Boker Plus Orca Pro Fixed Blade Knife 5.125" D2 Stonewashed, Green Canvas Micarta Handles, Black Kydex Sheath - 02BO015
BO02BO015: Orca Pro
The impressive Boker Plus Orca Pro is an extremely robust outdoor knife, which, thanks to its sturdy construction, is also ideally suited for rough work. The full tang knife made of D2 steel, and impresses with its outstanding stability, while the front weight of the blade allows light chopping work despite the relative compactness of the knife. The recurve blade has a durable stonewash finish. The ergonomically contoured handles made of blasted green canvas Micarta ensure excellent control and a very secure grip, even in wet conditions. Jimping at the end of the handle, which is shaped as a striking piece, and in the area of the thumb rest additionally increase work safety. With lanyard hole, and precisely fitted Kydex sheath and belt adapter.
With a chromium content of 12%, D2 – a tool steel – can certainly be classified as a stainless steel. Since its chromium content is right on the threshold, however, a little more care for the D2 wouldn't go amiss. As an upper-tier conventional steel, D2 offers great edge retention and stability, though sharpening it takes a little effort.
Micarta is a composite material used to make knife handles. It is based on fibers and epoxy resin. Micarta is sturdy and lightweight, which makes it a popular material not just for exclusive knife handles but also for a variety of high-tech applications.
The fiber/plastic composite known today as Micarta was developed in 1910 by the American engineer George Westinghouse. Micarta is the original brand name given to the material by its US producer General Electric. Today, Micarta is a common term for similar fiber/plastic composites made by several manufacturers.
All of these composite materials have in common that they consist of at least two different base materials which are bonded together but retain their own structure. Therefore, composite materials combine the different properties of their base materials. They are usually developed to offer all the advantages of comparable conventional materials at a much lighter weight. That is why they are mainly used in high-tech applications where weight reduction is a priority (e.g. in aircraft or vehicle construction) but also where the use of light materials makes for easy and pleasant handling, e.g. in the production of high-quality knives.
Micarta has all the usual characteristics of composite materials. It is a combination of absorptive fibers (e.g. wood, linen or cellulose) and a synthetic resin (mainly epoxy or phenol resin). To make Micarta, the fibers are saturated with resin. When the resin is cured, the composite material can be processed, usually by grinding or sanding. Micarta is extremely dense and resilient. It also offers a high level of dimensional stability, which means that it retains its measurements even under changing environmental conditions, such as varying temperatures or humidity levels. Micarta is pleasant to the touch and offers a firm, comfortable grip. Like all other composite materials, it is very light compared to metals.
- Blade Length: 5.125"
- Cutting Edge: 5.25"
- Handle Length: 5.25"
- Overall Length: 10.50"
- Blade Thickness: 0.19"
- Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
- Blade Hardness: 59-61 HRC
- Blade Style: Recurve
- Blade Grind: Hollow
- Blade Finish: Stonewash
- Handle Thickness: 0.98"
- Handle Material: Green Canvas Micarta
- Sheath: Black Kydex with Belt Adapter
- Weight: 11.40 oz.
- Made in China