Manaro’s work operates in that interzone between old and new; while equipped with locks, made from modern materials, and often one-hand opening, there’s something ineffable about his pieces that hearkens back to the classic era of traditional folding knives.
All of these qualities, which are easier to achieve in custom work than production, have been successfully translated into this limited edition piece. Different Boker Plus pieces are made in different regions, and this one comes from an Italian OEM (dare we guess the city?). The central element is that hyperclean drop point blade; at 3.43 inches, it can flex up into big chores, or down into smaller ones.
Between the Camaro knife and a few others, Boker has really been killing it this year.