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Boker Valkyrie - beautiful but very impractial

Discussion in 'Boker USA' started by alaus, Feb 3, 2017.

  1. alaus

    alaus

    68
    Nov 11, 2007
    The Boker Valkyrie - I almost bought it. It's very beautiful. But SO IMPRACTICAL. Blade is TOO THICK. Very hard to sharpen, bad slicer. No, I'm not going to buy it. I have too many THICK, overbuilt knives that are just useless. If I need to chop wood, I take my hatchet or my machete. I'm over THICK knives. Nowadays all I want is a thin, stainless steel knife, a carbon steel machete and a carbon steel axe. That's it. I don't need a sharpened pry bar, no matter how beautiful it looks.

    The Valkyrie really needs to have a blade thickness of 4mm, no more than that. Can you do it? :thumbup:
     
  2. Marketing

    Marketing

    426
    Aug 1, 2007
    it would be possible, but people like the Valkyrie because of its heft...
     
  3. alaus

    alaus

    68
    Nov 11, 2007
    But they don't USE it. They only look at it. For USING it, the blade needs to be thinner.
     
  4. Mako109

    Mako109 Gold Member Gold Member

    179
    Dec 17, 2008
    The Boker Valkyrie is classified as a Bowie/Fighter/Hollywood knife. In other words, it's for collectors and mean't to be displayed next to your "Rambo First Blood" knife. Practical heft and blade thickness is irrelevant in this case.
     

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