Boker Plus Atlas multi
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- Last updated: 27/03/2021
Boker has yet again come up with a brilliant UK legal carry folding knife; the Atlas. The standard version comes with a single blade, while the ‘Multi’ variant also includes a set of scissors. The single blade comes in raw polished stainless steel (on test) or with a blackened frame finish.
First impressions are that it’s shiny! It is very well made and includes features that an Everyday Carry (EDC) knife should have in the UK.
There is a 45mm long pocket clip on the righthand side, which is strong and deep enough to keep the tool safe, plus a 4.90mm diameter lanyard hole. Even when using a pocket clip, if you have a lanyard hanging down the front of your pocket it makes it very quick and easy to locate and pull the knife out of your pocket. The clip is removable and secured to the frame by two Torx screws.
The blade is made of 12c27 stainless steel, so it is perfect as a user knife. I liked the blade shape, the drop point profile can cope with everyday cutting requirements and there is a nail nick on the left-hand side. It is a two-handed opening knife and with a non-locking blade length of 67mm, it is U.K. legal carry (if you are sensible).
There is a brass liner in between the main blade and the fold-out spring loaded scissors. The spring allows the scissors to be used by simply pressing the extended rear arm down with your thumb. The blades have a 27mm cutting face.
The Atlas has a slim profile and even with two tools, it is only 8mm thick at the body. It is a light knife, weighing only 90-grams and they have even stamped out eight 2mm diameter holes in order to remove some material from the edge of the frame.
Overall, it is a very handy knife, already a big seller at Heinnie Haynes (HH), and I can see why. I would personally go for the Multi over the standard, as the addition of the scissors doesn’t make the Atlas that much bigger, plus they are great for the finer work needed in everyday tasks. I found myself using them a few times over the two weeks that I carried the tool. At £25 for the Multi and £20 for the single blade, they are very good value for money.
Many thanks to Richard at HH for help in the production of this article.