It seems as though the Karambit has seen a large upswing in popularity lately, and we're pleased to see this trend. We've noted in the past that this unique blade style can be a superb tool for self-defense, both as an edged and impact weapon. This is especially true with the addition of proper combatives training. So, it's interesting to see elements of the eastern Karambit style being passed on to other western blades.

The Boker Wildcat is a new addition to the company's Boker Plus premium line.

The Boker Wildcat is a new addition to the company's Boker Plus line of innovative designs.

German knife manufacturer Boker has announced a new Karambit-style blade design, known as the Wildcat. This folding knife is an addition to the company's Boker Plus line, which offers innovative knife concepts backed by German engineering. The Wildcat was designed by Boris Manasherov, and utilizes a sturdy finger ring and curved blade that echo the Karambit design.

Boker Plus Wildcat 2

However, the design also diverges from traditional style. Rather than a simple downward-curved blade, the Wildcat blends a downward-curved belly with a clip-point-style tip and dramatic swage. This D2 steel blade opens via a flipper for quick access, or via a thumb hole for softer opening. The handle consists of sculpted G10 and stainless locking liner with a reversible pocket clip.

Boker Plus Wildcat 3

Here are the rest of the Boker Wildcat's key specs:

  • Overall length: 7 3/8″
  • Blade length: 2 7/8″
  • Weight: 4.6 oz.
  • Blade material: D2
  • Handle material: G-10
  • Opening mechanism: Flipper or thumb hole
  • Pivot: Ball bearing
  • Locking mechanism: Liner lock
  • Made in Taiwan or China
  • MSRP: $120

For more information on the Boker Plus Wildcat visit

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