Boker Arbolito Hunter Fixed 4-3/4" N695 Blade, Stag Handles (02BA351H)

$115.46

MSRP* : $153.95 | You Save* : $38.49 (25%)
Part #: BO02BA351H | Boker Knives
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Description
BO02BA351H: Boker Arbolito Hunter
Boker Arbolito
 
This extremely rugged hunting and outdoor knife features a pronounced choil on the 4.6mm thick blade, which ensures exceptional cutting performance. The intricately shaped stainless steel bolster harmonizes perfectly with the rugged stag handle scales and red fiber layers. The blade is satin finished N695 steel. Comes complete with a high grade brown leather sheath.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 4-3/4"
  • Overall Length: 9-5/8"
  • Blade Material: N695 Stainless Steel
  • Handle Material: Stag
  • Sheath: High Grade Brown Leather
  • Weight: 7.8 oz.
  • Made in Argentina
Stag Handles
Stag Handles Naturally dropped deer antlers are used to create a natural rugged look and feel. Antler from the Axis and Sambar deer in India are renowned for their density and are therefore most commonly used for knife scales.
Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Boker Arbolito Hunter Fixed 4-3/4" N695 Blade, Stag Handles (02BA351H)rated 4.500 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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Boker Arbolito Hunter Fixed 4-3/4" N695 Blade, Stag Handles (02BA351H)
rated 5 stars out of 5
Mark
Maine
Feb 20, 2017
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
I'll admit that it serves mostly as a decorative collector's knife right now, with a definite "Ooooh" factor when I show it to friends. When they feel the heft of it in their hands, it's "Ahhh!" I don't have much use for a knife that isn't functional so I will use it for camping and cooking outdoors when the season rolls around. This is one beautiful knife, both in appearance and construction. The sheath that came with it is also a beautiful piece that is well-made. This knife complements my Boker Stockman folding knife, another finely-crafted tool that I carry daily.
Boker Arbolito Hunter Fixed 4-3/4" N695 Blade, Stag Handles (02BA351H)
rated 4 stars out of 5
Palongrifle
Pennsylvania
Oct 25, 2016
Pros: Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Weight, Materials, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Good Materials, Substandard Workmanship
I bought the Boker Arbolito Hunter Fixed 4-3/4" N695 Blade, with Stag Handles knife as an all-purpose camp knife and hunting knife. It arrived with a durable, well made, well finished, leather sheath that fits the knife very snuggly. The fit and finish on the knife is very good (not excellent). The stag scales chosen were good quality, appropriate width and dimension for the handle. There were no locations where the metal was proud of the handle material. The handle feels nice and solid and comfortable in the hand. The weight of the knife is balanced and appropriate for it's size and intended use. The blade dimensions can be found in literature elsewhere but it is almost a survival knife weight. The good: The appearance of the knife is very nice. Almost, but not quite, too nice to carry in the woods and use as a tool. The finish on the metal is excellent, no blemishes or concerns there. To look at it, you think - "This is a really, really nice knife." Especially for the price they are asking. It comes mediocre sharp. You could take it right out of the box and do almost any job you wanted to do right then and there, including use as a camping knife or hunting/skinning knife or survival knife. No sharpening needed. The steel they use, N695, is a strong, rust resistant steel and very durable, holds and edge, similar/equivalent to the 440C steel you might have used on the old Buck knives, maybe even a little harder (I use Buck as an example because many people have used or had their knives. I feel Buck is a good quality knife manufacturer). Simply put, the Germans (Bohler) make good steel. It has been properly manufactured and tempered. You can't really buy better, only knife steel with different properties. The Bad: Whatever yahoo put the final grind, finish and factory edge on the knife either didn't have the skills or didn't take the time to do the job right. Though uniform along the spine, there is some very minor variation in blade width as it approaches the blade edge. This likely came in the finishing and polishing step of manufacture and is knit-picking because it is so minor that it has no bearing on the useability of the knife. However, what does bother me is that the angle used to factory sharpen the knife was really too wide of an angle and on top of that it was unevenly sharpened. In other words, someone had taken off more steel from one side than the other. I repeat, it was sharp enough to be used right out of the box. But to re-sharpen the knife, to even it up and put an appropriate angle on the blade, I had to take off some serious, very hard steel. So unless you have a quality mechanical sharpener, get ready to spend some time with your sharpening stone. It took me three sessions at 2 1/2 hours each to wear the steel down to an appropriate edge. I use an old Lansky sharpening system, the knife was very sharp when I was done. And I believe it will perform excellently. Overall: The quality of materials used in the knife is outstanding. It is a very good looking knife. The sheath is very nice as well. When you hold it, you know you are holding a high quality knife. You are getting a lot of knife for the price. If you buy one, beware, to re-sharpen it you may want a worksharp tool, or other mechanical sharpener, or just lots of time like me!

 

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