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Does "word of mouth" sell Beckers?

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by Jonny1280, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Jonny1280

    Jonny1280 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2012
    I'll be honest. I had never heard of BK&T until a few months ago. I'm now a pround owner of a BK-2 and BK-11. I'm addicted to the simplistic greatness of these knives. I will end up owning the entire Becker line up I'm sure. These knives are great. They're everything I want and need in a knife and then some. I don't need to tell you all how great they are.

    Here's my question...
    How did you find out about BK&T?
    Does Ka-bar do any marketing for the BK&T line, and if so, in what medium? How often?...etc
    I just feel like everyone in the world needs to know about these knives.
     
  2. The Warrior

    The Warrior Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2011
    Googled survival knives. BK2 kept showing up. Researched and bought it. Found this place on Google during the same time period.
     
  3. clich

    clich

    Apr 19, 2011
    looked for a good knife since my hunting knife blew, came across the becker necker and was shocked about a knife i could wear around my neck. found bladeforums. became the diesel weasel.
     
  4. SoldMyHat

    SoldMyHat

    485
    Dec 28, 2011
    x2

    It's basically stills word of mouth. It's just through the interwebs. :D
    If you google "survival knife" and you don't see the BK2 pop up 1000 times, then your intertoob has a flat. ;)
     
  5. CaptinRedBeard

    CaptinRedBeard

    708
    Dec 3, 2011
    Becker knives just kept popping up in the suggestions for you section on Amazon. They still do :D So I started researching them and found this place. It was all downhill after that.
     
  6. clich

    clich

    Apr 19, 2011
    this popped up when i googles survival knife. i cant wait to throw myself into harms way and fight unrealistaclly out of it while drink my own urine.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. tradewater

    tradewater Geezerator Moderator

    Jan 24, 2011
    Tell the truth. You're dying to strip and etch that.
     
  8. RogueBowie

    RogueBowie

    Nov 16, 2011
    To be honest for me it was through Equip2Endure, I like their (Adam's) videos and he loves the BK2. I was shopping for a new camping/hiking knife at the time and of all the ones he talks about the BK2 was the most affordable without sacrificing ANY quality. That sparked me getting more into knives than I was already and that brought me here.

    E2E- www.equip2endure.com
     
  9. FAL'ER

    FAL'ER Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    I'd say in my experience people have to use them to see the quality, I haven't had much luck just telling folks about them.
     
  10. s7brad

    s7brad

    946
    Jan 3, 2008
    1st ran across Beckers in an old Tactical Knives mag article. I know at least 5 BKTs were sold since by word of my mouth to my buddies and coworkers
     
  11. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
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  12. riversidedep

    riversidedep Basic Member Basic Member

    586
    Nov 27, 2007
    I saw some Beckers advertised for sale in a Brigade Quartermaster catalog back in the very early 90s and ended up buying the Reinhardt kukri. That was my camp knife for about 10 years. I've since added about 6 more Beckers to the fold.
     
  13. Arkanian

    Arkanian

    Feb 27, 2011
    ftfy ;)
     
  14. clich

    clich

    Apr 19, 2011
    So true
     
  15. FCFER

    FCFER

    473
    Aug 18, 2006
    I was looking for a good beltknife to replace the longknife I've been carrying. Something tough and solid.
    Originally I ran into ESEE and liked their products, but my pockets didnt run that deep.
    Then I found Becker knives referenced in their forum and found my way to this forum. I liked the product, really liked the prices and bought my first Becker, the BK2! Have since added a BK14 to the fold as my EDC and am chomping at the bit to get MOARR!!!!
     
  16. Need2Know

    Need2Know

    Aug 31, 2011
    Yes, word of mouth helps sales. I just recently began looking at several corners of Blade forums. After reading posts by all of you I had to get a couple Beckers. The cost of entry is reasonable and anything I learn is invaluable. If you guys had not spoke so highly of your Beckers, I would most likely not own any. Especially the limited run BK-10. Had the info on that one not been posted, I would not have known it existed.
     
  17. JWL

    JWL

    794
    Jul 20, 2010
    Agreed, for me it was word of mouth. A friend recommended the BK2 when I was looking for my first real knife. I then saw videos online -- first was at Hedgehog Leatherworks' site, Paul Scheiter sells the Bk2 along with 3-4 other knives. Then I saw other Youtube vids, including Adam Francis' Equip2Endure vids. I got my BK2 and immediately got a BK9 (back when they also came with the BK13s) and a BK11. Later added a BK14. Planning on a BK4 Machax, a BK5, and probably one or more tweeners soon as well.
     
  18. mrn8

    mrn8

    Jun 8, 2007
    Word of mouth...no luck for me yet. Knife in hand has done it every time. I'm not kidding, I have 3 brother-in-laws, 4 friends, and a nephew who all now have BK&T knives because they got a chance to use one of mine. I did gift a bunch of 11's and 14's, too, and most of them have bought 2's or 9's to go with it.
     
  19. BRL

    BRL

    Apr 27, 2011
    Absolutely; this forum and subforum is why I bought my first Becker (BK2) as well as the next seven, as well as more KA-BARs than I can currently count.

    Y'know what else sells Beckers? Brab cutting open refrigerators with them :D
     
  20. crimsonfalcon07

    crimsonfalcon07

    Dec 27, 2010
    This is why I bought my BK2. I bought my BK11 on recommendations from here. I bought my 10 because I saw a pic on this forum in the contest and I knew I needed one. Word of mouth is huge in any business.
     

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