Anybody know the date on this Boker?

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Anybody know the date on this Boker?

Post by Colonel26 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:29 pm

I just got this jumbo Congress and I was wondering if any of you Boker experts could tell me how old this one is?
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Re: Anybody know the date on this Boker?

Post by rangerbluedog » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:44 pm

Most likely 1980s Colonel.
Boker patented that trademark in 1971, but the catalogs never actually show that etch on the blade until the late 1980s.
Pattern should be 5474, closed length 4".
Yours is somewhat rare, because most of the 5474 patterns were made with ringed bolsters. They stopped using ringed bolsters on this pattern and its sister pattern the 5464, and replaced them with smooth bolsters sometime in the 1980s. Then, by the early 1990s they dropped the 5474 pattern entirely.
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Re: Anybody know the date on this Boker?

Post by Colonel26 » Mon May 01, 2017 2:05 am

rangerbluedog wrote:Most likely 1980s Colonel.
Boker patented that trademark in 1971, but the catalogs never actually show that etch on the blade until the late 1980s.
Pattern should be 5474, closed length 4".
Yours is somewhat rare, because most of the 5474 patterns were made with ringed bolsters. They stopped using ringed bolsters on this pattern and its sister pattern the 5464, and replaced them with smooth bolsters sometime in the 1980s. Then, by the early 1990s they dropped the 5474 pattern entirely.
Thank ya sir. It's actually a skoosh over 4 inches. Does that make a difference? I surely appreciate the response. I'm not up on my Boker dates, but I surely do like em! ::tu::
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Re: Anybody know the date on this Boker?

Post by rangerbluedog » Fri May 05, 2017 1:23 pm

Colonel26 wrote:
rangerbluedog wrote:Most likely 1980s Colonel.
Boker patented that trademark in 1971, but the catalogs never actually show that etch on the blade until the late 1980s.
Pattern should be 5474, closed length 4".
Yours is somewhat rare, because most of the 5474 patterns were made with ringed bolsters. They stopped using ringed bolsters on this pattern and its sister pattern the 5464, and replaced them with smooth bolsters sometime in the 1980s. Then, by the early 1990s they dropped the 5474 pattern entirely.
Thank ya sir. It's actually a skoosh over 4 inches. Does that make a difference? I surely appreciate the response. I'm not up on my Boker dates, but I surely do like em! ::tu::

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Yes, actually it does make a difference. At 4 1/4" length, the pattern number is 5974, not 5474 that I thought before.
Age is still the same though, late 1980s. That one is a handful!
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Re: Anybody know the date on this Boker?

Post by Colonel26 » Fri May 05, 2017 6:40 pm

Thanks Bluedog! I like it a lot. I've been carrying it non stop since I got it. I think I finally have the blades like I like em. It's a shame they no longer make this one in Solingen. It's a fine knife.

I appreciate your help.
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Re: Anybody know the date on this Boker?

Post by Oldredbone67 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 1:34 am

I picked up a Boker like his, except mine say tree brand classic and has 5464 on the blade . Are the handles made of delrin? I too really like the feel of the k ice in my hand and it just the right weight. Was this made in Germany or US ? Thanks
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Post by rangerbluedog » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:36 am

Yep! Made in Solingen Germany. I believe that is delrin.
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Re: Anybody know the date on this Boker?

Post by Oldredbone67 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:18 am

Thanks for the info

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