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A rugged, portable collaboration between Boker and knife designer Charles Marlowe.

The recent collaboration between the German knife-making firm Boker and Nebraska-based designer Charles Marlowe brought about the rugged yet practical Boker Plus Squail. In a review by Tactical Knives’ Tim Stetzer, the Boker Plus Squail was examined to test the knife’s chic yet utilitarian design. According to Stetzer, “Raw specs are fine, but you have to get this knife in hand to really appreciate it.” Stetzer goes on to say, “When my hand closes on the knife, it locks perfectly into a saber grip, with my thumb resting on the grooved thumb ramp. It’s comfortable during long sessions of utility work as well, having enough size and width to it to keep my hand from cramping up as it sometimes can on thinner handles.”

During field testing, Stezer came away impressed with the Boker Plus Squail’s performance, saying, “I punched through 825 pages of phone book, which compares very favorable to some previous tests I’ve done with double-edged combat daggers. Not bad for a knife you can carry clipped unobtrusively to your pocket all day!”
The utilitarian design also prompted Stetzer to note its variety of potential everyday uses. “Despite its obvious tactical role, though, I think this knife would work quite well for more mundane pursuits, too. Its low-maintenance materials and rugged construction would make it just as at home on a construction site or in the pocket of a hunter or outdoorsman.”

For the full review, check out the March 2014 issue of Tactical Knives, available on newsstands and digitally November 19, 2013. To subscribe, go to https://www.personaldefenseworld.com/subscribe/.

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