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- Type: Pocket Knives
- Brand: Boker Plus
- Overall Length: 7.68 in
- Blade Length: 3.43 in
- Blade Thickness: 0.10 in
- Weight: 1.80 oz
- Designer: Brad Zinker
- Blade Material: VG-10
- Handle Material: Cocobolo Wood, Titanium
- Opener: Flipper
- Opening: Manual
- Lock Type: Framelock
- Item Number: 01BO734
Excellent design, faulty locking system
I purchased this knife from a small knife shop in a rural town. The Urban Trapper's design stood out to me. It really does look like a gentleman's knife. Refined form factor, appealing materials, and a company such as Boker having a reputation for high quality knives. As someone who enjoys knives, I had to have it. It has served me well for months, with a smooth opening action and no issues at all related to any normal use. However, it recently came to my attention, through the reviews of a similar knife, the Urban Trapper Gentleman (which I believed mine was until today), that the locking mechanism on it does not truly lock the blade into place. Hearing this, I went to test it out on my own Urban Trapper. Unfortunately, it was true. With enough force applied to the back of the blade, the lock will be pushed aside due to the angled surface on the bottom of the blade. It does take a considerable amount of force to do so, but the mere fact that it's possible has made it unappealing for me to carry. The actual chances of such an accident to happen due to this fault in a natural manor is unlikely, but because of this, I cannot recommend that anyone purchase this item in the current state that it's manufactured, especially for the price.
Light but titanium scales are more secure
Knife does not have a positive lock, fine for a folding steak knife but stick with the titanium handle if you plan on any real use
Brad Zinker is a Custom Knife Maker from Florida and member of the American Knife Makers Guild. His designs are often rather slender, his preference for narrow blades and reduced handles is easy to see. The weight of its designs always plays a decisive role. The extraordinary knives should never strain or be a hindrance to their owner.
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