Boker Plus S2 by Sniper Bladeworks Review

September 10, 2015
Boker Plus S2 by Sniper Bladeworks
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GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
92
Construction & Materials
7
Ease of Use
10
Steel Quality & Edge Retention
7
Durability
8

The Good

  • Unique, utilitarian blade shape
  • Balanced size and weight
  • Corrosion resistant (tumbled)

The Bad

  • Big for daily pocket carry
  • Wasn’t cleaned up after tumbling
  • Flipper is stiff out of the box
THE VERDICT

Because of its noticeable size, some will find the Boker S2 to be oversized for an every day carry knife. But once they feel how light and balanced it is, and they consider how utilitarian the shape is, they may reconsider. Overall, you will not find a knife that performs as well as the Boker S2 at this price especially when you realize you can use it anywhere.

FULL REVIEW

CONSTRUCTION & MATERIALS
By choosing common materials like 440C steel and G10 handle scales for the design, Boker created a really hearty knife. As is common practice for Boker, the S2 is built to last. Choosing these materials offers a nice balance between affordability and durability. 

EASE OF USE
The blade on the S2 is 4” long and 1.38” wide—which should make it a real bear to flip open, and at first it is. But after being opened a few times it loosens up and opens with ease. The design of the blade may look unusual, but it allows you to perform almost any day to day task. This benefit is heightened by the contoured handle shape. The liner lock is also a little stiff at first, but it breaks in after a few flicks and locks the blade in place quite well.

STEEL QUALITY/EDGE RETENTION
440C is a carbon steel that is generally susceptible to corrosion if not properly prepared and cared for. By choosing to tumble the whole knife, Boker has reduced the probability of rust forming anywhere on the S2, as long as the blade is wiped clean after use. 440C will hold a fair edge and is easy to resharpen.

DURABILITY
Large pocket knives that are the caliber of the Boker S2 are designed for use and abuse from digging a hole or splitting wood. Over time, the biggest concern may be rust–so keep the S2 lubricated and clean.

 


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MSRP
$88.95
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