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Becker BK-5 Magnum Camp
Ethan Becker, no stranger to cooking and the outdoors along with Jerry Fisk, who is no stranger to things that slice, cut and chop put their heads together and came up with the "Magnum Camp" Becker BK-5. For a large camp knife that can do the slicing and dicing of food prep, break down and butcher large game, handle most any knife job in camp including carving, whittling and making fuzz sticks - one would be hard pressed to find a better knife. I am not alone in this opinion; Knives Illustrated Magazine named the Becker BK-5 their "Best American Made Knife" for 2011-2012.This is a great knife, not just a great knife for the price - but a great knife and my favorite Becker. Yes I did want a better sheath and purchased a custom made one, only because I carry this knife on occasion, but most often it is a "camp knife" and the provided sheath is more than adequate.1095 CroVan takes a keen edge, holds it and is easy to sharpen. The knife is light and well balanced for its size and in addition to handling large knife tasks readily, it is surprisingly capable of managing the smaller tasks as well. Becker knives provide much functional value for their price; the BK-5 is no exception and, as mentioned, is my favorite Becker.