On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Boker Manufactory, the Mayor of Solingen asked us if we could design a high-quality pocketknife in the city colors. He would like to be able to gift such a knife to guests and dignitaries on special occasions. We were honored by the request and it did not take long for us to select the popular and versatile Boker Scout as the base model.
For more than 30 years, the Scout has gained fans among knife enthusiasts around the world with its elegant, timeless lines and sturdy, ergonomic build with a sintered handle. The colors of the City of Solingen are a deep steel blue and golden yellow. Instead of a sintered nickel silver body, the Scout Solingen is the first to have a body of solid brass, solid-milled using CNC technology. Inspired by the great chestnut tree that once stood in front of the first Boker Tool Manufactory, we decided to use blue stabilized chestnut wood for the handle scales. To emphasize the centuries-old tradition of the City of Blades, Solingen, the stainless D2 blade and finished with an authentic acid wash. The fully handcrafted knife made by Boker Manufactory Solingen comes with the new version of the historic Boker tree symbol.
In addition, we would like to use this special knife to revive an old Solingen ritual. Knives are a perfect present, pleasing almost any recipient. However, there is an old saying in the City of Blades, warning that a gifted knife severs the bond of friendship. In order to ward off this unfortunate result, the knife comes with a coin that the recipient gives back to the giver. According to the old custom, this coin is accepted as payment for the knife, no longer making it an unlucky gift. Therefore, each Boker Scout Solingen comes with a handy Boker coin so that it may mark the beginning of many future friendships.
Comes in excellent packaging with zipper case, Boker Keyring, and paperwork.
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