Kydex Becker Necker Handle Mods !!!

Discussion in 'Camillus Collector's Forum' started by sd550, Aug 20, 2005.

  1. sd550

    sd550

    688
    Oct 9, 2004
    I found a place that installs kydex handles on the Necker and it looks like a good design at www.sheathmechanic.com . Has anyone had this company put a handle on their Necker? Any info would be appreciated.

    Thanks...............sd550
     
  2. rdg

    rdg

    628
    Oct 30, 2002
    I'll second this request. I've been looking at this and getting more interested.
    Bob
     
  3. Cutshaw

    Cutshaw Prev. Paddling_Man Moderator

    Aug 15, 2004
    I remember seeing a post from someone who bought this mod. They seemed to like it. I bought my Necker from Sheathmechanic - good guys, for what it's worth. It took an extra day or two before they could ship the knife, so they put a "free gift" in the bag. No, no, not like the "free gift" my dog has left on the deck... this was actually cool.

    Anyway, give it a shot. As I recall the mod was pretty inexpensive.
     
  4. firefive

    firefive

    71
    Sep 19, 2003
    SD 550 mine just arrived. the handle is a very simple kydex one. It definitely improves the grip of the knife. For 19.95 you get the handle, new sheath, paracord lanyard ( small teklok ? ) Not a bad deal at all. First rate customer service too!

    Gary
     
  5. sd550

    sd550

    688
    Oct 9, 2004
    firefive, did the handle length change or did they stay with standard dimensions. Are the scales firmly attached without any movement. Any info would be appreciated.

    Thanks...................sd550
     
  6. firefive

    firefive

    71
    Sep 19, 2003
    The handle length is the same, although the bottle opener on the end is covered. The slabs are held on by two rivets. I have not noticed any movement. There is some gap between the edges of the kydex handles and the metal. Not the most polished production job, but for the price I think I recieved more than I payed for.
     
  7. Joezilla

    Joezilla Moderator Moderator

    Jul 22, 2005
  8. Badge54

    Badge54

    279
    Jan 30, 2005
    Went to the link and the green powder coated handle spurred an idea.

    How about the plastic tool dip that comes in different colors? Could look good with a little better feel.

    Badge54
     
  9. Shann

    Shann

    Sep 2, 2004
    Its also pretty easy to cord wrap the becker necker. Cheap, not permanent and you have some cord handy.
     
  10. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    Hmm... I might buy one if it came without the silly bottle opener on the butt (rather have a lanyard loop), a full tang and a micarta grip...
     
  11. Blackwatch

    Blackwatch

    586
    Dec 19, 2000
    Bark River Knife & Tool will, on request, and for $39.95 put on a new handle, rid the knife of it's coating, convex the edge, and a few other touches. I traded my becker off before I could get this done.

    It looks awesome in the pics I've seen.

    Ah. Here it is:

    [​IMG]
     
  12. geegee

    geegee Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 26, 2002
    I just bought my second BK11, just so I could send one of them off for this sheath. Quite jazzed, I am. :D
     
  13. benneb

    benneb

    2
    Dec 10, 2005
    Where do you get the sheaths/handle for the necker?
     
  14. jdhoessle

    jdhoessle

    1
    Dec 14, 2005
    OK... Me to....! New here - Just signed up to get info on the Necker handles and maybe some pics. Can't seem to find any pics...? Also looking for "How To" Wrap with cord and how that "wire breaker" is supposed to function.

    Thanks!

    Happy Trails,

    J.D.
     
  15. Walking Man

    Walking Man Banned BANNED

    May 28, 2003
    Jazzed you are, and jazzed you will be when comes for you, this knife.
    -
    I heard Yoda speaking somewhere in there. ;)
     
  16. BenchmadeBoy

    BenchmadeBoy

    Sep 4, 2005
    i'd like to see cord wrap ideas for the handles as well!!
     
  17. Bladite

    Bladite ǝɹnsıǝן ɟo uɐɯǝןʇuǝb Moderator

    Feb 28, 2003
    nice - looks very very good...

    i've been wanting a BN for a bit now, just need to find a nice price :> the upgrade looks good... maybe two, one with paracord :)

    bladite
     
  18. geegee

    geegee Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 26, 2002
    My BK11 finally arrived over the weekend, back from The Sheath Mechanic.

    http://www.sheathmechanic.net/.

    Glad to report that it was just what I was looking for. :D

    I remember when the Becker Necker was released, and all the ensuing excitement from folks like myself, who love the BK&T line of knives. I think that enthusiam was dulled somewhat when so many of us started carrying it, only to realize that the handle surface left something to be desired. It's not awful, and you have to admit that having a bottle opener at the end of a neck knife was a pretty cool idea, but somehow it seemed to irritate more than be appreciated. Let's be honest-a quick draw on a necker is more desirable than a bottle opener (I carry a SAK for that). As a result, my BK11 found more time in my drawer, than around my neck. Thanks to the Sheath Mechanic modifications, it's back where it belongs.

    Here's a pic, taken by a photographer with only elementary photo skills (I'll try to get better in 2006 :eek: ):

    [​IMG]

    The kydex slabs on this knife are well fitted, with no rough spots and are seamless. It draws nice and easy from the neck, but was also returned with a Tek Lok clip for belt carry. Since I bought another BK11 after I first read this thread, I'll be sending my second one in to Dave, so I can have one set up for neck carry, and also have another available for belt carry when I choose it. I would think that if you're a knife owner living in a state that has laws restricitng your knife carry to smaller fixed blades, the Tek Lok belt clip for this knife may be a perfect way to go.

    The service I received from Sheath Mechanic was top notch, and I have no doubt that I'll be ordering more from them in the future. Their pricing is very competitve, and in the case of the Becker Necker mods, it's ridiculously cheap (especially when you consider the excellent quality of what they've provided). If you've considered carrying Becker's excellent necker, but have been put off by the bottle cap opener, your problem has been solved by The Sheath Mechanic. :thumbup:
     
  19. knifedaddy84

    knifedaddy84

    339
    Oct 8, 2002
    Mighty cool mod!:cool: Is the Becker Necker your most commonly carried blade?
     
  20. geegee

    geegee Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 26, 2002
    In the lead is my Mission MPF, then the SAK, then a necker. Looks like this Becker will now edge out my Benchmade Tether, for the knife closest to my heart. :D
     

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