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Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by Alabama2220, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. Alabama2220


    Sep 9, 2012
    Hey y'all, I just joined the forum here and wanted to introduce myself in my first post a little bit. I love the outdoors and fish and hunt a lot. Yes, im an Alabama crimson tide fan(Alabama2220 for a reason). I have a good bit of knives but just started taking note of actual high quality knives. I want to get a good quality knife I can take on my fishing, hunting, and camping trips that I can rely on to get most of my cutting jobs done. I have kind of narrowed it down to the bk14 and the bk16. I like the bk14 because of its size and weight, but the bk16 also looks like a really good option to consider. Do y'all have any opinions on which one I should get to take with me whenever im in the woods?(im not going to be doing a lot of batoning with it either). I am not sure whether or not to get the bk 14 because of the sheath dulling issue and I really don't feel like having to order a new sheath.
  2. mrn8


    Jun 8, 2007
    The 16 actually sounds like the better option for what you've described. The 14 is nice, but maybe a bit small for a general camp cutter.
  3. RogueBowie


    Nov 16, 2011
    mrn8 took the words right out of my knife. The 14 is GREAT for day hikes where you don't really have any big cutting tasks planned or as a secondary to a bigger knife but for something you can carry around and rely on for hunting/fishing/camping stuff the 16 is the ticket. Though if it's primarily for hunting/fishing, you're probably going to want to consider the 17. I prefer the 16, but I don't hunt or fish much.
  4. oXide


    Feb 16, 2012
    Welcome to the forum. I think mrn8 and RogueBowie just answered your question. To back them up, I'm gonna say that either would work nicely, but the 16 is a better size for larger camp cuts like fish. And to RBs point, the 17 is pokier than the 16, just sayin. :D

    You'll get used to us weirdos when you see how weird we can be. :p Have a great stay at the asylum. Forever. :D
  5. upnorth


    Nov 25, 2006
    I just finished putting my 16 and a folding saw in a medium sized pack. I will be strapping a small forest axe to it now and then. I don't see why I would need anything larger than the 16 for outdoor duty when I have other optional wood processing tools along. For myself right now, I want medium and lighter over larger and heavier. I doubt that there is much that couldn't be done with this lighter weight combo. I love ESEE, but the Becker BK-16 is a sweet one also. Once you have it in hand you'll know why.
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2012
  6. thatotherguy


    Oct 9, 2011
    Get both, you're gonna end up with both eventually anyway. :D
    For hunting/woodsbumming the 16 is the better option. The 14 is GREAT for short day hikes, as an EDC fixed blade, and as a backup to a larger blade. You really can't go wrong though, and the 14 sheath issue is more or less resolved.
    Welcome to the forums.
  7. filedog


    Sep 3, 2002
    Just got my BK16, really LOVE the ergos. Feels perfect in the hand.
    The sheath mine came with has a loose enough pocket that there's no contact as it slides in.
    Doesn't seem like it would cause dulling. It's a pretty good sheath honestly, but I would use it on my line gear,
    rather than for camping. For camp use a nice leather pocket style sheath would be great.
    A member posted that Blind Horse Knives #6 sheath fits well, for about $40
    I'm looking at the 14 as well, but would use that more for and edc.
    Might be better for skinning though.
  8. HardTripper


    Dec 13, 2010
    If your looking for ONE knife to buy, youd do better to get a more full size type knife like the 16. I wish they would update the 14 to have the Izula II handle rather than making it in D2... Not to derail or anything. Get the 16! or 17!
  9. wasatchdan


    Jan 6, 2007
    The 14 is great for EDC in town, but I prefer something at least as big as a Tweener in the field. 15, 16, or 17--it doesn't really matter. They are all good choices.

    BTW, I always carry my 14, even if I'm using another, bigger knife. I always like to have a backup. Or two. Or three. :D


    Apr 14, 2006
    100% :thumbup:

  11. Greybush

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    Feb 14, 2012
    Nice to have another alabama member....what city?
  12. Dudepal


    May 3, 2012
    I agree with everyone here. You'll probably get both, but if you have to pick one I'd go with the 16 for your current needs.
  13. Saymon


    Jun 18, 2012
    I had the same question and got the two! :) If you have to pick one, and go for BK16 by the possibilities of use and not biggest size...

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