Does anyone who is attending Blade have anything about new Becker stuff for those of us who couldn't make it?
I was wondering when we would see some pics.
I wanna see the new scales!
We all want to see the new scales, and any other surprises Mr. Becker has for us! Please, somebody, post some pic's ... expiring minds want to know!
Maybe nobody made it home where they could post yet, or they were captured by space aliens and can't post from outer space. Sure, I'll bet that's it. Aliens ... gotta be.
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Maybe the RAT girls kept everyone busy....drooling!
yup. there were new scales, for the big line, and prototypes too! in colors! CNC'ed and lovely. all the programming is done, eh?
also some handles for the BK-11s. they look sharp, and are going to be very nice.
i myself bought some of the new micarta ones, and got them signed by Ethan
many many many pictures and surprises coming
oh, they had 150-190 clean, sharp, and engraved 2009 LAST OF BATCH of the BK-77 - the extreme version of the BK-07 Combat Utility. they come with the new micarta grips, AND the improved sheath with special spot for the BK-13 Remora. HOT HOT HOT. heck, the show price was HOT HOT HOT. i'm so glad i got one.
and pictures! yes, many pictures! also of the RAT booth ;] ;} ;>
and after seeing the KaBar/LaserLyte Pistol Bayonet... i want to see a special rail adapter for the BK-11s. can be done. WILL be done if i have to do it myself
KaBar was also kind enough to sell me a user BK-03 TacTool. the price, well, you had to be there. i always wanted a pre-used beater for the car :> yay!
and well, gosh. the Beckers sold at the booth VERY well, a few extremes that i know about, all the neckers, i think all or most of the campanions, several tactools, not sure how many combat models. LOTS. less to carry home for those guys.
hopefully, my mule will be shipping me my stuff autographed by Ethan himself too :> well, the extreme anyway. seems a right pretty thing to do for a last of a kind collectible.
i believe Ethan saw more stuff he made, that he forgot he made, at that show, than ever before. i managed to show up with a leather sheath, one of the very first runs of sheaths for the MachAx. neat stuff. another gent came buy with a MachAx Warrior. you just don't SEE these items anymore.
can't wait for the new stuff coming out.
You're my new hero, Bladite! Finally a report, and a glowing one, at that. Can't wait for the pictures. Any idea of the timetables for the new stuff (whips out plastic in anticipation)?
large micarta handles? now/soon. $40? buy!
other stuff. you just have to wait, because they have to send me 100 of each first got to keep collector dude happy ;>
I don't see anything on Ka-Bar's site so far, but I'll keep looking. I hope you get your hundreds quickly, so the rest of us can have a shot at them.
Anyone had time to edit their Blade show Becker pics for posting yet?
I don't mean to sound anxious ... but I am. The suspense is killing me.
This little puppy is mighty fine. S30V, new micarta scales and a nice tumbled polish.
Does anyone have pics from the Blade show itself and — equally as important — information on when this stuff will be available?
Thanks for those pics, sideshowbob8: it really is a beautiful knife.
i'm privy to some details on upcoming items, materials, and such, and wish i could tell you (don't ask), but 2009 will be ... interesting. new and old. something borrowed, something blue? we'll see what marriages happen.
There we go again with the "marriage" hints. Time will tell. Without leaking any sensitive information you might be privy to, will you tell us what you can ... like when the micarta grips and the handles for the BK-11 might be available?
I think we may have to nominate you for sainthood: you're the only one with pictures and information, so far.
the BK-11 grips were prototypes, and didn't have the final side to side contouring, which will be adjusted later; so the CNC isn't quite ready; but ... i think the information was "within 6 months" probably covers it. maybe 3. maybe sooner. it's not like they have lives at KaBar and ONLY work on Becker products now
pictures are being fiddled with currently (apparently 196 or so photos, but that will get sorted, cut down, etc)
I didn't know that the K-11 handles were only prototypes. I thought they would be available at the same time as the full size ones: six months? Yikes!
I'll look forward to your pics and your write up. I know all about picture sorting, and that it can take awhile.
Here are the micarta slaps on the BK11. Ethan said after approval of a minor modification on these scales that he thinks they will be out in 6 weeks or so. It is amazing how easy it is to bribe Ethan and get prototypes.
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