Official BK18 Harpoon Thread

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by knifejunkie1928, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. FAL'ER

    FAL'ER Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    I'm burnt out on black, I incline toward the Dark Peanut Butter just now. Love that there is a choice. Curious if Ka Bar will release any of the others in DPB. They still haven't to my knowledge released the Flat Dark Earth/ Coyote Brown plastic handle scales, so just because they can doesn't mean they will. I like that about them.
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  2. Mass1632

    Mass1632 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2019
    The exclusive deal with the black makes the black more elusive. Exclusive offers dont usually last as long in production as the normal offering(i have nothing to back that up but assumption). For that reason, some people gravitate more towards the black.

    Black also has a tendency to not be so noticeable so thats a bonus. Though the dark peanut butter would blend right in given the right attire or environment.
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  3. cold one

    cold one

    Jul 23, 2009
    I see the black Harpoon is on sale today for $70, not bad, I paid a bit more for mine.
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  4. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    So is the copper one
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  5. rpn

    rpn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    I thought folks might be interested in seeing the Jim Bensinger knife that inspired this one...


    It's really a great blade- way more versatile than I had imagined.
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  6. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    that bensinger EDC Barong is a really versatile knife in the kitchen or camp.
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  7. Mass1632

    Mass1632 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 24, 2019

    That bensinger blade sure is a nice looking. And that belly....
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  8. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    Pretty sure that one was 5160, distal taper to a fine tip, tapered tang, and convexed both directions. Jim had sent 3 to a gathering and E claimed that one pretty quick.
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  9. LostViking

    LostViking Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2009
    I think I could make friends with one of these!
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  10. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    I’ve been searching for a tan bk18, but they don’t seem to be in stock anywhere. What’s up with that?
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  11. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
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  12. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    Thanks! Not sure why I didn’t make it to their site, I ordered through them a few years ago and they were great. Still odd to me that the 18 is sold out everywhere else. Thanks again!
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  13. granitestateofmind


    Apr 20, 2013
    only back in stock at Tomar's recently, I'd reckon - mine showed up yesterday, tho I'd ordered it in....July 5th. I had to check, obv, which is interesting cuz just before the package arrived, I was wondering how long it had been and thinking about checking the status...and when USPS dropped off the box, I didn't have a clue for a full half minute who T.K.K. might be, and what was on my porch without a big a) label on it...
    ...that said, I've been waiting a long time for something a little more pointy from Uncle E & the folks at Ka-Bar; this one's good to go. Plan on putting some liners under the scales, maybe swap over micarta from something is this package makes me smile. Thanks, Ethan.
  14. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    Thank you, sir, for the update. Glad that package arrived for you and glad you’re enjoying it :thumbsup:
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