The Boker Hyper is a knife that isn’t on a lot of people’s radar. This is a real shame, because the Boker Hyper is simply fantastic. The Hyper is a framelock folder designed by Chad Los Banos and manufactured by Boker.
The Boker Hyper has an overall length of 6.5″ and a blade length of 2.75″. The blade steel is 440C stainless, the handle material is G10, and the knife is a very manageable 3.6 ounces due to the skeletonized handle. The handle, clip and steel are all covered in a titanium coating for corrosion resistance.
The clip can be reversed to allow tip up or tip down carry, whichever you prefer. The knife comes in a satin or black finish, plain or combo edge. On the back of the knife is very functional gimping. This gimping, along with the finger cutout, provides a very secure and ergonomic feel to the knife.
The Boker Hyper is a pocket carry folding knife for EDC, and in this it excels. One of the features that makes the Hyper such a great EDC knife is the deep pocket carry clip. The Hyper really buries deep in your pocket, which I always appreciate in an EDC knife.
This is especially important in an office setting, where perhaps you have to dress business casual. If having a huge blade that sticks out is frowned upon, look for a blade that buries deeply and discreetly like the Boker Hyper.
The Boker Hyper has been out for quite a while now, but doesn’t seem to be as popular as it should be. If you’re looking for an EDC folding knife under $50 that has decent steel and a reversible, deep clip, take a look at the Boker Hyper. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.