Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
The Quality & Value Far Exceeds the Price
The picture here just doesn’t do this blade justice. This Bӧker Magnum 2019 Collection Fixed Blade is truly impressive. The first thing that catches your eye is the mass and depth of the blade. It is 1 5/8” deep from spine to belly at its apex. The beautiful polish job on the blade is something you don’t see much anymore on production knives, except for Bӧker. It takes man hours to produce a high polish like this on a blade, and if the consumer will accept lesser finishes (acid etched, stone washed, blasted, etc.), most manufacturers just aren’t going to spend the time and expense. Gary Groves’s design has beautiful lines and flow. The fit and finish are outstanding. The whole presentation here is stunning from the get-go, with the wooden presentation box, the Bӧker Magnum 2019 Collection polishing cloth, and certificate of authenticity. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Knife is well balanced. Love the long swedged spine; and more belly on this blade than a “happy fat man,” garden Buddha. The curved handle is comfortable and agile in hand. Add some grip to the handle and it would make a fine hog hunting knife. Sheath is adequate, but nothing that is going to stand up to hard use. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I should keep quiet about these Bӧker Yearly Collection Fixed Blades. With only 2000 produced each year they can’t help but appreciate in value, and one of these years I’m going to come shopping for one and find them sold out. This is a great chance to own a blade designed by a custom knife maker that most of us could not usually afford. This would easily be a $400+ fixed blade in some other knife manufacturer’s catalog. So, let’s just keep this a secret among our KnifeCenter family, eh?