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The Boker Book is Here!

Started by Ricky Ray. Last reply by Pen Knife Dec 2, 2019. 6 Replies

Hi Fellow Boker Collectors,I'm proud to announce that a ten year research project has yielded a book that I'm really pleased with.Neal Punchard and I have teamed up to write a book about Boker…Continue

Franklin Mint 1989 Knife Collection Made by Boker

Started by Art Cooper. Last reply by Ricky Ray Jan 12, 2019. 32 Replies

I have seen advertised knives from the Franklin Mint 1989 Collection that the owner swears are made by Boker.The knives are marked on one side: Solingen, W.Germany and on the other 89FR.I have never…Continue

There's Just Something About These Old Boker Springers

Started by Ricky Ray Nov 17, 2018. 0 Replies

I can't stop playing around with this old 712 pattern lever lock from the 1980s. The rosewood handles look great, and nobody does a blade etch like Boker.…Continue

Sometimes I buy them just for the tang stamp...

Started by Ricky Ray. Last reply by Ricky Ray Nov 15, 2018. 7 Replies

...and sometimes, it's because I've been looking for one for years!Like this late 1920s slant bolster jack knife shown in the center.…Continue

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Comment by Mark Zalesky on January 28, 2018 at 16:46

I don't think many realize it, but nearly all the autos by established knife companies are Made in the USA. That's a great thing regardless of the reason, but the real reason behind it is that switchblades are still illegal in interstate commerce -- and importation counts. The big companies aren't willing to risk losing an entire shipment to customs and being in their doghouse -- so they source from US manufacturers. In this case the Kwaiken is being made by Pro-Tech, who makes a wonderful knife. This is going to be a big hit.

Comment by Ricky Ray on January 28, 2018 at 16:36

Oh yeah, one more thing about the KWAIKEN AUTO:


Comment by Ricky Ray on January 28, 2018 at 16:31

In other news. I just picked up this Boker/George Schrade stainless steel fishing knife for my collection. Circa 1956-58. Strange, I seem to be migrating to the cheaper knives lately! But it is a neat piece of history. Now if I can only find that stamped steel "Boy's Knife"!

Comment by Ricky Ray on January 28, 2018 at 16:27

Nice! Hopefully they will bring the Kwaiken Auto to the BLADE show in ATL!

Comment by Mark Zalesky on January 28, 2018 at 16:24

I've got some other interesting ones in the hopper and am always looking for more. We've had some response to our ads seeking more writers and I hope to find more, it's a constant search for good material!

BTW, I saw the new Boker Kwaiken Auto at SHOT and it's way cool!   :)

Comment by Ricky Ray on January 23, 2018 at 17:27

No problem Mark. There were a lot of really interesting articles this month: Besides the Boker LTD Editions, I really enjoyed the article on the A-F first gen knives with the mystery serial number, and the cipher blade knives too. I had never heard of those before!

Comment by Mark Zalesky on January 22, 2018 at 20:41

Thanks for pointing that out, Ricky -- I appreciate it anytime folks spread the word about what we're trying to do.

Comment by Ricky Ray on January 22, 2018 at 18:47

The February 2018 issue of KNIFE magazine just arrived today! There's a good article by Bruce Voyles on the Boker Limited Edition Knives that started in 1971.

Comment by Ricky Ray on December 9, 2017 at 20:25

Yessir that's all of them. Series I on top and Series II on the bottom!

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.


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