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Vintage Boker fixed blade

Started by Robin Peck. Last reply by Roger Russell Feb 8. 14 Replies

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Böker and Pro-Tech Team Up for Auto Burnley Kwaiken

Started by Jan Carter. Last reply by Jan Carter Feb 2. 2 Replies

Collaborations between a custom maker and a production company are nothing new, but it’s unusual to see two companies joining forces. Burnley tells us the partnership materialized because it made…Continue

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The history of Boker Knives from their start until modern day

Started by Michael D Sabol. Last reply by Ricky Ray Dec 13, 2017. 11 Replies

It all started with the Boekor tool factory in Rhemscheld, Germany which in the 17th century was the largest tool producer in Germany and the surrounding countries. Boker started producing sabers and…Continue

1989 Franklin mint knife set

Started by Shruby0. Last reply by Shruby0 Jul 25, 2017. 2 Replies

Hi Art,I just purchased the same set of knives that you were talking about. It's 5 years later.... What do you think the value of this set is today?Continue

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Comment by Mark Zalesky on December 4, 2017 at 13:46

Thanks for the kind words, Ricky, I appreciate it. That's a nice bunch of GAS knives you've got there -- is that ALL of them? It's sure more than I have ever seen before, in one place at one time.

Comment by Ricky Ray on November 27, 2017 at 20:17

Comment by Ricky Ray on November 27, 2017 at 20:15

Also, in case I haven't mentioned it. Mark, the new format of KNIFE Magazine since the name change is FANTASTIC! It's like you guys found another gear, cause it's really taking off now.

Comment by Ricky Ray on November 27, 2017 at 20:13

That was a good article. The Great American Story knives are very unusual. They were all made in the USA! Most of the other Boker Limited Edition knives were made in Solingen. I think the GAS knives are undervalued. You can still pick them up for about $20-$30 each if you search.

They also are unusual in that Boker changed ownership in the middle of this series of knives. Some of the boxes are marked WISS/BOKER, while the knives mades later in the series are labeled The COOPER TOOL GROUP along with Boker USA.

Comment by Billy Oneale on November 27, 2017 at 19:28
I think that was the one, Mark.
Comment by Mark Zalesky on November 27, 2017 at 19:26

That was of course KNIFE Magazine, the December 2017 issue... Bruce Voyles wrote that article on Boker GAS knives. KNIFE is the successor to Knife World, who published the extensive article on Boker's history and tang stamps several years ago... I wrote that article. There's a direct link to our website on the iKC home page.

For that matter, there's an article evaluating two current production Bokers in the January 2018 issue, goes to press this week.

Comment by Billy Oneale on November 27, 2017 at 18:36
There was an article in a sample version of a magazine I got a couple of weeks ago. It talked about this series.
Comment by Jan Carter on November 27, 2017 at 18:24

I have seen many folks show an interest in the Boker made GREAT AMERICAN STORY set.  It is rare to see it come up for auction but here it is, on Bruce Voyles newest auction

http://www.jbrucevoyles.com/ 

ITEM # 137

Sixteen Boker USA Great American Story knives, each part of a 24 knife set that began in 1975 for the US Bicentennial, each knife was well done with a color box and honoring different aspects of American history. Each pattern was different. This is not a complete set, there are duplicates of Remember the Alamo (3 Moose), Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill, and one other. Great start on putting the complete set together.

Comment by Art Cooper on July 27, 2017 at 14:21

I have maxed out the display space in my knife room/office with 18 display cases on every spare inch of wall space.

My collection is too large for me, because I like to keep my knives on display to appreciate again every day and space limitations keep me from expanding further. This may be a good thing.

Comment by Rick Perry on July 27, 2017 at 14:10

Wow - Thanks for all the info Art - all good to know.  btw - you must have quite a collection - if you 2 of these!

 
 
 

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