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Boker Burnley Kihon Desert Warrior Drop Point Automatic Knife (3.25" Copper)

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MSRP: $79.95
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Item #BHQ-101391

Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.75"
  • Blade Length:3.25"
  • Blade Width:1.125"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:AUS-8
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Copper
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.50"
  • Handle Width:1.125"
  • Handle Thickness:0.50"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:OD Green
  • Weight:3.24 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Automatic
  • Opener:Push Button
  • Lock Type:Plunge Lock
  • Brand:Boker
  • Model:Kihon
  • Model Number:01BO952NSOI
  • Designer:Lucas Burnley
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry, Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.75"
  • Blade Length:3.25"
  • Blade Width:1.125"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:AUS-8
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Copper
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.50"
  • Handle Width:1.125"
  • Handle Thickness:0.50"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:OD Green
  • Weight:3.24 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Automatic
  • Opener:Push Button
  • Lock Type:Plunge Lock
  • Brand:Boker
  • Model:Kihon
  • Model Number:01BO952NSOI
  • Designer:Lucas Burnley
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry, Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

Designed by renowned knife maker Lucas Burnley, this push-button Boker Kihon is a Blade HQ exclusive model that's been tricked out with an aftermarket coil spring for hard-hitting automatic action!

"Kihon" is the Japanese term for the basic techniques of several martial arts. With tactical aim and some far eastern flare, the Boker Kihon is worthy of its name. This tactical/EDC knife is destined to become a classic.

The copper finished AUS-8 blade has a sweeping edge that makes slicing a breeze. Designed with traditional Japanese swords in mind, the handle has a rayskin texture that provides a good grip while not tearing up the pocket.

Features:
  • AUS-8 drop point blade is easy to sharpen and cuts like a dream
  • Ray skin textured aluminum handle is tough and ergonomic
  • Powerful and reliable automatic action
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Reviews

Customer Reviews

Amazing knife .
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Charles P.
11-26-2019
This is a very good beginner automatic knife . I got this knife for my fiancee , and it was beyond what I expected from the reviews , with one minor issue . The finish on this knife was better than any of my previous Bokers , the Magnum and several Kalashnikovs , the speed was comparable to the Magnum and a tad slower than the Kalashnikovs . The knife came with a good working edge , but I like a sharper edge on a knife . The blade design and looks are sweet . This knife is not as good as my Kershaw launch series knives , but a very good value . I will end up sharpening this knife to a more razor edge , but that seems a minor thing to me . I would buy this knife again , and have already had guys who are interested in one for themselves . 12.14.19. After putting a razor edge on this knife , I was very pleased with it , and my fiancee was using it getting used to it . She had it open and laying on the counter where she was working . Her adult son , who appreciates knives came in , felt the edge and heft . Told her , you should keep that knife put away , not just on the counter , that is a very high quality knife ... she was quite tickled .
Fantastic knife
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Robert H.
11-24-2019
I'm very happy with this knife, feels great in the hand, edge is sharp, and you can't beat the price for what you get. It's not the fastest opening automatic knife, but with a little flick of the wrist will speed it up quite a bit. Well worth the money and I am very impressed.
My second Kalash
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Kevin G.
11-06-2019
Love the design of this one. The blade is wicked looking too. Not too sharp out of the box but that was fixed easily enough. The only complaint I have is that the blade sometimes doesn't deploy very snappy and sometimes it does. I can probably adjust that though. Overall I'm pleased.
Dull factory edge
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matt h.
10-29-2019
While I like the blade design itself, upon receiving it, the edge is very disappointing. At the price point it should come with, at least, a decent edge, but its sub par at best.
Blade HQ response:
Thanks for the feedback! We will address this with Boker and improve the factory edge.
Value, quality, and looks
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Dave L.
10-23-2019
Very glad I ordered this knife and got it quick. Not my first Boker but definitely my favorite. Snappy and hard hitting for a thin blade. Boker is where it’s at for quality and value
Incomplete sharpening makes DULL knife
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Frederick S.
10-14-2019
Only a primary grind on the edge and would not even open a bag of chips. Knife looks great and is nice in the hand. Stiff spring to close with average opening speed. I have finally gotten a better edge but still need to hone it some more. Sloppy QC Boker!!!!!
Like it better than the Kalashnikov
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D. L.
10-14-2019
A bit longer, lighter and thinner than the Kalashnikov. Seems quite sturdy, but primarily for EDC where legal. I particularly like the style and pocket clip better than the Kalashnikov. However, I have to agree with one reviewer - the blade is dull as dirt! It shouldn't take much to fix that little issue, but Boker could certainly do a better job. This is a great economical and stylish auto and I'd grab another if it had a steel upgrade.
One excellent paper cutter :)
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Preston A.
10-14-2019
I have a few knife and even a Kalashnikov and the the fit and finish on this seems to be on another level I always said I wouldn’t buy 2 of one knife but I might on this one
Automatic Passion.
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David H.
10-13-2019
This is only the second automatic knife I've owned - the first one was an Italian stiletto way back in the day. Boker has done a grand job in producing this knife - very positve opening action, good overall size, and I like the Desert Warrior finish.

There is always one little change I would like to see - use D2 rather than Aus 8, but the price point would certainly climb accordingly. I think it would be well worth it.

I recommend this knife for anyone wanting to have a moderately priced, reliable automatic opener.
So Stoked
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Ben Q.
10-09-2019
I have been waiting very impatiently for this in the mail since its launch last Friday. I just got it today and I really love it! It is the little things that make a lasting impression on me and besides how good it looks the thing that got me on this knife is how good the textured button feels on this. Its a joy to fire. Now to make this a helpful review I want to mention the three things that disappointed me a little. First it feels good in hand but its a little short in hand. The action doesnt seem as powerful as the AK 74 by Boker, and it didnt come with a deep carry pocket clip. Regardless I love this knife!
Not quite there... even for the price
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Mike S.
10-07-2019
Just received mine today. The build quality is on par with the Kalashnikov. It feels solid overall and seems well built.
Although, the pivot screw was cranked so tight it would barely deploy without loosening it quite a bit and still drags unless you hit the button just so.
Unfortunately it's biggest flaw out of the box is the factory edge. To be brutally honest, it's the dullest blade I have ever received from the factory. I would say it's about a step above a butter knife and is a struggle to get the edge to bite on anything, so if you don't do your own sharpening you'll need to find someone.
If you're looking for your first auto I would recommend going with the Kalashnikov. It's still just a better overall knife that comes razor sharp from the factory.
Blade HQ response:
Sorry the factory edge on your knife wasn't up to par! It sounds like you got one that slipped QC. Please contact customer service and we'll get you one that is razor sharp.
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

Description

Designed by renowned knife maker Lucas Burnley, this push-button Boker Kihon is a Blade HQ exclusive model that's been tricked out with an aftermarket coil spring for hard-hitting automatic action!

"Kihon" is the Japanese term for the basic techniques of several martial arts. With tactical aim and some far eastern flare, the Boker Kihon is worthy of its name. This tactical/EDC knife is destined to become a classic.

The copper finished AUS-8 blade has a sweeping edge that makes slicing a breeze. Designed with traditional Japanese swords in mind, the handle has a rayskin texture that provides a good grip while not tearing up the pocket.

Features:
  • AUS-8 drop point blade is easy to sharpen and cuts like a dream
  • Ray skin textured aluminum handle is tough and ergonomic
  • Powerful and reliable automatic action
Read More
Show Less

Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.75"
  • Blade Length:3.25"
  • Blade Width:1.125"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:AUS-8
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Copper
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.50"
  • Handle Width:1.125"
  • Handle Thickness:0.50"
  • Handle Material:Aluminum
  • Color:OD Green
  • Weight:3.24 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Automatic
  • Opener:Push Button
  • Lock Type:Plunge Lock
  • Brand:Boker
  • Model:Kihon
  • Model Number:01BO952NSOI
  • Designer:Lucas Burnley
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry, Tactical
  • Product Type:Knife

Customer Reviews

Amazing knife .
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Charles P.
11-26-2019
This is a very good beginner automatic knife . I got this knife for my fiancee , and it was beyond what I expected from the reviews , with one minor issue . The finish on this knife was better than any of my previous Bokers , the Magnum and several Kalashnikovs , the speed was comparable to the Magnum and a tad slower than the Kalashnikovs . The knife came with a good working edge , but I like a sharper edge on a knife . The blade design and looks are sweet . This knife is not as good as my Kershaw launch series knives , but a very good value . I will end up sharpening this knife to a more razor edge , but that seems a minor thing to me . I would buy this knife again , and have already had guys who are interested in one for themselves . 12.14.19. After putting a razor edge on this knife , I was very pleased with it , and my fiancee was using it getting used to it . She had it open and laying on the counter where she was working . Her adult son , who appreciates knives came in , felt the edge and heft . Told her , you should keep that knife put away , not just on the counter , that is a very high quality knife ... she was quite tickled .
Fantastic knife
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Robert H.
11-24-2019
I'm very happy with this knife, feels great in the hand, edge is sharp, and you can't beat the price for what you get. It's not the fastest opening automatic knife, but with a little flick of the wrist will speed it up quite a bit. Well worth the money and I am very impressed.
My second Kalash
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Kevin G.
11-06-2019
Love the design of this one. The blade is wicked looking too. Not too sharp out of the box but that was fixed easily enough. The only complaint I have is that the blade sometimes doesn't deploy very snappy and sometimes it does. I can probably adjust that though. Overall I'm pleased.
Dull factory edge
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matt h.
10-29-2019
While I like the blade design itself, upon receiving it, the edge is very disappointing. At the price point it should come with, at least, a decent edge, but its sub par at best.
Blade HQ response:
Thanks for the feedback! We will address this with Boker and improve the factory edge.
Value, quality, and looks
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Dave L.
10-23-2019
Very glad I ordered this knife and got it quick. Not my first Boker but definitely my favorite. Snappy and hard hitting for a thin blade. Boker is where it’s at for quality and value
Incomplete sharpening makes DULL knife
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Frederick S.
10-14-2019
Only a primary grind on the edge and would not even open a bag of chips. Knife looks great and is nice in the hand. Stiff spring to close with average opening speed. I have finally gotten a better edge but still need to hone it some more. Sloppy QC Boker!!!!!
Like it better than the Kalashnikov
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D. L.
10-14-2019
A bit longer, lighter and thinner than the Kalashnikov. Seems quite sturdy, but primarily for EDC where legal. I particularly like the style and pocket clip better than the Kalashnikov. However, I have to agree with one reviewer - the blade is dull as dirt! It shouldn't take much to fix that little issue, but Boker could certainly do a better job. This is a great economical and stylish auto and I'd grab another if it had a steel upgrade.
One excellent paper cutter :)
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Preston A.
10-14-2019
I have a few knife and even a Kalashnikov and the the fit and finish on this seems to be on another level I always said I wouldn’t buy 2 of one knife but I might on this one
Automatic Passion.
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David H.
10-13-2019
This is only the second automatic knife I've owned - the first one was an Italian stiletto way back in the day. Boker has done a grand job in producing this knife - very positve opening action, good overall size, and I like the Desert Warrior finish.

There is always one little change I would like to see - use D2 rather than Aus 8, but the price point would certainly climb accordingly. I think it would be well worth it.

I recommend this knife for anyone wanting to have a moderately priced, reliable automatic opener.
So Stoked
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Ben Q.
10-09-2019
I have been waiting very impatiently for this in the mail since its launch last Friday. I just got it today and I really love it! It is the little things that make a lasting impression on me and besides how good it looks the thing that got me on this knife is how good the textured button feels on this. Its a joy to fire. Now to make this a helpful review I want to mention the three things that disappointed me a little. First it feels good in hand but its a little short in hand. The action doesnt seem as powerful as the AK 74 by Boker, and it didnt come with a deep carry pocket clip. Regardless I love this knife!
Not quite there... even for the price
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Mike S.
10-07-2019
Just received mine today. The build quality is on par with the Kalashnikov. It feels solid overall and seems well built.
Although, the pivot screw was cranked so tight it would barely deploy without loosening it quite a bit and still drags unless you hit the button just so.
Unfortunately it's biggest flaw out of the box is the factory edge. To be brutally honest, it's the dullest blade I have ever received from the factory. I would say it's about a step above a butter knife and is a struggle to get the edge to bite on anything, so if you don't do your own sharpening you'll need to find someone.
If you're looking for your first auto I would recommend going with the Kalashnikov. It's still just a better overall knife that comes razor sharp from the factory.
Blade HQ response:
Sorry the factory edge on your knife wasn't up to par! It sounds like you got one that slipped QC. Please contact customer service and we'll get you one that is razor sharp.
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