Beckerhead's Other Choppers

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by knifejunkie1928, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. GeofS

    GeofS Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    @Tanker 1/66, you planning on sharpening yours? What about any other conditioning or cleaning?

    I conditioned my sheath’s leather last night and hit it again with a mineral oil/beeswax mix this morning. The leather is in great shape being over 100 years old. It’s supple again.
     
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  2. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    The Bolo without the unit markings on the handle I plan to use. I’ll clean and sharpen it. The other one that I plan on donating to the 3rd Infantry Museum I won’t touch. I’ll let them conserve it.
     
  3. Jonny1280

    Jonny1280 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2012
    The Condor Wastelander designed by Julio Diez.
    He graciously donated to us knuckleheads at BeckerWest. Very cool, very stout machete! It has the flared out kukri type scales like the Plan A Bowie. It’s a very nice touch on these big choppers. Julio and Condor did very good work on these all around. I’m pretty impressed so far.

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  4. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    what thickness steel?
     
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  5. Jonny1280

    Jonny1280 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2012
    Oops...


    Specifications
    • Code: 62727
    • Manufacturer Part Number: CTK2824-12.68HC
    • Blade Length: 12.69" (322.1 mm)
    • Handle Length: 5.52" (140 mm)
    • Overall Length: 18.21" (462.1 mm)
    • Blade Thickness: 0.12" (3.0 mm)
    • Blade Material: 1075 High Carbon Steel
    • Blade Style: Machete
    • Blade Grind: Convex
    • Blade Finish: Natural
    • Handle Material: Micarta
    • Sheath: Kydex with Leather Belt Loop
    • Weight: 26.46 oz. (750 g)
    • Designer: Julio Diez
     
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  6. GeofS

    GeofS Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    I love the Plan A! Because of it, the Wastelander is a top priority. I gotta support my fellow Beckerhead and Julio’s scales fit me perfectly. @Diez Knives really designed some awesome blades! I hope more are coming! :thumbsup:
     
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  7. Jonny1280

    Jonny1280 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2012
    If you like the Plan A then I think you’ll really like the Wastelander. Julio did a good job on the design. He told me he had to go back to Condor a few times to get the scales right on the knives. I’d say they did. :D
     
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  8. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    That's cool. :thumbsup:
     
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  9. GeofS

    GeofS Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    This...
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  10. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    I wont use the Buck Bowie but its in that size range. 20191105_230101.jpg 20191025_141515.jpg 20191020_093224.jpg
     
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  11. knifejunkie1928

    knifejunkie1928 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 15, 2015
    Love those Case Bolo's. I hunted one down immediately after a gathering because Ethan went on about how amazing it is. Had to see for myself. The handle is ok, there are tons of blades out there with worse, but it needed to be BECKERIZED. Thankfully it has more than enough metal on the tang.

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  12. GeofS

    GeofS Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Amazing job! That’s very impressive. :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Crag the Brewer

    Crag the Brewer

    466
    Oct 18, 2018
    I've wanted to do That for a couple of years...idk about doing it to an original, but I thought it would be a fun project on a reproduction for sure! :D How thick are they about?
     
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  14. knifejunkie1928

    knifejunkie1928 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 15, 2015
    They are .200” thick. Someone seriously needs to make a reproduction. Pretty sure kabar owns the rights to this design now. Did someone say next Becker? still missing the bk18 and 19.
     
  15. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    The Pestilence Chopper is pretty close
     
  16. knifejunkie1928

    knifejunkie1928 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 15, 2015
    I’ve owed a more than a few of those zombie blades. Absolutely great blades for the price. The performance you get is outstanding. However, I hate the handles.
     
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  17. GeofS

    GeofS Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    I bought another Case bolo today. I hope you don’t mind if I attempt to replicate your Beckerized version. I really dig what you did. :thumbsup:
     
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  18. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    1000% in Agreement
     
  19. StrangeDaze

    StrangeDaze

    942
    Mar 20, 2016
    I used to not get the handles at all, but just recently started using a different grip and find them really comfortable. I prefer neutral handles but these work for me. I’ve also seen them where the finger hump is removed.
     
  20. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    I truly don't mind the handle at all . I would prefer Ethan's but than it would be perfect and we can't have that cause nothing is perfect :D
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