Boker Tiger-Damascus adds a very special model to the series of pocket knives steeped in history. Collector's knife with a historical past, a true piece of living history, which combines high quality craftsmanship with authentic materials. Known worldwide as the Tiger, the Panzerkampfwagen VI was used by the Wehrmacht from the late summer of 1942. It is considered to be one of the most famous tanks in history, despite its modest production number of only 1350 units and consequent low importance. strategic. The development of the heavy tank can be traced back to 1937 and series production began in August 1942. Today there are only seven units preserved, on display worldwide.
The tank parts used for the knife blade come from a Tiger I of the Schwere Panzerabteilung 502, which was destroyed in combat in Latvia in the summer of 1944 in a wooded area near the town of Bauska. Based on the wreck found at the original excavation site, it was determined that this Tiger was one of the first models produced.
The straight-cut Boker Tiger-Damascus features a unique Damascus blade made from the steel from the tank destroyed in Bauska. The non-stainless damask mosaic is hand-forged by Chad Nichols and resembles the tank tracks left in the ground by the Tiger's heavy tracks. Unlike conventional damask, damask mosaic production does not create layers, but complex damask bars are hand forged into a mosaic with an elaborate and very complicated process. The blade operates on ball bearings and is locked open by a sturdy steel framelock with stonewash finish.
The overall shape of the knife pays homage to the famous lines of the tank, while the decorative pin screw is modeled on the main drive pinion.
The slightly shaped micarta canvas handle scales feature precisely milled grooves, reminiscent of the characteristic surface texture of the Zimmerit coating of German armored vehicles.
Intended use: Collection
Type of production: Industrial
Country of production: Germany
Blade: Damascus steel from pieces of the Tiger
Handle: in steel and micarta
Blade length: 85mm.
Blade thickness: 3.6mm.
Total length: 198mm.
Clip: in stainless steel
Closure: Frame Lock
Packaging: PVC display case that lets the knife "float" inside, making it visible from all sides
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