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Boker Leo Damascus Letter Opener 300 Layers 4" Damascus Blade (140145DAM)

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Part Number: BO140145DAM
Manufacturer: Boker Knives
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BO140145DAM: Leo Damascus Letter Opener

Open in style.

An exquisite masterpiece for the collector. The high performance Leo Damascus steel is forged from the barrel of the battle tank Leopard I, exclusively for Boker. This extremely hard material is hand forged with tool steels and ball bearing steels to form 300 layers, which, through a special etching procedure are intricately defined in this Damascus patter. The dynamic recurved tanto style blade and the decorative file work on the back side mark the high standard of this extraordinary letter opener. Manufactured completely by hand at the Boker knife manufactory in Solingen, Germany.

Includes a certificate of authenticity and a premium leather sleeve pouch. Serial numbered. Handle thickness: 4mm. Blade length: 4". Overall length: 6 5/8". Weight: 1.3 oz.
Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Made in Germany
Made in Germany
The original steel Capital of the World: Solingen, Germany produces some of the best Kitchen knives and straight razors money can buy.
Steel Handles
Steel Handles
Stainless Steel knife handles provide strength and durability while using chromium oxide to create a rust-resistant barrier.
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Anthony M
Tin Hau, Other
Feb 14, 2015
Pros: Materials, Sharpness, None
Cons: Overall Quality
Nice, but...
This is a very nice piece of history and a nice piece of Damascus. The steel is nicely patterned and finished, with the serial number etched in the back side of the handle. The knife (letter opener) feels small and delicate in the hand, but the handle is big enough for the chores of separating envelope flaps, and the 'choils' on the top/bottom of the blade just above the handle provide more than enough grip/control for even the most unruly package. The blade is extremely sharp, especially given its designated use - they must have some extraordinarily tough paper in Solingen! The blade recurve is just the right shape to 'feed' the envelope to the cutting surface, and the thin profile of the blade and tanto tip mean that you can open an envelope in one smooth motion. Comes in a sturdy box with a nice leather sleeve. Now the 'but'. The 'filework' referenced in the item description is on the top of the handle, thing is it's not filework - it's crudely applied 'dents', and you can clearly see the raised metal around the 'filework' where this material has been displaced by the pressure applied to make the dents. It's a small point maybe, but it actually detracts from - not adds to - the finish of the piece as the dents are not symmetrical on both sides, and the 'pushed up' material disrupts what would have otherwise been a smooth finish to the top of the handle. This is what makes it a 4.
5 out of 5
Melanie Mahoney
Wilburton, Ok.
Dec 10, 2012
Pros: Durability, Sharpness, Materials, Overall Quality
Cons: None
My husband Loved it:)
5 out of 5
Jan 23, 2011
Pros: Materials, Overall Quality, Sharpness
Cons: None
excellent craftsmanship,sharp out of the box, and a piece of history.
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