Boker Turns Eye to Trapper Pattern for Next Traditional Tribute

Boker looks like it will continue to offer modern tributes to traditional knife designs this year. They’ve already lavished plenty of attention on the Barlow, and now the Trapper pattern is a renovation of its own called the Modern Trapper Uno.

The Trapper pattern hasn’t crossed into the mainstream knife fan’s consciousness to the degree that the Barlow has. However, amongst the traditional cognoscenti, the Trapper sits in the pantheon of great patterns. In its more, well, traditional incarnation, a Trapper typically has two blades, but unlike many other multiblade models, these blades are the same length. One of the two is almost always a spey blade, a shape with a stubby, dropped tip, designed for skinning (or, heaven forfend, speying), where a pronounced tip can be a liability more than anything else. These blades folded out from the same end of the knife, and into a handle that, typically, sported bolsters on both the front and back ends.

The clip on this lightweight knife nice and compact

The Uno alters these ‘rules’ somewhat, even beyond the central fact that it is a modern folder and not a true traditional piece. It has a single blade, a 3.23-inch drop point, which, we suspect, is what the “Uno” in the name nods to. This flips out and is made, not from 1095 or a similar, simple carbon steel, but Nitro-V, a much more modern, stainless steel that gets a lot of play in the sub-$100 folder market (of which the Uno will be a member, when it lands).

“Uno” could also refer to the fact that this Trapper has a bolster only on the blade side of its handle. It’s made from titanium, while the scales beneath it (on both sides) are comprised of tan canvas Micarta slabs; this is a locking knife too, a liner lock to be specific. The pocket clip, while loop over and deep carry as many are today, is not reversible; the Uno tips the scales at a sprightly 2.43 oz.

This one is coming soon.

Knife in Featured Image: Boker Plus Modern Trapper Uno

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