I stumbled across an ad for the Boker Plus Colubris Sunday morning, and very promptly threw down everything I had, drove home like a maniac, and started surfing the web to find out more. From what I can tell it looks almost identical, just in a different steel. 440c not being my first choice, but I have a few knives from a couple of German makers and I would say if done right, it is definitely a serviceable steel. My question to you DJ is will the Boker model be for all intents and purposes an exact match? Also, will there be any way I could get a set of black handle scales for one? As of right now I am signed up to be notified as soon as they are in stock through one of the larger knife merchants, but from what I can tell they are ready to order from Boker directly (or at least that is the impression I get from their website). So hopefully I will have one in my hands before too long (although given how long I have lusted after one, it will in my book most definitely be too long). Here is a pic for those that haven't seen them yet.