TBS Boar EDC Folding Pocket Knife - Curly Birch - Mk II Hollow 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 on this model has a Hollow Grind which was a great choice to add to the range as it allows finer slicing which is ideal for finer whittling, wood preparation and food but still maintains the strength and build quality we have come to expect from our high quality pocket knife. We recommend you use something as simple as a Lansky Blade Medic to sharpen this model, it works very well is super easy to use.
There is now a great choice in handle materials, you can have Super Grade Curly Birch, Turkish Walnut or Canvas Micarta. All the materials have their obvious qualities and are all easy to maintain and look great. Of course, the more oil you apply to any wood the more weather resistant it becomes. 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 maked 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 or Canvas Micarta.
- Leather Pouch Option
- Thumb Knick
- Lifetime Guarantee against any defect in manufacturing, material and workmanship.
- More information on materials and construction (click here)
TBS Boar EDC
As soon as I opened the packaging and had it in my hand it felt like it was tailor made for my hand ,it’s a nice weight and well balanced it’s ultra shard the workmanship is second to none , it’s a friend for life . Don’t think about it buying it jump right in you won’t regret it .
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 :-).