Boker Solingen Congress

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Boker Solingen Congress

Postby glennbad » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:00 am

Sometime back, I got this Boker congress to work on. The owner was only interested in new covers, and maybe turning it into a 2 blade, as one of the blades was broken. However, always liking a challenge, I was able to find a replacement blade. I also had some help from Ricky (RangerBlueDog) in finding a period shield. Here's a little before and after...

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Re: Boker Solingen Congress

Postby philco » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:16 am

Well done Glenn. ::tu::

Gotta love those German Bokers.
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Re: Boker Solingen Congress

Postby orvet » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:16 am

That looks brand-new Glenn. ::nod::
Awesome work buddy!! ::tu::
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Re: Boker Solingen Congress

Postby btrwtr » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:23 am

Sweet looking knife!
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Re: Boker Solingen Congress

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:43 am

Glen, are the handles African Water Buffalo ?
I think Stag also looks very good on a Boker Congress.
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Re: Boker Solingen Congress

Postby doglegg » Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:46 am

Another absolutely beautiful job. Excellent work.

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Re: Boker Solingen Congress

Postby glennbad » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:06 am

kootenay joe wrote:Glen, are the handles African Water Buffalo ?
I think Stag also looks very good on a Boker Congress.
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No, just some ebony with some blonde running through it.

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Re: Boker Solingen Congress

Postby BWT » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:11 pm

Just finished looking at the three knives you posted, all three are excellent,looks better than the factory Glenn!!! ::tu:: ::tu::
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Re: Boker Solingen Congress

Postby rangerbluedog » Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:55 pm

That looks great Glenn!
You have brought another old warhorse back to life! Those old 1075 steel blades oughta sharpen up nice, and the owner will have a wonderful old knife and a fantastic new story to go with it. ::tu::
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Re: Boker Solingen Congress

Postby UnderDawgAl » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:51 pm

How do you do that? It looks great!

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Re: Boker Solingen Congress

Postby glennbad » Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:05 am

UnderDawgAl wrote:How do you do that? It looks great!


You start by taking it apart, that's the easy stuff. Seriously, it's something you learn, and with a lot of trial and error and practice.

Thanks. I had a lot of help from some great mechanics on this site, who provided inspiration and tips along the way. I'm still learning every day, and this type of work definitely keeps you humble.

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Re: Boker Solingen Congress

Postby whitebuffalo58 » Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:25 am

Glenn, other then maybe the occasional "trick of the trade", I can't imagine what you could possibly have left to learn. The pride you take in doing it and the enjoyment you get from working on knives shows from start to finish. Very impressive work, indeed! ::tu::


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Re: Boker Solingen Congress

Postby glennbad » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:46 am

whitebuffalo58 wrote:Glenn, other then maybe the occasional "trick of the trade", I can't imagine what you could possibly have left to learn. The pride you take in doing it and the enjoyment you get from working on knives shows from start to finish. Very impressive work, indeed! ::tu::


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Thanks! I guess the next migration would be to start doing my own customs. That's a little ways off though... :oops:


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