Boker Plus Burnley Kwaiken Folding Knife 3.5" Blade, Micarta Handles - 01BO291


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BO01BO291: Boker Plus Kwaiken Folding Pocket Knife

Boker Plus

Slim and sharp, smooth and beautiful - an accurate description of the folding Kwaiken knife from Boker Plus. After a long time in development, this folder is a design of young knifemaker Lucas Burnley from New Mexico and a re-engineered piece of his popular fixed blade model. Burnley wanted to translate the Kwaiken's typically slim concept into a folding knife without drastically changing the proportions. 

The result is a design which has fascinated us at first glance. The clear lines and the slender knife which nevertheless houses the entire blade in the closed position are absolutely unique. Whoever is expecting to find compromises in the area of ergonomics because of the slim handle should take the knife in his hands and see for themselves. The green canvas Micarta scales offer a high amount of grip without being unnecessarily rough. The slim blade is made of AUS-8 stainless steel and deploys extremely smoothly due to the IKBS bearings. This knife is very reminiscent of the Heiho from CRKT and will definitely not disappoint.


  • Overall length: 8.375"
  • Blade length: 3.5"
  • Weight: 4.2 oz.
  • Blade material: AUS-8
  • Handle material: Micarta
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 788857023020

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Boker Knives, Boker Kwaiken Series, AUS-8 Blade Steel, Micarta Handle Material, Folding Knives

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Boker Plus Burnley Kwaiken Folding Knife 3.5" Blade, Micarta Handlesrated 3.857 stars out of 5 (7 reviews)
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Boker Plus Burnley Kwaiken Folding Knife 3.5" Blade, Micarta Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Northwest Suburbs - IL
Feb 02, 2019
Pros: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
As with many - Needs deep carry pocket clip & delete lanyard hole
In my opinion. This gentlemen's edc folder would greatly benefit from a deep carry pocket clip. It's advantageous to have a discreet carry option. In a market with an overabundance of knife choices these days, I don't know why manufacturers still limit their product to a "1 only" standard exposed carry. They could easily supply two types of pocket clips if possible based on where it mounts - one standard one deep carry. Probably because they in my opinion ruin 90% of the knives out there by putting the seldom-used lanyard hole exactly where you could mount the clip higher up or make a useful discrete gentlemans deep carry clip.
Boker Plus Burnley Kwaiken Folding Knife 3.5" Blade, Micarta Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Jason C
Dec 26, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality, Lock Type, Handle Feel, Handle Material, None
Cons: Blade Material, Ease of Opening
Pretty good, but could use some revisions
Overall, the Boker Plus Kwaiken is a very good knife both in function and aesthetics. It has a blade of a functional length for a multitude of uses and the blade shape lends itself well to slicing everything from steak at the dinner table to whittling wood into tinder. The IKBS bearings make the blade action incredibly smooth without any side play and the liner lock locks up nice and tight. Steel liners and micarta scales make up the handle which is shaped well and is comfortable to hold. The liners are solid, giving the knife a bit of heft. I can say that clipped to my jeans pockets, I hardly notice it is there. The pocket clip came pretty tight out of the box, but a little flexing outwards loosened it up just enough to my liking. Some complaints I have about the knife are as mentioned by the other reviewers. The handle of the knife is so minimalist that it leaves the blade dangerously close to being exposed on two areas - the tip and near the pivot. My knife had a strong detent that kept the blade tip from being exposed, but it is possible for a fingertip or other bit of flesh to sneak in between the liners and get nicked. On the spine side, the sharpened edge near the pivot is just barely flush with the liners. A firm grip can allow the flesh to be squeezed in between them and contact the blade. I have not yet experienced any cuts from handling the closed knife, but I did come close to nicking myself on the tip. I would have preferred a slightly larger handle that would enclose the blade a millimeter or two more for an added margin of safety. I found the thumb disc to be a tad too small to allow me to readily open the knife up quickly and easily. I felt I had to dig the tip of my thumb under the disc in order to pop the blade out past the detent so enough would be exposed for my thumb to fully grasp and deploy. I found out Boker USA offers a larger thumb disc for the Kwaiken that can be had by simply contacting them. For the money, I would have expected to see a higher end steel, but AUS-8 is in plenty of my other knives and I have never had any issues with it. The knife came shaving sharp out of the box and has only required a little touching up occasionally to remain that way.
Boker Plus Burnley Kwaiken Folding Knife 3.5" Blade, Micarta Handles
rated 3 stars out of 5
Lyle Berry
Fort Pierce, Fl
Apr 09, 2013
Pros: Blade Material, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, None
Cons: Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, Overall Quality
NIce Design but Watch Your FIngers!
Overall, this is a good-looking, stylish design with very sharp edge and point. My biggest beef is the blade point remains "peeking" up from the end of the liner when closed, such that you can get a nasty cut if you reach for it clipped to your pocket and forget that the point is not completely hidden.. Also, this makes it vulnerable to opening on its own when the tip catches on your pocket material, etc. so you could reach in to get it (unclipped) and again wind up with some unplanned surgery. This flaw should have been eliminated during design and never been introduced to the market. Use with a sheath should be okay, if you are careful.
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