Böker and Ed Martin Craft Rugged T3 Fixed Blade

Another mid-year release from Böker is the T3 fixed blade by maker Ed Martin. The T3 collects classic elements of outdoor fixed blade design and brings them together in an ergonomic, durable, refined package.

The hardest working part of any knife is the blade, and on the production T3 we have a 4.33 inch drop point that has been given a low saber grind. As a Solingen, Germany-produced Böker product, the T3 benefits from materials that are a step up from the entry-level Böker Plus line. starting with the steel: the full tang T3’s steel is N690 stainless. Large, gear-tooth jimping runs across a third of the knife’s spine, and a metal finger guard provides extra security during demanding cutting chores.

A simple handle design keeps the T3’s grip neutral yet comfortable. The thick brown Micarta scales sandwich a .18″ thick tang to fill the hand, and the angled back end, along with the aforementioned guard, helps to bracket the hand in use. Three hollow pins secure the scales, and the protruding tang in back provides users with a useful impact tool as well as concealing the lanyard hole.

Ed Martin has been working in the field for well over ten years. Based in Downsville, Louisiana, Martin crafts fixed blades across many genres: combat, outdoors – even Scandinavian-style bushcraft knives. Böker and Martin have adapted a custom design of the same name for this production release.

Martin designed the custom T3, whose full name is the “T3 Escape and Elevation,” to be an ideal all-purpose outdoors and survival knife. The blade shape, grind, and overall handle design have been carried over wholesale from the custom original, although changes have been made to the way the scales are attached (hollow pins on the production model vs. screws on the custom), and the blade steel, which is S35VN on Martin’s handmade version.

The T3 is starting to be available now. MSRP is set at $335.

Knife in Featured Image: Böker T3