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Old 10-05-2004, 02:08 PM
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CapCase CapCase is offline
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First Boker

Nothing here so I thought maybe I would start a thread...

What was the first Boker you owned? When?

The first knife I ever bought was a Boker Tree Brand stockman I bought from another kid on the school bus (yes, back then we took knives to school) when I was about ten years old. It was well used. The blades were filed down to where they were almost spears. I think I paid two dollars for it. I carried it all the way through school until I joined the Marine Corps. Then it disappeared while I was at boot camp. To be honest I didn't miss it. But it does have a special place in my memory as the first knife I paid for myself. My first knife was a cub scout knife my Dad bought for me. I lost it a few weeks later.
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Old 10-26-2004, 06:48 PM
rckendall rckendall is offline
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My first Boker plus

Thanks for starting something on this page.
My first Boker was a red bone handled folding hunter (?) that I saw in a hardware store window in Austria when I was on vacation many years ago. I fell in love with the red bone and the size was just right, except the width. It was just too wide for my everyday use.
Later I bought the titanium handled knife with 440c blade and it won't wear out or break so I'm still carrying it. Truthfully I'm getting a little bored with it but still a great knife. Certainly the best I've used (maybe not owned).
I noticed recently that a really beat up double blade knife that I have in my shop is a Boker. It was so covered with glue etc I didn't know what brand it was, just that it had servived many years and terrible abuse. My one question about this knife is, now that I know it's a Boker, do I have to take better care of it?
Thaks again for starting this thread.
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Old 10-29-2004, 03:51 PM
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Glad to meet you rckendall. I was beginning to think no one visited here.

Funny thing is for a couple years I thought my first Boker was an Old Timer. Someone told me that was what it was and I took their word. I later realized that Old Timers were a Schrade brand. But I was a kid then. I had never heard of Boker at the time.

Currently I only own one Boker. A Bone Handled Barlow with carbon steel blades. I really like it. Beautiful knife.

I'd post a photo of it if I could ever figger out how.
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Old 11-05-2004, 10:25 PM
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Lightbulb AK74 Boker is the way to go!

My first Boker was a Top Lock, Serrated w/black inserts. Presently, I am crazy about the Boker AK74 (green model). Very nice, real cool knife!
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Old 11-09-2004, 09:58 PM
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Hi first boker was one i got about ten years ago from my father its a 2000 440 c
lock blade
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Old 09-30-2006, 12:54 AM
gray9 gray9 is offline
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Don't know if anyone still checks here. If so, I could use some help. My first Boker is a beautiful knife but can't find it on Boker's site and has no marks that I can use for I.D.-- 3" drop spear-point blade which reads 'Boker Solingen 440C . Germany LTD 1 of 999'. The linerkock has number 352 on it, making the knife # 352 in the run, I presume. Titanium handles tooled with three circles on each side and a pretty blue frost on inside of handle and in hole walls. Anyone out there?
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Old 10-06-2006, 12:54 AM
Oldsteel Oldsteel is offline
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Smile Soon, I hope

My first Boker was just ordered Monday night. A Tree Brand double shield canoe with red jigged bone handles. I just couldn't resist. This will probably be the one (first at least) that I will never use. A real collector.
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Old 11-09-2006, 10:21 PM
CRKS CRKS is offline
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I like them all, The Boker Magnums are a good buy for the money.
right now I carry the Boker Magnum KALS 74. My next shipment of Bokers should be in on Monday. I may also keep a KALS 74DES. I do have then loaded. They are very impressive. Good quality no woble and the AUS-8 holds an edge.
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Old 01-24-2007, 06:23 PM
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Just received my first 2 Bokers on Monday.

Carbon steel Grand Canyon scales, Copperhead and Medium Congress. Beautiful knives, both. The pictures on the internet do not do them justice. The < BOKER > engraving on the main blades are very sensible and understated.

The Copperhead is definitely going to be a user.

The Congress is solid, packed with very sharp half stopped blades.
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Old 03-10-2008, 09:33 PM
Gundoger Gundoger is offline
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Oldsteel, I assume you are talking about the "Tang Stamp Series" when you say double shield they are a real nice knife. Good luck acquiring the complete set, it took me about 2 1/2 yrs. to complete mine in stag.
My first Boker was 20 some year's ago, it was a Cabela's fixed blade hunting knife that I still use today. I have only seen two other's like it and they were listed as "European" model's.
I now have about 20 Boker's and like them all
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Old 03-11-2008, 03:40 PM
J. Scott J. Scott is offline
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Seems like I had a Boker that I carried in high school. Does the term "Sod Buster" ring a bell to any of you collectors? I wish I still had that knike. It was about 4" heavy blade with wooden scales. Anyone remember those?

Oxford, AL
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Old 04-23-2008, 08:01 PM
Slim12 Slim12 is offline
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I got a cheap Boker Kalashnikov conversion, its had a lot of work box opening. I like the size and seems sturdy enough, had to adjust the spring a bit, but after I got it right its had no problems. Because its cheap I dont worry about hitting the odd staple, hasnt happened yet but will sometime.
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:05 AM
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Guess you guys went off Bokers.

My first boker was an automatic bought in France about twenty years ago.

For some reason it was too nice to carry and I always had a jobbing blade that I was not

as timid about using.

I have always, well forty five years, collected knives and this one fell between the cracks.
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:41 PM
Vulpini Vulpini is offline
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Does anyone have any recommendations for any fixed, full tang blades that are under 4" by Boker?
And does anyone have the Boker Colubris?

Looking for a good manufactured knife so I don't have to give a 1k handmedown for Christmas.

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