I've been using a Trapper as my primary hunting knife since I was 16, & have a bunch if the things. Of those, I've used a little pre-bankruptcy 3 3/4" Schrade Walden "gunstock" with a 1095HC blade the most because it had a liner lock. I like to keep my fingers. I've actually replaced that one twice entirely due to sharpening wear. I got my first 4 1/8" standard double-blade Trapper (Case) at 23 in 1973 right out of the Navy & have wanted a standard Trapper with blade locks of some sort ever since then. This is the first I've seen.
The Boker Plus I ordered had some minor cosmetic issues easily repairable with #4 steel wool, a fine file & a little leather dye. The essentially useless little blank shield & the scoring on the bolsters are purely personal aesthetic deficits I can easily live with. The knife I received is tight, mechanically sound & the high-grade back locks are perfect & easily operated by my thick fingers. The 440C blade steel is an excellent choice. That's still as good as it ever was despite being a little out of fashion these days. Despite my minor quibbles this knife deserves an overall rating of 5 stars because of its currently unique double lock alone. It's a perfect field-dressing knife for medium to large game, & its sturdiness, size, weight & the double-lock feature in combination make it, for now, the ultimate back-packing hunting knife.
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Would recommend: Yes
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