Pros: Overall Quality
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...