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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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Description
KABK5: Becker Magnum Camp Knife
KA-BAR Knives

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.
Specifications
  • 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

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.
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.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
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5 out of 5
Marc
USA Ga.
Aug 30, 2015
Pros: Finish, Overall Quality, Materials, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material
Good blade
This is used for camp chores around the camp site, I'm still getting use to her but it seems to handle all camp chores with a breeze so far, would prefer to have spine flat as it will not be used to break bone but does not really get in the way of Said chores, so it's more or less a cosmetic issue on this knife for me. As far as handle being slippery, it is an easy fix, I remove and sand handles ( all my beckers) with a rough 80 grit then lightly with 120 grit. To even surface, Much more traction and all it does is lighten the color of handle a bit. Not my favorite knife or Becker but very serviceable.
4 out of 5
Larry
Graham, Tx.
Aug 09, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Weight, Finish, None
Cons: Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard
Impressive knife
Just received my BK5. Very impressive knife. Size, weight, balance and sharpness out of the box was excellent. The sheath was a big disappointment but I didn't buy it for the sheath. I have a local saddle maker that can make a far better one. I have to agree with other reviewers on the handle material. It does, indeed get slippery when wet and that is not a good thing in a "camp kitchen" environment. The replacement handle is a little to pricey for what I intend to use it for. Bead blasting the handle may solve the issue. The blade's heft and shape look to be the makes of a very good, dependable, all purpose "camp knife."
5 out of 5
Marlo
eastchester,new york
May 26, 2015
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
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