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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DrWinter
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Apr 11, 2018
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No love for the lefties?
Apr 11, 2018
Trvr2940
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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
182
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
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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
Dhill21
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Feb 28, 2018
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From all the comments, this doesn’t sound like a $250 value as the MSRP suggests🤔. I have a mini Boker Kwaiken and feel like it’s a little over priced, but I still enjoy it for sure.
Feb 28, 2018
DocZZZ
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Feb 25, 2018
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got one last time, it was a resounding "meh".
Feb 25, 2018
wickett
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Feb 26, 2018
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Yeah I bet it is remaining inventory. Some of the folks said they got excellent wood handles. Guess it is up the luck of the draw.
Feb 26, 2018
DocZZZ
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Feb 26, 2018
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i guess thats how it is with a natural material like wood too. good luck to ya, its a great looking knife in the product shots. hope the MDxboker stuff can up the QC cause i do like their offerings.
Feb 26, 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.