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Thread: Looking for a Mid Size backpacking knife ??? Opinions Welcome

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    Looking for a Mid Size backpacking knife ??? Opinions Welcome


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    I am looking for a mid size blade 3" - 5"
    It will be my camping/backpacking knife. I currently have a Becker BK-9 ( it's now an 8.5" blade )that I customized and an Esee Izula II.
    I have a couple in mind but to had to choose. My price range is no greater then $125
    The sheath doesn't have to be great because I make my own kydex.
    I consideration:
    Esee Laser Strike ( I already owned the Esee 4 but traded it for the Esee Izula II )
    Ontario TAK 1
    Ontario RAT 5
    Kershaw Diskin
    Boker Vox Rold
    Boker Vox Bob

    Throw some suggestions and info my way.
    Thanks a lot bros.
    Jose

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    Becker BK2 is a great option. I know there are loads of good ones in the ontario spec-plus line and the ranger series.

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    I have had a Becker BK-2 in my possession once to make a kydex sheath for a guy but I am not to sure about it. I do like the handle ergos though.
    Thanks for the input Bigghoss !!

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    I would say the becker bk16(can't remember size off the top if my head), it's great and you can get 2 for the price you're talking

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    RMD too big for you? That's what I use.

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    Use either a BK2 or a Falkniven A1.

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    That BK-16 does look pretty sweet. I like the FFG on it as well.
    Thanks for the input
    Jose

    Quote Originally Posted by edctac View Post
    I would say the becker bk16(can't remember size off the top if my head), it's great and you can get 2 for the price you're talking

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    Sorry not sure what the RMD is?
    Thanks
    Jose

    Quote Originally Posted by MajorLonghorn View Post
    RMD too big for you? That's what I use.

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    Cool. Thanks for the pics as reference. That BK16 is my favorite out of all of those.
    Thanks for the input.
    Jose


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    Moose

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    the tweeners are nice, but Im way into my Ontario RAT 3, very light and easy to handle...the handles a bit short for me, but Ive got big hands apparently. Flat, fits in a front pocket easily and is good old 1095 steel...whats not to like?

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    I am not really considering the BK-2. It just doesn't appeal to me. It could be the weight. I already have a blade for chopping and heay duty use so something that caters to bushcraft type of stuff is better.
    Here is my BK-9 I customized.


    Quote Originally Posted by fuzzwuzz133 View Post
    Use either a BK2 or a Falkniven A1.

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    Yeah I hear you on the Esee blades. I did have an Esee 4 but I traded it because I got tired of the green blade and orange handle. If I had it in a different color combo I would have kept it.


    Quote Originally Posted by shockjockey24 View Post
    the tweeners are nice, but Im way into my Ontario RAT 3, very light and easy to handle...the handles a bit short for me, but Ive got big hands apparently. Flat, fits in a front pocket easily and is good old 1095 steel...whats not to like?

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    Esee 3

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    What about a scandi knife, lots to choose from in the size range you want. Low to high price Europeans and American customs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by summit2g View Post
    I am not really considering the BK-2. It just doesn't appeal to me. It could be the weight. I already have a blade for chopping and heay duty use so something that caters to bushcraft type of stuff is better.
    Here is my BK-9 I customized.
    Oh, man, you need to bring some pics of that over to the BKT forum, they need to see that Wharny.

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    Right on bro. I will do that. I love the way this came out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Moosez45 View Post
    Oh, man, you need to bring some pics of that over to the BKT forum, they need to see that Wharny.

    Moose

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    I only want to spend no more then $125 on this blade. Under $100 would be great. I am really considering the BK16.

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    Falkniven F1, S1
    ColdSteel Master Hunter

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    That Master Hunter looks good and priced right. I wonder how the tang looks under that kraton.
    Thanks for the suggestions.
    Jose

    Quote Originally Posted by FTR-14c View Post
    Falkniven F1, S1
    ColdSteel Master Hunter

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