The Leo-Damascus, a high performance steel, was made available to Boker through a noted European Damascus forger, Markus Balbach.
This particular steel was forged out of the barrel of the German battle tank Leopard I, thus the name Leo Damascus. This specialty steel is not available on the market and there is no material number even assigned to it because it is only used by the military. Herr Balbach was fortunate to acquire some of it for Boker exclusively. A chromium-manganese and vanadium tool steel alloy was added to this extremely wear resistant barrel steel. The result is a remarkably high hardness for Damascus steel (63-65HRC).
The pattern provided on the blade is labeled "small pyramid" providing a spectacular work of art and, as with all true Damascus, every blade is different. Handle material is hard coated 6061-T6 aluminum and features exotic desert ironwood inlays.
Each knife includes a certificate of authenticity and gift box. Serialized.
- Blade Material: Power-Damascus steel power (300 layer)
and chrom-mangan and Vanadium special steel
- Overall length: 21,0 cm
- Blade length: 9,0 cm
- Weight: 120 g
- Handle material: hard coated 6061-T6 aluminum
and features exotic desert ironwood inlays.
- Lock: Liner Lock
- certificate of authenticity and gift box