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New Boker Plus Vox Rhino

Discussion in 'Boker USA' started by Spectrum, Sep 29, 2010.

  1. Spectrum

    Spectrum

    100
    Oct 15, 2006
    I recently got a stag Boker Vox Rhino from A.G. Russell. Until now all the Bokers in my collection were made in Germany. I haven't been keeping up with Boker products and did not realize that these were made in China. I must say if it were not marked so, one would think it was made in Solingen.
    I like this little knife and think it will stand up to fairly hard usage. It fits my average-sized hands very well.[​IMG]

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    Last edited: Sep 29, 2010
  2. Morrow

    Morrow Don't make this weird Staff Member Super Mod

    Apr 11, 2007
    The Boker Plus line this year has some impressive offerings.
     
  3. Bimmer1

    Bimmer1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 30, 2000
    The price of the Boker Plus line is usually the give-away concerning where it is made. But.......the cheaper Plus line has some incredible designs and values for the money.
     
  4. sak_collector

    sak_collector

    437
    Jan 25, 2005
    I have considered ordering one of those with the stag. That is very pretty, how is the leather sheath?

    I have a regular Gnome and it is such great quality. It has a Kydex sheath.
     
  5. Spectrum

    Spectrum

    100
    Oct 15, 2006
    I am pleased with the knife and the sheath is also pretty good quality- not as good as a U.S. made Buck sheath, but infinitely better than the usual sheath accompanying a Chinese made knife. It could stand to be a little thicker but it does conform nicely to the blade. The stitching appears to be well done also.
    I bought one of those Leupold 100th. Anniversary sheath knives that were supposedly designed by Russ Kommer and made in China using German steel. The knife itself is of very good quality but the sheath appears to be made from ground up leather that has been pressed into shape. ( Like particle board leather).[​IMG]
     
  6. senoi

    senoi

    70
    Nov 18, 2004
    wow... that's a sweet knife. I've always wanted to own a vox.. maybe here's the chance!
     
  7. Stainz

    Stainz

    Jun 24, 2007
    Be careful about the 'US made Buck' leather sheaths. You are revealling your age - they've used Mexico and the PRC for their sheaths for a while. The Mexican black leather ones do look like they are made out of some kind of composite material - and smell like they were 'dyed' with a 'majic marker'!

    My Vox knives include the A.G. Russell Rhino and regular Gnome, as well as the Solingen-built, and much more expensive, Pry-Mate - which cost nearly twice what the other two combined cost!

    [​IMG]

    Is there a quality difference? Hmmm, my latest, the Boker Plus Mosier, further skews the comparison - the Plus goodies are nice. I guess the blade metal choice - call it 'materials' chosen - is better. The construction is awfully close in quality.

    I bought the kydex sheathed Gnome to use as a neck knife. I only wear a wedding band - not even a watch. The nech knife lasted most of a day. The Gnome is cute - but pretty useless due to it's lilliputian grip... a 'gnome' might enjoy it! The Rhino is 'just' acceptable in size - and the leather sheath is serviceable. The PryMate needs a better sheath!

    Stainz
     
  8. cutter17

    cutter17

    May 16, 2006
    EVERY Boker Plus knife I have bought that was made in China has been excellent. As said, if it were not stamped with a country of origin, it would easly pass for a German made, or American made product. They are that good!:thumbup:
     
  9. scotchleaf

    scotchleaf

    Oct 23, 2006
    Where did you get the stag one?
     
  10. Spectrum

    Spectrum

    100
    Oct 15, 2006
  11. mbastien55

    mbastien55

    48
    Jul 27, 2014
    I just made a review of my Boker Plus rhino, if you guys are interested to see the fit and finish.. It saw a lot of use, so the satin finish on the blade is completely busted (i found that the sheats scratched it a little... and prying topped it off xD), but the knife stays a really beatifull piece!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi0lrQ6KZ14
     
  12. Stainz

    Stainz

    Jun 24, 2007
    Nice review - you did a great job! I still like mine, too.

    Stainz
     
  13. jlomein

    jlomein

    85
    Apr 27, 2009
    My Rhino has sat on a shelf for years because the kydex sheath came too tight to use. What's the best way to fix it?
     
  14. kenash

    kenash

    557
    May 23, 2010
    I have the opposite issue with another blade/sheath combo (not Boker). I wonder if these questions would be best asked on the sheath sub-forum? I may give it a shot.
     
  15. kenash

    kenash

    557
    May 23, 2010
    Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I really want a Vox Rhino. By the way, thanks for the nice review, mbastien55. Now it's something else. I was about to buy the carbon steel Copperhead. Now I have to figure out justification for both!
     
  16. kenash

    kenash

    557
    May 23, 2010
    Double whammy.
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2014

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