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Boker Integral - question about its construction

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Does anybody know if this knife is made from a single piece of steel - including the guard and pommel?

I'm looking for a real high-quality fixed blade knife - this seems like a good one.

Thanks,
 
Does anybody know if this knife is made from a single piece of steel - including the guard and pommel?
Integrals are made of a single piece of steel (drop forged)

Most only have integral bolsters (but are still full tang):
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The most expensive ones have integral pommel too
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(this one's handle is generally made of wood, stag is a limited edition)

Since I've never handled one I can't comment about crafmanship or steel quality. Steel is 440C which should be OK, and drop-forging is supposed to increase quality a bit, but that's only theory.
 
Thanks for the feedback.

The pictures you included are exactly the knives I'm looking at.
 
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