The Thorn is a Limited Run of Mokuti folder knives, produced by Boker Knives and designed by Jim Burke.
Last year, Boker released the Lucas Burnley designed Kwaiken Folder knife to rave reviews. This year, they have combined to get the same knife out in a titanium version–and it is well worth a look.
For several years, Lucas Burnley, a New Mexico knife designer, had a best seller on his hands in the form of the Kwaiken fixed blade knife. After some serious design and development, he released the original Kwaiken folder as part of the Boker Plus line. The original had green micarta handle scales and used IKBS bearings for an ultra smooth open. The new model, the Titanium Kwaiken flipper features titanium handle scales that add just a bit of gravitas to an already fantastic knife. A bit heavier–1.2 ounces in all–this new flipper glides open super smooth with a light press down on the flipper. Other than the change in scale material from Micarta to Titanium, the biggest design difference is the flipper. Instead of a thumb plate to open the blade, this newest iteration uses a true flipper style blade.
It is hard to express how smooth this blade opens. I believe a good portion of the smooth open is due to the IKBS bearing. But I think part of the reason is also the weighting of the blade. It is perfectly weighted so when you press down on the flipper–the blade gets started and just swings into place. Aside from that–the Kwaiken Flipper also has a comfortable feel in your hand. The handle has a very slight taper from end to end.
Tip up pocket clip and lanyard hole for carry. All in all, I really like the new Boker Plus Kwaiken flipper. Check it out on our website here. Let me know what you think down below.
- Overall length: 8 3/8″
- Blade length: 3 1/2″
- Weight: 5.2 oz.
- Blade material: AUS-8
- Handle material: Titanium
fter the success of the original Kwaiken Folder, Lucas Burnley went back to the drawing board and designed a new version featuring a flipper. The enhanced feature makes the Kwaiken Flipper a must have. Also new to this design: titanium handle scales and AUS-8 blade steel. BThe Kwaiken Folder, a design of young knifemaker Lucas Burnley from New Mexico, was created after a long period of development. Burnley, whose most popular model is a fixed blade Kwaiken, wanted to translate his typically slim concept into a folding knife, without drastically changing the proportions. The result is a design that has fascinated us at first glance! The green canvas Micarta scales offer a superior grip without being unnecessarily rough. The slim and sleek blade is made of AUS-8 stainless steel, and performs extremely smoothly due to the IKBS bearings. This knife will surely prove that a slim handle doesn’t have to compromise excellent ergonomics! Includes removable pocket clip.