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Boker Plus RBB Reality-Based Blade Recurve Folding Knife 3-7/8" Combo Blade, FRN Handles - 01BO053

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Part Number: BOP053
Manufacturer: Boker Knives
Retail Price: $112.95
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BOP053: Boker Plus Reality Based Recurve
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Just by looking at this knife for the first time, you know it's a professional tactical tool to defend yourself. After world-famous knife fighting expert Jim Wagner trained Germany's top counter-terrorist team, GSG9, in knife tactics, we at Boker asked him if he would design the ultimate tactical folding knife for police, military and security personnel, and this is the result - the Jim Wagner Reality-Based Blade.

This knife has tactical features that no other folder has - a cutting kriss curve, two blood grooves in the blade, ergonomic finger grooves with anti-slip texturing, and a Thumb Guide Slide that guides the operator's thumb to the thumb stud for immediate deployment. Also featured is a clip kit that allows the operator to choose between a standard heavy-duty window-breaker or one that looks like an ordinary writing pen clip for undercover operations where conceiling the knife, and yet having instant access, is crucial. It has two lanyard holes for air, water and wilderness operations, and it comes in tactical subdued black. When the blade is retracted, the handle and exposed blade back is designed to be a tight impact weapon. To absorb the tremendous forces you can put to the knife, there is a solid lock back mechanism. Under the fiberglass-reinforced plastic, there are two 1 mm stainless steel liners to strengthen the construction and to give the right weight to the hand.

The blade is made of 440C high performance stainless steel, which guarantees superior edge-holding ability and corrosion resistance. Not only does this weapon bear the name of the designer, but the blade is also emlazoned with the name of the fastest growing and most complete martial arts system in the world, Reality-Based Personal Protection. Jim Wagner's system has been taught to the American FBI, Brazilian GATE, Argentinean GOE, Israeli Special Forces, German Federal Police, Canadian Royal Mounted Police, and the list goes on.

All the experiences the designer had during his several police and military missions were put into the concept of this knife.
  • Overall length: 9"
  • Blade length: 3-7/8"
  • Weight: 6.2 oz.
  • Blade material: 440C Stainless Steel
  • Handle material: FRN
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 788857011669

The lockback system has been used for many decades. It can usually be found on the knife spine and it provides a strong lockup that will wear well.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
3.333 (3 reviews)
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1 out of 5
Oct 07, 2012
Pros: None
Cons: Pocket Clip, Overall Quality
Save your money
I will never purchase another boker product ever again. I've been through two of these knives now the first one just fell apart and the second one the glass breaker that holds the pocket clip on, the threads broke off in the knife, and on both of them also the four prong screw the holds the blade in handle kept coming unscrewed all the time and when I tightened it up and pushed the release button the blade would release halfway out of the handle, so I threw them both away and bought a spyderco citadel which I would recommend to anyone
4 out of 5
Duane The Berserk
The North, WI
Aug 16, 2012
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Ease of Opening, None
great everyday carry
The recurve is the most practical of the reality based blades for everyday use and is also an excellent self defense tool. The only problem I had with the knife is the blade would get hung up on the frame about halfway open. Liberal amounts of oil and opening and closing the knife about a hundred times cured the problem. If not for the opening problem I would have given the knife a 5/5. The knife is razor sharp out of the box, has an incredibly strong lock and feels great in the hand. Overall I am very happy with the knife and would purchase another.
5 out of 5
Lawrence A. Kurfiss
Jan 12, 2009
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Near Perfect Tactical Folder
If you've been looking over the literature for this series of knives, and wondering what is hype and what is knife, rest assured, these are great knives. The handle lays perfectly in a man's hand, and the weight feels just right, neither too heavy nor light. The blade is devilishly sharp right out of the box. (Be extra careful when you close the blade!) The pocket clip is perfectly positioned for the knife to be almost hidden from view in the pocket, yet very easy to extract the knife when you need it. The description mentions two "blood grooves" in the blade, but this only applies to the tanto type model. The recurve model blade strongly resembles a Kit Carson M series from CRKT. The locking back is as strong as you could ever want. The blade has a black matte finish, rather than shiny black. This knife is worth far more than the asking price. I love it.
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