German Böker "Försternicker" Hunting Stag 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. With scales made from carefully selected stag.
Blade length: 4.330“ inch / 110 mm
Total length: 8.858” inch / 225 mm
Handle length: 4.527" inch / 115 mm
Handle scales: Stag Horn
Blade Thickness: 4.3 mm
Weight 205 gr.
Additional information about what "Flat Grind" means:
The flat grind is a common grind for knife blades offering very good \"middle-grade\" cutting properties. Blades with a flat grind are used for a wide variety of knives, mainly kitchen knives, hunting knives and outdoor knives. This type of blade is flat-ground on both sides. Typically, a flat-ground blade tapers at a flat angle from the spine or just below all the way to the cutting edge of the blade. The cross-section of a flat-ground blade appears as V-shaped. Due to the high starting point of the grind, a flat-ground blade has a relatively thin top and center section compared to convex or hollow-ground blades. Like other grinds, the flat grind has several variations. They mainly differ in the higher or lower starting point of the grind. A full flat grind begins at the back of the blade on both sides and continues to the blade tip. Blades with a hollow flat grind have a lower starting point (first third of the blade length), while the grind of the so-called Scandi blades begins in the last third. In terms of cutting edge and stability, the flat grind offers a good compromise between the two other common grinds, hollow and convex. A flat-ground blade cuts better than a convex blade but not quite as well as the extremely sharp hollow grind. For most applications, this blade offers good cutting properties and provides the necessary stability for rougher cutting jobs. When it comes to cutting thinner materials, a hollow grind is superior to a flat-ground blade.