Small Wonder!

Boker’s Lightweight Mini
Slik Tanto Is Ready To Defend.

In some cases big isn’t always better. Imagine wearing a 14-inch Bowie knife strapped to your side as you enter the bank to make the morning deposit. Ain’t happening. But the Boker Plus Mini Slik Tanto will be glad to provide escort and do so with the attitude of a bulldog on its way to the vet. Designed by custom knifemaker Rob Amsler for Boker, this edgy little fixed-blade weighs a scant 1.7 ounces and can pack easily in a pocket or be worn around the neck.

Amsler’s forte is making small knives with a big bite. The Mini Slik, 4.8-inches in overall length, offers a comfortable degree of self-protection and can handle myriad daily chores. Without a doubt, you’ll be the envy of the office demonstrating your box cutting skills. Mini Slik’s 2.2-inch stonewashed 440C stainless steel blade is patterned after the Japanese Tanto, but much more aggressive in its elongated lines. The handle is lightweight Titanium with the blade tang running the length of the handle. Held in place by two sturdy tube pins, the bottom tube serves as a lanyard hole. A nifty lanyard and bead (included) serve for quickly pulling the knife from its heat-formed Kydex sheath. The sheath can be hung around the neck by adding a length of chain, leather, or cord though the bottom rivet hole located on the base.

One advantage of small knives like this is they are very hard to take away or jar from the users grip. There’s nothing to grab except the protruding blade—and this is definitely not recommended. The Mini Slik is part of the Boker Plus line of knives, which tend to be very affordable with great value for the money. The slick Mini Slik checks in at $53.95, not bad for a sweet piece of Titanium coupled with a tenacious blade designed to get you out of a jam faster than you got into it!
By Pat Covert

Mini Slik Tanto
Maker: Boker USA
1550 Balsam Street
Lakewood, CO 80214

Blade steel: 440C stainless steel
Overall length: 4.8 inches
Blade: 2.2-inch Tanto
Weight: 1.7 ounces
Handle: Titanium
Carry: Kydex sheath
Price: $53.95

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