Boker's Washers & Stampings

Boker’s Offers Manufacturing Capabilities for Cutlery and Hand Tool Applications

Minneapolis, MN – February 13, 2019 – Boker’s, a metal stamping manufacturer of precision metal stampings, washers, spacers and shims, offers extensive manufacturing capabilities for cutlery and hand tool applications. There are numerous hand tool products being manufactured across multiple industries and Boker’s is able to accommodate virtually any stamping or washer component size and specification requested by customers. 

“We are definitely seeing a growth in the cutlery market in products such as fixed blade knives or folding pocket knives, but we mostly serve the multi-tool industry,” said Tony Kersey, Communications Director. “Most of our customers in the multi-tool market are purchasing spacers and shims to minimize friction and wear between moving parts. On the fixed blade side of the industry, we produce spacers and handle slabs to be mounted to the blade.”

Boker’s stampings and washers can be used in a variety of cutlery or hand tool applications, including:

  • Fastening Tools
  • Ratchets
  • Multi-tools
  • Specialty pliers
  • Scissors, snips, and cutters

Precision Stampings

Boker’s has the expertise and capacity to provide quality, custom precision metal stampings. Flat blanking and piercings are available in a complete range of sizes up to 12 inches by 12 inches, metal forming in thicknesses from .005 inches to .190 inches (varies by material) and draws up to 3 inches deep and 8 inches in diameter. 

Boker’s also provides all the secondary operations you would expect from your stamping manufacturer including deburring, tapping, reaming, counterboring, and spotfacing. “We excel with tight tolerances for all aforementioned considerations as well as our ability to manufacture parts as “burr free” as possible within our burr standards which is based on material thickness,” said Kersey. 

Washers, Spacers and Shims  

Washers, spacers, and shims are used in almost every application imaginable. When it comes to the cutlery industry some examples are in the manufacturing of folding knives and multi-tools. For both folding knives and multi-tools, washers, spacers, and shims are most widely used to reduce friction and wear between moving parts.

Boker’s has over 32,000 thousand stock tools for immediate availability to manufacture non-standard flat washers, spacers, and shims from over 2,000 commonly used and hard to find materials. Materials include low-carbon steel sheet, various spring steels, stainless steel, aluminum, brass, copper, phosphor bronze, and nickel silver. Non-metallic materials include ABS, acetal, polyester, nylon, MD nylon, polycarbonate, fiber, polyethylene, various NEMA grade phenolics, and many more.

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About Boker’s

Boker’s, Inc., is a woman-owned, AS9100 and ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of precision stampings and non-standard washers and spacers. To request a complimentary copy of Boker’s 2019 100thAnniversary Catalog, contact: Boker’s, Inc., 3104 Snelling Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1937; call 612-729-9365 or (TOLL-FREE) 800-927-4377 or visit