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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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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!.
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?
Not the best whittler because the blade is so thick and the black finish is wearing fast on mine. Still, the latter is a sign of beauty on a working knife that I can totally live with, and I didn't buy it for fine whittling.
Pretty much a medium sized axe or small splitting maul in totable package (thanks to sturdy plastic and nylon (I assume) sheath).
The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because of the handle and Sheath.
The handle to me is a bit slippery, and could be an issue after sweating. It is also not the most comfortable handle to hold. It will definitely be worth to upgrade to micarta handles.
On the sheath, I have read quite a few complains on the plastic sheath, and I realized that they are in fact true. I'm wondering why Kabar is still not replacing the sheath all together after many complaints. The sheath that came along with this knife is too tight and I need to put great amount of effort to pull out the knife. I'm expecting that this will loosen up with time but this will dull the edge as it tend to slide against the inside wall. The Bk7 that I received along this knife is definitely sharper, could be because of the geometry also, but the sheath could very well be the culprit. I'll definitely replace the sheath with something better.
One thing to note, Ka-Bar got some complaints about the sheath this comes with. If you look up the BK-22 instead of BK-2, you will see that it's the EXACT SAME KNIFE with a polyester sheath. I discovered this after ordering my knife, or I would've gotten it instead. So, depending on your sheath preferences, check it out! You can also buy the polyester sheath seperately from Ka-Bar.