Boker, using a design by Lucas Burnley from New Mexico, have created the Kwaiken folder. Burnley, whose most popular knife is a fixed blade Kwaiken wanted to transfer the thin and narrow concept into a folding knife, without changing the proportions too much.
The result is a design that is beautiful from first glance. The clean lines and sleek design are absolutely unique. Despite the slim grip there is no compromise with the ergonomics.
This knife, just wow. Mine came with the larger thumb disk and extended spacer. This knife is now perfect. Good job Boker!
This is a very stylish and unique knife. The newer models come with a new backspacer that fully covers the tip of the blade and prevents snagging. The extended thumb disk makes opening easier, but mine was still very difficult due to extreme lock bar tension. I took off the scale and bent the lock bar back slightly, and now it pops open like a dream. Lock up is still good, pivot is silky smooth and centering is dead on. The micarta scales are grippy and the AUS8 steel gets scary sharp, but won't hold it too long. Still, I like this blade a lot.
If this knife was a flipper it would have been perfect. Has no fidget factor and opens very poorly. Really disappointed that it takes 3 or more seconds to open. This was a Christmas gift and I really wish I liked it. Build quality is great. Steal quality should of been been slightly better for this price point.