Boker Plus Burnley Kwaiken Mini Flipper – A Neo-Japanese Design

Urban Knife Guy reviews the Boker Plus Burnley Kwaiken Mini Flipper as an urban EDC knife.


The Boker Plus Burnley Kwaiken

The Boker Plus Kwaiken Flipper by Lucas Burnley is probably one of the most influential designs of the 21st century.

The slim build and exclusive material make the Kwaiken a crossover between a gentleman’s folder and a tactical knife. This is the Kwaiken Mini Flipper that is significantly smaller and therefore more pocket-friendly.

The Designer Lucas Burnley of Massachusetts has been a full-time custom knifemaker and designer since 2003. His designs often incorporate subtle neo-Japanese elements, as evident in the Kwaiken design.

  • Blade Length: 3.15″
  • Closed Length 4.2″ Overall Length: 7.32″
  • Weight: 2.80 oz.
  • Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.12″
  • Blade Style: Straight Back
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Satin

D2 is Tool Steel that is classified as semi-stainless steel as it does not meet the 13% requirement to be stainless steel. As upper-tier conventional steel, D2 offers great edge retention and stability, though it is not easy to sharpen.

This Blade is hardened to 59-61 HRC

  • Handle Material: Carbon Fiber
  • Lock: Liner Lock
  • IKBS™ ball-bearing pivot
  • Pocket clip (tip-up).

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