Boker Plus FR Exclusive w/ S35VN Steelsearch

Boker Plus FR Exclusive w/ S35VN Steel

Boker Plus FR Exclusive w/ S35VN Steel

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Made in USA or China?
if you guys did a run of the boker kwaiken flipper with s35vn, i'll buy 5 of them
Yes very light easy to edc it disappears in the pocket. I don't have any lock stick on mines yet... It goes good with tequila and BBQ ribs on a rice pilaf.
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Just want to throw my .02¢ into the mix. Mine came a couple weeks ago (#0380). Lock stick was initially horrendous. It's since gotten marginally better. It's a very lightweight titanium framelock..I had expected some lockstick, but damn, it's really that bad. The screw are so soft you can't take the knife apart. I've been meaning to contact Boker about getting replacement ones and am currently working on a solution to actually get the knife broken down. It's riding on bearings and needs to be serviced every once and a while..I can already feel the action noticably losing it's smoothness (which was the one good thing this knife had going for it.) Came semi-sharp from the factory with an uneven grind..It has already dulled in my two weeks of light use (cut up a few fruit and broken down several boxes at work). The black coating doesn't belong on this knife..I wanted to stonewashed the PVD and see if I could get a blackwash effect, but that's for sure a no go with the damn screw issue. Pocket clip bent to hell in the first week. Final two points.. Domestic shipping took forever for knives that were already in stock. Second, I bought this knife on the Black Friday (or Cyber Monday..I don't really remember) "Flash Sale." The knife was re-released a couple days later at the exact same price. Come on, Massdrop. I don't think I'll be purchasing anything else from Boker, excluding Tree Brand, unless I've had a chance to handle it in person beforehand. Their QC is as awful as what everyone says.
NoBuddyCares
I had the same problem with the soft screws - 1/3rd of them stripped with the lightest of pressure. Look and weight are great and the steal is nice but not buying Boker again for those QA issues stated above.
BadLuckLazyGuy
I like the color, simple clean design, and I thought about getting one.
How is domestic shipping taking more than a week? Makes me sad.
mhaucke
USPS. United States Paraplegic Snails. Any further questions?
Would love to see the Urban Trapper with this setup available again. Or the Urban Trapper Grand with the longer blade. Heck even the Urban Trapper Petite with the short blade. Something about those narrow blades with this setup calls to me.
Like others have said if this only came with a silver blade option, black blade on a gentleman’s folder makes no sense. I want one but I will pass on the black blade
Again with the tactical black on a gentleman's knife riding on bearings? I still don't get it. Like painting a Lexus with Rhino liner. How about some blade finish options next time?
Flash sale or same price!? I doubt these email sale/spam from MD.
@JonasHeineman Is it still Massdrop's policy to refund any flipper that gets seized by Canadian customs? That was the case earlier this year when I picked up the Gent.
i would buy one if they were made by a better manufacturer! Boker plus line is terrible! How about Reate or WE????
Ejash
Boker is a good manufacturer. In Germany. In Argentina. When you move into the Plus and Magnum lines, made elsewhere, the quality can be sketchy. I read in BladeForums that one person would not purchase anything from these lowers two tiers without handling it first. I don't have any Bokers, so I cannot comment from personal experience. I know that I would follow this advice because of a lot of supporting evidence from other forums and YouTube videos. I have handled Tree Brand Bokers at SMKW. They looked, felt, and operated well.
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
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 like your guess. Most manufacturers don't take steel up to its Max HRC. Sharpening. Chipping. More belts and time to produce.
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+++
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Watching the Cowboys? Lol me too. Happy Thanksgiving and thanks again. I just got the BZ dogtooth and like his designs but that knife was made by WE. I don't have any Boker knives so I think I'll give it a try
Gunnersmate2
Lol. Yeah. Found it, $89 in Jan. 2018. I like the knife. Nice gentleman's folder, imo
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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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.
You have a good one. Others have bad ones. That is not strange, but very picture of inconsistency.
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.