TBS Boar EDC Folding Pocket Knife - Canvas Micarta - Mk II Scandi Grind
The Boar Folding Pocket Knife - There was such a natural progression for us by making a folding knife and we think we have done an excellent job with the Boar. It has some great qualities and is a perfect carry for anyone that wants a high quality, every day carry, pocket knife
When it came to the non-locking pocket knife version of the Boar we decided to offer it in N695 Stainless Steel as, quite simply, it requires less maintenance. This is important for a knife that will be in your pocket the vast majority of the time picking up all sorts "pocket fluff" and salt from perspiration. We also, quite deliberately, did not put a thumb stud (or similar) on the EDC as this makes it a much more user friendly product in many more Countries of the World where, to carry a knife all the time, it needs to be a product that needs to be opened two handed. Obviously this makes it a much more useful knife for travel but in all cases you should check local laws and by-laws prior to visiting or purchasing in your chosen country.
The blade has a full "Scandi" grind to it that is wickedly sharp straight out of the box. There are big benefits to having a proper Scandi grind to a knife and these are mainly to do with edge maintenance. A Scandi grind essentially means that the whole bevel of the knife is the edge (there is no secondary bevel) so when it comes to sharpening life is made very simple. When sharpening you can simply place the entire knife on the stone, roll it up onto the bevel and you will always achieve the correct angle for sharpening; MUCH easier than a knife with a secondary bevel!
It is handled in Canvas Micarta, which is a great material for the task as it not only looks great it is VERY easy to maintain as they pretty impervious to most things, Curly Birch, Turkish Walnut or Stag Antler which is also a great looking material and very easy to maintain. The handles are also wonderfully ergonomic and fit the hand perfectly for hours of hard work.
This is a perfect "EDC" pocket knife as it has a 70mm non locking blade but has all the features of its bigger brothers. Lanyard not included.
High Grade Bohler N695 Stainless steel which has a high hardness and great wear resistance and is one of Bohlers premium stainless steels. We have decided to make the EDC knife in this steel as, after quite some testing, we have found that it performs extremely well. It has a higher Carbon content that many other stainless steels which means it holds an edge longer and can be tempered to the same degree as Carbon Steels. This particular steel actually has a higher content than many High Carbon Tool Steels. This makes it perform with pretty much all the benefits of Carbon Steel with the added bonus of great corrosion resistance.
The belt pouch that is an option on this model now is our own design and is impeccably made from high grade leather and is thicker and more robust than before. It is a full cover type belt pouch and is designed to hold the knife with or without the press stud. This is a design feature to ensure that you do not lose your knife on the move and, as such, each pouch will be very close fitting. The pouch will "break in" and soften over time like any good pair of boots and we find that the attachment of a lanyard to the lanyard hole of the handle is a good addition to aid in removing the knife from the pouch.
- N695 Stainless Steel - 3mm Thick
- 2.8" (70mm) length blade
- 3.8" (95mm) length handle
- Curly Birch, Turkish Walnut, Canvas Micarta or Stag Antler.
- Leather Pouch Option
- Thumb Knick
- Lifetime Guarantee against any defect in manufacturing, material and workmanship.
- More information on materials and construction (click here)
A lot of knife for the price
After owning over 20 different folders, I must admit for the price you get a lot of knife. The fit and finish is amazing for the price and the blade comes "reasonable" sharp out of the box. I'm not a fan of stainless steel blades, I'm an old school 1075/O2 kind of person but for an EDC carry knife you can't go wrong with this one even though it's stainless :-).
A fantastic knife. Very sharp out of the box and is able to tackle everyday jobs as well as being taken out in the field. An added plus is that its a legal EDC, so I make sure this goes with me everywhere. Beautifully crafted and the leather pouch is excellent too. Would highly recommend.
A perfect folder
When the knife arrived, I was surprised at how well balanced it was. The wooden scales are beautifully crafted and finished. The blade itself was very sharp out of the box, and has proven to be easy to sharpen. The slip joint is very well done here - it stays in position firmly during normal use. I have not even thought about this closing on me. The build of this knife is impecable and I would highly recommend it. I included the leather sheath with mine, along with a fire steel. The quality of the leather is phenomenal and the fire steel is high quality too.
My favourite UK legal EDC
I have a vast Uk legal carry collection this is my favourite...wish I could upload a picture. This is best suited with a lanyard on it around 4/5'' so it can be quickly pulled out of the pocket for any cutting task. Although this is non locking it will not cut into you hand as it almost has a choil! Out of the box you could shave your face. Scandis are easy to sharpen so that is ideal, this knifes build quality is very very good its solid and can take some serious usage for what it is, you could partner this up with an axe and saw and camp easily in the middle of nowhere I do this alot and will be using this for just that aswell 100% faith in it! a full choil id prefer however you are perfectly safe with this!