For this drop, we’ve partnered with Boker to offer an exclusive selection of the company's best-selling Kwaiken models, as well as a few extras. By joining, you’ll at least receive a Boker Kwaiken with an OD green micarta handle and an AUS-8 blade. But you’ll also have a chance to receive an upgraded Kwaiken with better blade steel and a better handle, plus additional prizes that will be unlocked as more members join the drop (see below). Good luck!
Note: This drop is limited to 600 units. Please read below for upgrade and prize odds in this Blue Box drop. 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.
The Lucas Burnley–designed Kwaiken is based on a short-range combat and household knife used in Ancient Japan. Shaped like a samurai sword—only shorter—it offers exceptional piercing power and slicing ability. Burnley originally gained recognition for his fixed-blade version of the Kwaiken, but decided to make it in the form of a folder in 2004. Since, it’s become one of the most popular knives in his, and the Boker, collection. The blade is deployed with the IKBS pivot system for smooth action, and it locks in place with a liner lock.
Seventy-five percent of those who join are guaranteed to receive a Boker Kwaiken with either a Micarta or G-10 handle with an AUS-8 blade, but the other twenty-five percent of you will be lucky winners of an upgrade. The upper tiers feature VG-10—a high-carbon content steel manufactured in Japan—not to mention some potential handle upgrades like titanium and carbon fiber, too. Upgrades will be assigned to orders by means of a random number generator in the following proportions:
We’ll also be offering other prizes, in addition to the possibility for an upgrade, as more members join the drop. Every purchase counts as an individual entry for these prizes. There are a total of five possible additional prizes, and each is unlocked when the respective number of units is purchased.
Always fascinated by the wilderness, stories of survival, and action movies, Lucas Burnley decided to make his passion a reality in 2003 when he founded Burnley Knives. With the bulk of his experience derived from trial and error, Burnley has earned a reputation as a reliable craftsman by combining elements of classic knives with an emphasis on modern materials. “To me knives are a personal expression of independence and self reliance,” he says. “Starting with raw materials, I’m able to create intrinsically useful and aesthetically pleasing tools and objects of pride that can be used and passed down for generations.
OD Green Micarta Handle / Satin AUS-8 Blade
Orange G-10 Handle / Stonewashed AUS-8 Blade
G-10 Handle / Satin VG-10 Blade
Titanium Handle / Stonewashed VG-10 Blade
Textured G-10 Handle / Black VG-10 Blade
Carbon Fiber Handle / Satin VG-10 Blade
Boker Tree Hat (Additional Prize)
Boker MPP Tactical Pen (Additional Prize)
Boker Tech City Tool 2 (Additional Prize)
Boker Gnome Fixed (Additional Prize)
Boker Exskelibur 1 Damascus (Additional Prize)
All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.
Estimated ship date is June 5, 2017 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.