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BK-17 straight clip mod

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by daizee, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    Did it.
    Do I like the new profile? It is made entirely of awesome.

    on the little 1x42, cold-blued the surface. I broke the sharp edges with some 280g.

    shiny at the tip and back of the clip - these will converge in the middle

    like so:


    and a natural background


  2. DTOM996


    Apr 27, 2009
    I really like the look of the straight clip. Nice work.
  3. The Warrior

    The Warrior Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2011
    Nice work. When I saw the first photo, I didn't care for it too much, but after seeing the second photo, with the wood background I did.
  4. Moosez45

    Moosez45 Custom Antlers, Factory Knives... Moderator

    Jul 14, 2010
    Oh, I'm loving it.

    Seriously. Wheres is my BK17 at...........

  5. Geektechnica


    Feb 27, 2012
    Putting that 17 to good use I see :) How's the finger healing up?
  6. wasatchdan


    Jan 6, 2007
    Looks like that 17 can now be used to baton without chewing up the baton. Cool.
  7. summit2g


    Aug 19, 2011
    Very nice mod. Subtle yet amazing !! Looks awesome.
    Thanks for sharing.
  8. Jonny1280


    Jan 5, 2012
    Wow Daizee!
    I've been flipping back and forth between pics of yours and the stock version.
    I must say, I love the look of that straight clip!
    Looks better than than the original. Just don't tell Tooj I said that! lol
    It looks like a mini 7.
    Hat's off to you on this one.
  9. tincansurvival


    Feb 8, 2012
    Looks great. Seems to have a more definite pointy end. How "stabby" is it?


    Feb 24, 2011
    Great mod, I like it.

  11. oXide


    Feb 16, 2012
    Ok, I take back what I said about the original picture you posted, that is just down right beautiful! Now I wonder if it's worth trying to make a straight clip on my 16..... All the metal is there, TO THE DRAWING BOARD (I doubt it'll get past the drawing board for me).
  12. K9-Handler


    Jan 27, 2012
    Really diggin' it. I see one in my (near) future.

    Coating removed, curved jimping of the FFG17, fat scales... Oh, yeah.
  13. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    it's been 8 days. I ground a knife last night, so I figured a little mod this morning should be no problem!

    it is MORE stabby but a bit stronger. The point is about 0.050" lower, and right where the primary grind and swedge meet. It was a bit high before. One of my usual gripes about concave clips is that the point is too high above the center line. I haven't stuck it in any stumps yet.

    This mod would be fantastic on a FFG blade.

    I was considering hand-sanding off the coating on the bevels and leaving the flats black... but I have too many knives of my own to sand, so that probably won't happen.

    Glad you like it, guys.
    This turned my #3 tweener into my #1.
    I'm totally psyched to have a reliable go-to knife that can really take a beating. Ka-bar grinds these thicker and tempers them tougher (but less hard) than I like to make my own, so it's a really great addition to my battery.
  14. yoko

    yoko Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2011
    excellent work!!!!!!!!!!! i like it a lot!!!
  15. Doc_Savage

    Doc_Savage Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2009
    doesn't do a thing for me.... not that its a bad thing, just don't see any advantage from design...

    sorry boys, nice work, but its got no practical advantage other than looks...

  16. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    I agree about function. Nor do I think the concave clip has any practical advantage. But if two things work the same and one is more attractive without be unnecessarily more complex, then it's better. :)
    Of course 'attractive' is subjective.
  17. Doc_Savage

    Doc_Savage Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2009
    ahhh, now there's the rub.... both are attractive to me.... i like the straight look you forged, but yet, i like that of the original.... and as neither has an advantage over the other, then the change is purely subjective... the only toss into the fray that my point illustrated was that the design was good, and the only benefit was be purely one's preference... had the design been as yours, i would have as equally said that a change to the convex style would have produced the same remarks as I presented...good work, but no advantage...

    but then.... its your knife, your tastes, and your efforts that matter in your case....i meant no offense.... just observation.... and to say, the work was well done... but I am usually content with the design of many items, after all... they must have put some thought into it....

  18. Moin.


    May 12, 2012
    BK7 on Atkins diet :) Pardon my ignorance, is this tweener small enough to piggyback on a BK7 sheath. Great job!

  19. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    I like it - agree that there's no significant advantage to a straight or concave clip, but I like the looks of the straight clip better.
    cleaner looking, slightly stronger tip, and tip more in line with the centerline of the handles makes it a worthwhile mod IMHO.
  20. oXide


    Feb 16, 2012
    Actually, my 16 is saber ground, I fell to the exclusiveness of it, until SMKW got another 250 of each.... So now grinding it is an option, a very carefully considered option, but still an option.

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