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Boker Plus Tom Krein Gitano Folding Knife 4-1/4" Stonewash Plain Blade, G10 Handles - 01BO364

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Part Number: BO01BO364
Manufacturer: Boker Knives
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BO01BO364: Boker Plus Gitano
Boker Plus
 
The Tom Krein Gitano is a great knife. This is a large folder with a full 4-1/4" blade and a great style in the vein of Spanish knives with the curved heal of the handle and slightly upswept look to the blade. Tom Krein is one of the most well known modern American knife designers and he specializes in very thin edges to his blades. Boker tries to emulate this with a nicely hollowed grind resulting a remarkably thin profile close to and at the cutting edge. The "walk and talk" of this knife are really nice. The knife feel as it opens, the "walk," is smooth and solid and the sound as it locks- the "talk" of the knife is nice and pleasing. The handle is long but Boker has profiled this pocketknife to be thinner than it could be so that carrying it is comfortable. The blade steel is 440C which is not looked upon as a premium steel, but it is a very good steel and many believe it the equal of more high priced products. It will serve you well for many years- hold a great edge and take one. Getting a Tom Krein designed full sized folder with this great shape and very good materials at this price is amazing. They are no longer being made, so these are worth buying.

From Boker Knives: Tom Krein from Arkansas is most well known for his fixed blade hunting and outdoor knives. For some time now, he has gotten more and more into folding knives, and his latest design, the Gitano, is a remarkable one. This full size folder, with its perfect ergonomics, is loosely based on the historical Mediterranean Navajas, where Krein transfers the traditional knife design into a modern, highly functional folding knife. The generously dimensioned handle allows various grip positions, to accommodate any cutting chore, and the slightly bent handle end ensures a secure grip. Despite its overall length of almost 10", the Gitano can be carried comfortably due to its minimal weight. The blade shape is also based on the Navaja blade, which is now referred to as a modified clip point blade. The contoured G-10 handle scales are smooth yet grippy, and the steel liners with the liner lock add stability. The blade steel is high performance 440C stainless. Includes pocket clip.
Specifications
  • Item Number: 01BO364
  • Blade Length: 4-1/4"
  • Closed Length: 5-1/2"
  • Overall Length: 9-3/4"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.13"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.59"
  • Blade Material: 440C Stainless Steel 
  • Blade Shape: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Handle Material: G10
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Down
  • Weight: 6.2 oz.
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 788857026076

Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
440C Stainless Steel
440C Stainless Steel
High end stainless steel with a high resistance to corrosion and will sharpen to a razor edge.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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5 out of 5
Bob
Omaha
Jul 21, 2015
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Grab it while you can.
This is a great knife and a steal at this price. Now that it's OOP, get one while you can. You won't regret it if you like big, sharp, light knives. Fit and finish is excellent. the only possible downsides are the pocket clip and the 440c blade steel. But, hey, once upon a time 440c was the supersteel of the moment and that wasn't so long ago.
5 out of 5
Ag3
New Jersey
Jun 23, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Lock Type, Overall Quality, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
A WHOLE LOT OF QUALITY KNIFE FOR LITTLE $
First thing it's a huge folder no doubt about that. It's overall length open is the size of a SOG SEAL Pup roughly. I have large hands so I prefer large folding knives myself. So you guy's out there that prefer smaller edc's just giving you a heads up. Tried and true good quality steel 440C blade can't go wrong with that.
4 out of 5
Richard K
California
May 05, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Weight, Pocket Clip
A Good Value on the Facce of It
At work & at home I use a pocket knife for a wide variety of tasks from cutting rope to stripping bark, plus occasional food preparation in the bush. I prefer larger knives (3.5 - 5 ") for the security of grip & length of edge, & I bought the Gitano as a potential replacement for my aging 4" Cold Steel Voyager. It's a good looking knife with a fit & finish you would expect of a more expensive tool. Opens effortlessly & is reasonably sharp out of the box. In my average-sized hands the grip is close to perfection for comfort & stability. The handle big, & fat, which might not suit everyone, yet the knife is not as heavy as one might expect. In the matters of long-term ease of carry & durability, time will tell. For now I'm please with this beefy, elegant folder.
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