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The BK-9 in question almost brought the trip to a sudden end when one of the other guys splayed out his knuckle with it. I done warned him...
A hurried paddle back downstream and out to the 'vet', then to the pharmacy for prescribed antibiotics and we we continued the trip on a different, easier route.
Also pictured here are some pics I took in a poor excuse for lightbox I threw together. They were taken the day I got the beast.
A wrap for the little companion blade. It wouldn't fit into the sheath with it on, so that idea got nixed... Shame, it added all sorts of grip.
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Last edited by Bladite; 10-14-2010 at 06:19 PM.
yes, these hammocks are the big win
Well the good news is that after bouncing off his knuckle bone, the edge was no worse for the wear. Lucky it was a light swing or he would be minus one finger.
8 or 9 stitches, I forget which.
The bad news is that 6 days of hard use with no touchups put a nasty dent/tear in the edge. I decided to grind it out and convex all at once. Still need to remove more material; sandpaper wears smooth fast... I'll post pics once that little endeavor is complete.
There's just this one nick thats probably 90% removed. It still occupies maybe 20% of the grind 'depth' on one side. I'm lucky, I guess, in that the nick is past where the belly starts its curve towards the point.
By the time I'm done, I'll have an 8.7" BK-9
becker custom eh, that doubles the value in my book.
A) Can we make this a sticky?
B) I hate Guyon.
C) I friggin love my BK9.
BK9 "Hog Hunter" with ATC Rogers' Rangers Tomahawk:
BK9 HH again with AR15 & Tactical Tailor MAV:
Last but definitely not least, my favorite, The BKT Magnum Camp:
Finally took a pic of my old BK&T Patrol Machete...
I know it doesn't actually resemble them, but it always reminds me of those large combat bowies Arnold's special forces team had in Predator.
Now, that thing has some character to it. Looks like it's had some bush lovin'.
I wanted to post this pic. for the group so you can see a head to head of the two Becker's together.
The BK7 will go on hikes and camping and take all the abuse. Not that the "77" can't, but with only 150 available for the foreseable future and a little caveman coin saved up, I figured I'd pick one up. This forum played a big part in my decision to get my first Becker (BK11), which I carry around and keep in the car. The rest is cashflow to KA-BAR and praise to Ethan.
These are after my yard test on a Dogwood tree that fell. Let me tell you the Dogwood is some serious hardwood to chop through. It could also be my noob technique. I don't know if you can see the ends well enough, but they look almost polished.
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Here is a BK-7 I modded by adding a choil. The reason for the choil is explained in the two-part testing threads linked below.
Here it is with a couple items from its sheath pocket -- a DogBones triangular sharpener and a Firesteel with nail polish and vinyl tube to keep water away from the rod so it won't corrode.
Last edited by RokJok; 08-14-2009 at 10:00 AM.
I like my Tac Tool(s).
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