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Knife Review: Boker Mini Kwaiken Brass/Micarta

Pure class. That’s how I would describe this knife in the simplest way possible. This version of the Boker Mini Kwaiken was a BladeHQ exclusive that I happened to stumble upon one day. When I saw the green canvas micarta paired with the brass, the purchase was a no-brainer. The aforementioned combination is paired with a stonewashed blade for a, you guessed it, classy knife!

Boker Plus Kwaiken mini with brass accessories

Technical Specifications

Overall Length: 7.25″
Blade Length: 3.00″
Blade Thickness: 0.13″
Blade Material: VG10
Blade Hardness: HRC 56-60
Blade Style: Standard
Blade Grind: Hollow
Edge Type: Plain
Handle Length: 4.25″
Handle Material: Green Canvas Micarta, Brass
Weight: 3.60 oz.
Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
Frame/Liner: Stainless Steel
Lock Type: Liner lock
Opener: Flip tab
Brand: Boker
Designer: Lucas Burnley

Impressions of the Boker Mini Kwaiken Blade HQ Exclusive

For me this knife was perfect out of the box. Clean lines, quality materials and a fast deployment from the flipper tab made it an instant joy to fidget with. It’s not the most ergonomic knife but the handle is long enough that I can get a good 4 fingers around them, behind the flipper tab. I’ve grown accustomed to jimping but this knife doesn’t have any. Not a deal breaker by any means but it’s something to know. Where there would usually be jimping there is instead a serial number, 0601 on this example.

A few more things to note. The blade on this knife is a little off-center. It’s not terrible but for those that are particular about this it’s worth keeping an eye on any example you might be looking to purchase. While it is fidgety, fun to flip and deploys quickly, the initial deployment is a little stiff and can wear on the finger. The only thing I actually dislike about this knife is the pocket clip. It’s not a deep carry nor is it ambidextrous. When I’ve carried this one, I usually kept it in a pocket slip so the clip depth wasn’t an issue.


I am a big fan of this knife. It’s a great design by Lucas Burnley with fantastic build materials and the green Micarta and brass go so well together. If you see one of these for sale, I suggest scooping it up. I have not been disappointed by this knife and I know you won’t be either.

For more information see the Blade HQ Boker Mini Kwaiken page. They do have some other variations in stock still.

What do you think of the review? Do you agree or disagree with anything in here? Let me know int he comments below, I love hearing what you think.

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