The Böker Plus brand recently introduced an updated version of the Böker Plus Chicken Hawk compact ax and the Böker Plus Rold utility field knife, which are known to be based on the original MicrAxe and Vox Rold models from knifemakers DJ Urbanovsky and Jesper Voxnæs, respectively. The key difference between the presented new products, in addition to the general appearance, lies in the steel used..
Now for the manufacture of the updated ax and knife, Japanese SK5 carbon tool steel with a black wear-resistant powder coating is used. The hardness of the steel used, according to the manufacturer, does not exceed 57-60 units on the HRC scale. The handle of the Chicken Hawk SK5 axe, as before, uses plain textured G10 grips, while the Rold SK5 uses smooth Micarta grips.
The overall dimensions of the presented new products remained unchanged compared to the basic versions. The length of the Chicken Hawk ax reaches 230 mm, the maximum thickness of the ax on the butt is exactly 6.2 mm, the length of the cutting edge is at least 55 mm, the weight of the ax, excluding thermoplastic sheath, does not exceed 576 grams. The total length of the utility knife Rold SK5 is 280 mm, the length of the blade does not exceed 157 mm, and the thickness of the blade on the butt is exactly 5 mm. The weight of the knife, excluding the nylon sheath, is 293 grams.
The small ax Böker Plus Chicken Hawk SK5 is already on sale and is priced at 140 euros per set. Free sales of the utility field knife Böker Plus Rold SK5 will only begin in December 2017.