This Blade HQ Exclusive Boker Burnley Kwaiken features a blue anodized CNC milled aluminum handle and a stonewash finished blade.
The American-made Boker Kwaiken Automatic combines Lucas Burnley's minimalistic Kwaiken design with the hard-hitting, precise spring mechanism only Pro-Tech can deliver. This model features a stonewashed blade made from 154-CM stainless steel. Its blue aluminum handle comes outfitted with a hidden lanyard loop and a stainless steel pocket clip.
First off, I own a VG10, CF Handle scale Kwieken Flipper. Great gentlments folder but I had few gripes about it. First and foremost was the weight. It was well over 5 ounces. They could have milled the liners or made them out of titanium to save weight, but that would add to the cost. VG10 is Meh, takes a wicked edge, but doesn't keep It for long. The QC wasn't the greatest after putting it on my edge pro apex I realized the hollow grind was asemetric. Finally, it was/is oversees produced. The beautiful blue anodized aluminum auto is perfectly executed. Razor sharp out of box, better blade steel. 154cm doesn't excite me like S30v or S35vn, but it's a damn fine EDC blade steel for normal use. I'll take it over VG10 any day. The knife is US produced with a Protech plunge lock/Opening system. It's snappy and fast, especially for such a long blade. The blade is flat ground and it's symmetrical. The solid aluminum handle does three things for me, cuts two ounces off the weight, lowers the ride height in pocket, and hides the lanyard loop. Because of the thin width and depth of the knife it's extremely easy to carry, even in light slacks with smaller pockets. The knife is a 10/10 likeability for me. The Blue is beautifully executed. It's U.S. Army Infantry blue. Which leads me to my only ding. It's against Blade HQ, not Burnley, Boker, or Protech. When I ordered I asked for number 218 of 300 if possible. Because that was my roster number when I went through Infantry school. Knife shows up, it's number 27 of 300. Just a little more attention to detail on Blade HQ's part would've really knocked it out of the park for me.