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440A? 440C?

Discussion in 'Boker USA' started by afishhunter, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. afishhunter

    afishhunter

    Oct 21, 2014
    @beagleboy Three of my Böker knives, a large stockman, trapper, and 4 blade Scout/Camp knife were advertised to have 440C blades, and the packaging said "440C.
    The blades have "440A" on the blades.

    Are the blades 440A or 440C?
    I know it is possible for the wrong blade steel to be laser etched on the blade or stamped on the tang. (I've seen it before; "440A" on a 10xx carbon steel blade.)

    I like the knives, and have no intention of returning them. I just want to know which 440 steel the blades really are.

    Thank you. :)
     
  2. PoorUserName

    PoorUserName

    210
    Aug 28, 2017
    Are they Böker Magnum, As they are normally 440A, I have a few of them, They are the budget line.

    Best to check the Böker website.

    https://www.boker.de/en/
     
  3. afishhunter

    afishhunter

    Oct 21, 2014
    Magnum (Scout/Camp knife) and Plus (Stockman and Trapper).
    Budget lines or not, there is a discrepancy between what the box (Magnum) and blister pack (Plus; the Stockman and Trapper came as a set) says, and what's on the blades.

    I've checked the website. All that told me is they are no longer listed. I searched for them by model number.

    I just want to know which 440 it is. I have no problem with 440A. (I have several knives with that steel) If the box and/or blister pack had said "440A" I still would have bought them.
    Like I said in my initial post, I like these knives. And yes, they do get pocket time.

    I have not had a 440C knife since the late 1960's/early 1970's, and I want another one.
    IF I need to continue my search for one, so be it. I just want to know one way or another.

    As for the 4 blade Scout/Camp knife, I never expected the punch, screwdriver/cap lifter, and can opener blades to be 440C. There would be no practical reason for them to be. (If they are, great -- an added "bonus".) The spear point main? That I expected to be 440C, based on what the box said.
     
  4. beagleboy

    beagleboy Moderator Moderator

    47
    Oct 17, 2003
    Sorry, I was out of office end of last week.

    To check that, I would need item numbers, or photos, to be able to verify the exact model(s).
     
  5. afishhunter

    afishhunter

    Oct 21, 2014
    @beagleboy
    Böker Plus Model 01B0234SET is the stockman and trapper.
    Both have amber jigged bone covers.

    I'm still looking for the 4 blade scout/camp knife box.
     
  6. beagleboy

    beagleboy Moderator Moderator

    47
    Oct 17, 2003
    I just checked and found out: the first delivery had a misprint on the packaging. We changed the package info with the next batch, so the blade steel is (and was always) 440A, like etched on the blade.
     

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