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First becker

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by Tjstampa, Sep 4, 2019.

  1. Tjstampa

    Tjstampa Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    72
    Mar 25, 2019
    so I took the plunge and bought my first Becker. The BK22. I ordered it from a BladeForums Spencer’s tomars Ka-Bars. This makes my 4th Kabar. I have. Ww2 mk3 from union cutlery. A 5 inch black shorty., a dog head and now the bk22 and a mule. When I received it at first I had buyers remorse. I saw it as a knife sized hatchet. Then my wife saw it I got the look. Well t.hen we had a little scare last week named Dorian. Our relatively expensive hand can opener broke. My wife had a hard time using the army style opener. I got the bk22 out and she put it through an empty can fairly easily. In doing so it scared off some of the coating so there was no returning it. It did not dull the knife at all. The more I have handled it the more I like it.

    A little about me. I live on the west coast of central Florida, married with 2 kids. My sone has been in scouts since first grade and is. Now a tenderfoot. He could care less about advancing but loves camping. My daughter is one of the founding members of the only girls troop in our county. She hated Girl Scouts but loves BSA. Before this she would not go camping. Because a old curmudgeon told he she could not handle scouts she had to prove them wrong.

    Now we have competitions of who can keep their knives sharper including the wife. I bought my fist several knife in 1984. Still have it. I initially bought buck clones made in packestain. In college I started buying gerber back when the were well made. Now I am starting to buy bothfixed and folders trying to stay American made
     
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  2. DunkEm

    DunkEm Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 9, 2013
    Welcome and congrats on the BK22! It's a beast!
     
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  3. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    Welcome Tjstampa and Congrats on your 22 :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  4. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    Congrats on the new steel. The BK2 was also my first Becker. She's a beast she is.

    Also, welcome to the forum, glad to have you here.
     
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  5. GeofS

    GeofS Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Welcome!

    The Campanion was my first Becker also. It’s a wonderful blade that will serve you very well through life and the apocalypse. :thumbsup:

    I’m glad you made it through Dorian safely. :)
     
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  6. austexjg

    austexjg

    977
    Oct 22, 2014
    Welcome - another junkie that started with a Campanion. Now let's see how long until you get your second.....
     
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  7. Don W

    Don W Gold Member Gold Member

    657
    Jan 31, 2012
    Welcome to the forum. I remember opening my first Becker box. in it was a BK2. It still makes me grin when I see it. It is a great knife that can take a serious beating and keep on slicing.
     
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  8. Tjstampa

    Tjstampa Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    72
    Mar 25, 2019
    Can anyone recommend a good leather sheath that does not cost more than the knife?
     
  9. trailbum

    trailbum Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 18, 2010
    Congratulations on a great knife.
     
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  10. GeofS

    GeofS Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    A little bit more than the knife and imo a great sheath, Patriot Leather Gaspee model.

    Here it is with my BK5...
    [​IMG]
     
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  11. knoefz

    knoefz

    Mar 20, 2009
    Congrats on your 22, a knife that'll make you smile everytime you use it for sure!
    Forummember @Makael does some amazing leatherwork for different becker models.
    Send him a message
     
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  12. gmoneyluv

    gmoneyluv Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    Congrats on the 22 and welcome to the forum! The BK 2 is a common gateway Becker for many folks!
     
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  13. Boss1911

    Boss1911 Gold Member Gold Member

    166
    Jun 14, 2016
    Congrats, As it is with a lot of us the BK2 was my first... I have not only lost count of my Beckers, I'm actually not sure of how many BK5's I currently have (My favorite recent production Becker).
     
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  14. tanglediver

    tanglediver Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2013
    I ain't got two of anything BK&T. :p I have one BK2 though, makes you want to open up a car door, from the center.
     
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  15. cupton

    cupton

    48
    Dec 17, 2018
    Congrats on the BK2! I'm the oddball and still don't own one. Ive only got two Beckers and my first was just a couple months ago, the BK10 followed by the BK16 a couple of weeks later. I debated the BK2 and BK10 for a few days and I settled on the 10 just because my son is in Air Force ROTC. Its a tribute. ;)

    Once the dust settles and I'm allowed another knife I think it will be the BK2. At the very least just so I can join the club!
     
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  16. Tjstampa

    Tjstampa Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    72
    Mar 25, 2019
    It was a tossup between those and th 22. Maybe I will get one of those for Christmas
     
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  17. Tjstampa

    Tjstampa Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    72
    Mar 25, 2019
    BAF33ECE-5E92-4EB8-8059-0946A9B907FC.jpeg 6154D69B-FFD6-4363-9453-7C90F391BF48.jpeg 6AD2856D-03B8-4C01-922F-2956C12C8A4A.jpeg A05A2525-45D5-4248-BBB2-68B15F4E5726.jpeg I thought I would post a picture of what made me want to keep the bk 22. Thank you for the warm welcome
     
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  18. knoefz

    knoefz

    Mar 20, 2009
    @Tjstampa Told you it would make you smile.
    Hell, those pictures makes me smile too :D
     
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  19. GeofS

    GeofS Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    That’s one way to use the 2! :D
     
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  20. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
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