Boker Kwaiken Flipper Knife Canvas Micarta/Brass Bolster (3.5" Stonewash)

MSRP: $199.95
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Item #BHQ-77843


  • Overall Length:8.375"
  • Blade Length:3.50"
  • Blade Thickness:0.13"
  • Blade Material:VG-10
  • Blade Style:Standard
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.875"
  • Handle Thickness:0.52"
  • Handle Material:Micarta
  • Color:Brass, Green
  • Bolster Material:Brass
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:5.25 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Boker Plus
  • Model:Kwaiken
  • Model Number:01BO271
  • Country of Origin:Taiwan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


This Blade HQ exclusive Boker Bolster Kwaiken features green canvas micarta handle scales with a brass bolster and a stonewashed blade. It is not uncommon to find the Lucas Burnley-designed Kwaiken hanging out in the pocket of your favorite Blade HQ employee, and we are proud to bring you this unique exclusive model. With its tactical-gentleman aesthetic and clean lines, the Kwaiken has become an instant classic in the knife community.

There are a few subtle changes to this Kwaiken model. First and foremost is the striking brass bolster paired with canvas micarta handle scales. The stonewashed VG-10 stainless blade has an IKBS pivot system for easy, quick deployment. The fit and transition are smooth and reminiscent of a Burnley custom piece. Round out your Boker collection with a Blade HQ Exclusive Boker Kwaiken.


Customer Reviews

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No Grit
Matt S.
Classy looking knife. Was bummed to see the tuxedo sold out. Not bummed buying this beauty.
Great for the price
Michael D.
I bought this as an addon to the Olamic Wayfarer that I was purchasing and I have to say I am impressed. I want to give it 4.5 stars but chose 5 because it is a great deal for the money. It is sleek and elegant with great flipping action. It is a great size for an EDC knife with a nice gentleman's flipper look. The blade is centered perfectly and you have to look closely to find the small imperfections in the fit and finish. The only issue I have with this knife is that the flipper tab, although it has light jimping to help, is completely rounded downwards with nothing to catch your finger on. This is not a major issue for me, but seems to be the only real design flaw with this knife. Overall it is a great buy.
Perfect after cleaning
Aaron C.
I got mine in today and the action is a bit gritty feeling. I would have thought it would be a smoother opening. After taking it apart and cleaning the action is very smooth. It is a very nice looking knife.
Super rough action
casady s.
I have the ti/cf tuxedo kwaiken and its very smooth. This one was not. Maybe I got a lemon but it felt gritty, and cheap. I was excited for this one, too.
Blade HQ response:
Sorry for the gritty action on your knife! Unfortunately they will occasionally leave the factory QC with a bit of grittiness. We will gladly replace it with a perfect one, or feel free to email us for some tips about making this one smooth.
So nice I bought one twice
Carson P.
It's an amazing knife and the previous reviews say more than I ever could. I ordered mine and got #0001 which is now a vault piece, so now I have a second on the way!
What they said!
Ed B.
It's already been said by the other two guys so I'll just add, beautiful fit and finish. Very smooth open and close. Feels assisted but it's not. It's that smooth. Love the canvas micarta and brass combination. I've planned to purchase one of Burnley's designs for a while and just kept waiting. Until now and I'm glad I did. I have to give this my highest recommendation.
Frank J.
First off, thanks to Russ G in the above review for writing I think the best knife review I've ever read. Seriously. I love the look of this one. The brass goes very well with the micarta. The brass back spacer makes it pop! The micarta feels premium and adds texture to the grip very nicely. This model is heavy. If you like lightweight knives then I advise you not to get. I also own the CF and Smokewash 2014 exclusive and that one is so lightweight for it's size that this brass model threw me off at first. But I don't mind heavy knives either. The look and the deployment makes up for it in my opinion. Other than the weight (if that matters to you) I can't take anything away from it. Classic Kwaiken design that we all love with gorgeous materials.
Different is good
Russ G.
Although there was no question I would be buying this knife (I've sadly missed the tuxedo carbon-fiber BladeHQ exclusives), before I saw it in person I wasnt sure how much I'd like it, or at least the look of it. I already owned three kwaiken models and knew I liked the design, but those three were all combinations of black and natural steel color, and black and more black.

But as is often the case, the pics of this knife dont do it justice--it looks amazing. The micarta is lighter than expected and has hints of green and yellow in its tone, the brass has more of a subdued matte finish than I thought it would, with the backspacer being a perfect complement to the bolsters. What you really can't tell from the pics is how well harmonized all the materials all: the stonewashed steel blade is exactly as shiny/matted as the brass; the micarta's slight yellow tone matches up with the brass; and esp when the blade deployed, there is the right amount of each material so that each is in balance with the other. The overall look is classy yet simple; sleek and modern, but suggestive of an antique. This isn't one of those knives you look at and say, "I wish they would have used more 'X' and less 'Y' on the handle", or, "it would be perfect if only the blade had a satin finish".

I assume most ppl are familiar w/ the kwaiken design (if not, look at reviews from other variations), and wouldn't be here if they hated how these knives actually felt to use, so I'll skip most of those details. Two things worth mentioning:

#1, if you've never used a knife with the IKBS, I highly recommend it. Although the blade deployment characteristics are similar to other bearing systems, like the Kai/Kershaw/ZT KVT system the IKBS has the edge because its superior at reducing lateral blade-play (and I think the IKBS has better deployment too). Phenomenally smooth blade deployment and solid feel when locked up. Part of that, no doubt, comes from the perfect, just-under-50% lock up this knife has, but it's also attributable to the IKBS.
#2. This knife is heavy for its size, noticeably more so than my other kwaikens. This isn't surprising given the others are either all-Al plunge lock autos--which tend to be lighter anyway--or a flipper w/ carbon scales and no bolster. I dont mind the weight at all, it feels nicely substantial. But others might.