Just got my Becker Necker

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Just received my Becker Necker yesterday. Impressive little knife. The sheath holds it very securely. I paracord wrapped the handle, and used the small round holes as tie off points. Very comfortable now. The bottle opener works just fine!

I'll have to look at more of these becker products!
 
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Glad to hear you got a little necker. I got one a month ago and I wanted a fat handle for it to have a custom fit knife for whittling so I made one out of stabilized maple buckeye.
I stripped the coating with Nitromors and then sanded like a madman. I used black spacer material and stainless steel bolts and I also reshaped the choil and filled in the bottle opener space with a piece of brass. I hope the pictures show up.
Feel free to let me know what you think as this was my first custom project.


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good gawd, its beutiful!! nice work soup monger! im thinking of getting a bk7 and dressing it up a little as a project.
 
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Thanks Gutsy, I am still waiting for my replacement BK10 and I will probably subject it to the same treatment.
I didn't use any power tools for the necker job except a dremel so my hands have just about recovered.:D
 
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thats it im breakin down and gettin one of those little guys!!!! i cant take it anymore and when i get it im gonna dress it up with some para cord just like in the nice picture soup monger posted. ill let yall know when it comes in.
 
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Agreed - that's an awesome cord wrap:eek: I don't use mine all that much, but it's in my Maxpedition all the time. I used it a fair amount when I first got it and love it. I was going to try a solid handle on mine (gorgeous maple handle BTW), but just haven't gotten around to it.

- gord
 
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I'd encourage you to give it a go Gordonk, The necker becomes quite a different creature once you have fitted it for your own hand.
I have always learned things by making lots mistakes and the Becker handle was no exception. I did learn a lot though and I just wish Camillus would hurry up with the BK10 replacement they promised me so I can make a nice (but, less fat) handle for that.
Mod those neckers!:thumbup:
 
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You are probably right - I have monkeyed with it a bit with cord - just a bit practice:) I would liked to seen this one come out about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch longer, so it could fill the hand just a bit more. Don't mind the thinness, but if you have to cut hard, it does take a more concerted effort. Putting the brass insert in before extending the handle is an excellent idea. Crazy part, is that I do have the brass, I've some redheart and purple heart kicking around and a shop to put it all together - time is the killer over the next couple of months:mad: Sooo many neat ideas - so little time.

- gord
 
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The piece of brass that I used was cut from a leg of a 3 pin 13 amp wall plug (UK style) so any old bit will do, or a bit of aluminum or even wood. I sat looking at the bottle opener space for a long time before I filled it in and then I realised that you could use anything, perhaps even glue.:)
 
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Ive had my necker for a while, & love it to bits, its just so damn handy! I have a BK7 & a BK9 & also a Camillus Pilots Survival knife, but the Necker gets more use than all of em put together.
I rather like the idea of putting a solid handle on mine, too, & the pilished blade looks superb, Well done.
 
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My sheath loosened up a bit and I didn't feel like carrying it hanging from my neck where it might shake loose. I removed the neck cord and just stuck it in my pocket. It fit very flat and comfortably that way. It was less conspicuous than a folder in my pocket.
 
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Thanks Rooikat!
I am now destroying my hands doing a similar "custom" job on a Becker Crewman.
I'll add some pics here when I'm happy with it.:thumbup:
 
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