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Boker Kwaiken Flipper Compact

Discussion in 'Boker USA' started by JonesE, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. shady A.M.

    shady A.M. Gold Member Gold Member

    538
    Jul 28, 2004
    Please see my post for a link to pics of the Kwaiken. I apologize they are not the most hi res, but they give you an overall picture of the blade and the features. Also, I included a comparison of the Kwaiken next to two of my most carried knives. I'm very surprised at how much blade the Kwaiken packs into such a small size. Also, it fits my hand very well.
     
  2. Molle Ninja

    Molle Ninja

    246
    Jul 15, 2013
    Such a bummer that they didn't get the lock right. Would've been nice if it had a steel lock interface. Oh, well.
     
  3. gonefishing81

    gonefishing81

    102
    Sep 7, 2013
    Thank you for the review. Can you confirm it’s running on caged bearings? That’s a shame they messed up the lock. Was almost going to pull the trigger on this....
     
  4. JonesE

    JonesE Gold Member Gold Member

    51
    Jan 16, 2015
    Thanks shady, Appreciate the your thoughts and the link to the photos. I think I will take a pass on this one. To bad, I had hope for this one.

    JonesE
     
  5. shady A.M.

    shady A.M. Gold Member Gold Member

    538
    Jul 28, 2004
    Yeah, so now that the lock has been adjusted, by me, it’s near perfect. I can’t seem to put it down. Also, the scales seem to warm really quickly due to the marbled finish. I still cannot not endorse it because of that initial lock stick.

    IMO, a steel interface wouldn’t have made a difference. The lockbar was just set too tight. I inspected the lockface and it is evenly carbidized with no signs of galling. My Boker Khion is treated similarly along the lock face and it has never stuck.

    I can confirm, the washers are PB caged bearings. Very smooth, no rough spots. Next time I disassemble it I post some pics.
     
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  6. viper89

    viper89 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 8, 2011
    Dang, I have had this knife in my wishlist for some time. I especially like the steel upgrade and the deep carry clip. The lock stick is what is holding me back. If they made it a CF version, I might have jumped on it already. Or if it was $200... I might have jumped on it.

    Did they mill internal pockets on the handles?
     
  7. shady A.M.

    shady A.M. Gold Member Gold Member

    538
    Jul 28, 2004
    No internal milling but at this size I couldn’t see the advantage. It is very light. I think it should be a 200.00 knife. I got mine for less than the average price but I did not go thru a US dealer, hence the long wait for it to get thru customs...
     
  8. mroger04

    mroger04 Gold Member Gold Member

    135
    Nov 3, 2017
    I actually own this exact model; manufactured in Solingen, Germany. The Boker/Burnley Compact Kwaiken frame lock. It's actually my absolute favorite carry piece since I've gotten it. Contoured Titanium handles (This isn't the liner-lock variety) Then, the Titanium handles are also have this sweet stone-washing then brought to a mirror polish which gives just a cool new way of finishing Titanium. This model stated it rides on the IKBS but
    to my surprise, it runs on steel caged bearings (I thought IKBS were mainly loose, but there could be different bearings they use, anyways it does sport the caged style bearings. Titanium framelock (Ti on steel) no steel insert. Blade is 154CPM and a nice small flipper w/ jumping. Perfect detent. Blade snaps out like a rocket. It is smooth but swapped out for ceramic cages which actually made a felt difference. I’ll post pics below.
     
  9. mroger04

    mroger04 Gold Member Gold Member

    135
    Nov 3, 2017
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  10. Ralphie

    Ralphie

    2
    Feb 1, 2019
    I been very happy with the Kwaiken It’s my edc and sees lots of hard use. I have no issues with lock stick or anything
     
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  11. mroger04

    mroger04 Gold Member Gold Member

    135
    Nov 3, 2017
    They discontinued this model for whatever reason.
     
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  12. Ralphie

    Ralphie

    2
    Feb 1, 2019
    I think it was just a limited run. But u can still find a few floating around
     
  13. mikey488

    mikey488 Basic Member Basic Member

    100
    Jun 10, 2006
    Does anyone know of a US dealer that has the Ti compact 110644? I cannot find any after considerable searching.
     
  14. mdrgn79

    mdrgn79 Basic Member Basic Member

    27
    Jul 25, 2008
    These are out now on BladeHQ. I have one coming that should be here on Tuesday..
     
  15. mroger04

    mroger04 Gold Member Gold Member

    135
    Nov 3, 2017
    I myself want another
     
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  16. mroger04

    mroger04 Gold Member Gold Member

    135
    Nov 3, 2017
    I didn't see these at BHQ. There sold out. Are you sure it was Boker Compact Kwaiken manufactured in Soligen, Germany with marbled, polished & contoured Ti scales, frame lock. No lock-bar insert but
    The blade is has a beautiful machine satin finish and the steel is CPM154. I did own one (Pictured above) and my dumb-a** sold it. Absolutely a gem. If I see one again, I will be sure to be all over it. Maybe Soligen will do another run at some point. This particular model also went for like $240-$260 I believe and I though it was worth it and the construction and precision tolerances were unparalleled to the standard Boker Kwaiken and their budget Steel Kwaiken w/ D2.
     
  17. Cafe

    Cafe

    3
    Feb 16, 2019
    If anyone is willing to sell theirs lmk I'm ready to buy.
     

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