Boker Plus Gnome Neck Knife by Jasper Voxneas.
My first impressions of this knife were initially very good, great name, lovely design, quality steel, good grind , cool looking handle, rubbish sheath, so 5/6 not a bad start. Since then however perhaps my biggest disappointment is with Boker, like I said my initial impressions were good, OK so it’s made in China, again as I said earlier I can hardly fault the knife (ace design, steel, finish etc) so “call me a blade snob” but when I get a knife with the Boker stamp on the blade I want a German built knife, if I knew beforehand (and hands up here, my fault entirely for not researching properly what the PLUS meant) that the PLUS meant “CAVEAT EMPTOR ” outsourced, would I have recommended it for the 21st Century Survival store had I known? I would have to say no. Is it a good knife ? Yes , definitely.Would I still carry it ? Probably. Do I still like it as much now knowing it’s only purporting to be Boker ? not so much.
So now “call me paranoid” but before I go and spend $300 – £220 on a William H Harsey, “Applegate” to backup my Carl Schlieper, I’m just going to have to do a little bit extra research, “just to make sure I’m getting a knife with some real Solingen history”.
Maker Boker Plus = China/Taiwan.
Blade 12c27 steel.
Blade Length 2″.
Overall length 4″.
Handle green canvas Micarta.
Handle options include Antler or Olive wood.
Usual price starting around £35 for the Micarta model.
reviewed by ( StormCrow ) AKA Paranoid Knife Snob 😉