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Boker Subcom F, Boker Plus or something else?

Discussion in 'Knives' started by Rallykid, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. Rallykid

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    Looking to upgrade my edc knife with something small just for odd cutting jobs around the office like sometimes opening packages, cutting binding and general use. Been looking at the Boker Subcom F and the Boker plus as well as a couple of others but just looking for suggestions for something similar size and you all seem to be the experts. Go with the Boker or something else? I prefer black or Coyote as they won’t stand out too much at work. Suggestions? Leaniotoward the Subcom currently but I am OCD about research and have to make sure I cover all of the options.
     
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    I just got the crkt Pilar.. Nice little knife

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  3. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

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    I have a Subcom and love ut, but I edc a Dragonfly II. (Pakkawood)[​IMG]

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  4. Moshe ben David

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    The potentials are of course endless. The ones identified so far are all good possible choices.

    I'd consider an Alox version of a SAK just for the versatility. Alox do come in black, so that box is checked for you. Something slim like say the Cadet or even a Pioneer will have several tools built in -- my experience is that having even those basic ones in your office can be mighty useful! Go just slightly bulkier to the Pioneer - X to get one with scissors (although this usually is only in silver. Black versions can be hunted down with some effort... :( )

    L'chaim!

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  5. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

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    http://www.couteaux-du-soldat-suisse.ch/J02/index.php/en/all-items/product/751-vic-0-8231-23r4-victorinox-pioneer-x-black-lcsas
    And hey presto!

    http://www.couteaux-du-soldat-suisse.ch/J02/index.php/en/all-items/product/751-vic-0-8231-23r4-victorinox-pioneer-x-black-lcsas
     
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  7. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

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    Well, I do believe that this shop do ship to the states, but how about here? They are american I do believe. https://www.dlttrading.com/swiss-army-pioneer-x-blue-black

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  8. Rallykid

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    Some good suggestions. I have my Gerber multi tool from Uncle Sam that I use for bigger jobs. Just looking for something simple yet a cool design.
     
  9. That Movie Guy

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    I'm also hunting the elusive Pioneer X in black. Just not a fan of the DLT logo on the scale.
     
  10. el_murdoque

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    The Boker Nano is worth looking at.
    When you say office, IMO the Nano looks less threatening when opening a parcel, compared to the Subcom.
    I tried all those little Boker knives and do own a Nano, but the blades are quite chubby. For the odd parcel task I'd much prefer one of the small Spyderco knives (Urban, UKPK, Squeak, Manbug).

    I recently acquired a Boker Exskelibur II, which is more like a real knife in terms of form factor, but much more delicate than the Subcom/Nano. You would not ram it into a block of wood and then beat it with a hammer, but no cardboard parcel would pose as an obstacle.
     
  11. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

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    Well I do believe all the Colored Pioneer X's have a shop logo, regardless. The colored ones are not sold directly from Victorinox
     
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    Well, the Messer logo is a little more aesthetically acceptable but I'm not sure the import fees to Canada would be worth it. And, truthfully, all my knives and tools are users so the finish is bound to show the same wear that my black Cadet now proudly sports. Perhaps I'm just being a little too fussy.
     
  14. Moshe ben David

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    yup! And they often have variants I don' see elsewhere!

    L'chaim!

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  15. That Movie Guy

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    Upon closer inspection I see that the one from DLT isn't available for shipping outside the US anyway. The search continues....
     
  16. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

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    Well DLT does say that about their Victorinox. However I have ordered cadets from them twice without problems. And I live in Norway...

    But I see that you live in Canada. Swiss Bianco have a canadian 'arm' which list the very victorinox you are after. But there is a catch... they often mark the main blade with their logo. Not sure that is better. The posting for it on Swiss Bianco's main page show it without either blade marking or scalestamp, but the canadian do. Might drop them a line

    http://www.swissbiancocanada.com/products.htm
     
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  17. That Movie Guy

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    Contacted!

    Thanks very much for the help. Turns out Swiss Bianco's Canadian address is actually fairly close to where I live so hopefully things will work out.

    Thanks again!