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Boker Exskelibur 1 Folding Knife

Boker Exskelibur 1 Folding Knife

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Discreet Design, CPM S35VN Blade

Slim and lightweight, the Boker Exskelibur 1 is a gentleman’s folder large enough for tough jobs. Its carbon fiber handle pairs well with a satin-finished blade. But aesthetics is only one area this folder excels in. The CPM S35VN blade delivers good edge retention and resistance to corrosion, and its drop-point shape makes it a solid option for a wide range of tasks. Slightly offsetting the color scheme, the blue anodized pocket clip also adds a touch of flair, especially when clipped to a pocket.

Note: This drop is limited to 49 units, with only 29 Carbon Fiber available. At checkout, you’ll have the option of upgrading to the Cocobolo Damascus version (+ $15). Due to the sensitive nature of shipping knives internationally, we are able to ship only some of the knives on Massdrop to select countries. It is the responsibility of the buyer to know and comply with all importation regulations and local laws. Click here for additional information.

Boker Exskelibur 1 Folding Knife
Boker Exskelibur 1 Folding Knife
Boker Exskelibur 1 Folding Knife
Boker Exskelibur 1 Folding Knife
Boker Exskelibur 1 Folding Knife

Cocobolo Damascus Version

For those who prefer something even more distinctive, check out the Cocobolo Damascus version. Made with a deep mahogany-colored cocobolo wood handle, it’s suitable for a wedding or a night on the town. The blade is made from 57-layer damascus steel, offering good edge retention and slicing ability. The offsetting blue anodized liners add extra style, to boot.

Boker Exskelibur 1 Folding Knife
Boker Exskelibur 1 Folding Knife

A Closer Look at S35VN Steel

When Crucible Industries—one of the leading manufacturers of specialty steels for the cutlery industry—introduced CPM-S30V steel, it was praised as the most impressive blade steel ever created in terms of all-around performance. Its successor, CPM-S35VN, is 20 percent tougher thanks to the addition of niobium to its chemical composition. It boasts remarkable edge-holding ability and wear resistance, rivaling some of the most expensive blade steels on the market.

Boker Exskelibur 1 Folding Knife
Boker Exskelibur 1 Folding Knife

Model Options

CPM S35VN Blade
Cocobolo Damascus (+ $15)

Specs

Exskelibur 1 Carbon Fiber

  • Boker
  • Designed by Mike Skellern and Fred Burger
  • Blade: CPM S35VN with satin finish
  • Blade shape: Drop-point
  • Handle: Carbon fiber
  • Titanium frame lock
  • Titanium pocket clip for tip-up or tip-down carry on the right side
  • Jimping
  • Blade length: 3.5 in (8.9 cm)
  • Overall length: 8.1 in (20.6 cm)
  • Weight: 2.6 oz (74 g)

Exskelibur 1 Cocobolo Damascus

  • Boker
  • Designed by Mike Skellern and Fred Burger
  • Blade: 57-layer damascus
  • Blade shape: Drop-point
  • Handle: Cocobolo wood
  • Blue anodized titanium liner lock
  • Titanium pocket clip for tip-up or tip-down carry on the right side
  • Jimping
  • Blade length: 3.5 in (8.9 cm)
  • Overall length: 8.1 in (20.6 cm)
  • Weight: 2.9 oz (82 g)

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by the vendor.

Estimated ship date is Jan 31, 2018 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.

Recent Activity

At this time in my collection, this is my favorite knife. I have wonderfully made, exquisitely designed and assembled knives up to ten times the price, that this one beats out. I am referring to the carbon fiber version. It is among the thinnest knives in my collection as well. It's what I have been looking for in a Gentleman’s folder. Other than being about ½ of inch too long and ¼ of an inch too tall, it checks all the other criteria. The thinnest of the knife and the lip/front flipper is what I like most about it. The G-10 and wooden scales of the other versions have liners that add more thickness than I wouldn't care for. The Philips head screws for the clip are a source of contention. I was careful to exert plenty of pressure when removing them to take off the clip so they didn't strip out. I believe the use of such unconventional mounting hardware is based on the overall sleekness of the design. Torx screws would not be flush with the clip surface. Base on my preferred dimensions. I would like to see an 85% scaled down version and wrote Boker with my thoughts. The Gareth Bull Shamwari is my grail knife and this one has appeased my desire for one unless I can actually acquire one. It still might beat it out for favorite. I’ll be sure to update this review if that day ever comes. It is a terrific fidget toy once you get the possibility of “lock stick” worked out should yours have it too. It's incredibly smooth opening and falls shut amazingly with nylon washers and not bearings. I appreciate the control the lip/front flip gimping provides for closing it without endangering my fingers or thumb. I’ve had a couple close calls and am glad I didn’t slice myself. Speaking of slicing, I don’t go to a restaurant without it. Most steak knives I have encountered lately are dull or are serrated. I like to cut my meat, not saw it off. I almost loaned it to a friend last Saturday night as I watched him work so hard to slice off a piece of steak. Looking over my collection spreadsheet of over 100 knives and almost $11k in investment, I could not more enthusiastically or highly recommend a knife as this one. It is an incredible value and damned fun to fidget. I like it so much, I might buy another on the next drop.