- Mar 11, 2011
You won't be disappointed man, it's a hell of a good knife.
Once you start putting it through its paces, you’ll promptly realize that it’s a great multipurpose knife. It chops like a machine yet it’s incredible nimble. I have many more expensive knives that aren’t as good.I looked at all sorts of big knives TOPS, BUSSE were at the top of the list. BK9 price of $118 with tax came out ahead.
Once you start putting it through its paces, you’ll promptly realize that it’s a great multipurpose knife. It chops like a machine yet it’s incredible nimble. I have many more expensive knives that aren’t as good.
that video doesn't look any easier or safer than batoning small pieces indoors. My BK2 makes short work of it and you can make smaller pieces with a large knife easier, safer and more controlled indoors tapping off slices off the sides and corners. Just my mileage though. I own axes, hatchets, and mauls, just my way of doing it.Of course the King is and will always be cool !!! Smokey mountain knife works did have Beckers on sale.
But to save your hands watch this ,this is how to split kindling with a hatchet safely
The BK2 and the BK9 make an excellent duo. Sounds like you appreciate the 2; that said, I think you’re really going to like the 9 too. Around here, we call it the King for a reason.Im looking forward to it. At 118 bucks I can still justify something else down the road. I've had a BK2 for years by my wood stove for kindling. Been abused, batoned through garbage wood, occasionally finding nails with out a hiccup.
I would like a big ol BUSSE at some point. they've gone up in price since last I was following them. Not begrudged towards them. Good for them. But couldn't justify it right now, unless a user comes up on the exchange.
Any how hope to add some BECKER pics soon.
What I like about the 9 is how well out still performs as a knife despite being a large chopper.
For an example, it cuts waaaay better than something like a Ontario SP-53, but will still handle tough jobs like batoning through rounds.
It’s a great knife.
I would recommend an Azwelke sheath to round out the package.
I had some Christmas money burning a hole in my pocket so I decided to get a BK9 and some micarta scales. This will be my first Becker.
Edit: I got the BK9 in and it is very cool.