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Boker Plus Urban Trapper Folding Knife 3-1/2" VG10 Satin Blade, Titanium Handles (01BO730)

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Part Number: BO01BO730
Manufacturer: Boker Knives
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Description
BO01BO730: Boker Plus Urban Trapper
Boker Plus
 
Although we have seen many products over the years, resourceful knife makers continue to find ways to surprise us. For instance, Brad Zinker from Florida with his Urban Trapper, one of the thinnest profile titanium framelocks we have ever experienced. At a mere 8 mm grip thickness (without clip), the term "slim" only inadequately characterizes the Urban Trapper for its usable size. The large holes in the titanium handle transform the Urban Trapper into a true lightweight that can be extremely conveniently carried in a suit pocket or light summer trousers alike. Considering the minimalist overall design of the knife, the size of the flipper is equally sparing. When used, it impresses nevertheless with its outstanding functionality, and reliably opens the ball bearing hinged VG-10 blade. The blade shape of this classic trapper pocket knife, widely distributed throughout the US and worn by Brad Zinker for many years, was the inspiration for this unusual piece.
Specifications
  • Overall length: 7-5/8"
  • Blade length: 3-1/2"
  • Weight: 1.7 oz.
  • Blade thickness: 2.5 mm
  • Blade material: VG10
  • Handle material: Titanium
  • Made in China
Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
VG10 Stainless Steel
VG10 Stainless Steel
This Japanese super-steel is known for it's ease of sharpening, ability to take a super fine edge, and outstanding corrosion resistance making it one of the best bang-for-buck steels on the market.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Titanium Handles
Titanium Handles
A nonferrous metal, it's prized for its high strength to weight ratio and is often used on higher end knives.
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5 out of 5
Astronomer1
Chesterfield, VA
Jun 09, 2015
Pros: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
VERY nice knife
I also was concerned about the small flipper. The knife did not open consistently right out of the box. But with a drop of lubricant in the right places, the knife immediately began functioning perfectly...and VERY smoothly. Fingertip action was all that was necessary--my fingernail did not come into play at all. The liner lock worked well, the blade is well centered between the handles, and there was no blade wobble. I've only had the knife for a few days, so time will tell. Some of the other reviewers have mentioned that the pocket clip needs to be flatter, and I agree. But I did not have the same problems with it holding the knife too tightly to my pants pocket. The blade is not really a satin finish--it's closer to mirror-polished in my opinion. OK by me, but beauty is always in the eye of the beholder. It was very sharp right out of the box. I expect that the VG10 steel will hold an edge for a long time. The knife is very light, and I'm unaware of its presence in.on my pocket--great for dressier slacks/going out for the evening. Its construction seems a little delicate for an everyday, on-the-job tool. And at 3 1/2 inches, the blade is approaching the limit for a "gentleman's knife." That said, I would love to see a similar model but with a longer blade--in the 4.3 inch range.
5 out of 5
Barnabe Jay
Pacific Rim
Apr 24, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Far better than you might expect
I purchased the mirror-polished model of this knife a while back with a gift certificate from another vendor, and after giving it some trial time as a versatile EDC (nice enough for dressy occasions, strong enough for most other uses), I am VERY IMPRESSED, far moreso than I had expected even after reading a dozen glowing reviews. Mechanically, this knife is exceptional. Despite the numerous complaints about the flipper size, I have found that even a little practice or familiarity with flipper folders preludes any problems. The supposedly sticky frame lock actually frees up noticeably after a day or two of use, but still provides a tight, secure and wiggle-free hold on the blade. Speaking of the blade, it is excellent in all performance aspects. The VG-10 steel is able to take and hold a fantastically sharp and stable edge, even when compared to other VG-10 knives. Like many buyers here, I was skeptical of the Chinese make of this knife, but it shows none of the quality problems I have seen in other older knives made in China. The titanium frame provides a solid lock-up, and the skeletonized design makes the knife seemingly weightless. Along with the low-ride clip, this knife ends up being one of the least intrusive and troublesome knives to carry in any kind of pocket. So many aspects of this knife greatly exceed expectations for a knife in this price range, and although I rarely gush about knives, the Urban Trapper has earned every compliment. I even bought a second piece--the black blade version--because the design is just that good. I have bought a second of the same model less than three times in over 25 years of carrying and collecting, but I have no doubt I will not regret owning a second Urban Trapper. Thank you for reading this review, and I hope you choose to invest in this excellent tool.
5 out of 5
James
Katy, TX
Jan 11, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
Dress Pocket Knife
This is a beautiful, thin, sharp knife that is so lightweight is can almost be forgotten in dress slacks. The only problem initially was that it was difficult to open. After slightly springing the locking tab, it is now very easy to open.
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