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Camillus BK-11 - stripped and clipped

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by CanadaKnifeGuy, May 20, 2019.

  1. CanadaKnifeGuy

    CanadaKnifeGuy Basic Member Basic Member

    243
    Jan 27, 2019
    So, I was lucky enough to score a BK11 from @GeofS and it was a neat compliment to my BK14s. :thumbsup:

    The blade stock is slightly thinner on these older neckers than the BK14 and the coating was smoother as well.

    The sabre grind of the Camillus BK-11 makes it thicker near the upper tip than the BK14, which makes the tip strong, but significantly worse for poking / stabbing / drilling and also slicing.

    On top of that, this particular BK11 had the tip ground / rounded off .

    So I decided that I wanted to go all in on a little slicer with a pointer tip... So I ground in a clip point with a bit of a swedge and then stripped the blade and left it with a bit of a user patina on it.

    My first time modifying a knife.

    It's now a bit of a baby-bowie or a mini BK17, necker edition. :p
    I honestly think that @Ethan Becker should bring out a tiny sabre ground clip point. Such a great, little pocket or neck EDC! :cool:

    Whaddya think!?

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  2. DunkEm

    DunkEm Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 9, 2013
    Nicely done!
     
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  3. GeofS

    GeofS Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Looks great. :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    I think it looks like a Winner :thumbsup::thumbsup: Nice Work :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  5. azwelke

    azwelke azwelke.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 12, 2007
    That’s too cool!!
    Nice work:)
     
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  6. GeofS

    GeofS Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    I’m going to do this too. Great inspiration. :thumbsup:
     
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  7. Crag the Brewer

    Crag the Brewer

    386
    Oct 18, 2018

    I think clip-point knifes look real cool, Good job!

    I agree about the smoother coating, and I noticed my Cammie 11 was the prettiest grind wise of all my stripped Beckers (other than that tip, haha)
    ....almost no grind lines, Very smooth! Unlike my 5 which looks like a beaver chewed on it!
     
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  8. CanadaKnifeGuy

    CanadaKnifeGuy Basic Member Basic Member

    243
    Jan 27, 2019
    The height of the top sabre line is different from left to right on mine.

    The finish was nice, but the grinding was a bit off.

    I never liked / was drawn to clip points and would have preferred a BK16 to a BK17...

    ...until I ground one in myself. I have a new appreciation for them now and really think they help a TON with slicing, as well as the other more obvious detail work and pokiness benefits.

    Spear-point pokiness with a drop-point belly and a swedged trailing-point sliciness. :thumbsup:
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2019
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  9. trailbum

    trailbum Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 18, 2010
    Looks good.
    Nice work.
     
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  10. Blue Sky

    Blue Sky Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 16, 2002
    Very nice! I see a clipped 11 in my future...
     
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  11. The Warrior

    The Warrior -Dubzerator- Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
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  12. YellowSwiss

    YellowSwiss

    541
    Sep 28, 2015
    I too am a big fan of clip points. Here are some of my mods:

    Some of my clip mods

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  13. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    Very Nice Work YellowSwiss :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  14. YellowSwiss

    YellowSwiss

    541
    Sep 28, 2015
    Thank you, sir!
     
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  15. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    Your very welcome, Swiss !
     

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