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Boker Plus Brad Zinker Urban Trapper Flipper 3-1/2" VG10 Satin Blade, Titanium Handles - 01BO730

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Part Number: BO01BO730
Manufacturer: Boker Knives
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Description
BO01BO730: Boker Plus Urban Trapper
Boker Plus
 
Although we have seen many products over the years, resourceful knife makers continue to find ways to surprise us. For instance, Brad Zinker from Florida with his Urban Trapper, one of the thinnest profile titanium framelocks we have ever experienced. At a mere 8 mm grip thickness (without clip), the term "slim" only inadequately characterizes the Urban Trapper for its usable size. The large holes in the titanium handle transform the Urban Trapper into a true lightweight that can be extremely conveniently carried in a suit pocket or light summer trousers alike. Considering the minimalist overall design of the knife, the size of the flipper is equally sparing. When used, it impresses nevertheless with its outstanding functionality, and reliably opens the ball bearing hinged VG-10 blade. The blade shape of this classic trapper pocket knife, widely distributed throughout the US and worn by Brad Zinker for many years, was the inspiration for this unusual piece.
Specifications
  • Overall length: 7-5/8"
  • Blade length: 3-1/2"
  • Weight: 1.7 oz.
  • Blade thickness: 2.5 mm
  • Blade material: VG10
  • Handle material: Titanium
  • Made in China
Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Titanium Handles
Titanium Handles
A nonferrous metal, it's prized for its high strength to weight ratio and is often used on higher end knives.
VG10 Stainless Steel
VG10 Stainless Steel
This Japanese super-steel is known for it's ease of sharpening, ability to take a super fine edge, and outstanding corrosion resistance making it one of the best bang-for-buck steels on the market.
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Danny M.
N.J.
Feb 28, 2017
Pros: Handle Material, Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, None
nice and light,slim don,t even know it,s in my pocket
very slim and light don't even know it's in my pocket
2 out of 5
Gus C
Hawthorne, Ca
Dec 09, 2016
Pros: Ease of Opening, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Pocket Clip, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Great knife, except for the stupid blade geometry
I have two of these, the titanium frame lock and the G10 liner lock. My preference is the G10 liner lock because the numerous holes in the elegant titanium frame lock are a PITA to clean in the field after food prep tasks, and liner lock is easier for use in your left hand. Ignore reviews that claim the flipper is too small, I wear large size riggers gloves and can deploy the flipper with either hand very, very comfotably using my finger. My direct experience leaves me completely dismissive of claims that the flipper is too small, i'm calling that BS. Regardless, once the mech is worked in you can deploy using inertia and a flick of the wrist without using the flipper. The Handle gives me a full 4 finger grip and the hand position is choked right up near the heel of the cutting edge because of the excellent design arrangement. I love this knife. So... why the poor score. It's the stupid, stupid geometry of the narrow blade. Why would anyone make such a narrow blade with a hollow grind? Even dumber, a hollow grind extends only 3/4 of the height (15mm) of this narrow blade. With a full flat grind this knife would be a work of art. BUT the hollow grind ruins this for slicing. Such a shame, in every other way this knife is brilliant. I will carefully regrind the blade on the G10 to a drop point with the tip on the centre line of the blade and a full flat grind - or as close to it as possible. That should give me an open frame/easily cleaned folder that works as a paring knife and as a small game knife - as a lightweight flipper alternative to the stainless Mercator K55K lock-back that I currently use for field dressing rabbits and fallow deer.
5 out of 5
Frank H.
San Jose, CA
May 20, 2016
Pros: Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Weight, Pocket Clip
Cons: None
Perfect discreet EDC
I am a bedside nurse in a hospital with a 'no weapons' rule and a very restrictive policy on allowable knife size. I also need to cut things frequently, usually while one hand is otherwise occupied. Finally, I'm pretty loaded down with tools and supplies already so I don't have a lot of spare pocket capacity. So, I need a knife that is discreet, non-threatening when used, easily opened and closed with one hand, and is light and small enough to vanish into a pocket. At the same time, for my own satisfaction, it needs to be big enough to be useful, which in my book means it'll go all the way through a large orange or reach the center of a normal-sized man's kidney (kidding, I'm kidding!). I have a few knives that were close but no cigar. My Deejo was a perfect size and weight but couldn't be opened with one hand. My Kershaw Scalllion was a one-hander and a nice friendly blue color but a bit too small. After looking long and hard I settled on the Urban Trapper. It's been my EDC for some months now and I couldn't be happier. It weighs nothing. The blade is a high quality VG10 steel that holds a terrific edge. I see some reviewers have trouble with opening this knife but mine snapped open smoothly and convincingly from the start. Because it has a short broad pocket clip that doesn't look like it belongs to a knife I put it in my scrub top pocket behind my nametag and it essentially disappears. If I didn't compulsively flip it open and closed all the time no one would know it was there. I am very happy with this knife.
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