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BK2 Stuck in Sheath

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by mat_890, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. mat_890


    Mar 19, 2010
    Hey everyone,

    I just got my first Becker, the BK2 in the mail. I wish I could say more about the knife but I can't get it out of the sheath! :eek::eek:

    Ok so everything looks normal, except the knife won't come out. I tried using a rather considerable amount of force but no luck. Do I just yank it harder? I'm holding off pulling too hard as the plastic starts to separate when I do.

    Any tips or am I just a moron haha?
  2. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    There's a place on the sheath to place your thumb, and push against the sheath as you pull on the handle. It's tough at first, but will loosen up a bit eventually. Yes, pull harder. Be careful though, this thing is razor sharp.

    EDIT: BTW, the plastic will pull apart. That is what's giving it the tension. Congrats on the 2. Freakin sweet knife.
  3. Quarter Tank

    Quarter Tank

    Dec 30, 2010
    pull harder

    i use my thumb to pull the blade out with the jimped ramp

    the more you work it the easier it gets

    Congrats on the beastly blade
  4. slapper


    Sep 2, 2010
    Drilling the top rivet on the blade side is the way to go. If it gets too loose you can put a chicago screw back in. use your thumb as everyone said.:thumbup:
  5. mat_890


    Mar 19, 2010
    Alright thanks guys, I took your advice and just pulled even harder and used the thumb ramp. It eventually came out without a problem. Maybe I need to hit the gym a little more :foot:

    WOW that is one nice blade! I really like the handle shape too. Fits my hand like a glove! Now I just need to take it out in the woods and give it a chance to stretch its legs :thumbup:
  6. BluesStringer


    May 16, 2006
    I just got another BK2 yesterday and there is no way on God's green Earth that just pushing with my thumb will extract the blade from the sheath. I have two others that are both Ka-Bars too, but made right after Ka-Bar started making them, and I never had any problem with sticky sheaths with those. As is, this new one is useless without taking slapper's advice and drilling out the top rivet. Haven't done that yet.

    FWIW, I'm not complaining about the sheath. I am buying an aftermarket sheath for this one anyway, and planned on doing that before I got the knife yesterday. I think the stock sheath offers great potential for becoming a top-notch sheath with minor modifications/additions. I am just going leather with this one.

  7. BaldingEagle


    Feb 16, 2010
    Matt.........I just got my 2 in the mail yesterday from TKC. I had the same issue. I couldn't get the darn thing out of the sheath. I ended up putting on my rubber sole boots and holding the sheath between my feet and pulling. Just be very careful and keep your free hand on the sheath or completely clear. When that thing come out it is ready an willing to cut anything in it's path. And as they said above, it does get easier.d
  8. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    I didn't drill mine out, and it works a lot better now. Still tight yes, but a lot easier.
  9. ISP 5353

    ISP 5353

    Sep 5, 2010
    I know that guys said they would loosen up, but mine has not. My wife has never been able to draw the knife from the sheath. It is hard for me to get it out. Hate having to save up more money for a sheath before I can use the knife in the field!
  10. BluesStringer


    May 16, 2006
    Would you also have to save up for a drill motor, or do you already have one? If it's the latter, use it and save at your leisure. :D
  11. mat_890


    Mar 19, 2010
    Ah, so I'm not the only one.

    Mine has loosened up a bit over the 25-30 cycles, I may drill out the rivet as suggested and replace it with a screw that can be loosened or tightened, that seems like the best idea.
  12. JCL


    Oct 16, 2005
    I also got a Becker BK2. I had the exact same problem - could not get the knife out of the sheath. I found the solution. I contacted the manufacturer of the plastic sheath and explained the problem. A very knowledgeable young lady said that they had a run of sheaths that were a little tighter than the specs. She said I should use my wife's hairdryer and work the knife back and forth while applying heat to the sheath. I could get the sheath warmed to the point where the knife will move back and forth easily. When the sheath cooled, it remained the expanded size. The hairdryer worked like a charm.

  13. FCFER


    Aug 18, 2006
    I took a blow dryer to my sheath. Once I got it out, I placed the knife in the sheath just before the point where it snaps into place. This is the point where it holds the two halves of the sheath at the widest spread. I then cooked it with the hot blow dryer for 5 minutes or so. This allowed the knife to slip in and out a little easier. Doesnt rattle and wont slip out accidentily either. Fast easy fix!
  14. tradewater

    tradewater Geezerator Moderator

    Jan 24, 2011
    Blues, when you put your thumb on the ramp, just place it on the "inside" (closest to your belt) half of the ramp, and push. If you put your thumb on both halves it kind of holds it together and makes it tighter.
  15. dingobubba


    Feb 27, 2006
    I like how secure it is. Hated it at first, but now like it. No way of losing it thats for sure.
  16. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    That's exactly how I was. I first got it and thought, wtf? Now I love it. Am going to mod it soon though. Waiting for the stuff to come in.
  17. Quarter Tank

    Quarter Tank

    Dec 30, 2010

    it works.

    its holds very secure and comes out with a push of my thumb. if I have the belt loop attachment off and just the molded sheath I swear the sheath would fly 5 feet away once i release the knife from it
  18. Arkanian


    Feb 27, 2011
    Just make sure when you're pulling on the knife, be careful of where your hand is to make sure you don't slice yourself!
  19. gytheran


    Apr 6, 2009
    It was really tough when I first got mine, but has since loosened up quite a bit and the wife doesn't have any issues now.
  20. BluesStringer


    May 16, 2006
    Umm....mine doesn't. I didn't reply to argue whether or not yours does, and I didn't take a wild guess as to whether not mine works with just a push of the thumb. I tried it, it didn't work, period, dood. I used both hands and cycled it at least a hundred times trying to break it in before posting that reply, and it still didn't work, dood. So I say again, there is no way on God's green Earth that I could extract my BK2 from the sheath with just a push of the thumb the way it came.

    However, being as the brain-trust around here extends well beyond "Dood, it works," I did apply the recommendation of a hair dryer to the sheath, and it works great now. Thanks to FCFER and JCL for the helpful advice.


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