At a time when Americans’ trust in government institutions is at a generational low, coming out with a seksi new titanium handled flipper with carbon fiber inlays and a funky retracting clip and dubbing it the Federal seems like kind of a risky move. Then again, Boker’s a German company. Maybe attitudes are different there. Check out the bladehq.com tabletop vid after the press release to see that funky clip design . . .
Lakewood, Colorado (July 23, 2013) – Boker USA is pleased to offer the new Boker Plus Federal.
Custom knifemaker Gustavo Cecchini from Brazil not only designs modern and futuristic knives, he also brings new ideas when it comes to technical innovations. The Federal folder features a unique clip design, which retracts the clip back into the handle when not in use. The idea itself is not new, but Gustavo Cecchini found a brilliant method of execution – rather than using various small parts and tiny springs, he created a cutout in the rear handle scale, similar to a lock bar of a frame lock. In the “neutral” position, the clip is hidden within the scale, and when needed, it can be simply pushed out like the liner of a frame lock.
The titanium handle with expressive millings features two carbon inlays, enhancing the modern design. The 440C stainless steel blade opens with the flipper and locks with the frame lock mechanism. The thumb notch provides added grip security. An exceptional piece, that can’t be outperformed when it comes to reliability, simplicity and elegance. Blade length: 3¼”. Overall length: 8″. Weight: 4.9 oz. Suggested retail price: $230.00.
The new Boker Plus Federal, model 01BO140, is available for purchase through Boker USA, Inc. Additional information can be found at www.bokerusa.com.