Boker Knives

Boker Knives

The phrase Boker knife has been synonymous with precision manufacturing, top-quality materials, and cutting-edge design since 1869. This German manufacturer produces some of the most highly sought-after knives on the market today. Whether you're chopping onions or skinning deer, you'll have a hard time finding a better tool for the job than a Boker knife. You'll also find other brands that carry the Boker name, such as Magnum by Boker and Boker Arbolito, which are manufactured in different parts of the world. For a detailed breakdown of the different brands, check out our article on the brands of Boker.

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Recent Reviews - Boker Knives

This superb fixed blade dagger from two of the early pioneers/Godfathers of modern combat fixed knives is not to be missed. Size, weight, balance, and history blend together to make this knife one that any combat knife enthusiast should own. Plus, the autographs (if only they were hand-signed) will be as close as any of us can realistically come to having these. There are so many knives out there that want to be "tactical"---this one really is.

They are nice /well built, but they do not cut all the way across poor QC or something. I would send back but it would prob not be worth the return fee

Very nice purposeful knife, blade is strong and sharp!

Extremely well balanced, well crafted, sensuously smooth and an absolute joy to use. The blade is razor sharp, handling tomatoes or tough meat with equal ease. The size is perfect for most of my kitchen cutting tasks. This has become my new go-to knife for just about everything. (The other 27 knives in my drawer are jealous!)

I recently lost my pocket knife which I had carried daily for many years. I found this website while searching the web for the replacement. This knife offered everything that I was looking for, a small, three blade folding pocket knife. My only reservation was that there was a minor discrepancy in the site description regarding the size of the knife when closed? I decided to order it based on Knife Depot's generous return policy, if not what I wanted, I had an alternate model already picked out. I place my order on 02/24 and went with the economy shipping, which I felt was fairly priced. My knife arrived via FedEx on Saturday morning, 02/27, sooner than some upgraded shipping offers. The quality was everything I expected and more. The blades were extremely sharp right out of the box and still have the original edge. As for the size, it was exactly as I wanted, on the smaller dimension quoted on the site description. I would highly recommend this site to anyone looking to purchase a quality knife from an outstanding dealer.

By Mark F.
Boker Damascus Blade Knife with 3,000-Year Old Oak Handle

I love this knife and the quality is first rate. You could just marvel at the steel pattern and fine craftsmanship of this blade for an hour and not see every detail, worth the money. I do, however, have a question. Is this knife made by the famous Boker Damascus forger Manfred Sachse? And how would you know? Does anyone know if there is a photo page showing all the knives he made during his twenty years at Boker? Thanks

Really like the style.

It was a gift for someone who always carries a pocket knife but always her dad's, never her own. Now she has it and loves it. The brass ends and barrel wood were tightly crafted, and the blade was sharp enough to shave with out of the box (I, a man, tested it, not her). The action was a bit tight for a woman's delicate hands, so either it'll loosen up she'll toughen up, only time will tell. I would buy another knife from Knife Depot in a heart beat.

About Boker

Boker Knives

A giant chestnut tree, shading the small Boeker tool factory in Remscheid in the 17th century, is the oldest traceable symbol connected with the Boeker name. Apparently, Boeker tools were very successful, since they were among the leading products in Germany and neighboring countries 100 years later.

Due to the increasing demand in a restless political era, Hermann and Robert Boeker decided in 1829 to begin with the production of sabers. As early as September 1830, the accounting records indicate a weekly production of 2,000 items, made by 64 smiths, 47 grinders and a large number of unskilled laborers. In view of the constantly increasing variety of tools and cutting instruments and the good opportunities for worldwide sales, the family realized that the individual steps in the manufacturing process had to be spread out for optimal realization of its interests. As a result, Hermann Boeker emigrated and founded H. Boeker & Co. in New York. Young Robert developed his enterprise in Canada, founding a branch in Mexico later in 1865. This branch is still a market leader in its country under the name of Casa Boeker.

Heinrich crossed the nearby Wupper river and went to Solingen, where the German industry of cutting tools was growing by leaps and bounds at that time. In 1869, he founded Heinr. Boeker & Co. with Hermann Heuser, a well-known specialist in the field of cutting tools. The Boeker family in Remscheid and their overseas cousins had a lot of interest in and a great demand for shaving blades, scissors and pocket knives from Heinrich's new enterprise. They had to identify their products for the overseas markets in a simple way, since many customers and consumers had problems with the German name Boeker ? not considering the fact that illiteracy was widely spread. In Heinrich's opinion, the chestnut tree near the Remscheid facility represented an ideal, easy-to-remember symbol. This brand symbol was owned by the Remscheid company, together with a second logo, the arrow. One of the few valuable documents that survived the total destruction of WWII is an ad by Boeker, Remscheid, from the year 1874, showing both logos.

The relationship between the two Boeker companies had always been extremely friendly. Therefore, Heinrich was allowed to take the tree symbol across the river with him ? without any big fight or cost. Since then, not a single Boeker article has left the Solingen factory without being identified by the tree symbol. After more than 100 years of existence the old chestnut tree was the victim of lightening. In 1925 a talented artist carved a copy of the majestic tree on a piece of the trunk. This original piece of art decorates the boss' office in the Boeker plant.

As early as 1900, the majority of articles produced by Boeker were distributed in the US market. H. Boker & Co. in New York concentrated primarily on cutting tools from Solingen. Soon pocket knives became more important than scissors, shaving blades and eating utensils. The demand increased even more rapidly than Solingen was able to supply, so that the Americans in New York began their own production of pocket knives. A little later, pliers were included as well. Since the tree symbol had become well known by then and the various branches of the international Boeker family enjoyed an excellent relationship among each other, it was not difficult to receive permission from the Solingen relatives to use the tree symbol also for the American products. Since that time, two different lines of Boeker knives have been on the American market with the same brand symbol, sometimes even with the same article numbers, but one line was made in the USA and the other in Solingen. Only the declaration of marketability clarified that one line was from Boker USA and the other from H. Boker Improved Cutlery Solingen. The relationship was interrupted during WWII. The Solingen factory burned down completely. None of the equipment, tools, catalog materials or samples was spared. Those few originals from the past we have today survived the war in private homes and were made available to the company. The firm lost one of its most valuable assets: the registration of the tree symbol for the American market was confiscated pursuant to American law. John Boker Jr. acquired it in New York, in order to secure it for the distribution of the American and German products. Soon after the war, the destroyed factory was rebuilt. Those loyal skilled workers who had survived the war, returned and helped with the reconstruction of the building as well as the production, gradually regaining the previous high standard of quality.

The American cousins renewed their business contact with Solingen and started to place orders. Within a few years Boker, New York, had again become the principal customer. Models like the 7588 and 7474 and the most expensive item, the sports knife "Flagship Model 182" could not cross the ocean fast enough to reach Boker friends all over the country.

In the early 60s, Boker USA was sold and eventually acquired by the well-known scissors manufacturer Wiss & Sons. Wiss retained the manufacture of Boeker knives and sold them together with Solingen products. Of course, this meant that the Boeker scissors ceased to be competitors of the Wiss line in the American market. In the early 70s, Wiss sold to Cooper Industries, a multinational company. This new change in America proved to be advantageous for Boker.

A very close business, as well as personal relationship developed with this industrial giant. Due to its strength on the market, Cooper was able to restore the original magnitude of the Boeker name. Thanks to the very lively business activities with Cooper for eight years, the Solingen facility could streamline its production and develop new, modern products. Without exaggeration, Boker manufactures the largest assortment of high-quality knives for sportsmen and collectors with an unsurpassed variety of materials for blades and handles. Today, Boeker knives range from 320-layer Damascus steel to very modern ceramics, with handles ranging from high-quality mother-of-pearl to Thuya root wood and state-of-the-art synthetics...

In 1983 Cooper discontinued its own knife production. Models still in demand are being manufactured in Solingen today. As a result of friendly negotiations, Cooper restored the American trademark rights three years later, providing Solingen with the opportunity to become self-reliant in the huge American market. Thus, in 1986, Boker USA, Inc. was created in Denver, Colorado. Chuck Hoffman, the man who was involved with the company then, was active as CEO until 2007, working with a young, energetic team. The current CEO is Dan Weidner.

The great importance of Boeker in the South American markets (Argentina and Chile) and in Mexico is due to the efficient men of the Boeker family, who were active for us in these countries in the 19th and 20th centuries. Today's trademark includes the terms TREEBRAND and ARBOLITO. Since the Argentinian market in particular is subject to extreme economic and political fluctuations, the good name ARBOLITO was in danger of being forgotten. In 1983, Boeker Arbolito S. A. was founded jointly with the Salzmann family primarily to manufacture household and work knives in Argentina. Thanks to the constant modernization and expansion of product lines the company in Buenos Aires is able to compete worldwide with selected products today.