I would have to get my hands on one to see how I feel about the skeletonized handle, but Boker’s new German Expedition Knife is a good looking blade nonetheless. I will have to have a look at one at Blade.
From Boker USA:
Lakewood, Colorado (January 18, 2016) – Boker USA is proud to present the Boker German Expedition Knife.
Designed by Tony Lenartz – an icon for decades in the field of the outdoors… wilderness survival and bushcrafting, as well as an experienced military leader with a passion for the outdoors.
Extended trips to the North American wilderness and his relationship with the inhabitants of these regions provided the opportunity for true wilderness survival techniques and hands-on experience. These expeditions provided Tony with the insight into his knife designs – namely, functionality, rugged use and durability. Boker is proud to begin a relationship with Tony to bring to the market the legendary German Expedition Knife…built to the specifications and quality demanded by its designer.
The creative mind of Tony in marriage with the quality reputation of the Boker Manufactory provides the user with the ultimate wilderness field knife.
This modern classic is definitely a full size survival knife, which, by its versatility, is capable of mastering any task in the wilderness. From building a shelter, to hunting, skinning and preparing your food, the German Expedition Knife will do it all.
For the blade steel of this rugged construction, we chose Böhler N690, which has a fine microstructure and outstanding corrosion resistance. The stonewash finish combines easy maintenance with durability.
The handle design of the G.E.K. was further optimized, to give the ideal ergonomics for every grip style. The skeletonized handle grants a low weight, and exchangeable handle scales provide a very secure grip and excellent handling. The hammer piece in the end of the handle adds versatility. The high quality leather sheath is fully ambidextrous, and is set up for cross-draw, which gives not only allows comfortable carry, but also secure and intuitive handling when drawing or re-sheathing.
The knife is secured by an ambidextrous push-button strap.
- Blade length: 6½”.
- Overall length: 11⅜”.
- Weight: 9.1 oz.
- Suggested Retail Price: $339.00.
The German Expedition Knife (model 120747) will be available for purchase through Boker USA, Inc. in late February 2016.
Additional models and information can be found at: https://www.boker.de/us/search/german+expeditio-0-9999-1-0.html