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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:11 pm 
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There may be a resource out there already with this information, but I'm not aware of it. In looking at Boker pattern numbers, I'm sure there is a method to it somehow. I was looking at the two-blade jacks I have: pattern number 84 has a sheepfoot main blade, pattern number 85 has a razor main blade.
When I look at the barlow style bokers: 492 (spear), 493 (clip), 494 (sheepfoot), 495 (razor).
Now I'm starting to see a trend.
Does the first set of numbers indicate the frame style and the last number indicate the blade type? Before I set out to create a pattern list, is there one out there already?

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 5:32 pm 
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rangerbluedog wrote:
.... I was looking at the two-blade jacks I have: pattern number 84 has a sheepfoot main blade, pattern number 85 has a razor main blade.
When I look at the barlow style bokers: 492 (spear), 493 (clip), 494 (sheepfoot), 495 (razor).
Now I'm starting to see a trend.


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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 5:00 am 
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That is a good question Ricky. In the examples you used you are correct that the first set of numbers indicates the model number while the last number indicates the blade type.


In a lot of Boker's knives though this is not the case. In some instances the first two or three numbers indicates the pattern of the knife and/or the number or type of blades while the last number indicates handle material. This is a trend I've noticed in Boker knives that are produced with various handle materials. It seems that knife models ending with a 5 (such as a model 225) are always stag, models ending in 7 (such as a model 227) are always pearl. Wood, Bone & delrin handled knives can end in 0, 2, 4, 6 or 8 depending on the pattern of the knife (examples: model 220, model 5452, model 7474, model 6066 or model 7588). I only have one knife whose pattern number ends in a 1 (model 221) and it is a metal handled knife and the only pattern numbers I have ending in a 9 are models 229 & 239 which are cracked ice celluloid handles.


Here's some examples of the above:


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File comment: Though this particular knife does not have 220 etched on its blade, it is indeed a 220 pattern with bone handles. It does not have an etch because it is an older 220 model. I didn't have a picture loaded of one that has a 220 etch.
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File comment: 221 pattern with Metal handles.
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File comment: 225 pattern with Stag handles.
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File comment: 227 pattern with pearl handles.
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File comment: 5452 pattern with bone handles.
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File comment: 5455 pattern with stag handles.
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File comment: 5457 with pearl handles.
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File comment: 7474 pattern with delrin handles.
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File comment: 7474 pattern with bone handles.
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File comment: 7475 pattern with stag handles. I have never seen this pattern with pearl handles.
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 5:02 pm 
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Here's a few more examples of the above topic.


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File comment: 230 pattern with bone handles.
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File comment: 235 pattern with stag handles.
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File comment: 237 pattern with pearl handles.
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File comment: S239 pattern with cracked ice celluloid handles.
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File comment: 7588 pattern with delrin handles.
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File comment: 7585 pattern with stag handles.
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File comment: 280 pattern with bone handles.
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File comment: 285 pattern with stag handles. Notice that unlike the 280 which has a coping blade, the 285 has two pen blades.
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File comment: 6066 pattern with delrin handles.
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118-1840_IMG.JPG [ 1.02 MiB | Viewed 317 times ]
File comment: 229 pattern with cracked ice celluloid handles.
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116-1648_IMG.JPG [ 1.07 MiB | Viewed 317 times ]

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This is a test and my first time to try to post. Please forgive me.


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