Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Boker Plus Elegance BOB Fixed Blade Knife Review

Today's review is on the Boker Plus Elegance BOB fixed blade knife. BOB is an acronym for "bug out bag" or "bail out bag". The Boker Plus Elegance BOB fixed blade is designed by Danish knifemaker Jesper Voxnaes.

A Boker / Jesper Voxnaes collaboration, the Boker BOB is made with a 7mm thick slab of AUS-8 stainless steel. When I first ran across this knife I knew I had to get one. When you have an appreciation of knives, or edged tools, you have very likely felt the same as many times as I have.

The Boker Plus BOB has a 3-3/4" clip point blade with a full flat grind, and is 7-3/4" overall. It weighs a hefty 9.5 ounces. This knife features a beastly skull crusher / glass breaking pommel and a very appealing contoured, three dimensional green canvas micarta handle with red liners and a couple of stainless steel tubular pins. The excellent design of the ergonomic handle are sure to provide you with a solid, secure grip in any condition.

The blade steel used for the Boker Plus Elegance BOB is AUS-8 stainless steel with a thickness of 7mm and comes out of the box razor sharp. AUS-8 is a low to medium carbon, high chromium stainless steel, which offers a superb balance of edge sharpness, toughness, strength and corrosion resistance. Despite the thick 7mm blade stock the Boker Vox BOB has proven to be very effective in a variety of cutting tasks, such as food preparation, opening carboard boxes. The pronounced belly of the blade will make this knife ideal for field dressing small game. The blade grind allows for maximum cutting performance without reducing the heft. The Boker BOB is also heavy enough for chopping and thick enough for splitting wood.

This knife is shipped with a black kydex sheath by none other than Tom Krein. Tom Krein is a highly respected US knifemaker also known for his own collaborations with Boker. When I first received my Vox BOB, I found it difficult to remove the knife from the sheath. I quickly resolved this issue by inserting and taking the knife out of the sheath a few times. I can see how this knife and sheath are perfect for each other. Overall, I rate the Boker Plus Elegance BOB a solid 9 out of 10. I am very pleased! Thank you Boker!

To buy or get more information on the Boker Plus Elegance Vox Bob Fixed 3-3/4" Blade with Micarta Handles, click the link below.

Boker Plus Elegance Vox Bob Fixed 3-3/4" Blade, Micarta Handles

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