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Offline Bill Cox

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Boker Plus Bushcraft Knife
« on: March 15, 2013, 12:43:56 AM »
I have been wanting to try a woodlore style knife for a while but didnt want to spent the $ on a custom one and when I saw that Boker was gonna make one last year I knew I would have to try it. Heres a quick look at it, I havent had a chance to do anything with it yet but im really liking it so far. I was a bit reluctant after seeing a ton of mixed reviews of it, but that reluctance went away once I opened it and had a chance to handle it. It came sharp out of the box not a razor but much sharper than most production knives I have bought. Fit and finish are great, packaging was nice aswell with the nice presentation box it comes with. The leather sheath is a solid bushcraft style pouch sheath, and the included firesteel is a great add on for a $50 knife.






















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Re: Boker Plus Bushcraft Knife
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2013, 06:08:07 AM »
Thanks for the review. A stainless Woodlore style knife is interesting and I'm looking forward to seeing how it stands up to regular use.

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Re: Boker Plus Bushcraft Knife
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2013, 06:23:29 AM »
Bill, Thanks for posting your review.  My Boker gnome is a favorite, it looks like they have produced a winner in a value priced bushcraft knife.

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Re: Boker Plus Bushcraft Knife
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2013, 06:57:26 AM »
Man that's a lot for $50.  Even if you have to sharpen it yourself, thanks for the review
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Re: Boker Plus Bushcraft Knife
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2013, 07:13:02 AM »
that's nice. I like 440C. Looks like a good size. thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2013, 07:34:56 AM »
Wow, looks like a great deal!

Nice initial review Bill. Thanks!

Here's a question for you... Could a fellow replace that fire steel in that case when it wore out? Is that an aluminum fire steel case?

Thanks again! :thumbsup:


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Re: Boker Plus Bushcraft Knife
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2013, 10:27:33 AM »
Wow, looks like a great deal!

Nice initial review Bill. Thanks!

Here's a question for you... Could a fellow replace that fire steel in that case when it wore out? Is that an aluminum fire steel case?

Thanks again! :thumbsup:


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   KK,  most fire steels are held in place with two part epoxy,  I've replaced a few in different handles easily,  just dip the handle in boiling water up to the steel and let it sit there for several minutes and then pull the steel out of the handle.
  When the handle is cool and dried mix a little 5 minute epoxy and put a dab in the end of the handle and coat the end of the steel and put them together,  make sure that the steel is lined up straight and wait about 15 minutes before handling it.
  The epoxy will hold it very well as long as you keep it away from any high heat.   :)
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Re: Boker Plus Bushcraft Knife
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2013, 11:15:05 AM »
Looks like a pretty good score. I think it looks much better than the Condor offering. Since I don't mind re-profiling an edge or shaping handles, it may be something I'll consider in the future!

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Re: Boker Plus Bushcraft Knife
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2013, 03:22:15 PM »
Looks like a lot of product for 50 frogskins! :thumbsup:
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2013, 03:31:25 PM »
Wow, looks like a great deal!

Nice initial review Bill. Thanks!

Here's a question for you... Could a fellow replace that fire steel in that case when it wore out? Is that an aluminum fire steel case?

Thanks again! :thumbsup:


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   KK,  most fire steels are held in place with two part epoxy,  I've replaced a few in different handles easily,  just dip the handle in boiling water up to the steel and let it sit there for several minutes and then pull the steel out of the handle.
  When the handle is cool and dried mix a little 5 minute epoxy and put a dab in the end of the handle and coat the end of the steel and put them together,  make sure that the steel is lined up straight and wait about 15 minutes before handling it.
  The epoxy will hold it very well as long as you keep it away from any high heat.   :)
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Re: Boker Plus Bushcraft Knife
« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2013, 03:39:06 PM »
That has the looks of a well made knife and certainly a good deal for the investment.  I've never owned a Boker, but have worked with a few guys that have, and all of them have been very happy.

I'll watch the review when I have a bit more time, but thanks for getting this up!!

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Re: Boker Plus Bushcraft Knife
« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2013, 07:00:14 PM »
You are killing me with this!

I have been tempted to throw the cash at this for a while now and I keep hesitating!

It sure seems like a lot of knife, even if its SS, for the price!

This would get so many would be bushcrafters into a wood lore clone and not having to settle for a Condor!

I am sorta jealous!
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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2013, 08:47:23 PM »
That's a nice looking knife!
Thanks for the review :thumbsup:
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Re: Boker Plus Bushcraft Knife
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2013, 09:30:54 PM »
Thanks for the review! That does seem like a nice kit for the price, and definitely a bit of competition for Condor and others like Mora, for example. Looks great! Much better finish than most knives in that price range.

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Re: Boker Plus Bushcraft Knife
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2013, 12:41:20 PM »
That's a pretty good looking knife.  Do you happen to know the hardness of the steel?  Boker's website doesn't list it.
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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2013, 06:15:09 PM »
Seems much better than a condor IMO - I'd be tempted by the stainless if I didn't promise myself that I would stop collecting knives until I truly needed one.


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Re: Boker Plus Bushcraft Knife
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2013, 12:09:22 PM »
Looks like a lot of product for 50 frogskins! :thumbsup:

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Re: Boker Plus Bushcraft Knife
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2013, 08:24:49 AM »
I got one of these and they are well worth it. Battoned wood, threw it, carved with it and it works pretty slick. Holds a pretty good edge. I had to sand off the slick coating on the firesteel before it worked well. The compass on the bottom even works. Losing a thread in the sheath but that might be a good thing because I would like to put a firesteel loop on it.
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Re: Boker Plus Bushcraft Knife
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2013, 05:51:05 PM »
I'd say that's a pretty darn good deal for 50 bucks.  Looks like a fine knife to me.  Heck, I've seen places on the interweb that'd charge ya 50 bucks just for the firesteel.
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Re: Boker Plus Bushcraft Knife
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2013, 06:59:27 PM »
50 bucks!?! I'd think any knife that comes in a box like that would be at least triple that. That is a nice freakin knife and for $50 I think that's a steal.
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Re: Boker Plus Bushcraft Knife
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2013, 08:58:49 AM »
I have one of these as well. Great knife for the price.
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Re: Boker Plus Bushcraft Knife
« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2013, 12:05:24 PM »
Good deal where do you pick one up at ?