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KA-BAR BK7 Becker Fixed Combat Utility Knife 7" Carbon Steel Blade - 2-0007-6

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Part Number: KABK7
Manufacturer: Becker Knife and Tool
Retail Price: $142.13
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KABK7: Becker Combat Utility Knife

In an effort to bring an affordable, high performance, combat/utility knife to our troops, Ethan Becker consulted with fellow tactical trainers, and also, veteran and active duty infantrymen around the country. They all said that troops need multipurpose knife that is capable of cutting, light chopping, prying, and hammering....all in a lightweight package. The operators also said that the sheath has to be easy to use in conjunction with web gear, and durable. After much prototyping and testing, we bring you the offering from BK&T, a knife designed with today's high speed soldier [and a Grunt's budget] in mind...The BK&T Combat/Utility 7.

  • Blade Length: 7" 1095CroVan
  • Overall Length: 12.75"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.188"
  • Blade Coating: Black epoxy powder coat
  • Grind: High, flat saber grind
  • Handle Material: Full tang, Grivory
  • Sheath: Black Nylon w/ kydex insert
  • Weight: 12.9 oz.
  • Made in USA
Linen Micarta handle slabs available (sold separately).
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.
4.857 (21 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Feb 25, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Who's that girl?......its Jess
Get some muscle memory with this blade and after a while you will get it to do almost anything you want, short of washing the dishes (I did ask it.....but it just stared at me, so ended up washing them myself) A professional level survival knife that will not break the bank,
5 out of 5
Nov 15, 2014
Pros: Weight, Overall Quality
Cons: None
It feels surprisingly light in the hand given its length and thick blade, and yet despite that, it still feels remarkably study. The length is just about right for most tasks - its not too long for smaller tasks like preparing food, and not too short for larger tasks such as chopping. Overall, it makes a fine jack-of-all-trades, and although there are better knives to do specific tasks, if you only want to carry or own one knife, this is a great option. Note that the sheath that comes with it is, contrary to what some have mentioned, of a pretty decent quality. The blade does rattle just a bit in the sheath, but its not that big a problem. Also, there are easy fixes for this - a quick search returns many different options.
5 out of 5
Ronnie H.
Belfast, Northern Ireland
May 20, 2014
Pros: Finish, Overall Quality, Materials, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material
Awesome knife... Looks good, performs even better!!
After weeks of research, I decided that the Becker BK7 was going to be the next addition to my collection. It is a combination of awesome design, high quality steel and sensible price - yet has a great reputation for taking a battering and surviving intact! Check out the Youtube tests and reviews. The new textured black blade coating looks and feels the business but I haven't had it long enough yet to comment on its durability. On the down side... The Grivory handle scales, while an excellent shape, have very little grip and a wet knife could easily slip from your hand. A bit of grip tape from the sporting goods store fixed that. Also, when removing the knife from the sheath, one half of the retaining strap could easily be lopped off by the razor sharp edge of the blade as it tends to get in the way. I'll probably get round to making a custom leather sheath anyway. There is an extra sheath portion on the front which will accept the Becker Remora mini knife, but unfortunately this was not supplied at the price I paid. Overall, very very happy with my purchase, but don't take my word for it. Go buy a BK7 and see for yourself - at that price, can you afford not to?? Many thanks to the Knife Centre for their outstanding customer service and professional delivery service to international customers.
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