Boker Plus Federal Folding Knife 3.27" Blade, Titanium Handles, GTC Design - 01BO140


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BO01BO140: Böker Plus Federal

Boker Plus

This is one of the most anticipated knives to come from Boker Plus. The designer is one of the most sought after custom knife makers in the world with a waiting time for his customs measuring in years. This model is made in Asia, but it is one of the finest imports the Boker Plus has offered. The fit and finish are superb. Blades have no play and they are centered. Everything really clicks on these - except possibly the pocket clip which will only fit very thin fabric.

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The Brazilian knife maker Gustavo Cecchini doesn't only design modern folding knives; he designs futuristic ones, and is never at a loss for new ideas. The Federal Folder has a unique clip design for which the clip automatically retracts into the handle when not in use. The idea itself is not new, but the execution is unique: instead of a delicate mechanism, the clip is integrated into the titanium casing, much like a frame lock. To clip the knife, just press your thumb and spread the spring force away from the casing. A solution that is unsurpassed in its simplicity and elegance. And the rest of the fittings make you want more: the titanium body with its expressive milling bears two carbon fiber inlays, which strikingly underline the modern design. Locks with a frame lock. The blade is opened with a flipper, and milling in the area of the thumb ramp gives extra grip.


  • Overall Length: 7.95"
  • Blade Length: 3.27"
  • Weight: 4.9 oz.
  • Blade Thickness: 0.2"
  • Blade Material: 440C Stainless
  • Handle Material: Titanium with Carbon Fiber Inlays
  • Designer: Gustavo Cecchini
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 788857026052

Titanium Handles
Titanium Handles A nonferrous metal, it's prized for its high strength to weight ratio and is often used on higher end knives.
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.
Frame Lock
Frame Lock Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Boker Plus Federal Folding Knife 3.27" Blade, Titanium Handles, GTC Designrated 3.667 stars out of 5 (3 reviews)
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Boker Plus Federal Folding Knife 3.27" Blade, Titanium Handles, GTC Design
rated 2 stars out of 5
Halifax, Canada
Mar 30, 2018
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Type, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Weight, Handle Feel, Pocket Clip
Okay Böker. Bad GTC.
I’ll preface my comments by saying that I own several GTC customs so my bar is set pretty high here. There have been a spate of GTC collabs recently: Böker, Kershaw, Zero Tolerance. Because of my interest in Gus’ work (GTC), I wanted to experience them all. I started with the Böker Federal. Handling the knife, the shape is interesting but the depth of detailing and thickness of the scales were thin. The surface feel is kind of dull, the inlays thin and cheesy. The detent is loose and the heavy (but nicely satinized) blade rattles out and clanks into position. Although there is noisy play in the blade while opening, it locks up nicely. I like the blade. Although ‘only’ 440C, I’ve learned from the work of a few makers to respect it when properly heat treated and sub-zero quenched. It is well-sharpened and—as I mentioned before—the shape and surfaces are attractive. Although the blade is thick and heavy, it needs and begs for thicker scales with deep, sculpted details. The clip is innovative and ‘very GTC’, yet not practical for thicker materials like jeans or just pants pockets in general. The clanky deployment was not easily adjusted out without tightening the pivot to the point the blade was tight to move and off-centre. Oh, well. This knife suffers badly when compared to a GTC custom. It is not a great value at this price point. It lives in the bottom of the cabinet now, forever entombed with the other McKnives and regretable purchases.
Boker Plus Federal Folding Knife 3.27" Blade, Titanium Handles, GTC Design
rated 4 stars out of 5
Dubai, Other
Mar 08, 2014
Pros: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Weight, Pocket Clip, Overall Quality
Heavy duty EDC?
The Federal came sharp, out of the box. The overall fit and finish is relatively good, with the grips and inlays giving a good impression. The blade lock firmly into place, with no play. Closed, the blade is centred, also with no play.However, don't be fooled, this knife is a beast. The initial pictures does not capture how thick and bulky the blade is. Although it has a flipper, with the added weight of the blade, it is almost impossible to deploy the blade with just a flip. You flip, then use a wrist flick to fully deploy. Part of this might be due to the slightly rough roller in the frame lock. With some lubrication and time, this might improve.Good buy for someone that requires a heavy duty EDC, but not my first choice to carry every day. The pocket clip, although neat, is not very practical, and for someone working in jeans, this will not work.
Boker Plus Federal Folding Knife 3.27" Blade, Titanium Handles, GTC Design
rated 5 stars out of 5
Aug 09, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
One nice folder
I'm a fan of the the custom titanium handle folders made by CRK, Scott Cook, etc and I must say that this Boker holds it's own against some of the best. Smooth action. Blade is centered, thick, and sturdy. I really like the integrated pocket clip. It's out of your way when you're holding it. What a sweet knife!
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