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Boker Plus Kansei Matsuno LRF Front Flipper Knife, G10 Handles - 01BO078

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01BO078

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Description

Model: 01BO078

With his first project for Boker Plus, the Wasabi, Japanese knifemaker Kansei Matsuno gained many fans. The Boker Plus LRF is another one of his designs, a gentleman's knife with decidedly Japanese design inspiration. The blade of the LRF is opened with a front flipper and moves smoothly on ball bearings. The slender build is based on stainless steel liners encasing the liner lock. Thanks to the large lanyard hole and clip (tip-up/right carry), this lightweight knife is easy to carry. The VG10 blade boasts a vertical satin finish for added elegance.

About the Designer: Kansei Matsuno

The Japanese knifemaker Kansei Matsuno is a master of his craft and his designs undoubtedly have their own style. He's been making knives since 1992 and exhibited his designs for the first time at the Seki Outdoor Knife Show just one year later. The skillful combination of Japanese style elements with the features of modern pocket knives convinced Boker right away. The mostly slim and lightweight constructions, together with the straightforward designs and the classic Japanese blades make extremely elegant knives for everyday use.

VG10 Stainless Steel

The Japanese VG10 is a cobalt alloy (just like the N690) and has been used in the knife industry for many years. Spyderco in particular uses VG10 for most of their models produced in Seki, Japan. Its performance data exceed those of 440C.

G10

G10 is a so-called glass fiber reinforced plastic (GRP for short) used for the mass production of handles but also for blades and even entire knives.

As a glass fiber reinforced plastic, G10 is a composite material. This type of material consists of at least two base materials. The special feature of composite materials is that the finished composite still retains the individual structures of the base materials. This means that the base materials also keep their own chemical and physical properties. Compared to traditional materials, composite materials are lighter and more durable. They were first used in those areas and industries in which weight reduction is a priority, such as aircraft or race car construction.

In recent years, however, composite materials have also been used for other products, including knives. The base materials used for G10 are glass fibers and epoxy resin. Glass fibers are produced by melting glass and extruding fine filaments from the melt. Glass fibers are highly resistant to chemical materials and physical influences, which makes them weatherproof and age-resistant. They are also incombustible. In addition, glass fibers possess a high tensile modulus, which means that they are relatively sturdy. Epoxy resin is a synthetic resin that can be cured to form a plastic material.

Cured epoxy resin is extremely hard and strong but at the same time considerably lighter than metals with comparable properties. To produce G10, a glass fiber matrix, i.e. a woven glass fiber structure, is embedded in epoxy resin. The two materials are shaped and cured together. The curing process permanently bonds the glass fiber matrix to the epoxy resin. The glass fibers make the resulting fiber/plastic composite very sturdy and durable, while the epoxy resin makes the material lightweight. Handles, blades or entire knives made from G10 are often black or charcoal gray; handles made from this material often have a rough surface.

Specifications

  • Blade Length: 3.00"
  • Overall Length: 7.13"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.08"
  • Blade Material: VG10 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60 HRC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Material: Black G10
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Opener: Front Flipper
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry
  • Designer: Kansei Matsuno
  • Weight: 1.90 oz.

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