boker plus slyde-rYes, unusual would be a fine word to describe the Boker Plus Slyde-R. It’s flat like a credit card, and the blade slides out the front, but that’s kinda what is so awesome about it. Simple is also another word. The Slyde-R is easy to use and even easier to carry. Let’s break it down.

It was designed by American knifemaker John Kubasek. He is known for his innovative mechanisms like magnetic push buttons and the Credit Card Knife.

The Slyde-R features a 440C stainless steel clip point blade. It is opened by pushing down on the round tab and simply sliding it up until the cutting edge slides out of the G-10 handle. Boker calls it a “floating blade.” To close this knife just push the same button to disengage the blade and slide it with the thumb back into the handle. The blade may be completely visible when closed, but the cutting edge is covered by the lip in the handle.

It weighs just over 1 oz. so it won’t weight you down and fits in right beside anything else in your pocket. The Slyde-R can even be carried on a set of keys with the included ball chain.

boker plus slyde-rBoker Plus Slyde-R Details

  • 440C Stainless Steel, Satin Finish
  • 2.2” Clip Point Blade
  • Push Button Open/Lock
  • G-10 Handle
  • 1.1 oz.
  • 3.25” Closed
  • 5.5” Overall

It’s a really interesting take on an EDC knife that’s compact enough to be carried literally anywhere and it’s under 35 bucks. Check out the Boker Plus Slyde-R by clicking any link in the article or the button below.

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