Reviews and Ratings for KA-BAR BK18 Becker Harpoon Fixed Blade Knife 4.56" 1095 Tan Harpoon Point, Tan Zytel Handles, Polymer Sheath

KA-BAR BK18 Becker Harpoon Fixed Blade Knife 4.56" 1095 Tan Harpoon Point, Tan Zytel Handles, Polymer Sheathrated 4.0 stars out of 5 (3 reviews)
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KA-BAR BK18 Becker Harpoon Fixed Blade Knife 4.56 inch 1095 Tan Harpoon Point, Tan Zytel Handles, Polymer Sheath

 

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KA-BAR BK18 Becker Harpoon Fixed Blade Knife 4.56" 1095 Tan Harpoon Point, Tan Zytel Handles, Polymer Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Alpha
Indiana
Jun 18, 2020
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None

Best designed BK&T combat knife.

This is a solid knife. It can perform Bushcraft well, outdoors activities and will hold a sharp edge. It is well constructed of 1095 high carbon steel and heat treated properly. It is an excellent knife for an operator, as well as a civilian. The sheath is a hard plastic, form fitted design that compliments the knife. Mounts well on my plate carriers top left shoulder strap and is easily deployable.
KA-BAR BK18 Becker Harpoon Fixed Blade Knife 4.56" 1095 Tan Harpoon Point, Tan Zytel Handles, Polymer Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
Michael
Brookline Sta, Mo
May 03, 2020
Pros: Materials, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None

Great knife, but NOT Tek-lok compatible

I’ll leave it to others to review the specifics of the knife, I like it though for the price, great size and features. What is really disappointing to me though is the lack of tek-lok compatibility on the sheath. The rep in the video said it would be. It most definitely is NOT tek-lok friendly. Only one hole will line up at a time, the only way to attach it would be to also put a screw through one of the slots - not ideal, not particularly secure and canted weird. I know Becker says he does not like tek-lok, but I need fixed blades to ride high on my waistband often to keep them out of the way. The belt loop just doesn’t allow for this. Maybe they could offer a conversion plate that would take the place of the belt loop piece (I.e., using the screw holes that make it ambi) that would align with a tek-lok? I’d buy that for a few bucks. In the meantime, I’m going to try to 3D print or kydex something along those lines. A similar option for molle would be cool too.
KA-BAR BK18 Becker Harpoon Fixed Blade Knife 4.56" 1095 Tan Harpoon Point, Tan Zytel Handles, Polymer Sheath
rated 3 stars out of 5
Paul The Knife Nerd
Maylene, Al
Jun 05, 2020
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Overall Quality, Materials
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None

Good knife, half-good sheath

This knife is solid, but it is a little too small. If it were offered in multiple sizes, I would choose to have a longer blade. The sheath looks okay, but it makes a loud noise when you remove the knife and put it back in, which is a disadvantage if you are trying to be quiet / stealthy. (Think of hunting and tactical situations where stealth-- or not being noticed-- is important.) The flexible part of the sheath is not very good, but one positive comment about the sheath is that it does hold the knife very securely.