Böker is bringing the Applegate-Fairbairn Smatchet 2.1 into full production as an ongoing addition to their Premium line. Before the announcement, buyers had to scour the secondary market for the 2.1’s predecessor, the limited edition Smatchet 2.0. 199 pieces produced in the company’s Solingen, Germany facility were quickly snapped up and failed to satisfy all the demand.
“We wanted to make sure that all fans had an opportunity to secure a copy of this new version,” Böker’s Tobias Leckebusch tells us. The only difference between the limited edition and the full production version is a change from black to green canvas Micarta scales. Otherwise the details remain the same: a 9.95” dagger-ground blade made of N690 steel, full tang construction, and a cordura sheath.
“This blade is so mighty and impressive. The term legendary is not enough to describe this great design,” says Leckebusch. The Smatchet’s iconic blade takes its inspiration from the kukri knives used by Nepalese Gurkha soldiers in the British Army. Like the kukri, the Smatchet is both a fighting knife and an all purpose outdoors tool. “It is an awesome collector’s item but of course it can be uses as a great chopper as well,” Leckebusch adds.
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