For a knife to be considered tactical, it must meet some high expectations. It must be strong, easy and fast to deploy, be nimble in combat, and be efficient in utility. The Boker Strike is meets and exceeds those high expectations, and does so at a price that is near impossible to beat. Not only is the Strike a superb tactical knife, but it comes in several sizes, in a multitude of colors, and a selection of blade styles. There is a perfect Strike model to put in any pocket, from combat uniforms to blue jeans. No matter how you carry it, the Strike is ready for anything at the push of a button!
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*Automatic conversion knives are retrofitted by a third party to accept a coil spring. The factory warranty on these knives is void, but we do warranty the conversion/spring of these knives for one (1) year from date of purchase.
Okay, I ordered this and the smaller Strike Mini to match. First off, the safety is, in fact, garbage. It's in a great place, but it's just loose. The D2 is a great option for EDC. The knife is a little heavy. I wish the tip up option for the deep carry clip was a little "deeper" like on the tip down position. In comparison to the Kalashnikov, which I've also carried, this feels like a much better built knife. The K always felt a little cheap to me. The button-lock auto is a pretty standard design, and similar knives I've had have no problems with "wear on the blade" after many years. It's a pretty tried and true system. The Strikes I received both lock up great with almost no play in the blades either deployed or folded. The button is a little exposed, and could be deployed accidentally, but I guess that's what the safety is for. My biggest gripe is that the Strike is a kind of slow deployment. Of course the paint wears off. All of my metal handled knives do this. It's kinda par for the course. Heck, some of my Microtechs show quite a bit of wear, and they're anodized. (And cost 6 time what this knife did.) But here's the rub. It's a $60 (inflation) auto. If you're looking to get a premium auto for sixty bucks, you've not owned many autos. I do agree with the others, though: C'mon boker... How about some other scale materials? Love to see some micarta or G10. I'd also love to see a clip point. You got it bracketed with the drop point and the Bowie...
This is one of the best knives for the money. I own 3 different models. I use one for a beater knife at work. One is my designated throw away knife. I got the mini for my son.
First Boker I have ever bought and I have to say I am very pleased. The quality of this piece surpassed my expectations especially for the price. If you are contemplating on buying this then stop and just buy it. You won't be disappointed.
Bought a couple of these for EDC I would have paid more. I have a few more expensive knives, like Hinderer, benchmade, and old Gerber, these seem just as sturdy. I’m really hard on my stuff and the tight lock up and positive engagement leave me no doubts that these will hold up nicely. Probably going to buy a couple more!
This is a good quality knife for the money. The automatic blade snaps out fast and secure like a automatic knife should. Safety is nice and tight so it will not move to the unlock position while in your pocket or bag. I really like these Boker knives that I will be buying my 3rd one soon. Thanks, Mike G.
I have been buying knives for close to 40 years. All types, high end MicroTech's and random German blades when you could bring in autos in the 80's. For the price you WILL NOT FIND A BETTER AUTO! The fit and finish, lock up and quality is that of a knife 4x this cost! I cannot believe the value to in this auto! The sharpness and quality of the grind was better than the new made in USA Gerber that was 3x the cost when I placed them side by side. It feels solid in your hand and is very well designed and ergonomic. The only thing I cannot speak to is the quality of the steel, but at this price point who cares because their is no other competition at this price point! IF you are in the market for a Auto this year pick up a nice one and one of these too. IF you miss it, you will regret it later in the year.
I got this knife at the same time I got a Kalishnikov harpoon. This knife has thicker blade, and a much more grippy handle. It is more of a combat blade whereas the AK 74 is more of an EDC. The belt clip on the AK 74 is more easily hooked into the corner of the pocket, but this one works excellently. You need to train yourself to usethe button lock automatically each time you draw and present the blade!
This is a great little knife holds edge great and springs open every button press cant get a better auto for the price
This is a great little automatic, nice opening action. I really appreciate the lock as I’ve had autos open in my pocket. Very sturdy knife!
Great knife for the price. Strong auto action, and a safety that works well. The knife arrived early, and well sharpened. This is my first Boker knife, and the quality seems great, especially for the price. Happy with my purchase, and BHQ provided great service.
With somewhat lower expectations, I ordered the Boker Strike Drop Point as a EDC backup (when I did not want to put wear n tear on my Gerber 06) and have a cheap AUS-8 knock around auto. WOW what a great knife. Things I was looking out for as a possible problem were: loose lock switch, poor centering, loose lock up...all proven wrong. I had handled a few Boker AK47's and every Kalashnikov I tested had a lot of blade play and side to side movement. Not so with the Strike...the one I received has a very solid lock up no side to side movement and the safety switch is tight and positive. Centering on mine is off a wee bit, but not rubbing and for $40, I am fine with it. Switched the clip to tip up and now rides perfect in front pocket. (Nice to see factory had applied blue lock tight on threads also.) deployment is fast and solid, edge takes a good sharpening and a nice stone-washed finish. All in all very happy with my purchase and Blade HQ’s shipping was very fast. Will be ordering another Boker Strike today.
I think I like this one better than the AK74 Boker’s. Only been using a couple of weeks but so far is working great for me.
I bought this knife looking for a new EDC (legally of corse). It came in a nice box with a magnetic latch and a seal that was broke which leads me to believe it was inspected by Bladehq before they sent it to me. It didn't come razor sharp but plenty sharp for general use. It has nice texture and feels really good in the hand for me. I like the deep pocket clip as this is the first knife iv had with such. It has a crisp action and a relatively quick open. The button was a little gritty but it seems to be smoothing out with use. Honestly for the price you can't go wrong. Good solid weaight with no blade play. Centering was a little off but nothing drastic when closed. Overall I gave this knife a 5 out of 5 for what it is and it's cost. Compared to nicer knives in the benchmade, microtech category is still give it a solid 3.75-4 out of 5. Worth the money.
I read the poor reviews, then I noticed that in the description it mentioned that a new custom coil spring has been added. Wow what a difference. The knife opens so fast it almost flies out of your hand. The quality and craftsmanship are first rate. The blade is centered nicely, the clip lets the knife ride low in your pocket. The safety stays put until you move it and the release button is smooth and positive. The stonewash blade finish is nice looking in contrast with the black handle. The best $38 I've ever spent on a knife.
I really like the stonewash finish on this great piece of art. Fits great in the hand no matter which way you put it - point up or point down. I was a little hesitant on purchasing due to reviews and I'm glad I bought this, I don't always listen to what other people say. I would / will definitely buy another. For the price, how could it hurt to buy one even if it did suck? I also see no problems with the spring like others have stated. Blade IS a wee bit loose (wiggle) but I can live with it, this knife is for work so it is gonna get the crap beat out of it.
I bought this for my personal EDC knife after buying the Boker Kalashnikov for a gift. The lock up on this knife is great and I'm sure will last me for years to come. If you're like me and don't want to carry a expensive knife I would highly recommend this one.
My first automatic knife. Good size. Well made for the price. Might be my lack of experience, but blade hangs up a little bit when opening.
Got this for $40, and was pleasantly surprised by the build quality. Nothing fancy here, but everything works and the knife has some basic features. Stonewash finish is decent, blade shape is plain but easy to sharpen so it makes a good work knife. Release/lock button is raised and knurled, making it easy to press, and the scales are reasonably grippy. Nice weight, lockup, and feel in hand for such a cheap knife.
This seems to be a durable, well built knife with a nice heft. The action is smooth and quick for such a heavy blade and the lockup seems solid with no blade play. The button is a touch gritty, but that should smooth with use. I like the knurled button surface. The blade wasn't super sharp but a few licks on a crock stick fixed that. Blade centering is good and I love how the button lock is tight and slides into place with an audible click. I think its position is positive and will not slide with pocket carry. When I first deployed the blade, my grip on the knife felt precarious and unsafe in spite of the nice scale texturing and handle configuration. I switched the pocket clip to tip-up carry mode and now my grip on the knife is firm and solid. Why the clip comes configured in the tip down position in the first place is a mystery to me.. I added a short lanyard for draw and am happy with the knife so far. The knife seems rugged and able to stand up to hard use, but time will tell. I might also mention I bought two of these. The one pictured here for EDC and the serrated tanto model for carry in the truck glove box because.... you never know.
Purchased the stonewash black for my father for Christmas. After using his for five minutes, I knew I needed one for myself. Beautiful stonewash blade with a smooth automatic action.
The action was slow when I got it. I put some oil on it and have played with it for a week now. It's not as fast as the Kalashnikov but is adequate. It's a heavier blade, and that might be the issue. Its sharp as Hell and has a great feel. I've been cutting cardboard and heavy plastic straps and it hasn't lost the edge yet. The safety works well. I would buy this knife again.
The fit and finish is expected for a high value automatic. I can see light through the scales and liners though that doesn't bother me that much my biggest problem with it is there's no washer on the spring side between the liner and the blade so there's quite a bit of blade play side to side even if I tighten it down all the way and if I do that the deployment is too slow because the blade rubs against the liner if there was some kind of washer for it to remove the play I would rate it 4 stars. Pros: handle texture, blade shape, deep carry clip. Cons: blade play, heavy for its size.
I bought this knife because I like the size and the blade geometry. Feels more substantial the 74s. But, it doesn't fire nearly as hard as a 74. Maybe a weak knife spring? It is normal? Not sure but was thinking of trying to upgrade to a stronger spring. Also, I wish they would have recessed the firing button so you wouldn't need a safety.
I have had the knife for about 4 days. I liked it until it took a shit on me. I went to pull it out of my pocket and after unlocking and pushing the deployment button, I got nothing. First time boker ever gave me problems.
I love everything about this knife, other than the fact that I can open a Buck 110 manual without a thumb stud, faster than the auto feature of this knife. I also have the same knife in the tanto. It's 4 times faster and lighter, just wish this one was as fast.
I bought this knife before Christmas and it has not held up to daily use at work and on the farm. While the action is great and it seemed to hold an edge well, the blade has become loose and will not tighten up. The pivot pin appears to have separated from to handle and can easily be pushed from side to side. I only used this knife for about 3 weeks and it was not abused in any way.