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The Top Five Boker Fixed Blade Knives! (Look! I made a Top Five list!)

The Top Five Boker Fixed Blade Knives

(Since 1955)

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…

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Added by Ricky Ray on December 21, 2018 at 9:32 — 3 Comments

Knives, Importers, and Retailers associated with Boker

Just a little list of knife brand names and trademarks known to be associated with, or manufactured by Boker. (Both in Solingen and USA):



Arbolito - Spanish for "little tree". South American branch. Argentina.



Boker Plus - Boker's current "international" brand. Made in Tiawan and China.



Boker USA - Started in 1899 when H. Boker & Co. purchased the Valley Forge plant. Ended U.S. production in 1983.



Casa Boker - Hardware store founded…
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Added by Ricky Ray on April 17, 2011 at 19:00 — 5 Comments

The Shield Tells a Story - More on Estimating the Age of Boker Knives

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…

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Added by Ricky Ray on March 15, 2011 at 19:30 — 40 Comments

So You Wanna Know About That Old Boker Knife You Just Scored At The Flea Market?

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…

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Added by Ricky Ray on March 12, 2011 at 12:02 — 3 Comments

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