"I have had the pleasure of meeting both of these guys and have bought 5 or 6 knives from Roger. They are both easy going and very knowledgeable about knives, so if you see them at a show, just go talk to them.
I also think it's great what they…"
I based the age of your knife by its tang stamp using Mark Zalesky's 2009 Boker article in Knife World & Goins' Encyclopedia of Cutlery Markings 4th Edition as references. Even though your knife does not have Solingen…"
I was also shocked to hear of Scott's passing. I got to know him when he was collecting old Boker knives and ended up buying a lot of his Bokers once he decided to concentrate on old elephant toenails. I know he sold some of his…"
"Hi Roger - I have not been on the site for several years but getting back to collecting and I had a question for you - I am on the look out for an old school platts/case jumbo swell center elephant toenail / sunfish. I was shocked to hear of Scott…"
"I certainly hate to hear this. I bought a LOT of knives from Scott over the years and he is the reason I joined iKC early on. I only met him once at Parker's knife show years ago, but spoke with him frequently via email until he got out of…"
"Here's three variations of that pattern and all 3 are H. Bokers. Boker also produced this pattern with pearl handles. They put bails on some knives and not on others of the same, exact pattern. Hope this helps and nice knife!"
"Roger, An awesome old knife--- I came across a B&W drawing that was from a 1910 Boker Catalogue-- The drawing looks remarkably similar to yours--- Jigging and profile and damascus etch--- That might help narrow down the date if is…"
Your knife is a premium stockman (pattern # 7474) with delrin handles. The master blade has been reshaped is why the appearance of it is different than what one would expect in a stockman pattern. The knife was made in Solingen,…"
The word Arbilito is Spanish for "little tree." The Arbolito stamped knives were also sold by Casa Boker (1865 - present) in Mexico City who imported them from Germany for the Spanish market there."
A pocket knife is still an intimate personal possession of the individual who carries it and consequently deserves the best of materials, finish and workmanship in its production. (Quoted from Boker's 1928 Cutlery Catalog).
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How long have you collected knives?
11- 15 years
Favorite Kind of Knives
I collect only H. Boker knives and the older, the better. The H. Boker & Co's Improved Cutlery tang stamp is my favorite. I like all patterns, but am partial to the jumbo jacks and other large frame knives.
Hi Roger - I have not been on the site for several years but getting back to collecting and I had a question for you - I am on the look out for an old school platts/case jumbo swell center elephant toenail / sunfish. I was shocked to hear of Scott King passing and he was the man when he had his massive collection - I was wondering if you had any knowledge as to who may have one of these available?
Hi Roger, I don't drop by here very often, too many other things to do. But I try to keep an eye on things and sometimes folks drop me an email and let me know that I should check out what's going on at iKC.
Just found your comment on the BOKER I sold you. I remenber that knife real well. Back then I had just bought a big collection of knives just to get 50 JACK KNIFE BEN knives. I kind of went over my budget and had to sell some of the other knives to recoup my wild spending spree. Wish I could have kept all of them.