"Nice knife Ricky! You are right, the Integral & Savannah are very similar. I've seen the Integral in stag and I think micarta, in addition to the amboina wood handled one that I posted. I also think either of these knives would look great…"
"Hey Ricky, that's an impressive list! As you know, I usually only collect the old H. Bokers, though I do have a few recent production knives that all happen to be fixed blades. One is a Bowie, one's an integral hunter and one's a…"
"That's an impressive list Ricky! Though I usually only collect the old stuff, I do have some "newer" Boker fixed blades and they are the only recent production Bokers that I own. One is a Bowie, one's an integral hunter and one…"
I have some factory seconds, though this is the only picture of one that I can find at the moment. None of the ones I own or have seen have ever had the tree stamp ground off though. Also, I have never heard of people actually…"
"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 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…"
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.