Differing tasks require differing blades — you’d never chop wood with a scalpel or perform delicate surgical cuts with a machete. While a single mid-size every-day-carry knife can suffice for most ordinary tasks, it’s nice to have a few folding knives to choose from, depending on your activities and attire. Often, all you may need is a small and lightweight pocket knife that won’t feel like a boat anchor clipped to your pants. These light-use tools are sometimes classified as gentleman’s knives.
German knife company Boker recently released a new folder called the Wasabi under its affordable Boker Plus line. The knife is a non-locking slipjoint — for those not familiar with this mechanism, it uses the tension of a backspring to hold the blade open or shut, rather than a lock. It also features a flipper for quick opening, and a slender tip-down pocket clip.
The Boker Plus Wasabi was designed by bladesmith Kansei Matsuno, and its slim shape and Japanese tantō profile match its origin. The blade is made of easy-to-sharpen 440C steel. Blade length is 2.88 inches; overall length is 7 inches.
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This knife is available in three variations:
For more information on the new Boker Plus Wasabi, go to BokerUSA.com.