TBS Boar EDC Folding Pocket Knife - Stag Antler - MkII 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.
There is now a wider choice in the handle material between a Super Grade Curly Birch, Turkish Walnut, Stag Antler or Canvas Micarta. All the materials have their obvious qualities and are all easy to maintain and look great.
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 with Stag Antler 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. Being Stag Antler these versions are not as sculptured as the wood or micarta models but make this a really classy gentleman's pocket folder
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, Natural Micarta, Turkish Walnut, Olive Wood, Canvas Micarta, 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)
Excellent knife, fantastic service.
I ordered the hollow grind TBS Boar EDC at 13:41 on Friday, it was delivered early afternoon on Saturday - even the fabled Heinnie Haynes can't beat that. The knife displays the fit and finish I've learned to expect from TBS knives - excellent finish, blade perfectly centred and shaving sharp out of the box. After 5 minutes on a leather strop loaded with "Smurf Poo" it is now stupidly sharp and will pop hairs off your arm better than a new razor blade. The hollow grind is so much more versatile than the scandi and I anticipate that it will be in my pocket pretty well continually until my next TBS purchase. I own 5 TBS EDCs and a Wildcat and they've completely taken over my pocket rotation. If you don't have one but are thinking about buying one - stop thinking, buy one, you won't regret it.
70th Birthday Present
I bought this knife for my friend for his birthday, it is a beautifully crafted knife that I know will get good usage. Thanks again to the bushcraft team.
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 :-).