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BK11 or 14, in my particular situation?

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by bsmith_shoot, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. bsmith_shoot

    bsmith_shoot

    Jun 6, 2012
    Heres my dilemma, im gonna buy one of these lil blades this coming week, but am having a hard time deciding? I already own an Esee Izula 2, and have EDC'd it for about 2 years. I recently took the plunge on a Becker, and have become hooked on their simplicity, ruggedness, and ergonomics. I want more! With me already owning the Izula 2, wouldn't it make more sense for me to get the 11? Or would I be better served with the 14? This blade is going to stay factory, and be used quite a lot, so which, in my situation, would be better?
    Thanks,
    Brandon
     
  2. Jonny1280

    Jonny1280 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2012
    I'd say go with the 11.
    With the addition of the Ka-bar micarta.
    Great knife. I like the 11 better than the 14 though, so I'm pretty partial. lol
    Honestly, if you can get your hands on both, just see which one feels better to you.
    They're both winners, but the 11 is better. Haha!



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  3. CamH_16

    CamH_16

    Feb 5, 2012
    I like the 14...IMO it just has much better ergos over the 11.
     
  4. bsmith_shoot

    bsmith_shoot

    Jun 6, 2012
    Im leaning towards the 11 honestly, because of the similarities between the Izula 2 and the 14.
    How many differences are there between the 2 honestly? Is there enough, to justify buying the 14? Do you think the 14 is superior to the Izula 2 CamH?

     
  5. worldwood

    worldwood

    Sep 30, 2012
    same blade,14 has izula handle.

    go with the 11!

    because it looks better!!!!!

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  6. CamH_16

    CamH_16

    Feb 5, 2012
    Between the Iz II and Esky the only big differences are the blade length and handle length. So really, how big are your hands? Thats the main question...If you've got large hands you're probably better off sticking with just the Izula II...If not the 14 will be fine plus you get a little extra blade length. The 11 looks nicer but unless you're gonna be drinking alot since its got the "bottle opener" but personally I cant really see it being used for a long period of time...At least without a nice comfy pair of scales that is.
     
  7. mtangent

    mtangent

    Dec 6, 2011
    I own a BK 11. when I got it, I thought the handle was slightly uncomfortable. But after an hour of wittling hardwood it still felt the same; no hot spots on my hand. I bought some after market scales, & they really haven't made much difference. What I'm saying is, the handle is better than first impresions suggested. I like it. I don't own the others, to compare.
     
  8. bsmith_shoot

    bsmith_shoot

    Jun 6, 2012
    Ta heck with it! I'm gonna trade the Esee for a 14, and buy the 11!
     
  9. Saymon

    Saymon

    435
    Jun 18, 2012
    If you feel comfortable with the Izula handle, i suggest BK14 with the advantage of a larger blade...
     
  10. ironborn

    ironborn

    342
    Oct 9, 2012
    I like your solution--it was a false dilemma anyhow....
     

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