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

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by summit2g, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. summit2g

    summit2g

    467
    Aug 19, 2011
    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
     
  2. bigghoss

    bigghoss

    Jul 27, 2011
    Becker BK2 is a great option. I know there are loads of good ones in the ontario spec-plus line and the ranger series.
     
  3. summit2g

    summit2g

    467
    Aug 19, 2011
    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 !!
     
  4. edctac

    edctac

    May 7, 2011
    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 :)
     
  5. MajorLonghorn

    MajorLonghorn

    367
    Jul 6, 2012
    RMD too big for you? That's what I use.
     
  6. Moosez45

    Moosez45 Custom Antlers, Factory Knives... Moderator

    Jul 14, 2010
    [​IMG]

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    Moose
     
  7. fuzzwuzz133

    fuzzwuzz133

    288
    May 30, 2012
    Use either a BK2 or a Falkniven A1.
     
  8. summit2g

    summit2g

    467
    Aug 19, 2011
    That BK-16 does look pretty sweet. I like the FFG on it as well.
    Thanks for the input
    Jose

     
  9. summit2g

    summit2g

    467
    Aug 19, 2011
    Sorry not sure what the RMD is?
    Thanks
    Jose

     
  10. summit2g

    summit2g

    467
    Aug 19, 2011
    Cool. Thanks for the pics as reference. That BK16 is my favorite out of all of those.
    Thanks for the input.
    Jose


     
  11. shockjockey24

    shockjockey24

    Jan 2, 2011
    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?
     
  12. summit2g

    summit2g

    467
    Aug 19, 2011
    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.
    [​IMG]

     
  13. summit2g

    summit2g

    467
    Aug 19, 2011
    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.


     
  14. Over Kill

    Over Kill Banned

    733
    Jul 7, 2010
    Esee 3

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  15. OrdnanceBubbaUSMC

    OrdnanceBubbaUSMC

    May 23, 2004
    What about a scandi knife, lots to choose from in the size range you want. Low to high price Europeans and American customs.
     
  16. Moosez45

    Moosez45 Custom Antlers, Factory Knives... Moderator

    Jul 14, 2010
    Oh, man, you need to bring some pics of that over to the BKT forum, they need to see that Wharny.

    Moose
     
  17. summit2g

    summit2g

    467
    Aug 19, 2011
    Right on bro. I will do that. I love the way this came out.

     
  18. summit2g

    summit2g

    467
    Aug 19, 2011
    I only want to spend no more then $125 on this blade. Under $100 would be great. I am really considering the BK16.
     
  19. FTR-14c

    FTR-14c Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 24, 2011
    Falkniven F1, S1
    ColdSteel Master Hunter
     
  20. summit2g

    summit2g

    467
    Aug 19, 2011
    That Master Hunter looks good and priced right. I wonder how the tang looks under that kraton.
    Thanks for the suggestions.
    Jose

     

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