Boker Limited Edition Castle Burg Trapper Folding Knife 3.54" Acid Washed O-1 Clip Point Blade, Schloss Burg Oak Wood Handles - 113004
BO113004: Castle Burg Trapper
Burg Castle is a landmark of the Bergisches Land, rising above the river Wupper near the Boker Manufactory. Count Adolf II. von Berg had the castle constructed on the foundations of a 10th-century fortress. It was finished in 1133. Today, it is one of the biggest castles in western Germany, inseparably connected to the Duchy of Berg and the Counts von Berg (1068-1225). Even today, Burg Castle still reflects the enormous wealth of the dynasty and their far-reaching influence in Northrhine-Westphalia. Count Engelbert II. von Berg was also the Archbishop of Cologne.
Boker keeps in touch with the historians of Burg Castle because the corporate history of Boker can be traced back to 1674, when the tree was first entered as the company's trade symbol for tools, and because their history is closely connected to that of the Bergisches Land. Right now, large parts of the castle are being faithfully restored. This includes the replacement of ancient solid oak planks. This inspired them to preserve the historic material for future generations, skillfully turning it into handle scales in their Manufactory.
This was the foundation of the knife series Boker Schloss Burg, comprising seven traditional knife styles steeped in history. Apart from the scales of historic oak wood sourced from Burg Castle (Schloss Burg), the knives also feature brass liners and blades made from O1 carbon steel. Highlighting the authenticity of the knives, the blades are finished with a special acid wash, which also protects them from harmful environmental impact. All styles are handcrafted by Boker Manufactory Solingen as a strictly limited edition of 1133 pieces worldwide. They come with a new version of the historic Boker tree symbol.
The classic Boker Trapper derives its name from the American outdoorsmen who roamed the North American prairie as hunters and trappers. They were among the most important discoverers and scouts for the European settlers, often being the first to make contact with indigenous peoples. Its slender build makes this traditional knife a perfect everyday companion.
- Blade Length: 3.54"
- Overall Length: 8.39"
- Blade Material: O-1 Carbon Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.10"
- Blade Style: Clip Point
- Blade Finish: Acid Wash
- Handle Material: Schloss Burg Oak Wood
- Locking Mechanism: Slipjoint
- Weight: 7.76 oz.
- Made in Solingen, Germany