First Production Run BK16

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by Munzer, Aug 13, 2020.

What say you, use it or admire it?

  1. Duh, be a man and use it!

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  2. Duh, you're made of money, but a FFG and use that

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  1. Munzer

    Munzer Gold Member Gold Member

    615
    Jan 23, 2014
    Good afternoon folks,

    I have a bit of a dilemma, I recently acquired a First Production Run BK16 and slapped some micarta scales on it. It's so damn sexy, I am hesitating on actually using it. So my dilemma is this...do I just say screw it and use the heck out of this knife or do I just keep it, handle it occasionally and admire the awesome aesthetic of it?

    I can always buy a flat ground one and use that, but I can't always buy a saber ground 1st production run.
     
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  2. FAL'ER

    FAL'ER Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    I'd say use it. And also buy a flat grpund, and use it too.
     
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  3. Plainsman

    Plainsman

    859
    Apr 5, 1999
    Beckers are meant to be working tools, not safe queens!
     
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  4. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    Gotta agree, use the dog snot out of it. :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Munzer

    Munzer Gold Member Gold Member

    615
    Jan 23, 2014
    Between the replies and the votes so far, it's a unanimous user.
     
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  6. Aikiguy

    Aikiguy

    Aug 28, 2013
    Yeah gotta agree; although they’re a little hard to come by, it’s not like it’s gonna be worth thousands of dollars in the future. Use it!
     
  7. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    Once you pulled the scales and added micarta, it was no longer nib.
    Might as well get some use out of it now.


    AND buy a flat grind...
     
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  8. SALTY

    SALTY Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2000
    Becker knives are work horses not show horses but I do appreciate the concept of a user and a keeper.
     
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  9. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    In the last year or so, I hunted down and bought a brand new BK1, BK6, BK20, and BK29. All have been used. :)
     
  10. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    It's completely your choice ... but the rest the Beckers in the neighborhood may make fun of it and call it names.

    I hate to see a good Becker cry ...
     
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  11. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    Get a FFG model and use it. Better cutter. ;)
    Worry about the FPR another time.
     
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  12. Munzer

    Munzer Gold Member Gold Member

    615
    Jan 23, 2014
    I appreciate all the input and replies. I think I am going to pick up a FFG as a user and for the time being, leave the FPR on the back burner.
     
  13. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Sounds like a wise decision. :thumbsup:
     
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  14. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    Save the Saber get and use the flat :) Congrats on the Saber 16 :thumbsup::thumbsup: if you find another Saber than use one of em :D
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    the Saber 16 is My favorite Tweener ;)
     
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  15. knoefz

    knoefz

    Mar 20, 2009
    Use it or loose it :p
     
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  16. LostViking

    LostViking Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    Well worn knives always look sexier.
     
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  17. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    Hell yes, beat on it like it stole something. These knives were made to be used. "Knives that work for a living". Why even buy micarta, etc, if you didn't want to use it? Make it prettier so you're less likely to use it?
     
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  18. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    :thumbsup:
     
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  19. BRL

    BRL

    Apr 27, 2011
    I had an FPR, sat there until I couldn't bear it anymore and I released it back into the wild. Hope it's out there cutting stuff. Becker safe queens aren't for me but I don't blame anyone that have em.
     
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  20. viking313

    viking313

    715
    Apr 8, 2002
    Use it!
     
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