The oldest evidence that beer was brewed in Germany comes from around 800 B.C. By the second century, beer was being traded commercially in Germany. In 1516, Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria enacted the Reinheitsgebot, or the “Purity Law,” which regulated the brewing of beer in Germany. The town of Solingen, known as the cutlery center of Germany, also enacted strict laws for the manufacture of knives and shears.
While Boker is not quite as “aged” as the brewing industry, the same quality standards apply. To commemorate this common interest, Boker has produced a series of traditional pocket knives with handles made from genuine German ale/beer barrels, handcrafted in the Solingen factory. Each pattern will include solid nickel silver bolsters, brass liners, carbon steel blades and the resurrected old Tree Brand blade etching. A great item for the collector or everyday user. 4″ closed.
The history of Boker can be traced back to the 17th century. In the 1800’s the German tool maker was producing swords and other blades for use in the various wars that were going on in Europe at the time. In the1860’s the company had split with part of the family emigrating and setting up factories in America. The German and American factories produced similar products. Both used the “Tree Brand” logo. The “Tree Brand” logo represents the giant chestnut tree that was at the front of the original Boker factory in Remscheid, Germany in the 17th century.