Boker TNT Hunter Fixed Blade Hunting Knife 3.8" N690 Satin, Grenadill Wood Handles, Black Leather Sheath - 120518
The young knifemaker Toni Tietzel is responsible for the Boker TNT with its elegant lines and great versatility. As a handy outdoor knife, compact hunting knife or everyday tool, the TNT covers an extremely wide range. Precisely milled handle scales in elegant rosewood offer an excellent grip and look lovely with the blade's fine satin finish. With a blade of 0.16" thick Böhler N690, the TNT is certainly sturdy with great edge retention. So, the TNT shows once again that elegance and functionality can be combined with great results. Comes with a high quality black leather belt sheath.
Böhler N690 Stainless Steel
The cobalt-alloyed N690 by Böhler (not to be confused with the lower-grade N695) is a very reliable upper middle-grade steel Boker uses at their Solingen facotry for a wide variety of projects. The fine grained N690, which ranks above 440C, offers convincing performance data in all areas. It is often sold as N690Co – the "Co" stands for cobalt and describes the exact same steel.
Grenadill is a type of wood often used to make knife handles. The African hardwood is dark brown or black in color. The wood is very dense, and its finished surface is very smooth and slightly oily.
Due to its dark color, Grenadill (Dalbergia melanoxylon) is also known as African blackwood. Depending on its point of origin, the wood used to be marketed as Senegal ebony or Mozambique ebony. However, these names are incorrect, since Grenadill is not a type of ebony but belongs to the rosewood family. Grenadill trees grow between four and 15 meters tall. They are indigenous to the savannas of the Sahelian zone and the Sudan zone, a region ranging from Senegal on the African Atlantic coast all the way to Mozambique on the Indian Ocean. Most Grenadill wood used in knife production is now sourced from Tanzania and Mozambique in southern and eastern Africa.
Grenadill has a striking look. The sapwood, which is the wood section still growing when the tree is cut, has a light color in contrast to the dark heartwood. Knife handles are exclusively made from dark heartwood. It has a dark brown, almost black color with a fine pattern in black/purple. Processed Grenadill wood darkens as it is exposed to air and turns a uniform black after a while. It has medium-sized pores, slightly larger than those of ebony.
Grenadill wood is very dense. To counteract its tendency to crack and warp, it is air dried for several years. Once the drying process is completed, the wood will retain its shape and is easy to process. Due to its density and stability but also because of its decorative look, this African hardwood has been used for centuries to make fine woodwind instruments and organ pipes as well as other high-quality wood products, including knife handles. Grenadill wood came to Europe in the 16th century, when Portuguese merchants imported it from Portugal's African colonies.
- Blade Length: 3.80"
- Cutting Edge: 3.625"
- Handle Length: 4.50"
- Overall Length: 8.50"
- Blade Thickness: 0.16"
- Blade Material: Böhler N690 Stainless Steel
- Blade Hardness: 67 HRC (approximate)
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Handle Thickness: 0.63"
- Handle Material: Grenadill Wood
- Sheath: Black Leather
- Designer: Toni Tietzel
- Weight: 6.90 oz.
- Made in Solingen, Germany