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Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by Henry Beige, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    Hello. I have been on BF for a while, but just started prowling around here, the reason being, I have acquired a couple of Beckers. I have had a BK62 for maybe a year and a half, and bought a BK14 a couple of months ago. I have read a little bit about Ethan and watched a few of his YouTube appearances, and now I am interested in his knives. I expect to buy a couple more over the next year.

    In the meantime, I am here to listen and learn, and maybe contribute where I can.
     
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  2. azwelke

    azwelke azwelke.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 12, 2007
    Welcome to the Becker forum :)
     
  3. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    Welcome
     
  4. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    Welcome to the Becker forum. A lot of great folks and knives.
     
  5. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    Welcome Henry :thumbsup:
     
  6. Wasty

    Wasty Gold Member Gold Member

    169
    Aug 3, 2015
    Welcome to the Becker forum. :) These Knives will definitely grow in you and you'll have a Lot of fun.
     
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  7. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    Welcome Henry, glad to have you here. The Becker knives are some great blades at a great value. Also, Ethan is top notch. :thumbsup:

    I've been using the Bk62 nearly exclusively, and I've really grown to like it. I didn't think I would care for the thin grip, as I have rather large hands, but found that it orients in the hand very well. Easy to use multiple grips for different tasks. Really nice blade. I use the BK9 the most, as I process a lot of wood at my little cabin. You will eventually need one of those, haha. As the saying goes around here, "You can't not have a 9." ;)
     
  8. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Welcome to the party, pal! ;)
     
  9. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    good to see you here, Henry -- Ethan is a good man and he designs good knives.
     
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  10. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    Thanks for the warm welcome, gents.

    I really have not used my BK62 as much as I might like to. Arthritic knees have kept me from camping as much as I used to when I was doing a lot of motorcycle touring. Most of my outdoor work is around the yard, which means light and heavy machetes for brush and chopping, a swede saw, and as a last resort, a chain saw. I just got a new knee, which I hope means I will be able to get out in the woods more.

    Your comments on the 9 are just the kind of commentary I am looking for. The 16 is the one that strikes me as the kind of knife I usually buy. The flip side of that is that it is the kind of knife I usually buy. The other one that caught my attention is the 15, which of course can’t be readily had. What’s more, it is a trailing point. I don’t ordinarily like trailing points, but the proportions of that knife just appeal to me. I look forward to learning more about the virtues of Becker’s other offerings.
     
  11. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    The 16 really is as close to perfect as I've found in a production knife under $100.
     
  12. nutoknives

    nutoknives Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2011
    Welcome and show some pics da guys and gals like dem
     
  13. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    The 15 is my favorite Becker ... the 5 a close second... use them as my bbq knives and they gets lots of kitchen duty too. The new 18 has been getting some use with the weather getting nicer. And like Tanker mentioned ... you just can't not have a 9. And the 62 was a surprise as to how versatile it is ... a timeless design.
     
  14. Creaky Bones

    Creaky Bones Gold Member Gold Member

    598
    Feb 28, 2012
    Welcome to the best little corner of bladeforums!
     
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  15. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    The Tank man hasn't responded to this thread, haha, that was me. :D
     
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  16. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    That's what I get for trying to catch up on no sleep ... my fingers don't type what my brain thinks!
     
  17. Henry Beige

    Henry Beige Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    Pics you say? Well here a few of the 62 that came out halfway decent. The Eskabar pics are all crap, so that will have to wait for another post. The 62 is unmolested. It is starting to show some mild patina that isn’t going to show up in any photos that I can take.

    My appreciation for the Kephart came slowly. I bought a Condor and really didn’t like it for the longest time until I started thinning the edge. It’s still not where I want it, but it is pretty decent in camp and in the kitchen. The 62 is obviously way ahead of it. I do not often spend over a hundred bucks for a knife, but this one was worth it to me.

    Although I can’t seem to get any decent pictures of the 14, I have been carrying it a lot lately. With the stock sheath, it is perfect to drop into one of the narrow pockets on 5.11 pants or carpenter pants. I really want to carry it in a front pocket, though, but the sheath Takes up too much space. I have a couple of small fixed blades that I would carry every day if I could find the right sheath or pocket slip.

    It would be nice to find some scales that gave better grip than the smooth grivory, without costing as much as the knife itself. For now I have put a couple of turns of tennis grip on the handle until I can find a better solution. Your suggestions are welcome.

    My first impulse upon seeing this knife was to strip off the coating. I temporized by scraping the crinkles off the blade only, leaving a thin, fairly smooth layer of coating that should cut a little more smoothly than the textured coating.

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  18. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Becker knives are a whole lotta fun!
     
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  19. Aikiguy

    Aikiguy

    Aug 28, 2013
    Welcome to our little corner of the interwebz Henry. Pull up a stump. Lots of good folks around here. And Ethan pops in once in a while to impart some wisdom too...

    When your knees get better, I hope you’ll find the 62 a capable field knife. It’s definitely become one of my favs (along with the BK16) for dayhikes and overnighters. Great for camp chores and wood carving.

    Hope you stick around; remember, we all like pics. And bacon. And pics of bacon.
     
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  20. SALTY

    SALTY Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2000
    Welcome aboard shipmate.
    As for your choices in Becker knives thus far, you have chosen wisely Grasshopper.
    In all seriousness, you will not find a more value packed, more durable, reliable performing field blade than a Becker knife. That being said, that it's manufactured by KaBar right here in the good ol' US of A makes it all the better. However, if all of of this weren't enough, that it was designed by the one - the only - Uncle E. himself, who is ever present here for us ... well, one cannot do any better than that.

    In SALTY-speak that means E's sh*t is real good, the company that makes it is a no BS outfit. The family of Beckerheads, strange though they may seem, are alright.

    Welcome aboard. Use 'em in good health.
     
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