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Boker knives?

Westy Mar 15, 2011 06:54 AM

Does anyone have any experience with Boker knives? I had never heard much about them, and then the Gorm series appeared in a magazine. Can't decide if they look promising or gimmicky:

A) http://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/store_detail.html?s=BO130563SET

Thoughts welcome.


  1. Quine Mar 28, 2011 06:46 AM

    Wow, now this is only my opinion, those are some seriously ugly knives!

    I only know Boker through the non-culinary uses. They can be outstanding knives but their mileage did vary. At some points they put out some cheap knives.

    1. Chemicalkinetics Mar 15, 2011 07:18 AM

      I have not heard of them either, but those are good steels (440C and VG-10), but that alone does not they are good knives. However, it is good to know they are made of good steels. The prices are comparable to Shun.. etc.

      4 Replies
      1. re: Chemicalkinetics
        Dave5440 Mar 15, 2011 07:48 AM

        The shape of the Gorm line looks a lot like Ken Onion shun , Boker has been around a long time though.

        1. re: Dave5440
          Erich Mar 15, 2011 08:37 AM

          I've happily been using Böker pocket knives for 25 years now. Be aware that this very well established company has a lot of different levels of product. I've been very happy with the higher-end products as well as some of the better-designed value line ones, but they certainly make some things that make me scratch my head as to their utility.

          So. I certainly feel that Böker is capable of making a good knife - as to whether those linked are worth the money, well, I applaud you in doing your research.

          1. re: Erich
            BiscuitBoy Mar 15, 2011 08:54 AM

            I too have on old boker that stays in my pack. How do you get the diacritics to work, by the way?

            1. re: BiscuitBoy
              Erich Mar 17, 2011 05:08 PM

              I just use ASCII code - I've memorized a few that I use all the time. Hit ALT + 148 for that particular one, amigo. :-)

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