Blue Box: Boker Plus Burnley Kwaiken Folding Knife
Blue Box: Boker Plus Burnley Kwaiken Folding Knife
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For this drop, we’ve partnered with Boker to offer an exclusive selection of the company's best-selling Kwaiken models, as well as a few extras. By joining, you’ll at least receive a Boker Kwaiken with a black G-10 handle and a VG-10 blade Read More

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ELDURHAM
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Nov 9, 2018
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SCORE-SCORE-SCORE!!!!!! Actually scored one of the Damascus blade versions!!!!!!!!!! Its Christmas in November! This is a big, beast of a knife, much larger than expected...….but when I saw that Damascus - WOWZER!! Gorgeous!
Nov 9, 2018
Fishph3
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Oct 22, 2018
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The carbon is on Amazon for $125 what is the point of rolling the dice for a 4% chance at something you can get in two days for the same price. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TUKZA6U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_4YwZBbYJ2A2Y1
Oct 22, 2018
DocZZZ
200
Oct 18, 2018
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Is there anyone else who makes kwaikens? I got in on that massdrop wooden scale boker kwaiken and man was the quality meh. Most of the bokers I’ve owned were very meh especially for this price point. Price point wise I could just be spoiled by those MDxFF knives where you’re getting way better finish quality and materials for this price.
Also since im griping, I think the kwaiken is a tad too big for a gentleman folder. The mini kwaiken is a tad too small. Why can’t they stick To the gold standard 3 and 4 ratio? Also it’s so thick too, just unnecessary.
Oct 18, 2018
Hatuletoh
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Oct 20, 2018
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Yes. And sort of. That I know of, anyway.
"Sort of": Boker contracted with Pro-tech to make a auto version of the kwaiken. It's got the Boker nameplate, of course, because it's their design, but the build was all done by Pro-Tech, and it's as excellent as any other PT auto I've ever seen (which is a lot, I've got a thing for PTs). So if you're in a locale that permits an auto with a 3.5" blade and >8" overall, get one get one get one...wait, what am I saying? Get four like I did.
"Yes": Todd Begg's "Steelcraft" production line makes one. It's quite differently styled, but its still called a kwaiken. That one I don't own because I have a hard time justifying $400 for a production flipper. I'm sure it's nice, very nice, but for that price I could buy two of the aforementioned kwaiken autos, and they're better looking anyway. And autos.
My advice: go to BladeHq and get one of their micarta and brass exclusive kwaikens. They have a great build quality that I wish all Bokers did. The copper and carbon ones at BHQ look cooler online, but the micartas seem to be better built. And if you want to be 100% sure, order by phone and ask the person who answers to check out the actual knife they will be sending (best to call on Monday for that, as their storefront is closed and the employees have a bit more time).
Oct 20, 2018
ponagathos
411
Oct 18, 2018
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Seems a bit pricey to likely end up with the base model. I have been debating whether to pick up one of the copper kwaikens at BkadeHQ.
Oct 18, 2018
Hatuletoh
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Oct 20, 2018
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I have both the copper/carbon, and the micarta/brass kwaikens; the latter comes in full and mini kwaiken sizes, and I own both of those. And I have to say, I Iike the micarta/brass design better. Not only is the blade deployment superior on the micarta/brass versions (which seems to be a generally shared experience among the people I've spoken to who own both varieties), the micarta scales, brass bolsters, and lightly stonewashed blade look better too. The pics online are deceiving, I dont know exactly why, but I totally understand why you would want the copper/carbon variety because while waiting for them to be released, I fully expected to like the copper bolsters and carbon fiber scales much better. Hell, copper and marbled carbon are two of my favorite build materials. But seen in-person, the micarta and brass look amazing together in a way the copper bolsters and marbled carbon scales somehow don't as much, esp in conjunction with the respective blades.
Just my two cents.
Oct 20, 2018
ponagathos
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Oct 20, 2018
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Thanks for the input. Not that I do not like the brass, just given the choice, I would normally pick copper over it. Always liked the look better. Yours is not the first comment on the copper having less than stellar deployment either.
I may just never get past the thinking about it stage. I have spent way too much on knives this year and do I really need another kwaiken? Sometimes the window shopping is nearly as fun as the knife in hand.
Oct 20, 2018
Bknguyen
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Oct 18, 2018
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The Kwaiken has a thumb disc? I'm not seeing it
Oct 18, 2018
l2yuk3n
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Oct 18, 2018
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there's a non-flipper version with the thumb disc. look up the 'orange g-10 scales' version
Oct 18, 2018
Rosebud41
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Oct 18, 2018
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Carbon fiber VG 10 model, $131 at Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/BOKER-PLUS-Burnley-Kwaiken-Flipper/dp/B00TUKZA6U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1539869788&sr=8-1&keywords=boker+burnley+kwaiken
$6 more for CF and quicker shipping --- but no "lottery". Do you feel lucky, punk? : D
Oct 18, 2018
MintVision
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Oct 18, 2018
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Upgrade your knives to a better steel (S35VN) and I'm in
Oct 18, 2018
MintVision
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Oct 18, 2018
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Yes and no.
Primarily, I'm talking to potential buyers who are considering spending high-end prices for average steel. There is better value elsewhere.
I'm also putting on the internet which can be seen by anyone. If they truly care about sales and customer preferences (even CRKT just released a S35VN version of the Pilar) then pay someone to do an hour's worth of research online to find conversations like these, and report back.
Oct 18, 2018
Hatuletoh
792
Oct 20, 2018
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How about 154 CM? That's what's on the autos, although it's more like a lateral move than a upgrade. I've long wished Pro-tech would go to CPM 154 (or better) as their standard blade steel, but they said that would raise their prices 10 to 33%, depending upon the knife. Would that be worth it? Depends on your perspective and individual needs.
That said, VG10 is good enough for a kwaiken, in my opinion because it's not a design that lends itself to hard use. The common knock on VG10 is for it's toughness, but that's just not going to be an issue for the vast majority of kwaiken use, so why charge more for attributes of some steel that would just be wasted anyway?
I'm not trying to change your mind because like I say, it all depends on individual use and and needs. Qnd in some ways I agree--it would be nice to see a truly premium blade steel on some kwaikens, at least, esp since some have carbon fiber or micarta scales, and all the flippers run on IKBS. In other words, premium options; why not a premium steel to complete the package? But there is an answer, which is that on a kwaiken, IKBS or premium scale material actually improve the knife, but very few people would notice the improvements S35VN provided over VG10 because VG10 provides high enough performance for what they need. They'd notice the higher price though.
Oct 20, 2018
Hunter505
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Jun 25, 2017
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Got the orange handle AUS8 non-flipper. Not impressed. Extremely hard to open with 2 hands, impossible with 1. Grind is uneven. Pocket clip wiggles back and forth even though it is tight against the handle. Makes me wonder if these "drops" are really worth the "discount". I'm assuming I can't send it back like I would if I bought elsewhere at "full" price. I have 1 more drop coming (Urban Trapper Petite) if its similar quality to this, then I'm done.
Jun 25, 2017
NeonWM
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Jun 22, 2017
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Got the Orange handled knife, also got the "Tactical Pen" interesting pen, bit complicated to unscrew the lid off every time to use it, writes very nice though. Personally wouldn't have bought it but it's neat.
Jun 22, 2017
TSG71
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Jun 20, 2017
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Just got mine - nice knife (prefer a flipper, but hey you can't have everything!) For the record, was opened by Australian Border Protection Force (who are famous for keeping knives - regardless of legality) and made it through - yay. Thanks for the drop!
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Jun 20, 2017
Monsta_AU
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Jun 25, 2017
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Great to heat those c***s kept their hands off it. My last few have come over unopened but they were nowhere near the possibility of being flicked (Buck Stockman was my last direct post, bringing a Kershaw Shuffle & Tekut Zero via MyMallBox)
Jun 25, 2017
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