Evidence indicates that beer has been brewed in Germany since around 800 B.C. and by the second century, it was being traded commercially. In 1516, Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria enacted the Reinheitsgebot, or the “Purity Law,” which regulated the brewing of beer. The town of Solingen, known as the cutlery center of Germany, also enacted strict laws for the manufacture of knives and shears. While Boker is not quite as “aged” as the brewing industry, the same quality standards apply.
To commemorate this common interest, Boker introduced a series of six traditional pocketknives handcrafted in the Solingen factory with handles made from genuine German beer barrels. Each pattern includes solid nickel silver bolsters and round shield, brass liners, C-75 carbon steel blades at 57-59 Rc., and the resurrected old Tree Brand blade etch. These are great knives for either the collector or the everyday user.
Böker® Beer Barrel Stockman
Measures 4" closed with a 3" clip point, a 2" sheepfoot and a 2" spey blade. Weighs 2.5 oz. Suggested retail is $74.95.
Böker® Beer Barrel Canoe
Measures 3-5/8" closed with a 2-5/8" spear point blade and a 1-3/4" pen blade. Weighs 2.5 oz. Suggested retail is $69.95.
Böker® Beer Barrel Congress
Measures 3-3/4" closed with two 2-1/8" sheepfoot blades, a 1-3/4" pen blade and a 1-3/4" cut-off pen blade. Weighs 2.6 oz. Suggested retail $74.95.