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Glad to say that H. Boker in Solingen has translatedBOKER: TWO CENTURIES AND TWO COUNTRIES REPRESENTING ONE NAME IN CUTLERY EXCELLENCE into German! It is offered on the German Boker web page:…Continue
The Top Five Boker Fixed Blade Knives
As you may already know, I am a fan of Boker knives. I am not so much a fan of “Top 5” or “Top 10” lists, but so many people are doing it, there must be something to it! I have limited this list to post-WW2 knives, because the pre-war knives are so difficult to find nowadays. All the knives in this list are still being produced by the Heinrich Boker Baumwerk in Solingen, Germany. So if…Continue
First of all, let me start by saying this is a work in progress. We know how difficult it is to determine the age of a Boker knife. Tang stamps, steel, bolster and liner materials, blade etches, and scale materials all tell a part of the story. Another method is by looking at the shields. It is tricky, because one needs to be certain that the shield is original to the knife. For the sake of argument, let's say that you can be sure ...
Here is a collection of shields, and my attempt to…Continue
I feel your pain.
Part of the excitement - and misery - of collecting Boker knives is the research.
Why is it so easy to find information on knives made by W.R. Case, but not H. Boker?
Well, back in 1970, Case started using tang stamps, dots, and now stars to help the collector. You can look at a Case knife from post 1970 and find out the exact year in which it was manufactured. You just have to know the code.
No such luck with Boker. There were a few years in the…Continue