Boker, or the “Tree Brand”, is a German based knife manufacturer and well known in the community for producing fine quality blades. In this review we’ll be taking a look at one of their lower priced options, the Boker Plus Titan. This is a fairly large drop point folding knife made in China and designed for everyday use.
- Blade material : 440C stainless steel
- Handle material : Titanium
- Blade length : 3.75 inches
- Closed length : 4.75 inches
- Overall length : 8.375 inches
- Weight : 4.5 ounces
- Country of origin: China
- Price Range : under $50
First thing to note about this knife is that it looks very streamlined and feels really solid in the hand. It certainly doesn’t have the look or feel of a tactical knife and is generally understated with no jimping on the handle or the blade. It’s a large knife yet it’s pretty thin so it doesn’t feel too bulky overall. The elegant looking titanium handle is bead blasted to give a matte finish and is held together by three small screws. The blade is made from polished 440C stainless steel and is deployed by either hand using the dual thumb studs. It’s certainly not the sharpest blade out there but comes reasonably sharp right out of the box and will take an edge as needed but with 440C you may struggle to get it razor sharp.
The blade is secured in place by a lockback mechanism located mid-handle which is pretty effective and gives little to no blade play. There is also an adjustable pivot screw which can be loosened or tightened as appropriate to allow for a perfect blade action.
The included pocket clip is highly polished so it’s going to get noticed but that being said a black clip just wouldn’t work with the titanium handle. The pocket clip is oriented such that the blade stays tip-up. It’s also reversible or can simply be removed if you choose not to wear it on your belt.
Other than the pocket clip, there’s not much in the way of included accessories with the Boker Plus Titan. Boker does include a small tool designed to be used to adjust the pivot or handle screws which is a nice addition.
Overall, this is a beautiful looking knife which is well made and exhibits reasonable performance. You will likely struggle to find many knives with a titanium handle in this price range. For someone looking for an EDC utility knife without spending over $50 this is an excellent choice.