My two Bokers

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My two Bokers

Postby BWT » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:43 pm

These were my dads, from the 1960s to 1970s, was the time period he collected knives. Neither one have a number on the tang. Both are stamped on all four blades, and the peach seed one has the Boker tree on all four blades,with good snap and no wobble on the blades. Haven't figured out their age, but they were two of dads favorites for what ever reason. Thanks for looking.
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Re: My two Bokers

Postby LanG » Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:49 pm

Two great looking knives ::tu:: They look like the were well taken care of, and I like the bolsters on them!
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Re: My two Bokers

Postby BWT » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:04 pm

Thanks Lan, the photos don't do them justice.
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Re: My two Bokers

Postby philco » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:21 pm

I like Bokers and I like congress knives so those would be two of my favorites too, ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: My two Bokers

Postby BWT » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:34 pm

Thanks Phil,he passed away last week in Lexington, wanted to meet you at the knife show in August, but probably won't be back there this year since he won't be there.
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Re: My two Bokers

Postby doglegg » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:59 pm

Special knives for the memory they provide. Nice knives.

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Re: My two Bokers

Postby rangerbluedog » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:41 pm

What is the closed length on those two knives?

The smaller one appears to be a 5464 pattern, which would be about 3 3/4" overall closed length. Made from circa 1955 - circa 1964.

The larger one was made around WW2 or before, as indicated by the tree on the reverse tang. Not sure about the pattern number, but Boker made a couple of similar congress knives before WW2.
Pattern 5474 is 4", and had a sheep foot and spear blade, but I have never seen evidence of this pattern being made before WW2.
Another option may be the 5974 pattern. It is 4 1/4" long, and was manufactured before WW2, but I have never seen one with ringed bolsters.

That one is a mystery. They are both beautiful though.
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Re: My two Bokers

Postby BWT » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:13 am

Thanks Blue for the info, they are both 3 5/8 . I like peach seed handles and older knives, but the tree brand is a really good looking knife.
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