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We figured the Boker Plus Credit Card Knife was a good choice fit this month, with Father’s Day not far off. Although I love coffee, there should be a strict “no coffee mug” rule for this holiday. Also, no ties. Does anyone even wear ties? But cool stuff like knives that you can carry in a shirt pocket, or even your wallet, that’s the sort of stuff that dads want.
Some time ago, we asked Boker to send us a few items to review, and this handy little knife showed up. It comes packaged in a nice matte black gift box, with a ball chain (for neck wear) and a card for the limited lifetime warranty. This knife, with its design by John Kubasek, is 2.75 inches long closed, and when you unfold it, the 2.25 inch blade gives it an overall length of 5 inches. Weight is a mere 1.1 ounce. 440C stainless makes it easy to sharpen, and it holds an edge fairly well. What sets it apart from the rest is that it’s super thin. So thin, you can clip it to your shirt pocket, and wear it all day. Or remove the clip, and it just might fit in your wallet. You can even use it as a money clip, to hold your license, a credit card, and a few bills.
I carry a knife every day, everywhere. Of course, the knife I carry at work is not the same one I carry when working around the yard, or spending a day hiking. And that’s where the Boker Plus Credit Card Knife fits in. The small size makes it socially acceptable to bust out at the office when you need to open a box, slice into an envelope, or perform an emergency tracheotomy. Well, maybe not that last part. But I like a compact and light weight knife that won’t freak people out, and this one is ideal for that. And despite the small size and thin profile, it has a good grip, and locks tight when open. Clipped to the inside of my shirt pocket, it doesn’t get a second glance, but it’s there when I need it. It goes without saying that it does its job well, too. The Boker brand has been around since the early 1800’s, and even though things have changed for them since then, they still know a thing or two about making knives.
After a few months of use, the Boker Plus Credit Card Knife has found a home in the regular rotation of my every day carry knives. It’s sharp, discreet, and makes for a nice conversation piece as well. The MSRP of $39.95 won’t break the bank, and it’s something that most dads will want to use, unlike that tie. There’s a link at the top of this article, but you can see the full line of Boker products at www.boker.de/us/.