Boker Plus Schanz Integral Dagger Knife Review

Boker has teamed up with German knifemaker Juergen Schanz to create this dagger.  Named the Schanz Integral Dagger, or the S.I.D., this knife has been drop forged from one massive piece of 440C stainless steel.

Boker Schanz Integral Dagger
Boker Schanz Integral Dagger

An incredibly thick 440C stainless steel dagger, the SID is strong and sturdy.  A whopping 1/4″ thick, the full tang blade is sandwiched between two carefully sculpted green canvas Micarta scales. The knife measures a full 11 5/8″ long.  The blade has 6 7/8″ of fully usable cutting edge on both sides since the dagger is sharpened all the way from tip down to the ricasso on both edges of the blade.  The Schanz Dagger weighs in at 14 ounces. This technologically challenging wonder of a dagger does perfect duty as a combat companion. It is the kind of knife that is going to stand up to whatever you throw at it.

Boker Schanz Dagger
Boker Schanz Dagger

Here you can see the impressive handle scales.  The handle measures 7/8″ thick and 1 1/8″ wide at the widest point.  Each of the scales is carefully sculpted from green canvas Micarta.  Micarta is the common term for resin impregnated fiber compounds.  Produced by layering linen with resin and then adding heat and pressure.  The heat and pressure combine with the materials to create a chemical reaction called polymerization that transforms the layers into an incredibly stable and durable product called Micarta.  Micarta is nearly impervious to weather as well as most oils and solvents.  Because of this, it is highly prized as knife handle materials for knives that are expected to see hard use in a wide variety of environments–such as combat duty. The handle scales are attached to the handle tang with two 3/8″ hollow scale pins.  The one closer to the butt of the handle can easily double as a lanyard hole.  This means you can get an even more secure grip on the handle through the use of a lanyard.   This handle is further improved with spectacular quillions (the two parts that jut out from the top of the handle and keep your hand from slipping up onto the blade when making piercing cuts).  They are perfectly curved to proved a solid, comfortable resting place for your fingers as you choke up on the S.I.D.

Boker Schanz Dagger
Boker Schanz Dagger, side View

This knife is a true masterpiece that is perfect for collectors and those who just want a great dagger to use.  Each one has it’s own serial number–the number is found on the back side of the dagger blade right on the ricasso.

The Boker Schanz Dagger also comes with a high quality leather sheath that has a belt loop.  It also has a snap strap that goes over one of the quillions to keep the dagger from bouncing out of the sheath when you are on the move.

Boker Schanz Dagger w/ Sheath
Boker Schanz Dagger w/ Sheath

Looking to pick one of these daggers up for your collection?  You can find it here.

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