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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

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.
4.727 (22 reviews)
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4 out of 5
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
eastchester,new york
May 26, 2015
Pros: Materials, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Weight, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
5 out of 5
Mike R
Fredericksburg, VA.
Apr 06, 2015
Pros: Finish, Overall Quality, Materials, Blade Sharpness, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material
I received my Becker Magnum Camp knife this week and I’m really pleased with everything about it. (the knife) KA-BAR really hit it out of the park with this one. A very stout, heavy blade that came out of the box with a superb edge that needed no extra work. The large heavy grips were indeed quite slippery, but I corrected that in two minutes with an application of sports grip tape from my fencing days. This knife will make the KA-BAR name proud. The black nylon sheath that accompanied the Camp Knife is another story however. What a piece of CRAP ! At close examination stashed under the KA-BAR tag on the back side was the “China” tag. Enough said, that explains the total crap sheath. A superior knife, made in the U.S.A. should have a equal quality sheath. Easy to see where KA-BAR is attempting to save cost and keep the price down. Fortunately; I pulled out my superb large Spec-Ops sheath (Made in U.S.A) and the Becker Mag Camp knife fit perfectly. I now have an outstanding combo for my wilderness trekking and camping. The Chinese sheath that accompanied the blade now resides in the dog’s toy basket and he wouldn’t touch it either.
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