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- Brand: Boker Plus
- Type: Pocket Knife
- Engraving: No
- Blade Length: 3.43 in
- Blade Material: Damascus
- Handle Material: Carbon Fibre
- Opener: Flipper
- Opening: Manual
- Lock Type: Framelock
- Made in: Taiwan
- Color: Multicolored
- Blade Color: Uncoated
- Item Number: 01BO909DAM
Summer Special 2022*1
Summer Special 2022*2
Between 1935 and 1945, some 33,984 examples of the low-wing aircraft were launched, making it one of the most widely built military aircraft in the world to this day. The special features of the Messerschmitt ME 109 are the all-metal structural skin construction, a closed canopy, retractable landing gear and powered by a liquid-cooled, inverted-V12 engine producing a top speed around 350 mph and able to obtain an operational ceiling of 35-36,000 ft.
It was not least the unmistakable lines of the Messerschmitt ME 109 that prompted Boker's development department to undertake this exciting project. The challenge was to transfer the design language and performance of the fighter to a knife without sacrificing elegance and practicality.
The centerpiece of the Boker Plus ME 109 is its distinctive damascus blade, forged by none other than damascus virtuoso Chad Nichols. The steel used for this comes from the salvaged wreckage of a Messerschmitt ME 109 Type E (Emil), which was shot down in the Battle of Britain by the Royal Air Force near Ashford in the county of Kent. Parts of the armor as well as the crankshaft provide the ideal basis for the production of a high-strength damascus steel. The wavy "Wave-Pool" pattern is reminiscent of wake vortices, the often visible air turbulence behind flying aircraft. In the side view, the droppoint blade comes up with some optical reminiscences of the historical fighter plane. For example, the rear part of the blade is designed as a cockpit, which was beautifully implemented by partially raising the back of the blade as well as specific recesses and jimpings. Other highlights are the nail grooves in the front area of the blade spine, which are modeled after the two MG-17 machine guns above the engine, as well as the opened flipper, which is based on the extended landing gear.
When open, the blade merges seamlessly into the handle of the pocket knife, which underlines the visual implementation in detail. The front handle scales are made of carbon fiber and feature the "Toxic Storm" pattern. This patchy camouflage pattern in the colors yellow, green and black was typical for the aircraft of the German Air Force at the time. Extreme reliability is promised by the Titan Frame Lock, which holds the blade securely in place even during difficult work. Despite clean lines, the handle sits comfortably in the hand thanks to ergonomic cutouts. The titanium clip is machined from solid and allows for deep-carry (tip-up/r), while the lanyard loop allows for further attachment options.
The Boker Plus ME 109 Damast is a tribute to the pioneering work of Wilhelm Emil Messerschmitt and picks up the original meaning of the name (Messerschmitt - cutler) in a fitting way. A must for all knife collectors and friends of historic aircraft.
Available from fall 2022. Delivery with high-quality case for storage, a certificate of authenticity and an individual serial number.
In close cooperation with renowned international designers we develop and test modern utility knives and gentleman pocket knives with a stylish appearance as well as functional tactical knives for the professional user. Boker Plus knives are innovative in terms of function and design, as well as guaranteed for everyday use. Conception, design and construction are carried out in Solingen, and production takes place in Europe, the USA and Asia.
In close cooperation with renowned international designers we develop and test modern utility knives and gentleman pocket knives with a stylish appearance as well as functional tactical knives... more