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KA-BAR BK16 Short Becker Drop Point Fixed 4-3/8" Carbon Steel Blade, Zytel Handles, Cordura Sheath - 2-0016-8

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Part Number: KABK16
Manufacturer: Becker Knife and Tool
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KABK16: BK16 Short Becker Drop Point
KA-BAR 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 belt selling models.
  • Model: BK16 Short Becker Drop Point
  • Blade Length: 4-3/8"
  • Overall Length: 9-1/4"
  • Steel:: 1095 Cro-Van
  • Blade Stamp: BK&T/KA-BAR
  • Grind: Flat
  • HRC: 56-58
  • Handle: Zytel
  • Includes extra set of handles and fasteners
  • Sheath: Cordura
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 617717200168

Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
4.750 (8 reviews)
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Marc I
Nov 29, 2014
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Perfect edc,camp,hike,work knife
Great blade geometry, great handle to fit varied hand size, maybe small for xl hands, sheath is not my personal pick but is good quality and very functional, came sharp with good edge bevel on each side, (consistent). Wish the finish was smoother, I'll take care of that. I also have bk15, same report on it as bk16, the bk17 is next. Anyone who dishes this knife and sheath (unless obvious manufacturer flaw) is just being critical and giving personal likes and dislikes as gospel, read between the lines on some reviews, let the majority of the reviews be your guide, and pay attention to the less then stellar reviews and watch for haters, knife and sheath are great, not perfect,but no knife is, why we have so many choices :-)
3 out of 5
Majove Desert, CA
Aug 05, 2014
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Finish, Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard, Materials
Not to impressed...
Primary purpose camping and hiking. The only thing about it I like is the size, but the pictures of the knife are very misleading. Do not like the finish that was on it, would have preferred a smoother finish. The sheath just does not go with the knife, looks like they just gave it a sheath that the knife could fit into. Overall not happy with it, wish they would have kept the original production run.
5 out of 5
Apr 20, 2014
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Finish, None
Becker Bushcrafter
This is by far my favorite knife out of all the Beckers I've used. I love the BK-2, but the BK-16 is much more practical in my opinion. It's a bit shorter, and significantly thinner. The full flat grind lends to much better slicing capabilities, and makes it much better for general survival/bushcraft tasks. Don't get me wrong, I love .250" thick blades. The "sharpened pry bar" style of the BK-2 and others like it are indestructible and just plain badass, but over the years I've grown to like thinner blades. They're just more practical, and still sturdy enough to beat on a little bit (thanks to Ka-Bar's awesome heat treatment.) If you do end up purchasing any of the Becker knives, I'd recommend buying some paint stripper to remove the coating. They look (and perform) a hell of a lot better when stripped down to the bare metal. The coating on the newer models just created too much drag when slicing. Also, the micarta handles available for the Beckers are worth it in my opinion. The Grivory/zytel ones that come stock on them are nice, but they're a bit slick. Not a huge deal, but I love micarta handle scales and they'll definitely give you more traction on your paws. Overall, I love the BK-16, and it's my new favorite knife in my collection. I plan on getting a few more of the Beckers in the near future. They're all superb hard use knives, and they can take whatever you throw at them. Ethan Becker is the man!
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