Boker Kalashnikov


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Okiegunner
January 25, 2013, 12:21 AM
Boker AK-74 Kalashnikov...

Is this a "real" Boker knife?

From what I can tell, this knife seems to be reasonably well made and thought of. Appears to be made in Taiwan, from a Boker design, using Japanese AUS-8 steel.

Sound about right?

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hso
January 25, 2013, 02:32 AM
Yes, it is a Boker.

Stainz
January 25, 2013, 09:42 AM
Boker = Solingen, Germany
Boker Plus = Mainly PRC, some Taiwan
Boker Magnum = PRC
Boker Arbolito = Argentina

While there is a Boker 'Kalishnikov BK' that is made in Germany, it is $299 list and has a 440C blade. There is a wide range of 'Kalishnikov' knives in the Boker Plus line, like the 'Kalishnikov 74' series which list for $54.95 and have AUS-8 blade steel - possibly the one the op meant. They are made in the PRC. I have a few of their PRC-made Boker Plus line knives, and they represent a good value. I have more German-made Bokers - and they are universally, IMHO, finer in QC and fit & finish - albeit at a higher price.

A sub-set of the Boker German made knives is their 'classic' line - like the old 'Tree Brand' slipjoints. They are great values in that type of knife, from my recent experience. They still make carbon steel blades, too, if you want them. I have found their QC, materials choice, price, etc, to be better than the few recent similar new Case knives I've bought. Again - IMHO!

Stainz

Okiegunner
January 26, 2013, 03:51 AM
Stainz...

Yes, thank you, I believe that you are correct. Probably Boker Plus. AUS 8 blade. Seems to be well finished and tight lock-up. Very sharp.

NG VI
January 27, 2013, 01:18 PM
When you order those, do you have to order the spring for the opening mechanism separately, or does it come all together?

I saw some reference to them being sold sans the spring that powers the opening mechanism, can't remember if it seemed legit.

Okiegunner
January 28, 2013, 05:35 PM
It comes all together.

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