Boker calls the Kwaiken one of the most influential designs of the 21st century. While that may sound like hyperbole, it’s not too far from the truth.
The Boker Plus Kwaiken, designed by Lucas Burnley, took the concept of a functional and crisp knife that’s made to cut to the extreme. Based on the clean Japanese knives of old, this folding version of Burnley’s Kwaiken Classic fixed blade appeals to nearly everyone — from the groom at a wedding to law enforcement personnel.
The knife has a long and slender 3.5-inch blade that opens effortlessly with the flick of the flipper tab. A piercing point and a long cutting area make using this knife a dream. Its VG-10 stainless steel provides solid rust resistance and ease of sharpening.
This version of the Kwaiken comes with carbon fiber handle scales, which gives the knife an even classier look. The carbon fiber Kwaiken has become the go-to option for people looking to pick up the iconic folder, even more so than the G-10 Kwaiken.
With other design benefits like an overall weight of 4.4 ounces and right-hand tip-up carry pocket clip, the Boker Plus Kwaiken is just too good to not have in your collection.
For more info on this Badass Knife of the Week, see the product page for the Boker Plus Kwaiken.