Found a nice price on a BK9 in the exchange, and with micarta handles to boot. After trying out a few other Beckers, it's probably about time I got the king to add to the collection. I'm excited. It's a size I like a lot for trail maintenance tasks, combined with a silky big boy, and pruners... occasionally even busting out the full-size axe to build trail features out of downed trees. And they're just fun for when I want to go beat on some deadfall in the backwoods for some enthusiastic exercise. That is all. While I wait, here are pics of some other beckers I've had.