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KA-BAR BK62 Becker Kephart Fixed Blade Knife 5.125" 1095 Stonewashed Spear Point, Walnut Wood Handles, LeatherSheath

$129.95

MSRP* : $182.26 | You Save* : $52.31 (29%)
Part #: KABK62 | Becker Knife and Tool
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Description
KABK62: BK62 Becker Kephart
KA-BAR Knives
 
The BK62 represents a direct link to the forefather of American Woodcraft, Mr. Horace Kephart himself. His tome Camping and Woodcraft (first published in 1906) is still required reading for modern bushcrafters and outdoorsmen. Ethan Becker owns the only known original 5-inch Kephart Knife still in existence, a blade that spawned an entire genre of knives, and the BK62 is as close as you can get in a production knife, executed brilliantly by the craftsmen at KA-BAR.

The 5-inch spear point blade is a bushcraft classic thanks to its versatility. This was the knife Kephart designed and used to do everything... from wood carving to skinning to food prep and everything in between. The edge itself comes all the way back to the handle scales, ensuring maximum utility.

There is enough length to do big jobs, but the blade is still nimble and eager to move. The full flat grind makes it a terrific slicer and works well for virtually any task imaginable. A slight swedge at the spine makes the blade more efficient by reducing drag when cutting through soft or fibrous materials such as vines or large game. 

KA-BAR's fantastic 1095CV steel works great in the field, with plenty of toughness and edge retention. It lacks a coating, but the stonewashed finish offers a modicum the corrosion resistance (although it will still patina) for the steel, as well as minimizes the appearance of scratches after years of service.

The handles are bolt-on in typical Becker fashion, but the scales are made of walnut wood for a classic look and warm feel. The handles are slim but hand filling, and a swell at the front enables excellent purchase for pinch grips and when choking up for fine work. A tapered tang makes for perfect composure, with the balance point hitting right at the index finger. Also included is a period accurate brown leather sheath for easy and secure carry.

What worked 100 years ago still works today. The BK62 is a versatile blade that will find its way into the kit of campers, hikers and bushcrafters alike. As Mr. Becker likes to say about this design, "There is nothing you don't need on this knife, and everything you need is there."

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
  • Blade Length: 5.125"
  • Closed Length: 4.563"
  • Overall Length: 9.688"
  • Blade Material: 1095 CroVan Carbon Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.128"
  • Blade Hardness: 56-58HRC
  • Blade Style: Spear Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Handle Material: Walnut Wood
  • Sheath Material: Leather
  • Weight: 6.4 oz.
  • Designer: Ethan Becker
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 617717200625

Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
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 (it will rust) and most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
Wood Handles
Wood Handles
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.
KA-BAR BK62 Becker Kephart Fixed Blade Knife 5.125" 1095 Stonewashed Spear Point, Walnut Wood Handles, LeatherSheath5.000 (2 reviews)
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KA-BAR BK62 Becker Kephart Fixed Blade Knife 5.125" 1095 Stonewashed Spear Point, Walnut Wood Handles, LeatherSheath
5 out of 5
Tom H
Illinois
Nov 25, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Horace Kephart Would Be Mighty Proud
I didn’t read the description above, before I bought this knife. I just saw the picture, went down and checked out the specs, and knew I wanted it. When it arrived, I said to myself, this is what Horace Kephart had in mind. I just now discovered that Ethan Becker has the only known original Kephart Knife. Mr. Becker got it right. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> First, I think the specs below may be wrong. It states, blade thickness: 0.158” (which is just over 5/32”). My ruler says it is just under 0.125” (1/8”, but I didn’t mic it). That’s one thing I believe Becker got right, is a nice thin flat ground blade, with a secondary edge bevel. It will slice; but, I believe spine still has enough strength to stand up to hard use (maybe not abuse). 1095 CroVan suits me fine; pretty good edge retention/toughness, easy to sharpen in the field. Balance is right on the index finger, behind guard. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Nice walnut scales, left a little rough (you can feel the wood grain), which I like for grip. Only criticism: I would have liked a deeper guard/quillon (original be damned). This is more of a speed bump. Careful with wet hands. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ATTENTION KNIFE MANUFACTURERS, LISTEN UP! This is how you make a leather sheath, With Rivets, period. Your fancy saddle stitching isn’t worth spit when my knife is sticking through the side/bottom of my sheath, or, in my leg. Please take note. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Compare BK62 Kephart to: OKC, Blackbird, + ESEE, PR4 (All available at KnifeCenter.com). The Blackbird is “Function.” The 154CM makes it the best wet weather knife. Holds the best edge, perhaps toughest, too; but hardest to sharpen afield. Most secure grip of the three, but sterile, Twenty-first Century feel to it. Balance is on second finger. Has a thicker, deeper 1.25” flat ground blade, than BK62’s 1.0625” deep blade. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ESEE PR4 is, “A Piece of Art.” Beautiful to look at. Its chip carved Micarta handle scales seem to connect you to your caveman ancestors when you grip it. PR4’s 4.19” blade makes it the most nimble of the three (drives like a Ferrari). The compound saber grind is the widest wedge of the three, and perhaps, it would perform more like a scandi grind on wood, than the other two (speculation). But, the shorter primary grind will make it the first to need re-profiling after many sharpening, and perhaps, the shortest lived of the three. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Becker BK62 Kephart Knife: “Beauty, Function, and above all, History.” You can feel the connection with Kephart the moment you pick it up from the box. No lanyard hole, or 90 degree on the spine, just like the original (Jimmy crack corn, and I don’t care). I would buy all three Kephart Knives; but, if I could only have one, this one is it.
KA-BAR BK62 Becker Kephart Fixed Blade Knife 5.125" 1095 Stonewashed Spear Point, Walnut Wood Handles, LeatherSheath
5 out of 5
Jeff K
Illinois
Nov 17, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
wonderful piece of history
Looking to make this an everyday companion. Just finished up some kitchen prep. Was thinking the length of blade would be cumbersome. Not at all the balance of the knife makes the blade dance. Allows for quick work as the blade follows through with barely a flick of the wrist. The sturdy Walnut scales make for positive grip and quick indexing. Stonewash finish on blade looks great and will allow for a patina to season the blade as years go by. The beautiful leather sheath looks like a museum piece! Cannot wait for some tougher outdoor tasks. Am confident it will pass with flying colors! Mr Becker has certainly hit a home run with this historic recreation. A fitting tribute to Mr. Kephart! Guys in all seriousness..this knife is a MUST buy!

 

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