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KA-BAR BK5 Becker Magnum Camp Knife 8" Blade, Nylon Sheath - 2-0005-2

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Part Number: KABK5
Manufacturer: Becker Knife and Tool
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KABK5: Becker Magnum Camp Knife
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BK5 Becker Magnum Camp Knife
The 0.188" Becker Magnum Camp is the perfect field knife. It has a large trailing point but not overly heavy blade and is designed for a variety of uses. It can chop wood or cook a camp dinner. With its 0.188" carbon steel blade, it's a heavy duty and very solidly built knife. The removable handles give it a great grip to medium and large size hands. Fit and finish are perfect with even grind lines and shaving sharp right out of the box. Becker products are manufactured by KA-BAR Knives in Olean, NY using top quality materials. The Nylon sheath features a hard plastic lining for secure and safe storage. This is a great investment for longtime ownership. We consider this to be one of the best value fixed blade knives.

Becker Knife & Tool Designs
Ethan Becker founded Becker Knife & Tool in the early 1980's and set about designing, manufacturing and selling the industrial-strength tactical and survival knives that he had always wanted for himself. His products, the BK&T line, have gone a long way to making these now popular all-black knives in demand.

Mr. Becker spends as much time as possible in the outdoors testing a variety of equipment and knife designs, and also works to expand his primitive and outdoor skills. He collaborated with KA-BAR in 2008 and has reintroduced and brought up to date his best selling models.
  • Overall Length: 13-1/2"
  • Blade Length: 8"
  • Thickness: 0.188"
  • Blade Material: 1095CV Carbon Steel
  • Blade Shape: Trailing Point
  • Handle Material: Grivory GV-6H
  • Fasteners: Hex Hd Cap Screws 10-32UNF x 5/8”L / 10-32UNF Nut
  • Sheath: Nylon Fabric w/h Fiber Liner
  • Weight: 11.9 oz.
  • Knife Made in USA; Sheath Made in China

UPC Code: 617717200052

Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, and high strength.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
4.737 (19 reviews)
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2 out of 5
Mar 24, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Weight, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Handle Material, Finish
Ka Bar Lets Me Down In Quality & Safety
The knife itself is not too bad at all. The handle is a bit uncomfortable and gets slippery when wet. The sheath is of the poorest quality I have ever seen. This by itself turns me off to the entire Ka Bar family of products. I will go with SOG, Ontario, Schrade or Tops over this brand. I WAS a huge fan of Ka Bar until they decided to pair their sheaths up with low quality crap from overseas. The replacement sheaths are somewhere between $48 and $110 dollars which puts this knife out of my spending limit. Too bad that a great company like Ka Bar would settle for less quality necessities like a sheath and hande - the very things that make a knife safe to use.
4 out of 5
Mike N
Mar 23, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard
Excellent camp knife
I bought this for camping. It is light weight, well balanced and tough. The ergos are great as well. It could be used in a tactical situation if needed. The handle scales are a bit slippery. Otherwise, it is a very sharp, nice knife.
5 out of 5
John A.K.A. "Salty"
Mar 04, 2015
Pros: Blade Material, Materials, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
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.
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