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My becker bk9 broke!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by bowieknifenick, May 11, 2016.

  1. bowieknifenick


    Dec 7, 2015
    Was doing some light chopping in the backyard clearing out some soft wood trees and my bk9 chipped. A big old chip out of the blade!!

    I can't upload any pics but the chip is very large, about 2 inches back from the tip. Chip is almost 3/4 the full height of the blade and about 3 inches long.

    I am really disappointed in this knife.
  2. Jonny1280

    Jonny1280 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 5, 2012
    Have you contacted Ka-Bar?
  3. stabman

    stabman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    Post a pic using Photobucket or Imgur.
  4. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    I'm sure it will be taken care of.

    No offense meant, and I'm not doubting what you say, but I kind of chuckled when I read this. It seems like anyone who gets a chip is "lightly chopping softwood" haha. :D
  5. bowieknifenick


    Dec 7, 2015
    I was chopping down a dead red cedar tree in my backyard. I have contacted Kabar via email and will call tomorrow. I am in shock. My trust in the BK9 has been shattered much like my once favorite knife.
  6. stabman

    stabman Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2007
    We really need a pic of this, honestly.
    If the chip is actually the size you say, then it would take the cake for being the largest chip out of a BK9 that anyone has experienced. :eek:
  7. Ethan Becker

    Ethan Becker Moderator Moderator

    Sep 1, 1999
    Hey Bowieknifenick.....

    Please contact Ka-Bar ar 1 800 282 0130....... They will take care of your problem..... I am curious as to exact circumstances and if you are willing I would like to speak to you about it...... I always want to explore a failure..... It may not help us to fix a problem we did not know we had..... All data points are useful..... I can be reached this evening at 423 295 2500 until eleven EST...... I am so sorry you are being inconvenienced but, we will make it right..... Hope to talk to you soon...

  8. 6850

    6850 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 5, 2013
    You are a hard man on equipment Nick!
    I don't know what to say bud...
    Everything has its limitations...
    Even a man has to know his limitations.
    I know what it's like to lose faith in a knife, a well known brand name knife.
    Doesn't mean they are all bad, don't mean the next one will fail.
    I sure wasn't chopping with it, I was gutting a deer...
    But maybe it's not the knife, but what you are asking of it...
    Or expecting it to do.
    Good luck Nick...
  9. Chameleonbear


    Aug 14, 2008
    Here come naysayers bashing the brand...

    You can use imgur or photobucket can be used for uploading pictures pretty easily. Not doubting your knife broke, however there are any number of reasons that it could have broken and having the pictures would help. It isn't just a bad knife or bad company. I used my 9 last weekend to chop up some well-dried red oak. I also used my 20 and 21. None of them chipped or broke in any way, so I wouldn't say it's time to lose faith in the knife or the company.
  10. nutoknives


    Mar 27, 2011
    Damn how do these guys do this as I have yet to put but the slightest chip in a BK9 not the knife's fault as I was chopping a little to hard went through the wood and hit a Stone, filed rite out, must of been chopping some petrified cedar as they do get hard after a while. Reminds me back in the day when the crew would say this chainsaw is dull as I inspect and see a 2 inch slice in the dirt just goes to show all tools have their limitations as most people do, Ka-Bar and Mr Becker will take care of you I am sure but some photos would be interesting to say the least
  11. James w

    James w Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 6, 2015
    Pics or it didn't happen
  12. KingMC

    KingMC The Pun-isher Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    It's sad to see such reversal in faith, just this morning you were recommending the BK9 and now it seems you're swearing off it immediately.

    Some pictures wouldn't hurt, I believe you but others obviously don't. All those exclamation points don't help your case either, but that's a whole 'nother story.
  13. Slipperyfish


    Apr 6, 2014

    My BK9 chipped when I was doing some light chopping on my angle iron trailer frame. I lost faith in my trailer.
  14. crick0234


    Feb 8, 2016
    dang, straight from the man. awesome!
  15. Slipperyfish


    Apr 6, 2014

    My last post would have been much more impactful had I posted the pic correctly. As I said, lightly chopping the angle iron frame on my trailer. Trailer took it harder than my 9.
  16. Brian77

    Brian77 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 27, 2014
    This company will take care of you. I agree with the rest, pics are needed... it is easy with s phone to upload... can I see the tree where it happened?
  17. Slipperyfish


    Apr 6, 2014
    Ethan, let me know if you would like me to send you the trailer for failure analysis:D

    Not making light of your situation OP. It sucks. However, you have the designer of the knife involved on the first page and physical evidence of the near indestructibility of a BK9. Keep the faith and let Ethan and Kabar take care of you.
  18. bowieknifenick


    Dec 7, 2015
    Just talked to Mr. Becker on the phone. Great guy and great customer service. How many company owners can you talk to on the phone? I will buy many more Beckers in the future. Mr. Becker you are a great man! Thank you
  19. knife chop

    knife chop

    Feb 11, 2014
    Use the right tool for the job.
  20. Ethan Becker

    Ethan Becker Moderator Moderator

    Sep 1, 1999
    Hey Everyone....

    I just got pix from Nick and it really does look like a slight nick( no pun intended) went Crazy Eddie on him...... The "chip" is really impressive.....About a quarter of the blade, actually and it may be the record..... Nick seems a damned decent guy...... There may also have been an inclusion in the steel, as rolled.... This last is a very rare occurrence these days, mind but it can happen...... I want to put this one under a microscope...... It is a shame that a bad thing happened to a good person.....

    Thanks for listening Mister Nick.....


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