German Böker "Försternicker" Knife
- Made in Solingen / Germany -
With the Boker Försternicker, we are calling on traditional values, since this vintage version of the Nicker used to be a popular part of our program several decades ago. The slightly wider, curved blade is typical for this design, offering a somewhat larger task profile than the classic pointed hunting knife. The curved spine with subtle thumb grooves add to the comfortable grip and highlight the exclusive design. The Försternicker is ideal for all outdoor tasks on the hunt, since the sturdy blade with its high flat grind combines stability with excellent cutting properties. The use of modern Böhler N690 for the blade highlights the exceptional practical value thanks to the superior edge retention compared to classic nicker steel. It is also easy to sharpen.
The Nickel Silver bolster and butt give the Försternicker an excellent grip. The knife is easy to carry in the classic nicker sheath. The scales are fashioned in certified imported COCOBOLO, one of the most popular handle woods thanks to its warm hue.
Steel: Böhler N690
Blade length: 4.370“ inch / 111 mm
Total length: 8.858” inch / 225 mm
Handle length: 4.488" inch / 114 mm
Handle scales: Cocobolo Wood
Blade Thickness: 4.3 mm
Weight 193 gr.
Additional informations about Böhler N690 steel:
The cobalt-alloyed N690 by Böhler (not to be confused with the lower-grade N695!) is a very reliable upper middle-grade steel we use at our Solingen manufacture for a wide variety of projects. The fine-grained N690, which ranks above 440C, offers convincing performance data in all areas. It is often sold as N690Co – the "Co" stands for cobalt and describes the exact same steel.