Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

New Boker AF FD... I am in LOVE!! (Brief review and Pics)

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by EGGMAN240, Nov 18, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. EGGMAN240

    EGGMAN240 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Messages:
    102
    In the past couple months, I have really started taking an interest in knives. This is because, 1) They are legal to carry in MD (which is damn near impossible to get a CCL in). 2) they are typically cheaper then guns and fun to collect. I usually spend <$100 on knives but have been craving a nice higher end carry blade.

    Well, I was cruising the web Monday night (instead of watching the skins get their asses kicked), when I saw the Boker Applegate Folding Dagger. I have the Gerber Applegate Combat folder, and simply love the design. It is darn near perfect. I was thinking of picking up a more higher end knife, and this one fit the bill perfectly. It is similar to the Boker AFD, but has a serial number. Mine is 040, but I have no idea how high they go.

    So, I ended up purchasing a Boker Applegate Fairbain Folding Dagger (or AF FD). It arrived today, and man is it SEXY. As I said, this is my first "higher" end knife. The fit and finish is exemplary, and the blade pivot is glass smooth. It fits great in my sausage-like mitts. The blade design is very nice, and looks modern yet classy. I am totally in love, and can't put the damn thing down! A couple cool things that totally surprised me (pleasantly):

    -I has a billet aluminum "glass breaker" built into the handle (see last pic)
    -It came in a nice pleather padded taco case
    -You can reposition the clip for RH (tip up or down), and LH (tip down only), and it has little Boker tree stamped aluminum inserts to fill the non-occupied pocket clip hole

    Some basic specs:

    3 7/8" blade
    9.5" overall
    Handle: Grey Aluminum
    Blade: Bead blasted S60V

    Enough talking... On with the pics:

    The knife... Ain't she pretty?
    [​IMG]

    The aluminum "glass breaker"
    [​IMG]

    Boker AF FD next to my Gerber AF Combat Folder
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Fergy35

    Fergy35 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2005
    Messages:
    255
    Location:
    Northern Indiana
    That sure is a good looking knife. I have always been a fan of the Fairborn design and have drooled over several of them at the shows. Do you mind telling us where you got it?
     
  3. JoergS

    JoergS Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2009
    Messages:
    337
    I had that knife (an earlier version, almost identical), gave it away as a present to a friend a few years back.

    I recall that it wasn't sharpened on both sides when I bought it, fixed it with my Lansky kit. The Lansky side was so much better that I did the factory edge side as well.

    I still have the Gerber, love it, even bought the mini version (1st production run, actually).
     
  4. EGGMAN240

    EGGMAN240 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Messages:
    102
    Sure... I got it at bladeHQ.com. They had it to me in a day. Amazing customer service for sure!! These are back ordered at some sites (like Midway)...

    Also, I just relocated the pocket clip to the bottom front. This allows it to be drawn with my index right on the deployment tab/hilt. It also seemed to loosen up the blade. The rotation is even smoother now. Not quite as fast as my Ti Lite (or wave design), but still great!! All in all a very substantial and slick blade. Have I mentioned I love this knife?
     
  5. MikeJackmin

    MikeJackmin Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Messages:
    1,521
  6. EGGMAN240

    EGGMAN240 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Messages:
    102
    I live in MD... Autos are illegal to buy unless you are a "Pro"... :(
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page