel Army Bushcraft Knife

If I think of German engineering, I think of efficiency, utility, and horrifically creative design. I see some of that in this knife. I'm sorry if it sounds weird, but I think German engineers just can't help it.

Smaller than the Ka-Bar version of the Gurkha military knife, the ...





Boker Opinel Knife OP8 Review

Fixed Locking Blade

Boker Opinel Knife OP8 Review | Fixed Locking Blade

The craftsmen behind Boker bring you the knife you see here; a blade that's fairly cheaply made, but is still handy to have as an all-around tool knife.

Its 2.75-inch blade is made from carbon steel, but it's not high enough of a grade to warrant anything above its low price tag. ...





Boker Stag Folding Knife

Trapperliner Hunter Review

Boker Stag Folding Knife | Trapperliner Hunter Review

Boker is traditionally known for integrating the heritage of their craftsmanship into every knife they make. This Trapperliner is no exception, and any Boker collector won't mind owning one of these.

We haven't found any surprises as far as the blade is concerned. Boker kept their tradition of using Solingen stainless ...





Boker Damascus Stag Trench Fixed Blade Knife

Boker Damascus Stag Trench Fixed Blade Knife

Boker is well known for providing high-end, limited edition knives. They're expensive, but since they're collector's items, you know that they might just bring you a return on your investment in several years.

This 10-inch trench knife is no exception to that fact. It's made from Damascus steel and features ...





Boker Leo Damascus Knife

Pocket Folder #110131DAM

Boker Leo Damascus Knife | Pocket Folder #110131DAM

Four hundred bucks for a pocket knife?! What's up with that?

Well, for starters this is made from a very rare steel. It was forged from the German tank Leopard I. That's where the name "Leo" comes from.

Next, Boker has added modern technology to that steel by including chromium and vanadium to ...





Boker Tree Brand Folding Pocket Knife

Lockback Stag

Boker Tree Brand Folding Pocket Knife | Lockback Stag

Tracing Boker's lineage is a bit like tracing down a family tree. The current Boker knife making company has been at it for just over twenty years. And yet their lineage traces back another two hundred years before that!

They've been sold, re-formed, moved and just about anything else you ...





Boker Ceramic Folding Knife

Lockback Pocket Folder | Titanium or Zytel Handle

Boker Ceramic Folding Knife | Lockback Pocket Folder | Titanium or Zytel Handle

A ceramic folder knife with a titanium handle? That's some fancy materials there, sir. Is it worth the hype?

Ceramic, as you may know, presents a unique trade-off. Ceramic blades are lightweight, hold their edge for darn near forever and are extremely sharp.

The downsides? Ceramic blades can chip or break under ...





Boker 5 Inch Tomato Knife

Solingen Steel Blade Kitchen Knife

Boker 5 Inch Tomato Knife | Solingen Steel Blade Kitchen Knife

This handy little tomato knife is brought to you by Boker, so you know it will stand up to any self-respecting tomato.

The 440 Carbon Steel Solingen blade is manufactured for maximum sharpness and long-term use.

Snugly fitted into a durable POM handle, anyone who uses this knife can feel secure in the ...





Boker Arbolito Fork and Knife Set, Stag Handle, Leather Sheath

Boker Arbolito Fork and Knife Set, Stag Handle, Leather Sheath

Tired of eating around the campfire with a spork? Boker does the outdoor knife and fork set right. The balance, blade sharpness and grip will stand out as the highest-quality you can find for this type of item.

For starters, it features the quality of Boker. Boker is one of the ...





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