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KA-BAR Becker BK2 Campanion Fixed Blade Knife
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- Full tang heavy duty field knife suited for camping chores.
- Made in Olean New York, U.S.A
- Designed by Ethan Becker
- Manufactured by KA-BAR Knives Inc.
- Comes with a hard shell black nylon sheath.
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Comes with black Ultramid handles.
Ka-Bar Becker BK2 Campanion Fixed Blade Knife
For all those who camp, hunt or spend time afield. The Campanion works just as happily splitting out kindling as it does prying apart joints and skinning game, not to mention chopping onions for the campfire chili!
Comes with a MOLLE compatible hard plastic sheath.
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For all those who camp, hunt or spend time afield. The Companion works just as happily splitting out kindling as it does prying apart joints and skinning game, not to mention chopping onions for the campfire chili!. Once you secure the knife in the sheath, there is a spot on the back of the sheath where you apply pressure with your thumb to release the knife. The knife locks into place for safety, so it doesn't fall out. This isn't a defect, the user has to apply pressure to a certain spot on the sheath so the knife can actually be removed from it.
Bring the KA-BAR Becker Companion Knife and Tool along on your next hunting or camping trip. This lightweight knife features a durable, 1095 cro-van steel blade, perfect for splitting kindling, skinning game, or chopping onions for the campfire grill. This knife features the drop point blade shape and a versatile 20-degree blade angle. The comfortable handle is made from Grivory, providing a balanced grip for any outdoor chore. The flat blade is five and a half inches long and the overall length is ten and a half inches. The knife includes a glass-filled nylon sheath to keep the blade safe and sharp. Made in the USA, the Companion knife and tool is tough enough to handle all your outdoor adventures.
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Bottom Line: There is no such thing as the ultimate survival knife. If you mostly need to split wood, buy an axe. If you mostly need to skin game, carve wooden tools, build traps, slice veggies for camp dinner etc, buy a smaller, more maneuverable knife. If you need to egress a falling building after an earthquake or other unexpected disaster, carry around a wrecking/pry bar. If you mostly need to fight bad guys and zombies during the apocalypse get yourself a gun...
if you can't carry all of those tools around all the time, but hypothetically need to be able to perform those tasks in a pinch, the Ka-Bar BK2 is a good choice... except for fighting- the weight of the knife would be a huge disadvantage in live combat, unless you are fighting slow moving zombies or a sedated peter griffin from family guy...
That being said, this knife is solid; the feel inspires confidence and feels reliable. The blade angle facilitates a variety of uses, and the blade steel is of working class.
I was looking for a knife with a blade length of 4.75-6.25in. for EDC in a get home bag. The idea was to have a knife capable of a variety of urban/rural survival tasks in a pinch.
For survival bush craft, this knife is great for shelter-building. Some reviewers in survivalist forums complained that the length of the blade limited one to batoning smaller logs during shelter building...I don't know what kind of shelters they are building that would require one to process logs thicker than 5in. in diameter...if you have the time and energy to build yourself a LOG CABIN in a SURVIVAL situation then you probably also have a chainsaw... and a pet unicorn to cuddle with for moral support once your log cabin is built... for the rest of us who would need to budget our time and energy during such a situation, this knife is a good option.
The BK2 is great because it is good for many things, but it is not great at any ONE thing. ( read that again if you have to )
Its a fantastic buy for those who, for whatever reason, are confined to carrying one relatively small knife, in a get home bag, but are not too concerned about the added weight .
If you are planning on being in a given situation and your resources enable you, do yourself a favor and get a knife(s) designed with that specific function in mind.
All in all, this is Great knife! but is it great for you?
1. Dull out of the box. It gets through warm butter, but that’s about it.
2. The black coating is so thick that you cannot spark a ferro rod with the spine.
3. The coating covers up very poor bladesmanship by the manufacturer. Pock marks and imperfections in the steel abound.
4. The scales are worthless if you intend to actually work with this knife and sweat at all. They are slick as snot.
5. The sheath is a subpar piece of imported garbage.
I invested as much as I paid for this knife to get it in working order. Here’s what I did:
1. Replaced scales.
2. Removed the thick coating.
3. Ground a sharp 90 on the spine.
4. Put a real razor sharp convex edge on the blade.
5. Forced a patina on the entire surface with vinegar.
6. Replaced the worthless nylon belt loop on the sheath.
Bottom line: this can be a fun project knife, but if you need a working knife right out of the box, spend a little more money and get a better brand.
I love his knives. You know what else half of his knives actually come with a decent sheath. Yes people are going to talk smack on it all because the piece of nylon that goes to your belt but a $10 or less clip that simply screws on will fix that issue for you. Good luck finding a company that will have good customer service to make Kydex sheets for you and not take 4 weeks to get it to you. I'm sorry but when I get a knife I want a decent sheath to go with it. Kabar Becker sheets are already good it's just the belt clip has to be changed out you can find those all over hell I took one off of a knife that I bought and used it on my bk2 until I'm ready to use that knife again. It's two screws and takes less than 60 seconds to switch over. And I highly doubt you're going to be carrying two or three knives on your belt at the same time. Although if you're someone that does I do understand why you do still. People say use the tool for what it was meant for. Well the bk2 is a knife , razor, hammer, pry bar, chopper, axe, spear, throwing knife "with practice " , pick axe, small shovel, pommel, anything I can possibly come up with and guess what it's not going to break. If you love this knife get the bk3 to go with it they go great together.
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Solía llevar un hacha para procesar madera (solo para fogatas) y el BK2 la ha sustituido.
Exelente para batonear.
Por el costo, vale mucho la pena.
Hay algunas cosas que pueden mejorar, aunque en si, el cuchillo es excelente.
Creo que lo principal es la funda. Me encanta la funda rígida (De un tipo de plástico muy resistente) El problema es que por el peso del cuchillo si no lo mantienes cerrado con l broche, este tiende en colocarse horizontal, lo que lo hace incomodo. Ademas de no poder colocarlo de manera Horizontal en el cinturón.
Existe el BK22 que es exactamente el mismo cuchillo, pero con una funda de un tejido plástico muy resistente, con una bolsa extra para llevar un feroserio, navaja, etc. Es de muy buena calidad y ademas lo puedes poner en la posición horizontal, en la correa de tu mochila, etc, por el sistema MOLLE.
La otra que yo preferí ya que como lo dije me encanta la funda rígida, Fue comprar un clip de la marca Boker Plus. El que eh adaptado ya a 3 cuchillos y me parece excelente opción. Multipocicional y se adapta a distintos grosores de cinturón ademas que no te tienes que quitarte el cinturón para colocarlo. Pongo una fotografía de este clip.
BK2 tiene un recubrimiento de pintura muy resistente que evita la oxidación de la hoja. Esto también impide sacar chispas con un ferroserio, por lo que opte en limar un par de centímetros de el canto de la hoja. Esto lo hice con una lima. Quedo muy muy bien.
La otra mejora que realmente no es muy necesario hacerla, son las cachas ya que estas son de un plástico muy resistente, pero puede ser resbaladizo en situaciones con líquidos. Le hice unas de micarta y mejoró muchísimo el agarre, el diseño lo deje como el original, que me parece muy bueno y tiene que entrar perfecto en la funda.
(También venden unas en linea........ Muy caras)
Este cuchillo si tuviera estos cambios de fabrica, su costo se elevaría mas del doble creo yo. Y no es necesario realmente hacerlos
Con este cuchillo y uno mas pequeño cubro mis necesidades.
Vale mucho la pena
Non adatto a chi si fa solo i panini.
E' sicuramente pesante da portare nelle brevi scampagnate ma insostituibile per chi vuole un vero e proprio attrezzo da maltrattare per cimentarsi in tutte le attività bushcraft e outdoor.
Il manico l'ho sostituito con uno in legno fatto da me, proprio perché fissato con delle comuni viti a brugola è facile da personalizzare.
Il fodero non è male, ma potrebbe essere migliorato.
Get the one actually listed as the BK-22, since that one comes with the better sheath.
The polyester sheath would be a better choice it seems. It's a pity as it was a gift. Now I need to find a way to obtain a replacement that functions correctly holding the knife safely and securely.
Ob es sich im Outdoorbereich eignet habe ich noch nicht getestet. Sehr schwer und für Minimalisten eher untauglich.
Auf jeden Fall ein imposantes Gerät mit ordentlich „Außenwirkung“ Klare Empfehlung.