I have the 9 also but I like my 7 more. It is my do all knife.
Dang, thats a beast! I just ordered the 10 yesterday (my first Becker) and now I have 9 envy.
I will be honest the 9 had to grow on me. I was so in love with my 7. I didnt give the 9 a second thought honestly just purchased cause a I wanted a new blade. Didnt really like the lines the tip was more rounded than my 7 and I was comparing everything to my 7 until I went camping in the wood of sc and my uncle said bring that new knife let's give her a workout. So I brought the bk9 well impressed I was handled everything and to be honest the handle felt better in my hand after long term than my 7(camillus version). I came back from that trip with a new respect for the 9. It batonned wood not needed just did it to test it scaled fish broke ice did some digging and cut rope I did not need it we had tents but hey I was testing it out made a impromptu lean tu using the 9 to cut foliage and limbs. Worked great I now like my 9 but need to get another sheath for it. It sucks and I have replaced the small stainless blade that came with it with a sak