Serge Panchenko is expanding his knife design aesthetic with a beefed up stainless steel folder, the Gust. Boker Plus is producing this heavy duty EDC folder with a bronze finished stainless steel handle and a stonewashed D2 steel blade. The Gust might weigh a little more than other Serge designs, but it makes up for it with a slender build and undeniable Panchenko style.Features:
An awesome collaboration between Boker and Serge Panchenko. By the way, Serge's designs are wonderfully unique but extremely functional. I have 3 of his designs already: the Gust, the Lancer, and the Bean. (I love using them, too.) The Gust definitely has some weight but it's not at all what I would consider super heavy...unless you're wearing lightweight super-thin sporting shorts. I've carried much heavier knives than this one without issues. After all, it's only 5 ounces, which may be heavy for its overall size, but it's definitely not the heaviest knife out there. This knife came very sharp. No kidding...VERY sharp! With some practice--and a little breaking-in period--I'm able to thumb flip it open quite easily. Remember it's frame lock, so be careful of adding pressure to the lock while trying to open it, or else you might not get the fast action you're wanting. I absolutely love the blade shape, which I feel is extremely versatile. I usually shy away from knives that have two different sides, whether it's the color, material, or pattern. Considering this is brass-colored stainless steel, I kinda wish the clip side was also brass colored, as well; however, the contrast between the show side and the clip side seems to work with this knife. The Gust feels good in the hand. With my medium/large hand size, I can achieve a 3-and-1/2-finger grip that's quite comfortable. Easily, this knife is one of my favorites. Enjoy the slice!
Wasn’t sure I would like this knife because others were talking about the weight. I loved the look of the Gust so I ordered. The knife is great, even being a bit heavy. I have been carrying the Squid but I cannot tell which one is in my pocket. The weight feels good in the hand and a one bonus with the weight, my wife can’t miss it if I forget to take it out of my pocket before she washes ( has been done before). All in all very pleased with purchase.
Hasty scanning of the catalog led me to expect a shorter-blade version of the Lancer, one of my standard EDC knives. Which I'm still waiting for (Boker, are you listening?). This one is a little heavy for me for social EDC pocket carry - but a great bragging knife! Love the scale patterning, really non-slip, and expect great patina from the brass scale. Panchenko scores again, and no, you can't have it back!