Becker BK2 Wood Scales options?

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by Collin Wallace, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. Collin Wallace

    Collin Wallace

    10
    Dec 15, 2017
    Hey guys. I am new here to the forums and recently purchased my first knife of my own! So far I am in love with my BK2 and plan on buying more in the near future! I am however not a huge fan of the grivory handles that come on the knife and have been looking at micarta and wood alternatives.

    Im leaning toward the wood handles but have only been able to find one single seller on ebay for wood handles for my BK2.

    Wondering if there are members that make custom wood scales or know of other vendors for the BK2. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Roguer

    Roguer

    Jan 5, 2015
    The BK handles from Kabar are nice. Great in cold weather and not as slippery as wood.
     
  3. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    The guy that does wood scales puts out nice stuff...and he is a member here (though not particularly active). You can be comfortable purchasing from him.
    There is also a seller there that does micarta, and he's just as solid (in my experience)
    We do have some members here that make scales; but unless they have purchased a craftsman membership, they can't advertise/sell on this site.
    *edited to add* Forgot to mention, there is also the option of TKC G10 scales. I've got one set, and (after an initial hardware oops) quite like them.

    I can add pictures of a few wood and (non-factory) micarta options later
     
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2017
  4. BRL

    BRL

    Apr 27, 2011
    I have some gorgeous cocobolo Becker handles that I bought with my first Becker, now that I'm down the road a bit I should have first bought the KA-BAR micarta. Anyway, not sure if Marathonman is still making scales but if he is they sure are nice.
     
  5. trailbum

    trailbum Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 18, 2010
    The micarta is really nice.
     
  6. Collin Wallace

    Collin Wallace

    10
    Dec 15, 2017
    Thanks for the input so far guys! I think my best bet is just getting a set of micarta scales for the long run.
     
  7. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    I like my tommythewho scales:

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  8. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    Congrats on the 2! Another option is KaBar's VZ's :D
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  9. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    That is nice!
     
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  10. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
  11. Collin Wallace

    Collin Wallace

    10
    Dec 15, 2017
    WOW! Those thats about the exact look I am looking for as well. I have several skinning knives for hunting that I have wooden handles for and leather sheaths, was looking for the same look for my more rugged BK2.

    Does this "Tommythewho" have a website or facebook that I can message him about his products?

    Awesome build thread by the way, Warrior.
     
  12. Collin Wallace

    Collin Wallace

    10
    Dec 15, 2017
    Is Tommythewho, tmil2009 on Ebay? These wood handles look similar.
     
  13. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    Thanks.

    Yes.
     
  14. Collin Wallace

    Collin Wallace

    10
    Dec 15, 2017
    Thanks for such a quick response, bud. I emailed tommy about some scales. Thanks a ton. Im already looking at buying another Becker before Christmas.. and more mods for my Glock.. This ought to be a great Christmas to myself!
     
  15. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    No problem. Welcome to the addiction, haha. :thumbsup:
     
  16. Collin Wallace

    Collin Wallace

    10
    Dec 15, 2017
    How water resistant are these handles? I obviously wont be using this knife for my diving ventures but I would like to use it backpacking in the snow this winter.
     
  17. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    No clue, haha. One of a few knives I've never used. I keep it in my BOB.
     
  18. Roguer

    Roguer

    Jan 5, 2015
    Then get another BK 2 and Micarta Handles for wet conditions :D
     
  19. Collin Wallace

    Collin Wallace

    10
    Dec 15, 2017
    I think i may just do that but with a Bk16 instead lol
     
  20. tjswarbrick

    tjswarbrick

    Mar 31, 2011
    Tommythewho is tmil2009 I also amwest99. He coats 'em in "Tung Oil Finish". So not bare wood, but not super water-resistant. I wouldn't hesitate to use them in the rain, or the snow, but might recoat when the season is over. Also, water gets under the scales so you'll want to leave the coating on there for snow/lake use.
     

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