I had a Boker at one time. If they still make them like they used to, you
will be happy with it. Bought mine in Germany nearly 30 years ago.
I've always been partial to Buck.
Still have a marlin spike sailor's knife I bought over 30 years ago.
Take a look nat the "Stockman 301 Single Blade" for a simple piece of
I've had a couple of Buck knives through the years and I liked them very much.
However, I just looked through that entire list and didn't find anything that
really struck me as "me", and I found a whole LOT of stuff that made me say
"What the HELL?" I kind felt like I was shopping for a pair of tennis shoes.
Thanks anyway though. :-)
See Nad. See Nad go. Go Nad!
To reply, eat the taco.
Gerber, eh? Thanks; Wasn't aware of that brand, and I have a REI just up the
road from me.
The REI pages show quite a few that look pretty good to me, and a lot cheaper
Boker I was looking at. :-) I'm kinda partial to this one:
Free bad advice available here.
To reply, eat the taco.
I've carried a pocket knife since highschool over 40 years ago. The one
in my left pocket is a MeyerCo "Stingray" assisted opening drop point
knife. Clipped to my left pocket is a Bessey folding utility knife.
For the last two years most often it's the Bessey that gets used.
The Bessey knife came be seen at:
Contrary to the info at the site above the blade does open easily with
one hand and it is not necessary to press the blade lock release lever.
I went to Olfa LLB black blades in their respective handles some time
ago. I'm very happy with those. They don't have the strength of a good
lath knife, but they sure are sharp.
Are the Husky parts interchangeable with the Bessey, you think?
Comparing the Husky and the Bessey side by side I'd say the steel
mechanism is probably made by the same company. The Bessey's torx head
screws are in a slightly different position and the Bessey has
additional machining. Other than the blade, I don't think the parts
would be interchangeable.
I'd send the knife to the manufacturer with a note about how long you've had
it, how happy you are with it, and the fondness for the little fellow that
has grown so much that it's almost a member of your family. Going on, ask if
it can be restored to its original beauty and utility and cost be damned!
I'd bet a fulsome letter will get you a new knife. For free.
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