Well, a BK2, while heavy, will last you for a long time. As many members here (and some of the videos on YouTube) can attest, the BK2 is nearly impossible to break (ok, if you do something really, really stupid for a long time, then it might). There are plenty of reviews on the Becker knives, so I won't dive too deep into them. I've got a BK7 and I fixed the (rather slick for some people's tastes) handle with some $3 grip tape and I melted the upper part of the plastic sheath insert so that the blade fit tightly into the sheath and I was good to go! The plastic BK2 sheath shouldn't need melting, but some of the nylon versions allow the knife to wobble and make extra noise if you don't 'customize' them.