I'm thinking specifically about a BK-7 and/or a BK-9 for hard, outdoor use.
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December 31, 2003, 08:28 PM
For the price, they can't be beat. I have a BK-11 that I've used for some time now. The Becker line is very practical and I would give it a two thumbs up. The construction is very good for a knife in that price range. I'm a fan of carbons over stainless for nearly everything so I love the Becker line.
December 31, 2003, 10:07 PM
Very high value factor. Good quality steel, and hell for stout. Hard to beat.
January 1, 2004, 01:54 AM
The fact that the grips can be unbolted from the blade gives two features:
* Unusually thorough cleaning for food prep issues - too many outdoor/combat knives aren't sealed quite well enough at the grip and you end up with an unsterile situation. (True chef's knives ARE fully sealed).
* Once the grips are off, you have a really good spear blade. The holes in the blade where the bolts went are sized right for paracord, shoelace or the like.
No other outdoor knife I know of is quite like it.
January 1, 2004, 05:47 AM
I have the BK 7 which is ,at $50, a great value. A very rugged utility knife with excellent steel. It's always been highly praised.
January 1, 2004, 11:12 AM
i have a becker crewman (5") that is a great hard use knife. you wont be sorry you bought one. check out sheathmechanic.com he usually has good prices on beckers. saddlebum
January 1, 2004, 02:55 PM
I have had three, the Companion, the Combat and the cleaver or butcher knife style, whose name escapes me right now. I only kept the Companion, I really like this knife and it's much more useable for me than the larger models. Doubt it'll fail me in most situations. Inexpensive enpugh to replace w/o pain.;)
January 1, 2004, 09:18 PM
I have a Becker Combat/Utility 7. It's a great knife and an excellent value for the money. IIRC, I paid about $50 + shipping from The Cutlery Shoppe.
January 4, 2004, 10:02 AM
The BK7 is a best buy. Also have a look at the Becker necker.
January 4, 2004, 05:17 PM
Everyone on BladeForums likes them. I ordered one but haven't gotten it yet. Supposed to replace the Ka-Bar in popularity. We'll see.
January 11, 2004, 07:50 AM
I have the BK 7 & 9. Great knives.
January 12, 2004, 08:34 AM
I bought the Becker BK71 in August of last year. Its the same as the BK7 but in the Desert Camo colors.