Bokers are the pre-1990 Mercedes-Benzes of the knife world: endlessly elegant and meticulously well-built. And, when you’re talking about real Bokers from Solingen, Germany, expensive (or exclusive, if you prefer). Each year Boker offers a limited number of Annual Damascus Collector’s Knives, classic and beautiful objets d’art which only go up in value. Boker’s 2013 model is selling for $520, while it lasts. But check the title of this post again. No that year isn’t a typo . . .
Optics Planet has a handful of last year’s Boker Annual Damascus Collector’s Knives, for the bargain-basement price of $340 (click here for the link). So now might be the time to drop the hint that nothing says ‘Father’s Day’ quite like a pocketful of finely-crafted Solingen Damascus steel.
It’s too late for me, my friends. My knife budget is way blown already and I’ll be lucky to get a new pack of Bic disposable razors for Father’s Day. But it might not be too late for the rest of you.