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BK2 vs BK10?

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by CaptinRedBeard, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. CaptinRedBeard


    Dec 3, 2011
    I know size wise these two knives are pretty similar. But function wise are they a lot different or more alike? I love the looks of the BK10, i was just curious about its capabilities.
  2. crimsonfalcon07


    Dec 27, 2010
    Seem pretty similar in function. BK10 is a good bit lighter. I'm probably going to retire my BK2 in favor of the 10.
  3. JAFHR


    Dec 12, 2011
    Where can you get a BK 10 these days?
  4. madhappy


    Feb 9, 2011
    I would go with the bk 2 because of the price.
  5. mrn8


    Jun 8, 2007
    I love my BK10, which is why I've yet to purchase a BK2. Some day, maybe, but there are more useful purchases before then. The 10 has a thumb ramp and swedge, both of which the 2 lacks. I guess it really depends on which style you find more useful.
  6. JAFHR


    Dec 12, 2011
    Where can I find a BK2 at a good price
  7. mrn8


    Jun 8, 2007
    Tomars Kabars
  8. PolygonalGuy

    PolygonalGuy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    Not sure if any of the BK10s are left at the factory. I snagged a NIB one of the forum at a great deal. The original buy in for the B-heads was 99.95. Then they went to the factory direct price of 150.00 for anyone to purchase which considering the grips and bells n whistles (hee hee) it was a steal. Then they didnt sell fast which does not make sense but neither does the economy.
    So if you can find an original Camillus or one of the later Kabars you will be paying a bit of a premium. I love mine.
  9. Skystorm

    Skystorm A Cow Flayin' Sheath Making Angry Gnome

    Oct 17, 2011
    The 10 has more finesse, I love both but would pick the 10 if forced.
  10. Moosez45

    Moosez45 Custom Antlers, Factory Knives... Moderator

    Jul 14, 2010
    I was expecting to see a knife fight in here.

    NO PICS!!! HERESY!!! OK, grab your pitchforks, light the torches, we're storming the castle.

    Seriously, night and day difference in how they perform and what they were designed to perform for.

    I love both of mine. Alot.

  11. gentemanndvm


    Nov 2, 2010
    for batoning, i like the 2 better. if i was going to use it to bridge a perilous chasm and have to stand on it, the 2. it's significantly beefier overall. for everything else, i like the 10 a touch more. little thinner, little slicier, little lighter in hand. but still plenty tough.

    one's beefier, one's slicier.

    if i wasn't at work, i'd snap a shot of the spines to show the difference. i'll do it later if noone has by then.
  12. CaptinRedBeard


    Dec 3, 2011
    I will definitely keep that advice in mind if I ever have to bridge a perilous chasm :D
  13. Murphnuge

    Murphnuge Moderator Moderator

    Feb 27, 2010
    10 all the way. I own 3 and love them all just the same. The 2 has a huge fan base, but I don't own one anymore. My 2 is now a BK1&1/2.

  14. Guyon

    Guyon Biscuit Whisperer Staff Member Super Mod Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2000
    10 is thinner. 2 is cro-van viagra.


  15. trailbum

    trailbum Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 18, 2010
    I like the BK2.
    I bought the BK10 and it wasn't for me.
    You can almost buy 3 BK2's for the price of a 10.

    Last edited: Jan 25, 2012
  16. The Warrior

    The Warrior Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 11, 2011
    Yeah, but it's still a 10:

  17. InquisitorLord


    Jun 4, 2011
    Which are...;)?
  18. Bladite

    Bladite ǝɹnsıǝן ɟo uɐɯǝןʇuǝb Moderator

    Feb 28, 2003
    the military likes thumb ramps. some silly safety thing? so the "military series" has thumb ramps. several models/variants. lalala. 7, 9, 10...

    the 10 is a TAD lighter, and slicier than the 2... unless you modify the edges, then all bets are out. traditional pocket sheath.

    the 2 is even thicker as i recall than the camillus model 2 (back to original Blackjack thickness), no thumb ramp... injection molded sheath.

    different sheaths too, that might make a big difference to some.

    otherwise, they are knives with the same handles, and well, do knife things :>

    the 2 is very much currently in production, less expensive and dead easy to find, from new to many eras and variants.

    the 10 is out of production; the 10 LE comes new with bells and whistles, and will be soon be out of stock, forever.... call KaBar only or find one used/like-new. prices are bound to go up for the collector types.

    neither one will typically disappoint.

    if they do, sell it. they move quickly.
  19. CaptinRedBeard


    Dec 3, 2011
    Thanks Bladite, that was some good info you dropped there. Had to go with the 10LE first before it vanishes.
  20. Flexxx

    Flexxx Banned BANNED

    Dec 11, 2010

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