knives and Boker penknives.
In the German city of
Solingen, in century XVII there was a brown solid that its shade offered to
the small factory of the family BÖKER who was the inspiration for the
Böker mark of its knives and penknives.
Nowadays mark BÖKER
it is known him also in many countries by the name "Arbolito" by
draw of the chestnut tree that appears engraving in the blade of all its
knives and pocket knives.
of Boker knives have a brown engraved in its blade.
With the passage of
the years and thanks to the excellent quality, their products were known
beyond the borders of their native city. There are antecedents that in 1829
Hermann and Robert Böker, their owners, were decided to incorporate the
manufacture of sabers to the line of their knives and pocket knives due to
an increasing demand caused by the ruling European political instability at
sword of the famous manufacture Böker.
The accounting of year
1830 registered the weekly manufacture of 2000 pieces for which 64 workers
in the forge were used, 47 in the roughdressing and a greater amount of
assistants and apprentices for the remaining tasks. The penknives, knives,
knives to shave and scissors moved to the tools and they were already the
products of greater production.
pocket knife famous for its design and used.
The United States,
began to be one of their main markets. Also in South America, Mexico, Chile
and Argentina were countries where their products spread quickly. In our
country the gauchos found in the forged knives and facones that had the
LITTLE TREE in their leaves, inseparable companions.
The knives and Böker
penknives had all the mark of the chestnut tree marked in their leaves but
its mark depended from the market to which he was destined. For Germany and
France the mark was Böker, for the Anglo-Saxon countries as England and the
U.S.A. the mark was TREEBRAND and for the countries of Hispanic speech so
known by us LITTLE TREE.
knife with the LITTLE TREE engraved in your blade.
With these antecedents
the production grew quickly and the factory was every greater time. It was
necessary to formalize in writing what worked many years ago without social
contract. Heinrich Böker that then was in charge of the direction, was
decided and in 1869 it gave name him HEINR. BÖKER & CO to the trade
name of this company that proudly incarnates the own productive culture of
the city of Solingen.
Already by year 1900,
the knives penknife were produced in compared greater amounts every time
with the rest of the assortment. The classic model 182 that by tradition
still today takes place sold in so great amounts that it was difficult to
supply the demand in continuous form.
Penknife with a ergonomic design.
In 1925 a ray during a
great storm, unloaded its lethal force on our legendary tree, reducing it to
a pile of ashes. Nevertheless with some pieces of wood that survived this
episode, a talented German craft carved the figure of the majestic chestnut
tree that today adorns the directory of the house of Solingen, Germany.
This fact was like an
omen of which it would later happen with all the facilities years, during
World War II. In HEINR. BÖKER & CO no wall, no machine no knife
penknife nor scissors were still on after this tragic war. Everything was
reduced to rubbish and ashes.
of the Solingen city, in wich is the Böker manufacture.
But new blood began
again to run by the veins of this company thanks to the unconditional
support of its personnel, who just a short time after finalizing the war,
offered all its support to begin the reconstruction of the old building.
Again their products recovered the characteristic quality and their usual
markets again received them with great joy.
In 1986 the German
company founds its own company in Denver Colorado, the U.S.A. that is
dedicated to commercialize their knives, penknives and sabers in the great
American market, crowning one long history in which products BÖKER always
counted on the favor of the American public.
knife with your famous tree engraved in the blade.
On the other hand, the
great importance for HEINR. BÖKER & CO of the South American market and
in special of the another factory in Argentina was the main reason to found
in 1983. In Ezpeleta (started off of Quilmes) Pcia. of Buenos Aires, one
began with the manufacture of professional cutlery for refrigerators and
gastronomy, and in the last years thanks to a permanent rationalization and
incorporation of own Know-How of its first house, the young branch also
produces knives and sport penknives with which it competes successful in as
demanding markets as European and the American (the U.S.A.) between others.
of Böker knife and Böker fork.
The models of knives
the PAL I and II can be mentioned made exclusively in this plant and that
were awarded like one of the improvements 10 options in the American market
in 1998 (Blade magazine number 02-98).
At the moment and as
own result of this single way towards the excellence makes it of the
splendid chestnut tree it produces without amplest some provided of knives
and sport penknives of highest quality.
penknives with handle of spear of red deer.
combination of cuttlery culture of Solingen and modern technology allow him
to incorporate the most sophisticated materials in their products. You will
be able to find steel of Damascus of 320 layers, ceramics or pure titanium
in your leaves; root of ambonia, thuja, to madreper it or synthetic material
like the G10 in its grips and all this with exclusive designs of superb
quality and completion. All this without forgetting our gauchos for whom
continuous presenting traditional spurted of leaves forged, to which also
the prestigious writer Jose Luis Borges pays tribute in "El
Encuentro" calling by its mark "ARBOLITO" the knife that uses
one of the personages to fight itself to duel in this story.