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Boker Plus FR w/ S35VN Steel – Massdrop Exclusive

Boker Plus FR w/ S35VN Steel – Massdrop Exclusive

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i would buy one if they were made by a better manufacturer! Boker plus line is terrible! How about Reate or WE????
I would in a heartbeat if the scales were CF.
If this has been covered I apologize. I was pleased to find these knives serialized. Can Massdrop or anyone disclose how many units were produced?
The blade and action on this knife were very nice. One thing to keep in mind is that the screws on this knife are made of VERY soft steel. I wasn’t able to take apart my knife due to almost stripping out the screws.
Why do this one again and not the Massdrop Urban Trapper??
DBSS
Or the Urban Trailer Petite.
Still waiting on some explanation as to what the hell a "caged version of IKBS" is. IKBS bearings by design aren't caged, that's the whole point!
The blade grind I got on mine was quite off. Its taken quite a while to wear in. Not a bad knife all said.
I'd love to jump on this, but it isn't steel insert on the lock bar. Looks like an amazing value, and I'm glad to see a trend of EDC smaller knives in super steels under $100.
dcardenal
The titanium lock bar is quite sticky. It has been made a little better with some graphite
This is not a tactical knife by any stretch of the imagination, why paint it black? The FR and the Urban Trapper are classy looking gentleman's knives which don't scare anybody inthe office or lunchroom, why can't we simply get a drop with the upgraded S35VN blades?
Scooterquest
These are S35VN, at least I thought they were? Or did you mean like a satin finished blade? its cheaper and quicker to do a coating or a stonewash finish, as a nicely ground satin finish takes time and expertise to make it look nice. Coatings and stonewashing helps to cover the minor defects.
TheHelton5
You are correct on both counts, this drop features an S35VN blade, and I would jump on it if there were a satin or polished blade option.
Have any of the issues from the last drop been addressed?
Pits
I really don't understand why Massdrop wouldn't address those issues with this drop or before offering this knife again. It sounds like most people got a crap knife for a lot of money. -_-
Love the knife. Bent the hell out the clip sitting in a chair. Anyone know where I can get a new, hopefully stronger, clip?
Does anyone know what the Rockwell hardness for these blades is at? Got mine in, got lucky, it's a nice bit of kit. Like it so much I just bought a marbled cf version for cheap to swap the scales. Gonna look pretty sick. Anyways, curious as to the hardness, might send it off for a mirror edge.
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Socmunky
Best guess would have me saying 58-59
Socmunky
My impression of Boker from reading many reviews is that their QC these days is suboptimal. I don't know if they HT their steel in house, or have it done elsewhere. Poor HT will lead to a lot of variation. Some manufacturers will run their knives at the low end of the recommended HRC or below to keep the knife less brittle and easier to sharpen. I am fairly sure that The Helton5's guess is, in all likelihood, kind of close to the real figure. I have several knives in S35VN and they all hold an edge very well. This is not an original statement, but a true one, I would rather have a 440C knife with good HT than a S35VN with bad HT. I would not consider purchasing a Boker without handling it first. I purchased a neck knife from them (online) and the grind was horrible, it would be like defending yourself with a dull butter knife. After re-profiling, it was much better. As I depart, I have to say the under 3" is NOT long by my standards, nor is the blade thick at 0.1". If I could handle it, I would consider purchasing it at this price.
I have this knife in vg10. The lock was a little sticky when i first got it, but is perfect now.(took about a month) i really like this knife style. Perfect gentleman's folder.
I got this last time. Very nice knife, nice steel and very sharp. I had no quality problems and carry and use regularly. A+++
Beautiful knife with many complaints... Still worth?
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The blade on the Chap is only 2.7", the handle is 3.3".
I love my Rosewood Urban Trapper. Very slim, nearly weightless, looks great and opens very smoothly. It does have the lockbar issue mentioned in the conversation above but it is a light duty slicer.
ponagathos
Haha I can't math. I meant "less than". From what you said seems like lockbar issues are present in more Boker knives than just this one (though this one seems to have particularly bad reviews). We'll see if I can justify a Boker despite it's potential flaws. Luck of the draw I guess...
Why don't you do the regular massdrop exclusive urban trapper again?
Very similar knife to the Gent. I have the VG10 CF version and like it as a dress pants knife, but don't expect to get any hard use out of it. I wish the Gent had the pocket clip from this knife. Seems like a pretty decent deal for upgraded steel and anodized liners.
For the same price... get the gent. Easy decision. Boker's quality is very inconsistent imo.
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lots of peeps here have said their knives quality has been sub par. I got one of these last time and I reported the same. You say yours has been good. Isn’t this the definition of ”inconsistent”? Why put your money and bet on getting a good one when the gent is consistently good? I have a gent too, it’s leaps and bounds better.
DocZZZ
I think I need to post that my results are good because others are reporting they are either bad or inconsistent. If I've had good experience I should not say that they've been inconsistent. sometimes people just posted they are inconsistent based on other people's comments and not real experience. Posting my good experiences is important to get a true perspective the others. Let them judge for themselves between comments.
Shipping knives internationally is not a thing or?
I'm obviously a knife noob. Why would a knife cost $90 and retail at $150? It looks nice and all but is the action faster or is the material just that much higher quality?
TheKiwiSage
Higher quality.. the original came with VG10 steel... S35vn is more superior and well rounded.. the Andodized titanium is also a nice asthetic touch compared to the stonewashed on the original.. pretty much its a good buy. most blades of this quality are in the triple digit range.. hope this helps
TheKiwiSage
The MSRP is an imaginary number pulled out of thin air by someone (I suspect in marketing) to make people think that they are getting a good deal. Of course, if you want to pay that much, you can always go to the manufacturer's website.
I really wasn't too impressed with this knife when I got it off the first run. It flicks out nice, came lubed up out of the box, and was hair scraping sharp (not razor sharp, but pretty close). All in all, I wouldn't say it was worth the $90, much less the $150 retail, especially given the size of it. You're paying for the Massdrop exclusivity, and while Boker Plus does and okay job at quality products, it's still a production folder from China.
Raine342
There are many production folders from China that cost 3x this or more and are worth it. Check out Reate and We knives if you haven't already. They are making production knives with machining and finish normally reserved for customs and midtechs.
Notsurewhyibother
Yeah, I know all about the Chinese brands, and I don't think they hold up too well either. I personally wouldn't pay for a $300 knife from China when I could get something just as good or a lot nicer from America for the second price or less.
Excuse me, Caged version of IKBS... what? The whole point of IKBS is that the bearings aren't caged.
EDIT: Funny, there aren't any IKBS marking on the blade either... I would really love for someone to explain to me how these bearings are somehow IKBS and caged, and how that's different from standard caged bearings.
I can count on one hand the number of producers from whom I would purchase a knife w/o ever having held the actual piece in my hands, checked out the vitals like deployment/lock-up, and generally gotten a feel for the thing.
Boker--no matter whether it's their Plus line, or Magnum line, or Tree or anyting r
where is this knife made?
Ralph2
Boker Plus knives are made in China which is cheaper.. while Boker knives are made in Germany pricier. The brand itself is German. Hope this helps...
Ralph2
Boker Plus In close cooperation with international acknowledged experts from military, police and security we develope and test tactical knives for the professional user. Boker Plus knives are innovative in terms of function and design, as well as guaranteed for everyday use. Conception, design and construction are carried out in Solingen, and production takes place in Europe, the USA and Asia.
For anyone who's bought this version of the knife - how does it compare (fit/finish/action) to the standard cocobolo/VG-10 version? I've got the cocobolo version, but I'm not terribly impressed at the build quality.
Is this version mo'bettah?
Purchased and immediately returned. Poorly made and cheap feel. skip this one for sure...
I have this knife in vg10 version. The lock initially was a little sticky, but is fine after a month or so. I like the design, the flipper is a little rough on the hand when open, but a little sanding and it too is fine. Otherwise, this knife is well made. Well centered, smooth opening, looks good, at least in the cocobolo version i got. Nicely ground, stupid sharp, feels solid.
I got this in the last drop, its quite nice but the action isn't particularly snappy, I was expecting something more like my kwaiken. The blade is also thinner and more delicate, which I wasn't expecting from what other people had said. Fit and finish were nice on mine. If I had the option, I probably wouldn't choose to purchase this again YMMV
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Hmm, ok it looks like they dropped a regular FR before. I’m a weirdo, holding out for the Urban Trapper petite!
I got this one. The blade is deeper but not thick in the spine.
I think the lack of snappyness comes from the knife being so light.
I remember reading complaints about the titanium frame wearing out with the trapper knife. Does this pose a similar issue?
Honestly, I was wanting this knife from the first run, but it seems so similar to the Gent drop which I joined last week. Which would you say is the better knife? There seem to be quite a few complaints about the lock and overall finish. I don't think I've bought a Boker since the Nano came out.
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HoldFast13
I was part of the first run on the gents. Let me put it this way, as soon as I saw it reactivated I bought 3 more, one in each color to match my outfits. I've purchased every Ferrum Forge collab through massdrop and have not been disappointed once.
HoldFast13
I have got them both from Massdrop. I would definitely recommend the Gent. The Gent is not only cheaper but the fit and finish is much better.