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Please help me.

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by triforce12170, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. triforce12170


    Jan 10, 2016
    My mother recently gave me a pocket knife that my Great-grandfather owned. I would love to know what brand and style is is.

    (Edit/Additional information)
    I'm not sure what opening mechanism it uses, but I'm able to easily flick my wrist to open it (one handed operation), https://vimeo.com/151735909and it is 6 1/2 inches open.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016
  2. Seneca18

    Seneca18 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 2, 2015
    I'm not a knife history expert but if it says Magnum 440 Stainless on it, it is probably a Boker Magnum line of knife. Not sure how long Boker has been producing the Magnum line but they are Boker's affordable series of knives usually made in China as opposed to Germany. Hopefully someone else will chime in.
  3. netguy1999


    Jan 11, 2006
    That looks like a Boker.

    Edit: Looks like someone beat me to it :) A quick look on Google images will help you find more similar knives.
  4. Danketch

    Danketch Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    Pretty sure knife I.D. questions are restricted to paid members, in the knife i.d. section.
  5. Karda

    Karda Banned BANNED

    Jun 1, 2007
    Valuations are prohibited. Not Identifications.
  6. mqqn

    mqqn Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Welcome to the forum!

    Your great grandfather's knife does appear to be a Boker Magnum - it is of the Stilletto style, and it is a liner-lock folder.

    It is likely a little older - I could not find any current pictures with a quick google image search that have the same style of guard as your great grandfather's knife.

    The knife is not all that old since liner locks are a relatively new technology, being introduced by Michael Walker in 1981 - I am guessing your knife is much newer than that.

    You have a knife that you can use if you choose, in the memory of your great grandfather, and appreciate his ownership of this knife in bringing you here to discover more about the world of knives.


  7. Danketch

    Danketch Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2007
    AH so. Thanks for clarification.
  8. G. Scott H.

    G. Scott H. Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 2006
    Looks like an older version of this one (which is also discontinued):


    The one you have has a different thumb stud and blade markings, and there was obviously a shield inlaid into the handle. Other than that, they look pretty much the same.

    edit: Just noticed yours also has an extra pin near the lock cutout. But still...they look very similar. :D:thumbup:
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2016
  9. fishface5


    Feb 3, 2001
    great grandfather? I think he's putting us on.
  10. gadgetgeek


    May 19, 2007
    could be a young chap, with a great grandfather who was into new stuff. Or maybe the family story got muddled along the way. Either way, pretty good idea of what it is, not too much to worry about past that.
  11. triforce12170


    Jan 10, 2016
    I'm not sure what you mean by that. But I was very close to him. I don't have a dad so obviously I don't know anyone from his side of the family, and my mother's dad was a drug addict, dealer, and cook. My great-grandfather died in '07 when I was 6 or 7, and was the closest male role model in my life.

    Edit: Passed in '08, I was still 7.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2016
  12. rje58

    rje58 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 21, 2013
    Welcome to Bladeforums! I'm sorry you lost your great-grandfather when you were so young, but glad that you have the knife as a keepsake.

  13. lukus


    May 30, 2007
    Sorry for going off topic, but liner locks invented by Walker in 1981? I've got an old Schrade from the 60's that would probably dispute that.
  14. G III

    G III

    Nov 20, 2015
    Cattaraugus had it patented back in 1906 :)

    But yes, my first impression looking at it was Boker as well, not that that hasn't been figured already.. But, welcome to BF, have a seat, you have a lot of reading to do! :) I think if you stick around you'll do nothing but learn more about that knife of yours, and many others as well!

    Sorry to hear about your great-grandfather, though I'm glad you got to spend at least some time with him. My great-grandmother is 88 now, and I value any time we get to spend together. I'm blessed with most of my family still around, but I'd like to think I can relate, as I lost my namesake, the first Gary, when I was about 6, and want nothing more than to know the man he was. Have a great day/night/morning!
  15. triforce12170


    Jan 10, 2016
    Where did you find this picture, I'd like to look a little further.
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2016

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