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Boker Plus Kwaiken Mini Folding Flipper Knives

Boker Plus Kwaiken Mini Folding Flipper Knives

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It's $112 on amazon (prime) right now. This drop aint gonna happen.
With only 4 purchased and 3 days left to go, I doubt this drop's going to happen. Those who are in on this offering may want to look at the Massdrop/Ferrum Forge Gent (with less than a day left) and the Brad Zinker Dogtooth lightweight EDC drops. I'm optimistic that the Dogtooth will be a winner, and you can watch some YouTube reviews of a previous Gent drop -- it's highly recommended.
I have the Boker Plus Urban Trapper and one of these and I like the Urban Trapper better. It costs less, it's larger but still under 4 inches ( 3 1/2 iunches), I like the shape better, it opens faster, and they are made form the same materials. Great blades both though. I've had the Urban Trapper for years and the hinge is as good as the day I got it. It opens very fast, faster than the Kwaiken. You can still open both pretty quickly without flicking them thanks to the nub on the back. The Urban Trapper is still sharp enough to shave with and I used it like a box cutter for packages and mail and random house work. I'm impressed with this brand in general. I paid about $64 for the urban Trapper with a wood handle. Just my 2 cents.
From what I’ve seen on bladehq, the only real deal here is the carbon fiber one which is $20 Less than on bladehq. Otherwise the g10 is $5 less but you have to wait a month to get it. The titanium might be a deal but it seems odd that they wouldn’t add on to the price of it.
FYI and a word to the wise (not me apparently) is check your blade adage immediately. I just noticed a small chip in my blade. Wouldn’t be upset if i used the knife for anything else but flipping it open.

This makes two knives I purchased here I’m unhappy with. The spyderco rafir noble and this. Threes the charm and then back to knife connection, DLT and brick and mortar.
xoshooter
My "Spyderco Double-Bevel Knife by Bob Terzuola" came chipped too, no options for recourse.
Anyone have experience that this knife is hard to flip?
Or I am doing it wrongly?
Thanks
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renzero
You can always loosen it up and put a couple drops of oil on it. You open this style by pulling back on the nub that sticks out the back side like the video link I have here. I find it to be one of the easier and faster knives I have to open.

Edit: See the flipping method at 1:13, copying video at time didn't seem to work.


https://youtu.be/oWv148bfGRI?t=73
renzero
I have a mirror full size and it was next to impossible to flip when I first got it. Took a while and many flips but now it has a sexy action and is far and away my most favorite knife that I didn’t expect. Good luck!!
Anyone open to reading theirs for my boker wooden mirror?
Does this model suffer from the old "blade point is slightly out so you nick yourself all the time" problem (or was that the Urban Trapper)?
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Thanks for the reply. A quick Google allowed me to see that this was / is a problem on the early full-size Kwaiken. Hopefully this has been resolved.
Bobraz
It’s not really an issue on mine. If you run your finger against the closed knife where the tip is you can poke your finger a bit but I’ve never done it handling the knife or in pocket. You kind of have to do it on purpose.

Also, I love mine. It’s the best edc I’ve had. Doesn’t take up pocket space, is clean and classy, and works well for normal needs.
Is this liner stainless steel or titanium?
Thenns
I had the same concern, and from what I can tell the liner is steel.
Does anyone have a Kwaiken and an Urban Trapper? I own the UT but not a Kwaiken.
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Unfortunately, I can't really shed any light on your question in regards to the full-size versions of the UT compared to the Kwaiken; I have only the mini versions of each. I can tell you that as discreet "gentleman's" knives I like the mini versions of both very much. I prefer the blade shape of the UT but I find the Kwaiken to have a slightly better and more elegant design, and it's a little smoother to open. Perhaps that might translate the same to the full-size versions?

As far as the durability of VG-10 compared to other steels, there's usually some trade-off when it comes to the various traits of these steels (edge retention, ease of sharpening, corrosion resistance, etc), and I don't know what other blades you have in your knife locker. My regular EDC for the past 20+ years has been an ATS-34 bladed Benchmade; technically not quite as tough as VG-10. But I've been beating the holy hell out of it for more than two decades and the blade is still in good shape, shaving sharp, and has never failed me when I've needed it. Granted, I maintain it fairly well but I suppose I'm trying to say that it's not always in the numbers you see on paper. My 2 cents and your mileage may vary. Cheers!
I have both and the difference is that kwaiken has a considerably thicker blade and thick steel liners. It's much more heavy. My urban trapper doesn't have any scales on top of titanium, maybe a layer of carbon or g10 composite fiber on top could give it some rigidity, but even pinching the frame between my fingers I can have titanium frame bend a lot. I could probably rip the blade out of my urban trapper if I wanted to just by bending it out of the way, its titanium has a lot of give.
Kwaiken has none of that flimsiness, it feels like a solid piece of steel that it is. It's more than twice the weight of the urban trapper. I suspect that this is intentional part of a design, it can certainly be used as an impact weapon when folded due to its heft and shape. It's much more similar in feel and apparent design intentions to a crkt vizzle than an urban trapper.
I now have a full size and three minis - one of the minis is Titanium, all the others are G10. They are great for everyday use, highly recommended.
EDIT: Massdrop customer service are owning their mistake and looking after me.

My Kwaiken arrived, however I paid for the CF version and I believe I have received the G10 version. Living in Australia, this is going to be more costly to rectify :(.

Seems like a nice knife, just wish it was the one I ordered.