Discussion in 'White River Knives' started by abolt2, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. abolt2


    Nov 4, 2009
    Finally got my Backpacker, man what a sweet little knife!!!!!!.
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  2. whitty

    whitty Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Aug 25, 2005
    Would love to see some pics of it in action!
  3. Just received my backpacker last week and loving it for belt carry EDC!



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  4. primecut


    May 30, 2010
    What's your experience in handling this little knife? How about its edge retention?
  5. 115Italian


    Nov 13, 2015
    The backpacker is a sweet little knife. Fits nice in hand. Amazing finish work. The blade came bery sharp and holds and edge well. It’s S30v and on par with other companies that do it well.
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  6. jmh33

    jmh33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    Like the knife not the para wrap.. Has anyone put a real handle on one of these?? Pics if ya can.. Saw the kits but was wondering if any other aftermarket?? Thanks..
  7. QAJAQ


    May 27, 2017
    White River Caper = White River Backpacker with scales. Available on line.
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  8. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    The Backpacker Pro model has a G-10 handle (vs a wrap) and is a little more expensive. That's the one I got this year and the current steel is S35VN. Love this little knife and in fact I consider it THE knife acquisition of 2018 for me. It will be used for woods duty (hiking companion, possibly hunting, and woods walks) mostly when I don't want to carry a larger fixed blade. Basically all I need.
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  9. jmh33

    jmh33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    Thanks for that 22..:D I am seriously considering one of these to add to the pile.. Looks like they would fill the bill!!:thumbsup:
  10. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I have both the BK-14 and BK-24 and like it better overall. I like the ease of sharpening the BK-14. But the Backpacker Pro is stainless steel and a pretty good steel overall that is not hard to sharpen. The sheath is very functional too. The D-2 BK-24 is a pain in the butt to sharpen for me. At this point, I doubt I will consider replacing it for my needs and the BK's will pretty much sit.

    I don't think you'll regret buying the Backpacker Pro. I have the orange handled one. The picture is of the two fixed blades I purchased this year; Bark River Wilderness Explorer and Backpacker Pro. Been leaning toward more colorful handles as they are easier to see in the woods if you sit them down.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2018
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  11. jmh33

    jmh33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    Thank You for that info!!:thumbsup: As an avid rabbit hunter I do appreciate orange handled knives!!:D
  12. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    Been there rabbit hunting and spent a fairly good amount of time looking for a slip joint or two I laid on the ground or a log when doing the field dressing chores. The Backpacker Pro would make a pretty good deer knife. I like a pointy blade for things along these lines. I'm just careful with where the point goes if you know what I mean.
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  13. jmh33

    jmh33 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 16, 2003
    Hey 22.. Put one of these on the short list this yr after your experiences..:thumbsup: Thanks!! :D
  14. sickpuppy1

    sickpuppy1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 27, 2018
    The backpacker G10 handles are available from White River in black and orange for 25 bucks.

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