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TexasRed
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712R Value

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Maybe someone can help me out. I have a Boker 712R that is beautiful. Fires strong, good stag (in my opinion) and minimal signs of use. I think it is from the '60's. Anyway, it is a bit of an odd ball in my collection and I was considering selling/trading for something else ( I am more into Italians at this point). Problem is that I have no idea of what the value should be in todays market. Can anyone tell me anything about this knife and possible give me a rough value? German knives are not something I know much about.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Robert
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jim d,
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Re: 712R Value

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It is a well known German leverlock. These were designated either 712 or 715. Most of the 712 models I have seen have the jigged delrin handles and frosted front of the blade with "Tree Brand Classic" etch and the same stamp as yours. Those with the polished front of the blade, the blade etch like yours, and stag handles are more often designated as 715, although the 712 etch in the configuration as yours is well known. I'm not sure of timing but I would say '60s - 80's.

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Re: 712R Value

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It looks like an 80s-production knife. I have one with an identical blade that I bought in 1986. I haven't bought one of these in several years so I can't say for sure on value, but I'm guessing about $200-$225.
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Re: 712R Value

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I “think” I read that Boker dropped the “R” in 1980-82. As far as I know, this is the older blade etch. I’ve seen asking prices between $225 and $400. (I think Latham’s has one now for $400). So, I’d sure like to learn as well. Great looking knife! *Edit* Actually just looked at the one on Latham’s. It’s the newer model 715 (no R, newer etch) for $400.
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Re: 712R Value

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I agree to the $200-250 range. The $400 price will keep the knife in stock up for sale for years to come....
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Re: 712R Value

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I agree with you Tom. As I mentioned, these are well built knives. Unused examples are desired by German leverlcok collectors, but there must have been a lot of them made as it seems those of us who like these knives all have a few. Stag is a common handle material as is jigged delrin. Dyed bone or delrin with the commemorative medallion insert may push the value higher in the range, and condition means much.

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Re: 712R Value

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Thanks for the info guys!!
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