quality of browning and boker magnum knives

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by castor0troy, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. castor0troy


    Sep 17, 2009
  2. rifon2


    Oct 9, 2005
    The quality of the Boker Magnum knives is decent at best.
    All are made in mainland China.

    I'd look at the next series up, the Boker Plus series.
    Many - but not all - of the Boker Plus series knives are also made in mainland China, but the quality is better than the Magnum Series
    and the prices are not that much higher.

    Some knives in the Boker Plus series, like the Subcom, are very nicely made.

    As for Browning, it's a different kind of company. Its knives are made by many different manufacturers all over the world.

    The quality ranges from low to very high.

    (I have Browning knives that were made in the USA, Japan, and Italy and they're all excellent.)

    The Camp Knife is from a new series being made in Taiwan.
    Though I don't own any of them, I've heard from reliable sources that all the knives in the line are very well made and a great value at actual selling price.
    12C27 stainless blades and Micarta or wood handles.
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2010
  3. castor0troy


    Sep 17, 2009
    wow.thanks for the quick reply.
    you think there will be a 'made in china' tag on the ones that are chinese make?
  4. neuron

    neuron Moderator Moderator

    Apr 18, 2010
    I'll second this. I've never owned a Boker Magnum because of all the stuff I've read about their dodgy quality. But my experience with Boker Plus has been excellent. I have a Boker Plus Exskelibur I, and the fit and finish is superb. Whatever factory in China is making those for Boker has their act completely together, so I wouldn't rule out Boker Plus knives just on the basis of where they're made. If you handled the Exskelibur without knowing that it was made in China (with its lower labor costs), you'd probably think it was a $100-150 knife.
  5. amue


    May 31, 2010
    Böker Plus Knives are engineered by Böker in Germany and made in China.

    Magnum Knives are, for the most part, only distributed by Böker (afaik).

    So the quality of a Magnum Knife depends on the model you get, I'd say.

    The ones I've handled before (Speedmaster Junior & Blitz) were not great, but ok.
  6. bapabear


    Sep 1, 2010
    I just ordered the Browning camp knife. Normally I don't carry something that large while wilderness camping but my son has one and I love it. Hopefully I can post, soon, more about it from a use standpoint. I have other Browning knives and feel they're all solid, well made knives. Curious to learn what others feel about this knife.
  7. bld522


    Feb 3, 2004
    Welcome to BladeForums, bapabear. :)

    I've got the Crowell/Barker Comp Knife and I agree. It's solid and very well made. I'll be interested in hearing what you have to say about the camp knife after you've had a chance to test it some.
  8. kitkat52

    kitkat52 Banned BANNED

    Aug 15, 2010
    Boker has been around longer than most of the current knife makers on this forum.Like Buck and others they are building them in several countries like Argentina, China, and Germany.I own many Boker knives from the 1950s.We sold them in our store back then. I also own two Boker Magnums.The last one I bought was the giant bowie knife.It looks so good I contacted Boker to tell them about it.This is a very fine knife.I always like to look at a knife in town before I buy it.
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2010

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