For now the Boker Urban Trapper has kicked the Small Sebenza Carbon Fiber out of my pocket. We'll see how long it lasts.
I've been a long-time fan of Brad Zinker. My first high-end knife was a custom Brad Zinker Carbon Fiber knife with a Talonite blade. So, when I first saw mention of the Boker Plus Urban Trapper, a production version of Brad Zinker's Urban Trapper design, I knew I had to get one. Well, I ended up ordering two :)
They were worth it. After only having it for a few hours, I can say that this is going to be one of my favorite EDC knives. It's a perfect size for me to EDC, and it weighs next to nothing; at 48g (1.7oz) it's almost half the weight of my small Sebenza, which is already a trim knife at only 85g (3oz). With the clip removed, it's even smaller and lighter.
My only complaints are that the flipper tab is too small, and I wish it had a stone-washed blade finish. I can live with the high polish blade finish, but the flipper tab really should be larger. As it is, it requires a bit of wrist flick to open the knife (or maybe just more practice) which is fine, but still, it could be better.
Since I ordered two, I think I'm going to try stone-washing one of the blades and see how it turns out.Published Apr 29 »
My last post here was over two months ago, and it simply said "It's going to be a very busy day."
It turns out it's been an incredibly busy two months. It seems like everything has hit me at once, and I'm busy at work, with my family, and with my schooling.
So, in case you haven't already figured it out, I probably won't be posting for a while. That said, I have an idea for what I want to do with this site; it's just going to take me a while to find the time to do it...Published Nov 28 »
It's going to be a very busy day.
Ah, Mondays. When reality comes crashing back.
I really want to like the Sebenza 25. It has quite a few things going for it compared to previous knives in the Sebenza line (although I still miss the pivot bushing). However, I just can't get over how uncomfortable the finger grooves are on the handle scales. So, I decided to modify the scales.
Basically, I ground down the points on the finger grooves using the diamond and ceramic files from my Spyderco Sharpmaker, and then put a medium stone-wash on the handles. It took quite a bit of work to get them down to where they are. To be honest, it's pretty rough work, but, the stone-washing blends it all together fairly well.
The end result is that the handles are, for me at least, much more comfortable to hold. I also really like how it looks, especially with the stone-washing. I might actually give the handles an even heavier stone-washing. Of course, this no double completely voids the warranty, so proceed at your own risk!Published Sep 21 »
It's going to be an incredibly busy day, and I'm probably going to end up working late... on a Friday...
Working from home today.
It feels very cold outside this morning. Winter is coming.
I stayed up way too late last night trying to get some work done. Now I'm paying for it.