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    New to Becker Heads Anonymous,,,,,


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    New to the forum, been reading it for some time. Good stuff, good pics/mods/topics. I was curious if anyone has found Beckers in larger chain stores? I bought a Remora at a Gander Mountain, saw a BK-16 recently at a Cabellas in Arkansas ($99). And thats it,,nowhere else. No luck at Bass Pro Shops, REI, maybe 2 dozen trail/gear shops, 5 or 6 Army Navy Surplus stores. I have been to these types of stores all over the south and have not seen any Beckers. I have a BK2 and a Remora, I am just amazed that these knives are not a little more common to see. You get a lot of Knife for your dollar. Anyone see these great knives in other stores?

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    Welcome aboard. I always look for them too, but have only seen one or two in smaller shops. They are usually priced at or above retail when you do find them. I suspect that will change one of these days and some of the major outdoor chains will start stocking them. How do you like the BK2?
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    I've only seen em in small sporting goods stores (the ones that stock the good stuff lol) and online. And welcome

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    Welcome. Have seen the Remora, plus, have seen the 2 and 7 at a local sporting goods store.

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    I was at a local camping-warehouse supply store and they had a BK15 in stock. Even though it was marked up $25 over regular price I had to buy it to support my local economy I see a lot of K-Bars at gun stores and sporting goods stores but only that one Becker.

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    Welcome Sleeprocks!
    I've yet to see any Beckers at my local stores.
    I did find a dealer at a local gun show. Sky high prices though!
    They wouldn't budge on pricing, but they cut me a deal on some micarta.
    I'd like to see Beckers become more prevelant in the larger stores.
    I wouldn't mind spending a few extra bucks if it was done locally.

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    Welcome Sleeprocks,
    Where I live in Central NJ, there is only 1 store that carries the Becker line of knives that I know of. The Big Retailer stores do not carry them around here either.. I must say though that i am kinda glad that they don't because ( and I'm just thinking out loud here ) that if the demand from Big Box Stores became to great it might impact quality control at the manufacturing level.. I would hate to see "China" stamped on my Beckers...lol..... just my .02



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    I think the one thing that stands out for me about my bk2 is how comfortable it is in my hand. When i put the micarta scales on, it felt even better. I stripped it, just because i don't care for the coating. The only real work i've done is change the edge a little, ground the bevel down a little, sand paper on the mouse pad, etc. Got it's sharpness to acceptable. Just haven't been able to put a lot of time into it recently. I have lots of really good diamond polishing past from 15 ish micron all the way down to .25 micron. ill see what kind of polish i can get on her. But to me its a work knife, something to beat up and make good use of.

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    I would buy Beckers locally if they carried them...so would a lot of other people I know.

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