Ka-Bar Becker BK3 Tac Tool Fixed Blade Knife
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- Used by all brances of miliary and service members
- Great for collectors and outdoor services
- Tested to ensure quality and durability
- Model: BK3; Weight: 1.3 lbs.; Sheath: Glass-Filled Nylon
- Edge Angle: 15 Degrees; Steel: 1095 cro-van;
- Blade Length: 7"; Overall Length: 12-1/2"
- Grind: Flat; Handle: Grivory
- Knife Made in the USA, Sheath made in Taiwan
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- Model: BK3
- Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Sheath: Glass-filled nylon
- Edge Angle: 15 degrees; Steel: 1095 cro-van
- Blade Length: 7 inches
- Overall Length: 12-1/2 inches
- Grind: Flat
- Handle: Grivory
- Knife made in the USA; sheath made in Taiwan Product Description Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
The love child of a crow bar and a hatchet.
What it has:
Sharpened blade for hacking, serrated blade for sawing, squared off corners for prying, seat belt cutter, pommel for hammering stuff
What it isn't:
A machete. It doesn't even come that sharp out of the box, but it really doesn't need to be
How it's made:
Solid 1/4 chunk of steel with a screw on grip. Bombproof construction. I've pried crates, hacked underbrush, broken down boxes, cut open cans, used the pommel as a hammer. It won't break unless you do something stupid with it, like throw it.
What I don't like:
Grip is slippery, could benefit from an aggressive checkering job like most G10 gun grips
What comes in the box:
Kydex sheath with great retention
What's it for:
What ISN'T it for?
Where's it made:
I'm a medic deployed to Afghanistan with an airborne unit - I leave the wire about every day. I wanted something that would function as a strap cutter while having enough heft to easily hack a limb off of a tree (for use as a splint). I heard nothing but good about Ka-Bars from other guys in my unit, so I thought I'd try one. This looks like it'll work great. It's heavy, but really nice to have. The sheath integrates onto my rack behind one of my medical pouches so the knife doesn't take up too much room. Really well designed sheath - the slots line up with the MOLLE webbing on my rack perfectly. With most knives, you feel that after a few uses the thing is going to be bent up and more or less worthless; I've never had a knife that I felt this much confidence in. I feel that I can USE it without worrying about ruining the thing - it will still be there for the next mission.
Couldn't be happier with it. If I ever need another fixed blade, it'll probably be another Ka-Bar.
I read every review posted here and also went through a good many related threads on bladeforums.com before pulling the trigger on this product. I expected that out of the box it would not be as sharp as I would like, which was true. So, the first thing I did was sharpen all three edges ... serrated, straight edge and the notch, to my satisfaction. For me, this tool does not have to be ground razor sharp as I wouldn't carry it for practical use without also having a very sharp drop or clip point hunter, and a slipjoint pocket knife to boot.
Bottom line: The BK3 is a (fabulous) tool which features a utility edge, but it's not really a knife with regard to our pre-conceived notion of what that description defines. It IS very heavy duty. It's a well-balanced, big chunk of carbon steel for whackin', pounding, hammering, breaking, breaching, chopping, hacking, cutting, digging, chiseling, and prying on things. That's about all I really need to say about it. The tool itself gets my five stars for its utility, its toughness, its versatility, its ergonomics and balance, and its excellent quality for the price.
Bonus: It ships with an excellent sheath that is MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment ... pronounced "Molly", like a girl's name) compatible. I used the side slots in conjunction with some heavy duty 1" wide Velcro strips and firmly attached a leather sheath to the front of it which will house either my old Schrade LB7 Bear Paw folding hunter or my Gerber multi-tool, depending on what I want on hand on a given day out. (See my customer images to view this and other mods.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm a bit late to the game here as far as reviews are concerned, but this is such a good tool I feel compelled to give a testimonial, and upload a few photos. Read morePublished 27 days ago by GatorDoc
Quality tool, I just wish that the blade had a double-bevel like a traditional knife, instead of a single like a giant chisel.Published 1 month ago by Aaron
This thing is all its claimed to be and then some. You won't believe how thick the spine is. You go from cutting meat to a tree like nothing. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Danny
Exactly as advertised. Solid. Heavy. A good replacement for a small axe or machete (or both) as well as wedge/chisel/prybar. Great emergency tool. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Oh, yeah; here's yer tool. Personal defense? It's a cleaver. Bush whacking? They'll be whacked, all right. Read morePublished 2 months ago by M. Monnett
Great piece of kit.
I agree with the other online reviewers that the handle could be better by having it pitted for better grip. Read more