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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
Retail Price: $122.07
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KABK16: BK16 Short Becker Drop Point
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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

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.
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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Lafayette, LA
Dec 18, 2016
Pros: Weight, Blade Material
Cons: None
Love this knife. Real good for around the camp chores. Strong enough to baton wood but small enough to do finer task. It is my favorite companion knife for the money. I did upgrade to the micarta handles and strip the black coating and forced a petina. The sheath is ok so far, I do like the mole attachments, but it is a little long for the blade.
5 out of 5
Coppell, Tx
Sep 06, 2016
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Finish, None
Great knife - Sheath OK
Bought as a do all camping knife. Have used for splitting small wood and other camping duties. So far this knife has been great. The black is coming off where it has seen tough use. I am ok with that, at some point I will strip it all off. Might be a problem if this was being used for cleaning/skinning duties. Sheath is ok, not great but not bad. Sheath fits a knife and a small fire starter in it. Second Becker BK knife, like the line, great value. As always, the folks at KC made it easy to order and do business. Called in and asked some last minute detailed questions, staff was friendly, knowledgeable and completed order over the phone. Good USA made product, better customer service, does not get better!
4 out of 5
Apr 26, 2016
Pros: Materials, Finish, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Blade Sharpness
BK16 is very good.
The knife itself is really well designed. Light and nimble due to the thickness, hollowed out tang and full flat grind. The scales are strongly held by 3 allen screws. The handles are zytel- a very hard and tough plastic. The knife is worth the money and the sheath is Ok but could be and should be better. Taking the knife in/out of the sheath is a slow process. The snap-on straps that secure the handle are difficult to use and if you're not careful, you will cut one. Compared to other sheaths and especially the Fallkniven zytel sheaths this sheath is too long and clumsy. It's not the worst that I've seen. this knife comes with additional set of brown handles which are unnecessary. Instead of brown, hunting bright orange color would be a better option. If ka-bar ever improve the sheath, this will be a 5-star product.
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