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I wish the Becker BK7 and BK9 were 1/4 thick.

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by AfghanWarrior, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. AfghanWarrior

    AfghanWarrior

    969
    Feb 3, 2012
    I wish the Becker BK7 and BK9 were 1/4 thick. I like the BK2 because its 1/4 thick.:thumbup: 3/16 is OK, but 1/4 is better.

    Cold Steel even uses 5/16 (now that is thick).:D
     
  2. ocnLogan

    ocnLogan

    Jul 31, 2011
    If you can get your hands on an older BK9, they are 1/4in thick.

    Or if you can find a brute out there somewhere, they are also 1/4in thick.

    I've been happy with 3/16 so far, but to each their own :D.
     
  3. AfghanWarrior

    AfghanWarrior

    969
    Feb 3, 2012
    Older KaBar BK9 or Camillus BK9 are 1/4 thick?
     
  4. Nsvens89

    Nsvens89

    Apr 26, 2011
    I haven't had any problems with my 9 yet, but I do understand the fondness of a 1/4 in knife like the bk2. Wouldn't it be sweet if Becker did a special heavy duty model like a Bk-9HD that was 1/4 inch thick.........or like OL said seek out an older becker.
     
  5. The Warrior

    The Warrior Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2011
    1/4" BK9 would be way too heavy imo.
     
  6. Nsvens89

    Nsvens89

    Apr 26, 2011
    haha very true I didn't really think of how heavy the 1/4'' would make it. I bet it would be great at battoning though!


    according to the database they are .21'' however the brutes are .25
     
  7. AfghanWarrior

    AfghanWarrior

    969
    Feb 3, 2012
    I will buy one!
     
  8. Hunter Sharp

    Hunter Sharp

    Feb 9, 2011
    It would be heavier yes, but I don't think it would be "way" too heavy. At lest for me. There are a lot of 1/4" blades in the 8" to 10" range that are great. But I do love my bk9 just the way it is!
     
  9. The Warrior

    The Warrior Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2011
    Not too heavy to swing or anything, just heavier than it needs to be. It's already an awesome chopper, I don't see the need to be thicker/heavier. Apparently they thinned it down for a reason.
     
  10. ocnLogan

    ocnLogan

    Jul 31, 2011
    Yea, I guess I was off on the Cam BK9's thickness. I thought that I had heard it was 1/4. but I guess its not quite there.

    But the BK1 Brute for sure is 1/4.

    I haven't really heard anyone complaining about the BK7 or BK9's strength, and like I said, I feel it works pretty well for me as it is now. But, it would be a pretty beastly battoner though :D.
     
  11. Bladite

    Bladite ǝɹnsıǝן ɟo uɐɯǝןʇuǝb Moderator

    Feb 28, 2003
    a true 1/4 BK9 would be heaver than even the Camillus, at what benefit? what is that thickness and weight giving you?

    plus they'd probably have to tweak the design for balance issues

    oh, and it would cost a LOT more. thick stock is harder to work, and just plain costs for material.

    would you pay 50% more?
     
  12. trailbum

    trailbum Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 18, 2010
    Noooooo.
     
  13. C_Tanner

    C_Tanner

    Feb 21, 2011
    THIS!!

    I'd be open to the 5/16th idea. But the BK9 is perfect as it is. Is it going to perform better than it already does to justify the extra weight? Probably not. Its perfectly balanced as it is IMO. I like that it is a great chopper, but not stuck as ONLY a chopper by weight. It's still a knife, not a machete.

    Now a spear-point BK9? OOOOOOOO!!! I have toyed with the idea of getting the max length of a Combat Master Large sheath, and working the 9 down to that length as a spear point like the MKII. I'd have to get another 9 first...
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2012
  14. Sam Hell

    Sam Hell

    552
    Jan 7, 2012
    Or ya could get a 7 and do that, save you a lot of greens.
     
  15. Silverthorn

    Silverthorn Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 24, 2011
    With a 7 by the time you were done it would be a 2..lol

    This is the reason I wanted the Cam era 9 for the thicker spine. In all fairness to the current 9 though I could have gotten one first so I would have a base line to judge.
    People seem to be very very happy with their 9's as is.

    Having said that...

    I gotta say the Camillus era 9 that I have feels amazing in the hand and in no way does it feel to heavy. I know its not truly 1/4 inch thick but its dang close.
    Like I said though, I do not have a new 9 to compare it too.
    I will however be bringing it to Ethan's for the Beckerhead gathering soooo everyone can get a chance to work it out some then and we can maybe get a chop off going..
     
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2012
  16. Guyon

    Guyon Biscuit Whisperer Staff Member Super Mod Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2000
    ??? :confused: ???

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  17. Silverthorn

    Silverthorn Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 24, 2011
    Guyon what is that knife ? ..lol
     
  18. thatotherguy

    thatotherguy

    Oct 9, 2011
    I have no idea what model it is, but I'll bet it's a Busse.
    Guyon, what IS that knife?
     
  19. tradewater

    tradewater Geezerator Moderator

    Jan 24, 2011
    That's his pride and joy. A MeyerCo semi-tanto partially serrated 420 stainless combat fillet knife.
     
  20. thatotherguy

    thatotherguy

    Oct 9, 2011
    nice.
    Really though, what is it?
     

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