Official BK18 Harpoon Thread

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

  1. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    I love the looks of it, but unfortunately, for me at least, the handle just doesn't work out. I think more knife designer/makers should make longer handles. A short handle rarely works out for a large hand, where a longer handle will more than likely work for someone with a smaller hand.
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  2. Crag the Brewer

    Crag the Brewer Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 18, 2018
    I generally like the fact of a lower cutting edge too....I believe That is going to be coming full circle as a trend in bushcraft/woods knives (In my know nothing opinion)

    I wish This,BK18 knife had even More height.

    I'm going to be making my first official knife this year (Goal) and it going to be like a Camp/Chef knife meets French Trader..... I love That idea....

    I have the newer esee group buy 6HM. It's my only knife from them, and I picked a winner..... It's Almost perfect....they ALL seem to like it? But Instantly when I picked it up, I felt it was almost an inch too short on the height. Also could use a thinner blade....but the Height was the disappointing part.

    I'm going to make one but close to an inch taller.
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  3. SALTY

    SALTY Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2000
    What we need now is a set of Becker handle slabs that fit on a Wrench Knife - that would be the shitznitz.
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  4. knifejunkie1928


    Feb 15, 2015
    Just an FYI [a non-member dealer] has the Gunny knife for a much better price.
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  5. Sevrin


    Oct 2, 2018
    It looks to be bloody perfect!
    But that color...hideous AND easilly lost? I don't understand...
  6. JD Miller

    JD Miller

    Jun 30, 2015
    BK 18 Blade reminds me of the Marbles woodcraft style
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    Ok,,, Who is going to be the first one with striped paint BK18 ? Posted ....:confused:

    Last edited: Feb 3, 2020
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  7. Crag the Brewer

    Crag the Brewer Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 18, 2018
    Other than the safe-queens (which I imagine there will be quite a few) .....LOTS will be stripped.

    I'm still undecided on this?
    I pre-ordered the 62, minutes after it became possible, and got some of the first ones, but this one, idk?

    IF/when I do purchase.....
    The Stripper will be open, waiting for me to unwrap the knife....
  8. FAL'ER

    FAL'ER Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    I'm curious as how rough the finish is.
  9. TwinStick


    Jan 21, 2011
    Haha, lol. Not solely for looks for me, although yeah, it's sexy looks don't hurt, lol.

    For me, it is just ergonomically correct. Feels natural. Not exactly a choil, so no loss in blade strength & no weak-er spot, yet with finger/thumb jimping on top & blade design, it feels & acts just like a choil/jimping type blade but isn't, if that makes sense........Regardless, it does to me. I just love the design cause it works for me. I also like that the design gets wider by the tip.

    Anyway, that sums it up for me. Hope it answers your questions.

    Is the BK 18 going to be offered only in black or will it also be available in copper or coyote tan ?
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2020
  10. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    Tan is the regular version. Solid black is a distributor exclusive.
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  11. TwinStick


    Jan 21, 2011
    Thanks 1066vik.
  12. StrangeDaze

    StrangeDaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    May I ask which distributor?
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  13. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    sorry - vendor exclusive, not distributor.
    the big knife store in Sevierville.
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  14. coote


    Apr 3, 2006
    I first saw this knife by chance while browsing YouTube... Ethan was being interviewed at the Shot Show. I like the look of this knife and I appreciate that it has a sharp point. We have our BK9s for chopping and levering, but this new little knife will be very useful. It looks like the sheath is a good one. To me a good sheath is a critical part of having a knife, especially one that will get used frequently. Best wishes to all....
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  15. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    Is it the picture (or my eyes), or does the screw placement eliminate the option of a scale swap from other tweeners?
  16. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    pretty sure those are the same scales as all the other tweners
  17. Plainsman


    Apr 5, 1999
    Anybody know when these will be available to purchase?
  18. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    supposed to start shipping to distributors this month.
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  19. dcbowtecher


    Jan 21, 2010
    Which distributor? I want them in both configurations.
  20. knoefz


    Mar 20, 2009
    Sexy New knife!

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