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KA-BAR BK2 Becker Campanion Fixed 5-1/4" Blade, Zytel Handles, Nylon Sheath - 2-0002-1

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Part Number: KABK2
Manufacturer: Becker Knife and Tool
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KABK2: BK2 Becker Campanion
If you hunt, camp or spend time afield, we know you will love the Becker Campanion. I have needed this knife for at least 20 of the 45 years that I have spent camping, hunting, and fooling around in odd corners of the earth. The Campanion has a large, comfortable handle, mated to a wide sturdy blade that is as happy skinning game and prying apart joints as it is chopping onions for the chili and splitting out small kindling for the fire. The Campanion blade is constructed from 1095 Cro-Van carbon steel, which is like 1095 carbon steel. It is a low alloy carbon steel but with chrome and vanadium carbides…to provide extra strength and wear resistance, which gives you a knife that is easy to sharpen and still holds a good edge.
  • Devastating cutting power – proven in the world's most challenging environments
  • Each flat ground blade features an incredibly sharp blade and the most comfortable hard-use knife handle in the world
  • Black epoxy coating
  • Blade Length: 5 1/4"
  • Overall Length:: 10 5/8"
  • Blade Steel: 1095 Cro-Van
  • Handle Material: Zytel
  • Weight: 16 oz
  • Sheath Material: Black Glass Filled Nylon
  • Knife Made in USA; Sheath Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 617717200021

1095 Carbon Steel
1095 Carbon Steel
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for its extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel, most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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Sep 17, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality
Cons: None
Mandatory EDC carry for my first Pluto Trip.
I am considering a pre-purchase ticket for the first commercial flight to Pluto. My gear will be an AK47, a BK2, a Benchmade Adamas 275 and a Sig P239 9mm... With that out of the way let us get serious, the Bk2 is a "shorter knife". There are far lighter knives with longer blades, but obviously will they have the strength for prying and wedging? Is this knife made for battoning, truth is it is made for everything. Anyone packing for any trip must decide on what they are prepared to carry and how. How many people go canoeing without considering water proof matches? Sure you could carry a hand saw, a longer battoning survival knife, a camp cooking knife, a multi tool. Heck if you were fairly sure you were actually planning on spending a day cutting wood; most people would consider the weight of an axe acceptable due to the sheer convenience after the hike for the 4 hours of wood you planned on cutting. This knife is a shorter knife, yes it is heavy, but for anyone who plans on anything unforeseen; it is the best compromise. This knife will do anything and it will not fail you any more than anything you could possibly need in any survival situation. THAT is ITS strength, this knife will be an knife, can opener, camp knife, hole digger, skinner, chopper, pry bar, machete and light hatchet all in one tool.. THAT is ITS StReNgTh, it will do anything and everything you cannot imagine all in one package. If you are not sure exactly what might happen in the back woods, then this is the IDEA knife; heck if you are skilled enough you could kill a Grizzly with this knife, but if you "fail" i bet the knife will be in better shape than you are... Sure a longer or different blade shape would be of use on a hunting trip, but this knife could skin something; but conversely would you consider hammering in tent pegs or prying or digging with your skinning knife, we can all see the tip badly 'broken'. This one knife will do anything you could ask any similar sized shaped tool could possibly do, that is its strength, THAT is why it is packing for Pluto with my Sig and AK47...
4 out of 5
Sep 04, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Finish, Overall Quality, Materials, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Weight, Handle Material
Sept 4th 2015
Tank of knife
4 out of 5
Aug 26, 2015
Pros: Finish, Blade Material, Materials, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Sheath/Scabbard, None
Cons: Handle Material, Weight
Heavy duty compact tool
I own a number of blades, including the LMFII, Esee5, A1' and this beast. I basically distinguish blades by the thickness (.25 vs .188 or .14), blade length (5" or "normal" vs 6" "slightly Rambo-ish" vs 7"+ or "machete-ish", and steel type. This is a very thick .25" 1095 blade of modest length @ 5". Honestly, a .25" thick blade needs to be at least 6" to feel "right", but i get what KaBar is trying to do here and that's make a compact heavy-duty survival knife. My only wish is that they would take the exact same design and add a 6" and 7" version. I'm not a huge fan of the raised "thumb" ridge of the bK7, but that is just a style issue. It may very well be a useful feature in a HD/combat situation. I've put this thru the ringer, batoning wood, using as a can opener, slicing meat, making kindling, hammering tent stakes, outside of military use, I've probably done it. The 1095 keeps its edge well and sharpens easily. The coating will come off, but that's to be expected when your cutting thru tin cans, chopping wood, and generally abuse the thing. I have the nylon sheath which I find to be perfect, it's great for a Molle or leg strap setup. Overall it's a great jack of all trades, I keep it in my camping bin, and prefer its versatility over the LMFII, and it's cost effectiveness over the A1. I'd say it's nearly identical to the Esee5, so depending on your handle grip and sheathing needs one may be more cost effective than the other. If I had to pick one knife only, I'd go with a slightly longer blade of equal thickness (aka A1).
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