Just like two days back I and my buddies came back from an accidental adventure. This might sound a bit dramatic but yes you read right. It was an ‘accidental adventure’. Our surviving skills, a calm attitude, and a useful companion helped us our way through.
The reason why me saying it an accidental adventure is we were in the middle of a wedding. One of our friend’s girlfriend got lost and as groom’s man, we had to dive into the risk of an unknown darkness. Needless to say, that we had some initial knowledge about that specific forest. Although, I won’t bore you with the details but you might find out at the end of this review whether we were successful or not rescuing her.
As I mentioned it earlier, we had a useful companion and it would be a knife which is the most prominent Ka-Bar Becker BK2 Campanion Fixed Blade Knife. The knife came as one of the enlisted gifts as the groom has a deep possession for knives.
Let me enlighten you with some important details about this excellent Becker BK2 Knife For camp or survival.
Exclusive Features of Ka-Bar Becker BK2 Knife
This Fixed Blade Knife is a stout tank of a knife that was designed by outdoorsman Ethan Becker and is manufactured by Ka-Bar in the good old USA. This knife will make you go wow just how it did to us throughout our accidental adventure.
Starting from the top to bottom it is 10.5 inches or 26.8 centimeters long with a 5.5 inches or 13.1 centimeters blade which is almost half of the whole blade. Furthermore, the knife is one and three-quarter inches and 4.4 centimeters wide.
In short, this is a wide thick heavy blade, compared to the buck hoodlum trade extreme steel survival knife SCHF10. I can assure you that Ka-Bar Becker BK2 won’t let you down and it is one of the best quality survival knives one could ever get.
The blade is covered in a very durable non-reflective black coating that protects all the knife steel except for the edge at least until you beat up your knife a little bit. However, this Ka-Bar Bk2 Fixed Blade Knife is not a stainless steel knife.
it has a very tough drop point that makes a strong tip which is perfect for piercing, poking, and bushcraft tasks like drilling. My BK2 came sharp and always ready for fine cutting, slicing and skinning tasks.
The blade edge has a flat grind with about a 40 degree included edge angle or about 20 degrees on each side of the blade. In addition, a flat grind edge is a good all-around choice for survival utility knife because it is strong and easy to sharpen in the field.
Furthermore, in short, this is undoubtedly always up for a lot of tough jobs, for example, chopping wood, cutting thick plastics or something you’ll use with a hatchet.
The Bk2 is a fixed blade, fine edge utility survival knife that is made from the quarter inch or 6.4 millimeters thick, 1095 Cro-Van steel which is similar to 1095 high carbon steel with a bit of chromium for some stain resistance and vanadium for additional hardness.
This is one of the top-rated survival knives. It is full tang which means the blade still runs the entire length of the knife through the handle and is the strongest way to build a blade. This knife is being thicker than any other knife you’d seen. However, you would pretty much beat the tar out of this knife but cutting and chopping stuff have about zero fear of breaking this of a knife.
The blade is 1/4 of an inch thick that makes the whole knife feel durable and extremely hefty in your hand. it’s terribly sharp and significant and additionally cowl with a powder coating to safeguard it. The blade is prime quality and keeps its edge even after cutting and chopping wood.
The Ka-Bar Becker BK2 sheath is well created and an improvement over the first BK2 sheath. it has improved clips to secure your knife. The sheath of this incredible BK2 comes with a Kydex and nylon sheath.
Kydex is one of the nicest sheaths I have ever seen. The knife snaps firmly and the handle is secured with a nylon strap and snap. In addition to that, There is a very wide and somewhat floppy will not attach to the handled nylon belt loop it can be easily reversed for left or right-hand carry by removing and repositioning the mount and four bolts on the back.
In contrary, this sheath doesn’t appear to be MOLLE compatible but does include six grommet holes and four slots could be used for lashing it to a pack or attaching additional gear to the sheath. The bottom, we have a hole to allow water to drain through the sheath in wet weather.
The number of holes on the sheath offers you a pretty great deal of customization choices and places to wrap rope, paracord, tree straps, etc. Overall, the sheath is actually nice in terms of look and practicality. It additionally encompasses a nice Velcro belt strap and compartment. It stays firmly on your belt.
Handle and Ergonomic
The handle slabs on the BK2 fashion out of Zytel, which is a tough glass filled nylon material. Moreover, these handle slabs are locked in the place with three quality hex nuts making the handle a perfect complement to the BK2’s heavy duty blade.
In addition, the handle is slightly textured and very hard, so it stands up wellbeing baton dropped thrown and otherwise abused. Most of the time without showing any scratches at all. However, if you ask me, I usually equate a hard handle to being uncomfortable and slippery but it was not my experience with this knife’s handle at all.
The rounded, wide ergonomic curves of this handle and great balance knife makes a BK2 very comfortable to hold and use. In Addition, the front-rear guards keep my hand slipping off of the knife. Furthermore, because of the bulbous rear guard curves and flares, it is easy to wrap my finger and forefinger around the lower grip to get some good leverage for chopping tasks.
If you take a look at the bottom of the handle you will notice a generous lanyard hole in an exposed pommel. I found this pommel quiet capable of cracking and otherwise destroying hazelnuts, breaking stumps, grinding up tree bark for tinder.
The handle, at the very end of the edge there is a small choil or cut out. The choil is often included to allow sharpening the entire edge of the knife without running into the handle. In Addition, the choil on the knife can come as a great help. Here comes an amazing feature. You can use the choil as a fire steel striker and I can assure you it will work great for this purpose.
Ka-Bar Becker BK2 Campanion Fixed Blade Knife Overall review
All I can say is that this knife helped me in a big crisis. The good grip, amazing choil system to make fire, the sharpened blade and a good pommel made our adventure less stressful. Our 24 hours stay in that jungle came to an end when we finally found my friend’s girlfriend.
however, has a simple disadvantage which is it might get easily rusty when exposed to moisture. Therefore, you have to be careful about it. In order to keep it getting rusty, always dry it with a thin coat of pure mineral oil and there you have it. Although, any metal type component or goods can be prevented by getting rusty if you use this particular oil.
- It has a very tough drop point that makes a strong tip which is perfect for piercing, poking, and bushcraft tasks like drilling.
- The rounded, wide ergonomic curves of this handle and great balance knife makes a BK2 very comfortable to hold and use.
- The sheath of this incredible BK2 comes with a Kydex and nylon sheath.
- The blade is covered in a very durable non-reflective black coating that protects all the knife steel.
- The front-rear guards of the handle prevent the hands slipping off of the knife.
- The this pommel at the end of the handle is quite capable of cracking and otherwise destroying hazelnuts, breaking stumps, grinding up tree bark for tinder.
- The blade might get easily rusty when exposed to moisture.
- Bit heavy weighted comparison to its length.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
A: The Ka-Bar Becker BK2 and Bk22 don’t have much different except different sheath options.
A: the handle is smooth enough has been constructed to intercept your hand from slipping.
A: The shipping weight is 1.5 pounds.