EDC for CCW: Boker Kalashnikov Anniversary Knife

 Boker Kalashnikov Anniversary (courtesy boker.de)

OK, so we’re a little late on this one. As the engraving on the tactical liner-lock folding knife above reveals, we missed the Automat Kalashnikov 47’s diamond anniversary by a year. In our favor, if you could wait 65 years for a knife you could wait another twelve months. The more interesting question: is Boker’s Kalashnikov knife as rugged as its firearm counterpart? Is it a suitable accompaniment for said tough-as-nails rifle and, thus, qualify as an everyday carry knife for the concealed carry crowd? Well . . .

Click here to read the verdict at The Truth About Knives

comments

  1. avatar Hal J. says:

    Correct me if I’m wrong (being much more of a gun guy than a knife guy), but isn’t the fact that it’s made of 440C stainless steel underwhelming at best?

    1. avatar William says:

      440C is WAY above average blade steel. That’s fine. But looka here: it’s made in the People’s Republic of Capitalist Domination, right? It’s remarkably underwhelming in design.

      Hmm. No, NOT a fitting tribute to the world’s most enduring battle rifle!

      PASS.

  2. avatar Jeff says:

    Eh. Want to stay true to Kalashnikov ideals? Just wear an AK bayonet on your belt. Looks big and scary, works great as a hammer or a can opener, and general stabbing utencil. Just forget about cutting anything with it.

    1. avatar int19h says:

      AK bayonet is actually one of the worst known military bayonet designs. It’s notoriously brittle – soldiers break it all the time in training, to the point where they wouldn’t even be issued them for the fear of breakage. This is true for both the AKM version and the AK-74 version.

      The original AK bayonet (long and narrow) is a good one, but then it’s not particularly useful as a general-purpose knife or tool.

  3. avatar g says:

    I think I’d be more interested in this knife if it came with a brand-new, Russian-made AK… heh.

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