Has anyone bent the tip of their 9 ?

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by JD Miller, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. JD Miller

    JD Miller

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    Jun 30, 2015
    Has anyone bent the tip of their 9 ?

    Some how the tip of my bk 9 got bent alittle doing some wood splitting battoning. Not sure what I did.

    I was able to bend it back straight again

    Looking at it, that swedge makes the very tip very thin. I wish it didnt have the swedge cut

    Im going to have to be careful with the tip of this thing
     
  2. KingMC

    KingMC The Pun-isher Super Mod Moderator Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    I pounded the crap out of my BK9 as my main chopper for close to 20 camp-outs, never bent a thing.
     
  3. bladesmith3

    bladesmith3 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Mar 8, 2015
    bending hardened steel back and forth doesn't do it any good. I have never bent a bk either. I am interested in seeing what members say.
     
  4. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    I have pounded the tip of mine into the top of cut oak logs and used it as a carry handle. No issues.
     
  5. James w

    James w

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    Aug 6, 2015
    Don't have a 9 but I've beat the living crap out of my 15 and it's really thin and never had a single issu
     
  6. DYSPHORIC JOY

    DYSPHORIC JOY

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    Feb 6, 2004
    You could tear up a crowbar:D
     
  7. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I haven't had any problems out of my 9 and I'm a stabby kind of guy. The tip of the 9 is far from what I call a fragile one. Post some pics....
     
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  8. JD Miller

    JD Miller

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    Jun 30, 2015
    Pictures are after I bent it back. About the size of a finger tip or thumb tip, was bent. It was Just bent a little, maybe 10 degree or so.

    I bent it back immediately after it got bent, so no bent pics.

    The tip on my BK10 is alot thicker than my 9.

    Ok, Now everyone must post a picture of their BK9 Tip thickness !

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    Was bent to the left (below), now its pretty straight again
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    You can see the paint at the tip kinda chipped off at the high point from working the bend out
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  9. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    I am certainly no expert but if the tip bent and you were able to bend it back, it almost sounds like it isn't tempered properly... The 9 is a stout blade, even at the tip despite the swedge, I would be hard pressed to get it to bend. I would think it would break before bending, which makes me wonder about the heat treat...
     
  10. TwinStick

    TwinStick

    Jan 21, 2011
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^Yup, what he said ! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    If properly heat treated, it should have gone back by itself, but, that being said, I have an Old Hickory Cleaver that i bent pretty badly chopping a stick. I was able to pound it back with no breakage & am still using it to this day------except only in the kitchen now.
     
  11. trailbum

    trailbum Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 18, 2010
    Not a 9 but a seven.
    Bent right back.
    Still using that blade.

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  12. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    Well it's quite obvious that you use that 9. That wear looks gorgeous. Nice!!!
     
  13. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Well, you bent it back to where it doesn't even look it was even bent to begin with!
     
  14. Bladite

    Bladite ǝɹnsıǝן ɟo uɐɯǝןʇuǝb Moderator

    Feb 28, 2003
    been stabbing anything?
     
  15. JD Miller

    JD Miller

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    Jun 30, 2015
    Did that spring back its self when pulled out of the log, or did it stay bent and you had to physically bend it back?

    Someone posted an Esee 6 that they bent almost to a 90 degree
     
  16. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Any basic carbon steel with a good heat treat will bend like that and come right back to true. If you bent the tip and it stayed that way, then surely it's a heat treat issue. You can run a file down the edge of your spine and see if it skates off of it...
     
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  17. trailbum

    trailbum Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 18, 2010
    Bent back as soon as it was out.
     
  18. JD Miller

    JD Miller

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    Jun 30, 2015
    You guys making me think I have a dud. Maybe I should have left it bent, but in the shock of the moment I tried to bend it back right away. Didnt even think to take a picture or that it had a heat treat problem.

    I use my knife on my property and on hikes, but I dont abuse it, I take care of it and wipe it down with oil and store it in a azwelke sheath that I also keep clean

    It holds a edge really well. Ive only had to sharpen it once on a stone and touched it up in a ceramic stone once. It doesnt get nicks in the edge. Only once when I hit some old smashed wire fencing buried in some brush did I get a couple nicks that stoned out real easy. I dont hit the ground with it either, or stab it into the dirt
     
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  19. KingMC

    KingMC The Pun-isher Super Mod Moderator Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Considering how much wear your 9 has, I seriously doubt it has a bad heat treat considering how noticeable those usually are, and considering your comments about it holding an edge well I don't see any reason to assume it's heat-treat related. That being said, not sure what else would cause a bent tip, but since it looks like you got it back to true just make sure to never do whatever you did to cause it to bend again.
     
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  20. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Like @KingMC said above, considering the amount of use you have subjected that blade to, a bad heat treat would have manifested itself a lot earlier I would think. Still gives one cause to wonder though...
     

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