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

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Part Number: KABK2
Manufacturer: Becker Knife and Tool
Retail Price: $127.24
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KABK2: BK2 Becker Companion
If you hunt, camp or spend time afield, we know you will love the Becker Companion. 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 Companion 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 Companion 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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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).
4 out of 5
Apr 15, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Real Monster
After reviewing comments from various sites, I decided to give this knife a shot. Definitely no regret! It is a real monster indeed. Tried it out during my camping trips and I have to agree that it is Jack of all trades but master of none. But with such attractive price and quality, we can not expect it to be THE PERFECT KNIFE. Sheath indeed sucks, so I decided to get the nylon sheath which is much better.
5 out of 5
Tim H
Phoenix AZ
Mar 31, 2015
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Weight, None
Wow x 3
This thing is crazy. I had idea of what I was ordering but until you put this beast in your hand you really have no idea. This is one of those "you just have to have one" knives. I have put it in my Go Bag just in case I run into Godzilla. Ka-Bar, ding ding ding - great knife.
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