shubbell· Premium Member
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So picked me up another Becker BK-16. My 1st one broke several years ago. The paperwork with this one this time says specifically that batoning is not covered by warranty. Basically anything but delicate cutting and manufacture defect is not covered. It is a great knife. Some say pound for pound the best, "If" you do this or this and this then it is better than this brand or this brand or this brand. I will say I liked it a lot better when it was $66. Paid $87 + tax now. I made my own work around for the crappy zytel/grivory scales on my last one. I am going to get the Micarta for this one. Shape is excellent, fit/grip...not so much. Another $35-45. The CCP sheath is ok. I prefer to carry this size knife scout style, so new sheath, in kydex, minimal $30. It was ok sharp out of the box still had to spend 10 minutes on it to get it working sharp. I did take the truck bed finish off of my last one, not sure if I want to do that this time as it might be what holds it together. JK. Skins got to go. I am not sure where to classify this knife now after reading the warranty. Can't really call it a field knife if the manufacturer can't stand behind field use. Can't call it a survival knife for the same reason. It has the 1095CV which is right up there with Flexifuel as far as I am concerned. I have plenty of 1095 knives and never noticed a difference with the CV? At least it is full tang, however it is skeletonized. You ask "why did you buy this if all you are going to do is bitch about it?" Well for one, this is a great knife. Mr. Becker says it is his go to. He talks about hard use with it. I believe it can take the hard use because I used my 1st one hard. It was all stock other than a Paracord handle wrap. My beloved Schrade SCHF42D was $42 with very similar specs. My ESEE 4 was $110 with basically all the upgrades that the Becker would need. So now I am just curious. Change my mind.