The 14 Best Boker Magnum Folding And Fixed Blade Knives

These 14 knives are the standouts in our review of Boker’s Budget Magnum Line

Boker Magnum can be described as a budget line. This is the brand to go to if you are looking for a carry-on that costs less than $100. Magnum is sometimes criticized for its poor quality. But you need to remember that it’s Boker’s way to sell their designs at a lower price using less material and a faster production process.

Magnum knives are not as high quality as Boker’s other brands. While some knives are not the best, you will find many gems in the sharp piles of cheap steel. Magnum knives are a good example of this.

Boker recently added the Advance series of knives to its Magnum line. This upgrade is much appreciated as these knives now feature 44C stainless steel instead of 440A. The Magnum Advance series knives still come in budget-friendly prices.

Folders

  • 440C Steel
  • 440 Steel
  • 440 Steel
  • 440 Steel
  • 440 Steel

Fixed Blades

  • 440 Steel
  • 440 Steel
  • 440 Steel
  • 440 Steel
  • 440C Steel

Ridiculous Magnum

  • 440A Steel
  • 440 A Steel
  • 440 A Steel
  • Damascus Lady Knife – 2.5” Clip POint Blade | Damascus Steel | Wood Handle 

MAGNUM FOLDERS

Although I didn’t expect to find Magnum folders, there are a few that are practical and useful. The Magnum folder is hidden among a sea of dull blades that make it look like they are from cartoons. But beyond that, there’s a land of solid pocket knives at an affordable price. There’s some great stuff here, and it’s good for either first knives or beating up. But I would recommend placing some of these in an EDC rotation next to a Buck/Kershaw.

ADVANCE CHECKERING DARK BRONZE

Overall length: 7.37”
Blade Length 3.125”
Blade Steel 440C
Blade Style Drop point
Blade Grind Hollow
Handle Material Aluminium
Weight: 3.97 oz
Lock: Liner

Although the name is somewhat odd, this knife is actually quite good. Although I don’t usually like aluminum-handled folders, the texture on this knife makes it quite grippy.

Dark Bronze is a bargain at its current price of less than $40.

CO-OPERATOR

Overall length: 7.88”
Blade Length 3.38”
Blade Steel 440
Blade Style Point Spear
Blade Grind Flat
Handle Material Wood w/ steel bolster
Weight: 5.6 oz
Lock: Liner

We have something more in the gentleman’s folder style: nice wooden scales covered with stainless steel and a spear-point blade with a flat edge. The knife’s colors are bright and clear, and the design is unique enough to be interesting to look at. This Magnum folder is a top five choice, despite its looks. Although it is a bit larger than a pocket knife, the blade is sharper and the handle is thicker.

It is well-constructed and I think it would be suitable for bushcraft. It would not be suitable for extreme conditions. Even with excellent heat treatment, 440-steel is susceptible to chipping if you begin hacking. I wouldn’t want that to happen to wood. However, I would not mind the Cooperative in an emergency.

BACKPACKER

Overall length: 7.75”
Blade Length 2.75”
Blade Steel 440
Blade Style Drop point
Blade Grind Flat
Handle Material Wood
Weight: 3.81 oz
Lock: Liner

The handle is slightly larger than your standard pocket knife, so it might be a bit funny. Although the all-wood handle looks great, it is not in keeping with the original design intent. Magnum called the knife the Backpacker because it was designed for long hikes. However, the wood handle makes it a great gentleman’s carry.

This knife could be taken to work. It could be used to open boxes and receive compliments, but it wouldn’t like to be in the rain. It is light enough to carry around in a backpack, and the flat grind is my favorite, but I would choose the Blue Sierra for this type of thing. This knife is perfect for your home EDC. This knife will look great with your sweater vest.

COMPACT RESCUE KNIFE

Overall length: 5.5”
Blade Length 2.37”
Blade Steel 440
Blade Style Clip point
Blade Grind Hollow
Material to Handle: Aluminium
Weight: 3.0 oz
Lock: Liner

This is Boker Magnum’s most versatile knife in terms of utility. This is often true with smaller knives. If it wasn’t serrated, this beast of a knife would be almost a caper knife. When they created the shape, they clearly thought of slicing.

While the serration is not ideal for fine cutting, it will give you more cutting power. It is not a trophy-hunting knife, but a tactical knife. The handle is made of solid aluminum and includes a glass breaker and seat belt cutter. This tool is meant to be used in an emergency. This is a great tool to have in your glovebox, even though it’s not very attractive.

THE MILLED ONE

Overall length: 7.75”
Blade Length 3.5”
Blade Steel 440A
Blade Style Drop point
Blade Grind Flat
Material to Handle: Stainless steel
Weight: 2.9 pz
Lock: Frame lock

This frame lock is practical and can be used for everyday work. This knife is a practical choice for working, camping, or fishing.

This pivot is made with washers and not caged ball bearings. It will withstand water and dirt well. Although this may reduce the smoothness of its action, the absence of a flipper tab shows that Boker did not design it for fidget flipping. It was designed for hard work. The Milled One is an excellent pocket knife option for anyone looking for a tough knife at an affordable price.

MAGNUM FIXED BLADES

Magnum knives almost always use 440 stainless steel. It’s a good idea for something with some weight to them. Magnum loves to make huge knives. In fact, I needed to search for smaller fixed-blade knives that I could add to the list.

PERSIAN

Overall length: 9.8”
Blade Length 4.3”
Blade Steel 440
Blade Style Drop point
Blade Grind Hollow
Handle Material G-10
Weight: 9.5 oz
Sheath: Kydex

Some descriptions try to describe this knife as an “oriental style” blade or handle. You can ignore that. Although I don’t know the exact style of “oriental”, or how giving a knife curvy handles makes it Persian, the Magnum Persian is a useful tool.

The steel’s economy 440 steel can be used with the hefty full-tang. The knife has a long, plain edge with a drop point and a false edge. Finally, some G-10 is bolted to both sides of the blade for a handle. The knife isn’t complicated. They made a good-looking blade with a large handle that was barely modified to give it a better grip.

This bushcraft knife is the one you’d take to the woods and use to beat the crap out.

LIL GIANT

Overall length: 7.0”
Blade Length 3.6”
Blade Steel 440
Blade Style Clip point
Blade Grind Hollow
Material to Handle: G-10
Weight: 6.29 oz
Sheath: Kydex

Another Magnum fixed blade in a larger size, but this one is much more solid. This blade is more robust and has a strong drop-point style blade.

This is about as tough for bushcraft and hunting as you will find in the Magnum category. Although the sheath is a bit flimsy (not surprising), the construction and blade are sturdy with a thick spine. The blade has a sharp edge and is very strong. This Magnum is one of the longest-lasting Magnums, provided you don’t hit it too hard or leave the blade in the rain.

LIL FRIEND MIRO

Overall length: 3.37”
Blade Length 1.3”
Blade Steel 440
Blade Style Drop point
Blade Grind Hollow
Handle Material G-10
Weight: 1.34 oz
Sheath: Kydex

Although I’m not sure if the Lil Friend was first or the Lil Giant came first, this runt was a strange stroke of genius. The best neck knife design is a plain edge with a drop-point style blade that’s leaf-shaped. 440 steel blades are generally shorter and more fatter than those made of 440 steel. You won’t find any shorter than the Li’l Friend.

The knife is sharp enough to allow you to poke with some power, but it’s still broad enough to not cause chipping. This knife could be used as an EDC to cut stray threads from your clothes, or do any other small tasks around the office that aren’t too knife-friendly. While it’s possible that people will laugh at your use of the knife, you can rest assured that they won’t be too concerned about your tiny neck knife.

After all the fighting for this little thing, I must admit that I would like to see a slightly larger version with at most a two finger grip. However, I appreciate the originality and design of this knife.

COLLECTION 2021

Overall length: 9.92”
Blade Length 5.28”
Blade Steel D2
Blade Style Drop point
Blade Grind Flat
Handle Material Micarta
Weight: 8.2 oz
Sheath: Leather

Boker Magnum 2021 fixed blade knife is the most expensive in this article. It’s also the most expensive from a design and quality perspective. This knife was designed by Boker in collaboration with Jesper Voxnaes knifemaker. Jesper is a well-known designer who has worked with some of the most prestigious knife brands. The 2021 Collection is an affordable option considering its origins.

Boker chose D2 steel over the 440A steel that is used in most of the Magnum knives. D2 steel holds a sharper edge than 440A but is still very easy to sharpen. The 2021 Collection knife was ordered as soon as it became available. We have used it on numerous camping and wilderness trips.

Magnum 2021 Collection knife comes in a beautiful wooden display box. This makes it a great gift for outdoor enthusiasts.

BREACHER

Overall length: 9.0”
Blade Length 4.25”
Blade Steel 440C
Blade Style Tanto
Blade Grind Hollow
Material to Handle: G-10
Weight: 9.4 oz
Sheath: Kydex

Magnum’s helicopter. This is Magnum’s chopper. Although they claim that it is a tanto-style blade, the top edge is too curled to make traditional tanto.

However, the slight curve I think is a great feature. It’s designed for heavy bushcraft work and doesn’t pierce through samurai armor. The full-tang design has a 3/16 inch spine and is perfect for outdoor hacking. It’s heavy due to the large chunk of material that runs across the knife. However, a 9-inch fixed-blade knife will be fine.

Some people are talking about it being used as an EDC. This seems crazy for someone who lives far from the country. However, it could be very useful on your next camping trip.

RIDICULOUS MAGNUMS

These knives are not useful to me. They may not be useful if you do end up using them for something. However, we must stop pretending that knives are only good at cutting boxes or making feather sticks. Everybody has a child in them that shouts “get it because it looks nice!” Here are some examples.

SPIKE KARAMBIT

Overall length: 8.5”
Blade Length 3.75”
Blade Steel 440A
Blade Style Hawkbill
Blade Grind Hollow
Handle Material G-10
Weight: 7.34 oz
Sheath: Kydex

I have actually heard people talk about the knife as if it was something they would use every day. It seems to be a favorite, even though I don’t know why.

Although I don’t know much about the Karambit knife’s history, I do know that it was not intended for cutting cardboard or hunting. The thumb dip at the Choil and large ring at end of handle are nice features.

These blades are easy to handle and carry. The only difference is that the crescent-shaped blade shape makes it something you’d use almost exclusively to fight Chuck Norris.

RING-O

Overall length: 7.75”
Blade Length 3.25”
Blade Steel 440A
Blade Style Point Spear
Blade Grind Hollow
Handle Material G-10
Weight: 5.0 oz
Type of lock: Liner

This might be useful. The O-ring located just below the blade could offer some useful options for grip in certain situations.

It’s because the ring will get in the way of most things. That’s the main reason I placed it under this section. Although it is a fun novelty, I don’t think it would be ergonomic for 90% of the tasks you use a knife for. It’s still something I want. Although it’s likely to be awkward and the flip mechanism will wear out quickly, there is a part of me that just wants to play with this thing for a while.

OUTDOOR COOKIE III

Overall length: 1025”
Blade Length 4.75”
Blade Steel 440A
Blade Style Cleaver
Blade Grind Flat
Material to Handle: Wood
Weight: 6.0 oz
Lock Type: Liner

This thing isn’t what I would call it. It’s a cleaver, but it’s not a knife. Although it’s a folder you can carry around in your pocket, it is likely to be too large.

It’s great for outdoor cooking, but there are probably hundreds of other knives that you can take with you to prepare food and also use in other situations. They are probably not 10 inches in length. A 7-inch folder is all I need for food, and probably a lot more.

However, I would choose Outdoor Cuisine III if I could. It’s not necessarily the best choice, but it might be because it’s not the best.

DAMASCUS LADY KNIFE

Overall length: 5.5”
Blade Length 2.5”
Blade Steel Damascus
Blade Style Clip point
Blade Grind Flat
Material to Handle: Wood w/ steel bolsters
Weight: 2.26 oz
Type of lock: Lockback

I do not recommend Damascus Steel Blades. You should know that wavy lines don’t make your steel any more durable. It’s all for aesthetic purposes.

Metal heating and folding techniques can be discussed all day, but the truth is that no one makes Damascus Steel anymore. A knife that looks good is all you want. Magnum is a good place to start if you are determined to get the steel. Magnum makes a decent steel and can make a Damascus blade at a reasonable price. You might also want to get it because of its looks.

The Lady is a solid gentleman folder (or lady file, technically), with a classic design that reminds me of a Buck 110. This is probably the closest thing you can get to a 110 in Damascus Steel, as Buck did not intend to be involved in such nonsense.

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