The Böker Plus Rocket is a fantastic compact neck or pocket knife. With its small size and razor-sharp edge, you’ll find lots of uses for it.
The Böker Plus Rocket, designed by Darriel Caston is a very compact keychain knife or neck knife. First impressions before you even open the box are very positive. The cardboard box is very very nicely presented with a silver-colored inlaid logo and on the inside, the knife is present in a closed cell foam style packing. Also in the box is your warranty application, silica gel, and a torx allen key.
Don’t be fooled by the photos, this is a very small knife. The overall size of the knife, folded, is 6.2cm long, 1.9cm wide, and 0.8cm thick. Unfolded it is 10.7cm long with the blade being 4.4cm. The weight comes in at only 34g.
This is the Heinnie Haynes special addition G10 version hence the red G10. It is also stamped with the H logo on the top of the handle and the knife number on the spine of the blade. You also cannot miss the Rocket logo on one side of the blade.
The blade itself is 440C stainless, Heinnie Haynes list it as cobalt-alloyed 9Cr13CoMoV steel which contains molybdenum and vanadium, but on the blade itself, you can see its stamped 440C.
The blade edge is not actually straight, it has a very slight curve to it and comes razor sharp out of the box. The ‘large’ hole in one side of the blade makes it very easy to open one handed, but only if you are right handed. If you are a lefty you are going to struggle to open this with one hand. Closing the knife can be achieved with one hand but due to the risk of closing the blade onto your fingers I would recommend a two-handed close.
The frame lock mechanism is very good with a nice tactile locking feel which also ‘locks’ the blade at 90 dgrees while opening. The finish on the frame and blade is a gunmetal coloured matte finish, during my short ownership I can already see the finish on the lock starting to rub with friction from the blade leaving a shinier finish.
The knife does include a slot at one end for a neck carry cord, but don’t be fooled into thinking you’re going to get paracord through there. The slot is approximatly 2mm wide. I’m not a fan of carrying knives around my neck so instead this one lives in my jeans pocket, that little pocket that no one can decide what it’s really meant for.
What is it for…? Well with is being lockdown still this knife hasn’t left the house too often, instead it has opened a lot of parcels from Amazon and alike. Overall it’s a very nice knife, even a ‘fun’ knife to own, it has a kind of fidget spinner quality to it where you can find yourself just opening and closing it for no apparent reason. The build quality is spot on, the materials are solid and the edge should be around for a while. My only negative point is the red G10 has quickly dulled and certainly doesn’t have the bright red pop it did when it came out of the box.
For a £19.99 UK legal daily carry knife I would high recommend it. I purchased mine from Heinnie Haynes but at the time of writing this it is out of stock.