Boker Kwaiken Wooden Mirror - Massdrop Exclusive
Boker Kwaiken Wooden Mirror - Massdrop Exclusive
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A limited-edition run of 2,500 pieces (max), this Boker Plus Kwaiken from Lucas Burnley is available now only on Massdrop. This exclusive version features upgraded materials, including handle scales made from Bubinga wood (a variation of African rose wood) and a blade that’s been through multiple stages of polishing to reach a mirror finish Read More

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bradr
960
Sep 8, 2017
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Updated 10/12 via email
Hi everyone, We have a quick update for you. We have now received these units to our warehouse and expect them to ship to you by the end of next week. To compensate you for the delay and slow communication with this drop, we have processed a $10 partial refund for your order. You can expect to see the funds in your account in the next 2-3 business days.

Update 10/3 From Jonas (Massdrop Custom Products) - copied from below:
Hey everyone,
We know you've been waiting on this, and we appreciate your patience. Our team has been following up almost daily but had a hard time getting concrete info, but we finally have tracking info that shows the shipment is due to arrive at our warehouse this week, as early as tomorrow.
Our warehouse is currently experiencing an unusually high volume of shipments, so we don't have an exact date for them shipping out to members just yet. Once they arrive and have been processed by the receiving department, we'll update the group with a date by which you should see tracking info.
Thanks again for your understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please click "Contact Support" in the Transactions area of your member profile so our team can reference your specific order.
------- Update 9/30:
Boker has told us that they sent the latest batch of 800 units to us yesterday, so we expect them to arrive next week. Sorry for the additional delay on us receiving and sending out this drop. There will be some time needed for receiving, processing (quality control check), and then labeling and shipping, and these should be shipped out within 7-14 days of them landing in our warehouse.
I'll try and get more information on specific timeline along with pictures when they hit our warehouse, and will share an update with you all then. (Next update on or before: 10/9)
---- Hey all - I wanted to provide an (overdue) update to you. Due to production taking longer than initially anticipated, these orders are shipping later than the original estimate. Based on the timing we’ve been given by Boker, we expect all orders to be shipped by 9/29 at the latest, but will be shipping orders out in batches as soon as they come in starting next week (9/11-9/15). I know this delay is a disappointment, but I also know it’s way worse that we did not update you accordingly until now. Mistakes and delays happen, but it’s on us to be as upfront, timely, and consistent in communication with you about them as we can be. I’m sorry for the delay, and even more so for our poor communication. I’m working with the team to fix the breakdown in the process that led to lack of an update for so long. If you have feedback for me on this, feel free to reply here or reach out to me at brad.ross@massdrop.com. If you would prefer to cancel your order, please contact Community Support using the “Contact Support” button on your transactions page and our Community Support Team will be able to help cancel your order up until it is ready for shipment. Thank you.
Sep 8, 2017
operator1
20
Oct 19, 2017
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I received my knife yesterday as well. You are correct. The wood is ”natural “. No sealer, no protective coating. It will absorb any & all oil on your hand and will quickly discolor. FAIL.
Oct 19, 2017
varga49
70
Oct 21, 2017
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I received my knife serial# 0951 this week as well. The blade is centered and no issues with the grinds. No dings or scratches on the scales but no sealer of any sort. Very dry..Since this is not a gift I coated the scales with Renaissance Wax, which I highly recommend. That was a very long wait but all said I'm pleased with this knife, but probably would not do this again.
Oct 21, 2017
JonasHeineman
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Oct 4, 2017
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Hey everyone,
We know you've been waiting on this, and we appreciate your patience. Our team has been following up almost daily but had a hard time getting concrete info, but we finally have tracking info that shows the shipment is due to arrive at our warehouse this week, as early as tomorrow.
Our warehouse is currently experiencing an unusually high volume of shipments, so we don't have an exact date for them shipping out to members just yet. Once they arrive and have been processed by the receiving department, we'll update the group with a date by which you should see tracking info.
Thanks again for your understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please click "Contact Support" in the Transactions area of your member profile so our team can reference your specific order.
Oct 4, 2017
Jason2910
42
Oct 9, 2017
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Wait, there are options beyond "We appreciate your patience! But will not do anything to compensate you. Our bad we're over a month past the estimated ship date. Sucks to be you. Cancel your order or leave us alone?"
Oct 9, 2017
Sloblo
400
Apr 11, 2018
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Yup, 6 months later not much has changed here far as I can tell.
Apr 11, 2018
DrWinter
0
Aug 31, 2018
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where can I get some of the balls for the ball bearing? Was cleaning the knife and some disappeared.
Aug 31, 2018
BadComrade
66
Apr 22, 2018
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Got my knife today (4/21/18). I just wanted to share some of my thoughts with the community because of all the bad knives that people were getting in the earlier drops. The reason I pulled the trigger on this was because it was definitely one of the coolest versions of the kwaiken ive ever seen and it was 99 bucks which is cheaper than any other kwaiken on BladeHQ.... So I pulled the trigger. How are they now? I've listed below the pros and cons of MY particular knife.
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Boker Kwaiken Wooden Mirror #1203
CONS:
My knife was clearly opened before I got it. The silver safely seal was broken. I was a little bummed by this because on a brand new knife you wouldn't expect something like this. I suspect that Massdrop were conducting their own quality control because of all the bad knives that were going out earlier. I know it wasn't USPS because the massdrop padded envelope packaging was unmolested when i received it:
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Second, the blade grind clearly favors the left side. Its not bad enough that I would send it back to MD, but its definitely there.
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Third is that the blade shouldnt be advertised as a mirror finish. Its more like a hazy carnival fun-mirror if you catch my drift. If you put it right up against stuff like I did in my image and how they do it in the stock image, it will appear to be a mirror finish.... but anything over 3 inches away forget about it. I would say its more of a highly polished finish and not a mirror finish:
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Now for the GOOD:
Knife is gorgeous. Scales are beautiful. However like people said before they do come unfinished so I recommend putting something like balistol or some other wood finish on it so your knife doesn't absorb any foreign liquids and stain.
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Second, fit and finish are very nice. Blade is perfectly centered and the overall build is certainly of high quality. The blade could have come a bit sharper (can sort of shave but not really.) This isn't an issue for me because I enjoy putting my own edge on it anyways.
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Overall: Good knife and if it drops again I recommend picking one up. For 99 bucks you cant beat it when you compare it to the standard kwaiken offerings.
Apr 22, 2018
wickett
80
Jun 12, 2018
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Thanks for the writeup. My findings are similar and I really, really like this knife. Mine was also open and I imagine there was a QC check on these because mine had none of the problems mentioned earlier. Thanks Massdrop!
Jun 12, 2018
Lucidream
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Apr 14, 2018
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So.. if ordered now will It ship by 24th April ?? I'm thinking these comments are now dated??
Apr 14, 2018
Chris66
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Apr 14, 2018
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A bit late but you know what they say.... Fortunately my Kwaiken arrived perfect!!! thank you Boker and Massdrop! I’ve been fortunate enough to aquire several limited production Boker/Burnley Kwaikens for my collection and all are spot on!! This one is definitely my favorite!! The only question about this knife is, why was it sent out with unfinished scales? As for myself I don’t mind, I have already applied a few coats of wax and buffed it to a soft sheen. However from reading quite a few posts it has been a concern.
Apr 14, 2018
Chris66
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Apr 16, 2018
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Yes i do, you can also use linseed oil or oil and then wax after oil has been wiped off and is dried. The nice thing about wax is, it not only seals and protects the wood, it can give a bit of extra grip. Don’t feel you have to use bees wax, I have a friend that uses turtle wax on his 25k baby grand piano! Just apply your wax let it dry and buff with a lint free cloth. Do this several times and re apply as needed. Old cotton t shirts work Good for buffing. Good luc, I hope this helps.
Apr 16, 2018
JAK3theMU55
0
Apr 16, 2018
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Thanks mate. Ive used boiled linseed on my axes before but i have some natural bees wax that i use on leather lying around so will give that a go.
Apr 16, 2018
JAK3theMU55
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Apr 14, 2018
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Whats everyone treating the wood with? Boiled linseed? Wouldnt mind hearing/seeing pics of other options like wax.
Apr 14, 2018
Trvr2940
37
Apr 11, 2018
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No love for the lefties?
Apr 11, 2018
Trvr2940
37
Apr 12, 2018
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I can never understand why a knife company would want to eliminate 10% of the worlds population from their list of potential buyers right off the bat. Frustrating.
Apr 12, 2018
LX_Emergency
170
Apr 12, 2018
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I never understand either. No money for them from me is all I say to it.
Apr 12, 2018
machine
93
Apr 7, 2018
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So who ended up getting #379?
Apr 7, 2018
PeachJackson
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Mar 15, 2018
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I have to say I’m a bit disappointed here. The “mirror” polish shows clear grind lines. The knife itself is not bad so I’m not returning it or anything but if you’re looking for mirror, look elsewhere
Mar 15, 2018
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Got my knife today (4/21/18). I just wanted to share some of my thoughts with the community because of all the bad knives that people were getting in the earlier drops. The reason I pulled the trigger on this was because it was definitely one of the coolest versions of the kwaiken ive ever seen and it was 99 bucks which is cheaper than any other kwaiken on BladeHQ.... So I pulled the trigger. How are they now? I've listed below the pros and cons of MY particular knife. https://massdrop-s3.imgix.net/img_comment/2cBFCyGATDG26OS7c1cF_IMG_8551.JPG Boker Kwaiken Wooden Mirror #1203 CONS: My knife was clearly opened before I got it. The silver safely seal was broken. I was a little bummed by this because on a brand new knife you wouldn't expect something like this. I suspect that Massdrop were conducting their own quality control because of all the bad knives that were going out earlier. I know it wasn't USPS because the massdrop padded envelope packaging was unmolested when i received it: https://massdrop-s3.imgix.net/img_comment/yPN0lnN5TPmxNoPucM5s_IMG_8554.JPG Second, the blade grind clearly favors the left side. Its not bad enough that I would send it back to MD, but its definitely there. https://massdrop-s3.imgix.net/img_comment/fiKmZPUrTYKVkDvYQlyL_IMG_8553.JPG Third is that the blade shouldnt be advertised as a mirror finish. Its more like a hazy carnival fun-mirror if you catch my drift. If you put it right up against stuff like I did in my image and how they do it in the stock image, it will appear to be a mirror finish.... but anything over 3 inches away forget about it. I would say its more of a highly polished finish and not a mirror finish: https://massdrop-s3.imgix.net/img_comment/ZBNRbG3VQMayrqJhnrJe_IMG_8558.JPG Now for the GOOD: Knife is gorgeous. Scales are beautiful. However like people said before they do come unfinished so I recommend putting something like balistol or some other wood finish on it so your knife doesn't absorb any foreign liquids and stain. https://massdrop-s3.imgix.net/img_comment/GwFJbF0JR26qKyuk3Fbg_IMG_8552.JPG Second, fit and finish are very nice. Blade is perfectly centered and the overall build is certainly of high quality. The blade could have come a bit sharper (can sort of shave but not really.) This isn't an issue for me because I enjoy putting my own edge on it anyways. https://massdrop-s3.imgix.net/img_comment/lyzkGWPOSJWBLbscdcgt_IMG_8555.JPG Overall: Good knife and if it drops again I recommend picking one up. For 99 bucks you cant beat it when you compare it to the standard kwaiken offerings.