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Boker USA Joins Leadership Team of the American Knife & Tool Institute

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Renowned knife manufacturer Boker steps up support of knife advocacy organization representing the entire knife community

Cody, WY (July 31, 2017) – The Board of Regents of the American Knife & Tool Institute (AKTI) is pleased to welcome Boker USA as the newest member of the non-profit association's leadership team representing the interests of knife users and the knife industry. Boker recently stepped up its support of the efforts of the organization by accepting an invitation to be a member of the Board of Regents.

Kurt Ronacher, President of Boker USA, will participate at board meetings and serve on the Membership Committee of the organization.

"Boker unequivocally believes in the reasonable, common sense approach that AKTI has taken to addressing knife law changes, dealing with legislators and solving problems for knife owners and the knife industry," said Ronacher. "AKTI's recent success in removing all restrictions to automatic knives in Colorado will benefit our brand, the industry and citizens of Colorado who need to be able to choose the correct tool to use."

The American Knife & Tool Institute is governed by a nine member Board of Regents that include a broad cross section of the knife industry. Member companies include Benchmade Knife Company, BTI Tools, Boker, Buck Knives, CRKT, Gerber, Ontario Knife Company, and SOG Knives & Tools. Regular input to the Board from Advisory members also adds to the knowledge, credibility and professionalism of the organization to represent a broad spectrum of issues for the knife community.

"We are pleased that Boker has joined our board and to have Kurt's input on the strategies and projects that AKTI is working on for the benefit of the entire knife community," said CJ Buck, President of AKTI. "Recent legislative successes in Colorado and Michigan are the result of several years of AKTI laying a common sense foundation with many different legislators and groups to make this a reality. We are very encouraged that Boker, with their contributions and involvement, has demonstrated such trust in our efforts and the approach AKTI has taken to make effective knife law changes."

Boker is a renowned manufacturer and supplier of high-quality and innovative knives. Sporting, hunting, collector and tactical knives are made in the Solingen, Germany factory which is the largest manufacturer in Europe.

For more information visit www.AKTI.org.

Böker / American Kami Colubris Now Available

Thursday, September 12th, 2013


The Böker manufactured version of the American Kami Colubris is now available. Quantities are currently limited, although the supply should open up over the next several months. The blade on the Böker version is 440C vs the CPM S35VN of the original, each blade is individually numbered, and they come with a Kydex sheath.

To celebrate, American Kami is running a pass-around and giveaway for the new knife. To sign up:

1) Got to the American Kami Facebook page and “like.”

2) Message American Kami saying that you’d like to participate in the pass-around. You’ll be added to the list.

3) When you receive the knife, use it and carry it (use common sense please).

4) You will have seven days to evaluate the knife.

5) Write a quick review of your experiences with the knife. What you used if for, how you felt about it, etc. Reviews must include at least one picture.

6) Post your review and notify American Kami that you’ve done so with a link to it.

7) American Kami will give you the address of the next person in the queue.

8) You ship the knife to that person USPS priority insured.

9) If, when you receive the knife, it requires sharpening, notify American Kami and you will be provided with further instructions based on the situation.

10) When we have worked our way to the end of the pass-around list, American Kami will put a screaming sharp edge on the knife, and will hold a random drawing. Everyone who participated in the pass-around and posted a review with at least one picture will have a chance to win the knife, along with some other really cool swag.



Blade Show – Böker / American Kami

Saturday, June 1st, 2013

American Kami is collaborating with German manufacturer Böker to offer the Standard Colubris commercially.


The knife on the top is the Böker model and the lower one is the original from American Kami.

This is a great move that means that the Colubris design will always be available and at an affordable price. Granted, it’s a production knife, but much remains the same including the overall dimensions and design as well as the same G10 handles. They’ve moved to a 440C blade but its still designed for use with a Filipino Martial Arts grip.

Look for these to hit the market in about 4 weeks from www.boker.de/us