Wednesday, April 13, 2011

KA-BAR Becker BK7 Combat Utility Knife Review



The Ka-Bar Becker BK7 all-purpose utility knife was designed specifically for soldiers and adventurers requiring a sturdy combat knife that can stand up to hard use. The BK7 is considered lightweight for a knife with a 7 inch blade, coming in at about .85 lbs. For weight, balance, swing, grind and overall utility value it trumps survival knives that cost twice as much. Most descriptions don’t describe how sturdy this knife is or even how thick the blade is. But be warned, this knife is almost 13 inches in overall length and might become cumbersome for smaller jobs. The 7" clip point blade is very thick and substantial, measuring 3/16" thick at the hilt. At 12-3/4" in overall length, this knife is isn't one you can casually carry around the street. It's fantastic in the woods for camping, hunting and survival. It is extremely well balanced and feels perfectly comfortable in your hand. The knife weighs 0.85 pounds.


The blade is made of 1095 Cro-van steel with an un-named black coating to help resist rust and corrosion. It is a full tang knife, with the metal extending beyond the handle for a significant flat pummeling surface. They did an excellent job of making a perfectly formed Grivory handle, bolted through the tang with 3 nuts and bolts. It feels like you can handle this knife with confidence. It comes with a very nice cordura nylon sheath that is quite durable. When I bought mine, they also provided a really cool little knife as a freebie. It's a sweet little 2-1/4" blade that is 5" overall (it says BK13 on it). It's not fancy, but it is a nice addition. That big ole 7" blade isn't very good for fine detail work, so this small freebie is certainly appreciated. It has a 2" nylon lanyard attached. The sheath has a separate sheath compartment for this secondary knife.
The KA-BAR Becker BK7 isn't cheap, but it really isn't that terribly expensive. It's the first "expensive" knife that I bought and I am still thrilled that I bought it. If I lost this knife, I'd order a replacement tomorrow. It's that good

KA-BAR Becker Fixed Combat Utility Knife 7" Carbon Steel Blade

Long favored by serious outdoorsmen and military personnel, the Becker BK7 features a tough 7" high-carbon 1095 Cro-Van steel blade that can reliably handle difficult jobs. In addition, the knife features contoured Grivory handle scales, a large lanyard hole, extended tang construction and an ambidextrous nylon sheath with a Kydex insert. The sheath has a gusseted accessory pocket for survival essentials or a multi-tool. The blade on the BK7 is epoxy coated to reduce reflections and resist corrosion, has a clip point blade design and flat ground edge for dependable point and Linkedge performance and is strong enough for light prying. The Ka-Bar Becker BK7 comes with a limited lifetime warranty. Made in the USA.

To buy or get more information on the KA-BAR Becker BK7 Combat Utility Knife, click the link below.

KA-BAR Becker Fixed Combat Utility Knife 7" Carbon Steel Blade

To buy or get more information on the KA-BAR Becker BK7 Kydex Replacement Sheath, click the link below.

KA-BAR Replacement Sheath (Kydex), Fits Most KA-BAR 7" Blades


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