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Boker Knives – A Brief History and Knife Reviews

Böker started as a family owned and operated business that produced tools and cutting instruments in a factory located in Remschied Germany in the 1700’s. However, during WWI, due to the increasing demand for their products in an politically restless era, two brothers, Herman and Robert Böker, decided to began the production of sabers and, according to their records, less than a year later their factory was producing some 2,000 sabers a week made by 64 smiths, 47 grinders, and a large number of unskilled laborers!

Consequently, in view of the constantly increasing variety of tools and cutting instruments they were producing and the good opportunities for worldwide sales, the family realized that the individual steps in the manufacturing process needed to be diversified for optimal realization of their interests.

As a result, Hermann Boeker emigrated to America and founded H. Boeker & Co. in New York whereas the younger brother Robert Boeker developed his enterprise in Canada and then went on to found a branch in Mexico in 1865.

Heinrich, on the other hand, crossed the nearby Wupper river to Solingen, where the German cutlery industry was growing by leaps and bounds.

In 1869, he founded Heinr. Boeker & Co. along with Hermann Heuser who was a well-known specialist in the field of cutting tools. Fortunately, the relationship between the two Böker companies had always been very friendly and thus, Heinrich was allowed to take the tree symbol across the river with him.

Since then, not a single Boeker product has left the Solingen factory without being identified by the tree symbol.

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In this article, I will be comparing in great detail the Boker Stag Handled Stockman to the Queen Cutlery Amber Stag Bone Cattle King Stockman. These two will be put through their paces against the usual criteria that we rate and review all our knives against. Before continuing on with this head to head review, […] Read the full review...

Today we are comparing the classic Buck 110 Folding Hunter to the Boker Lockback Hunter. We will be comparing and contrasting these two knives on a variety of different criteria. Before reading this head to head review, you should check out both the  and the  on Amazon. To kick off the review, some general statistics […] Read the full review...