I’ve had a budding interest in the Boker Kwaiken. I love the Japenese design aesthetic and the pocket friendly dimensions. And yes, I realize that I’m very late to that party. The knife in various iterations has been around since 2013.
With that said, I haven’t pulled the trigger on one because all the models released to-date have 3.5″ blades (which is a little long in my opinion for Everyday Carry) and all the G-10 scaled versions have AUS-8 steel.
Well, Boker announced earlier this year at the 2015 IWA Show in Germany that they will soon be releasing the Boker Mini Kwaiken.
As the name would imply, the Mini will have a shorter blade. Exact specs have not been announced but judging from the picture above, blade length will be around three inches. The steel has been confirmed as VG-10. There will be two different versions (both flippers) with Titanium and Black G-10 scales. Pricing has not been announced.