Boker Castle Stockman Pocket Knife 4" Closed, O-1 Carbon Steel Blade, Oak Wood Handles - 113985
BO113985: Castle Stockman
The well-known castle Schloss Burg is the landmark of the region Bergisches Land, where the city of Solingen is located in Germany. Built in 1133 on a mountain right next to the river Wupper by Earl Adolf III, the castle today is one of the largest in western Germany. The history of Schloss Burg is closely connected to the Earls of Berg (1068-1225), who had a lot of financial power in those days and were dominating the Rhine-Westphalia region. So was Earl Engelbert II of Berg at the same time the archbishop of the city of Cologne with the world-famous cathedral. As the company history of Boker goes back to the year 1674, when the Boker Tree was registered as a trademark for hand tools and their history is influenced by the region as well, they are in steady contact with the historians of the castle. Today, large parts of the castle need to be renovated to maintain the original structure of the building - massive planks of very old oak wood need to be replaced. In order to keep this historical material for the coming generations, Boker decided to manufacture the historical wood into scales for an exclusive knife series in their factory. The selected knife models are also equipped with brass liners and carbon steel blades made of O1 steel. To underline the authenticity of the knives, the blades show a special acid wash finish, which also protects the steel. All models are strictly limited to 1,133 pieces worldwide (completion date of the castle) and will be delivered with the reproduced historical Boker Tree emblem.
The slipjoint is a mechanism for folding knives. Slipjoint knives do not possess a mechanical locking mechanism. Instead, the open blade is locked only by means of a spring attached to the end of the spine. Slipjoints are one of the most common locking mechanisms for folding knives.
A slipjoint has a small spring at the back end of the spine that keeps the open blade in place. The knife is closed by putting pressure on the spine of the blade to overcome the resistance of the spring holding the blade in place. Once the spring no longer holds the blade, it can be closed very easily. Unlike other locking mechanisms, a slipjoint is not actually locking the blade, which means there is a heightened risk that the blade might close as it comes in contact with a hard object. For knives with this locking mechanism it is of vital importance that all parts are firmly and securely fitted together.
The slipjoint is regarded as the classic locking mechanism for folding knives. Before the other locking mechanisms were invented, e.g. the lockback or the linerlock, just about all folding knives were equipped with a slipjoint. This is the main reason why slipjoint knives remind many knife collectors of "grandpa's pocket knife". A pocket knife carried by people of our grandfathers' generation would have had a simple slipjoint mechanism.
- Blade Length: 3.00"
- Cutting Edge: 2.625"
- Handle Length: 4.00"
- Overall Length: 7.00"
- Blade Thickness: 0.08"
- Blade Material: O-1 Carbon Steel
- Blade Style: Clip Point
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Blade Finish: Acid Wash
- Handle Thickness: 0.44"
- Handle Material: Oak Wood
- Locking Mechanism: Slipjoint (non-locking)
- Pocket Clip: None
- Weight: 2.20 oz.
- Made in Germany