Boker Magnum Liner Lock YA-101

Boker Magnum Liner-lock YA-101

This is another manual-opening knife that I included here because of quality and appearance. The YA-101 has some attractive Rosewood scales, while metal parts have a non-reflective matte finish. The blade can be opened with the thumb stud on its edge, but it is much easier to use the "kicker" and press it out with a slight flick of the wrist. The pivot action is smooth and requires little effort. Once open, the blade is held in place with a liner-lock. A belt clip is attached to one side. The overall feel of this knife is very comfortable, with its smoothly-tapered handle and small guards built into either side of the blade. The only negative I can think of is that the "kicker" (which serves as one of the guards once the blade is open) is a bit rough and wears on your clothing.

  • MFG: Boker Magnum
  • MODEL: YA-101
  • TYPE: Manual
  • ACTION: Side-opening
  • MECHANISM: None
  • CLOSED LENGTH: 4.5"
  • BLADE LENGTH: 3.75"
  • PROS: Very attractive wood scales and finish, tight fitting of parts, smooth pivot action, small guards built into blade.
  • CONS: While most of the knife is smooth, the "kicker" is a bit rough.
  • VALUE: This knife usually sells for less than $20 and is as nice as many that sell for twice as much.
  • OVERALL OPINION: I don't carry this knife regularly, but I certainly would consider it. But it seems a shame to put wear on something that's so attractive, even if it is inexpensive.
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