Böker Manufaktur Solingen Beer Barrel Stockman (117474BBL)
The oldest evidence that beer was brewed in Germany comes from around 800 B.C. By the second century, beer was being traded commercially in Germany. In 1516, Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria enacted the Reinheitsgebot, or the "Purity Law," which regulated the brewing of beer in Germany. The town of Solingen, known as the cutlery center of Germany, also enacted strict laws for the manufacture of knives and shears. While Böker is not quite as "aged" as the brewing industry, the same quality standards apply. To commemorate this common interest, Böker is introducing a series of traditional pocketknives with handles made from Genuine German ale/beer barrels, handcrafted in the Solingen factory.
Handcrafted in Solingen, Germany, this handsome time-tested Boker Large Stockman is approximately 4 inches long(folded/closed) and weighs approximately 2.6 ounces. The handle is Beer Barrel Wood with a Nickel Silver Boker Inlay Shield. The bolsters are Nickel Silver. This knife utilizes a 3" Clip blade, 2 1/8" Sheepfoot Coping blade and 2" Spey blade. The blades are highly polished Solingen C75 Carbon Steel with Tree Brand etching. Solingen Steel is Regarded as the Highest Quality Knife Steel in the World. Note: Carbon Steel is generally harder than stainless steel, this allows the blade to hold a sharper edge, longer. However, Carbon Steel will corrode/rust if it's not cleaned and oiled regularly. This Large Stockman is a professional-grade tool that comes with a Limited Lifetime Manufacturer's Warranty and is not designed nor intended to be used on or against humans. So, whether you're searching for authentic cutlery to collect, a top quality knife to give as a gift, or a superior tool to use, don't pass this one up!