New Knives Presented by Boker USA

Boker AuroraBoker USA has announced two new knives at the opening of SHOT Show 2016.  The first is a flat-ground framelock folder.  This could be called an “art knife” from Jens Ansø, with its anodized and accented titanium handles, but it also looks to have plenty of working potential.

Lakewood, Colorado (January 18, 2016) – Boker USA is proud to present the Boker Aurora.

A true Solingen masterpiece and Jens Ansø design. Durability and elegance are not a contradiction here – the new Boker Aurora (Latin for “dawn”) is a great example of this. The massive titanium liners of the framelock design grant extreme stability, while the radial milling maintains an appearance worthy of a showpiece. The special effect is created by the two-tone anodizing, showing a grayish-blue base tone, with bronze colored accents highlighting the ridges.

For the blade steel, we chose 154CM, with a Rockwell hardness of 58-61, which has already proven itself as one of the premium steels for quality and edge retention. For optimum cutting capabilities and rugged use, we decided to use a flat grind with a formidable 4mm thick blade, with a stonewash finish. Includes detachable pocket clip (tip-down). Blade length: 3⅛”. Overall length: 7½”. Weight: 5 oz. Suggested Retail Price: $399.00.

The Boker Aurora (model 112629) is available for purchase through Boker USA, Inc. Additional information can be found at: Boker USA Aurora

Boker German Expedition KnifeThe second knife Boker USA is touting is their new multi-use fixed blade German Expedition knife.  This knife has a serious 6 1/2 inch blade of N690 steel.  It will come with a leather retention sheath.

Lakewood, Colorado (January 18, 2016) – Boker USA is proud to present the Boker German Expedition Knife.

Designed by Tony Lenartz – an icon for decades in the field of the outdoors… wilderness survival and bushcrafting, as well as an experienced military leader with a passion for the outdoors. Extended trips to the North American wilderness and his relationship with the inhabitants of these regions provided the opportunity for true wilderness survival techniques and hands-on experience. These expeditions provided Tony with the insight into his knife designs – namely, functionality, rugged use and durability. Boker is proud to begin a relationship with Tony to bring to the market the legendary German Expedition Knife…built to the specifications and quality demanded by its designer. The creative mind of Tony in marriage with the quality reputation of the Boker Manufactory provides the user with the ultimate wilderness field knife.

This modern classic is definitely a full size survival knife, which, by its versatility, is capable of mastering any task in the wilderness. From building a shelter, to hunting, skinning and preparing your food, the German

Expedition Knife will do it all. For the blade steel of this rugged construction, we chose Böhler N690, which has a fine microstructure and outstanding corrosion resistance. The stonewash finish combines easy maintenance with durability.

The handle design of the G.E.K. was further optimized, to give the ideal ergonomics for every grip style. The skeletonized handle grants a low weight, and exchangeable handle scales provide a very secure grip and excellent handling. The hammer piece in the end of the handle adds versatility. The high quality leather sheath is fully ambidextrous, and is set up for cross-draw, which gives not only allows comfortable carry, but also secure and intuitive handling when drawing or re-sheathing. The knife is secured by an ambidextrous push-button strap. Blade length: 6½”. Overall length: 11⅜”. Weight: 9.1 oz. Suggested Retail Price: $339.00.

The German Expedition Knife (model 120747) will be available for purchase through Boker USA, Inc. in late February 2016. Additional models and information can be found at:  Boker USA German Expedition Knife

I love seeing new stuff come out around SHOT.  I will try to keep the news coming…

by Wilson

Photos:  Boker USA

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