A Gentleman’s Knife
“ BOKER PLUS ANTI-GRAV by Boker Plus as Pocketknife
Pocketknife by Boker Plus. The companion to the Anti-MC also features a super sharp ceramic blade and unbelievably, an even lighter carry! The handle is made of carbon fiber, which provides not only incredibly little weight, but also outstanding stability and elegance. Includes pocket clip and lanyard hole. Frame lock mechanism. Blade length: 3 1/4". Overall length: 7 3/4". Weight: 2.1 oz.”
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I recently received mine at about 1/2 the MSRP of $89.95. My first impression was it’s feather weight. It also looks very nice, with an obsidian-like blade (not well depicted in the above photo) and unmistakable carbon fiber handle.
It’s light weight is most noticeable for the times I wear light-weight pants or shorts. Think dress pants or light shorts. The knife does not drag and kink the cloth. In fact, it is quite easy to forget its stashed in a pocket.
The blade itself is interesting. It is my first ceramic blade. It does not feel ‘scary sharp’ when I carefully run my thumb over it’s edge, but it cuts paper and paracord with ease. In fact, between it’s dressy looks and sharp edge, I look for excuses to cut out articles from whatever newspaper is handy. The knife is certainly not made for ‘survival’ mode and I wouldn’t use it to hack at anything.
The knife is well made and precise, exactly what you would expect from Boker.
Examining the knife carefully, I think the only metallic parts are the thumb tab, the three handle screws and the two screws holding the clip which is also metal and the frame lock. Which got me thinking that if you remove the clip and the two screws binding it to the handle, the only metal that remains are the three small screws on the handle and the frame lock. Not much of a magnetic signature. When an opportunity presents itself where I can get wanded and walk through a metal detector with the pocket clip removed to determine if there is enough metal to alarm the machines without getting arrested if it does, I’ll update.
In short, it’s a nifty knife for those formal occasions where a more sturdy knife would be out of place.