Snapped BK-2 during batoning back in 2014?

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by jmmw, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Anybody else waiting to hear about a good resolution here? Every time this thread gets bumped up, I hope to see that. :)

    KA-BAR’s customer service is tops, they’re second to none. :thumbsup:
  2. eveled

    eveled Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2016
    If I broke it batoning wood. I wouldn’t expect a warrantee replacement. On the other hand I doubt they get many broken Becker’s back, it could be a flaw. It happened the first time it was used and is not all beat up.

    When companies have generous replacement policies it seems really good but also drives up prices for everyone. I see both sides.
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  3. jmmw


    Nov 23, 2019
    Hey everyone,

    As you could probably tell from my first post, I'm not very timely.


    I just received a replacement BK-2 after sending in my broken one.

    Also, I'm not the Texas guy, I'm a Kansas guy, but still the same, don't baton osage orange with a BK-2 or you'll have a bad time.
  4. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
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  5. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    what part of Ks?
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  6. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
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  7. Crag the Brewer

    Crag the Brewer

    Oct 18, 2018
    There is batoning, and then there is BATONING! haha. :D

    The every day stuff I Would expect a working knife such as this to go through Without breaking.

    Every once in awhile the Devil gives us a log to test ourselves on.....
    All bets are off then..... Those are the ones we Remember, I've had a few.
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  8. Unicorn161


    May 20, 2008
    I love my BK2, but would prefer a non-skeletonized handle for more strength. Probably could make it a hair thinner so it's not quite as heavy.
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  9. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    but then it would be a BK10?
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  10. Unicorn161


    May 20, 2008
    No, not quite that thin of a blade. Just a hair thinner to make up for some of the extra steel in the handle. Or hell, just leave it a full .25in.
    I haven't seen many BK2 or BK22s break, but the ones that I have seen, read about, or heard of, (almost always from abuse like hitting with a hammer, or poor batonning technique) have been in the same spot as the OP.
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  11. TwinStick


    Jan 21, 2011
    Yup, *%it happens.

    On that note, I have batoned the living *%it out of almost every large blade I have, especially the BK&T blades & have yet to have a failure of any kind. That is a huge accomplishment IMHO. Even Toooj shook his head watching me once. Even if I did, I would still buy another one.

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