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Safe Queens

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by Hunter Sharp, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. Hunter Sharp

    Hunter Sharp

    Feb 9, 2011
    I don't know bout y'all but lately I have been buying two BK&T's at a time so that I have one to keep factory and clean and one to use and abuse, but to be honest I feel kinda guilty leaving the others in the safe. It just doesn't feel right! I sware I can almoste hear them screaming for dirt time. Idk maybe I'm just crazy,I know my wife thinks I am lol
  2. OlDutch


    Jun 21, 2012
    I think a used becker is a pretty thing! These blades deserve to be used!
  3. Nsvens89


    Apr 26, 2011
    I don't have any safe queen Beckers but I probably would buy doubles like you have if I had the extra coin. It just means you need to beat on the user ones twice as hard.
  4. Ernie1980

    Ernie1980 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 19, 2012
    I use my knives, that's what they were made for!! I have a friend that buys two like you described, but I would rather just buy a single better knife and use it.
  5. BaldingEagle


    Feb 16, 2010
    Beckers anit't Busses!!!!!..Use them and beat the hell out of em. A well worn Becker is a thing of beauty. It's not a safe queen
  6. TwinStick


    Jan 21, 2011
    I didn't have any BK&T safe queens either, until the FPR BK15,16,17 came out. I bought a set of 3, in hopes to have them signed someday, in person by the man himself & the person who helped bring them to reality. I plan on making a special presentation box & gifting them to my outdoors girl, my daughter. I thought/think that would be cool, if i could bring that to reality & gift them to her. Wait: i also have an Ontario Ranger RD6 Signature Series that i have not used yet. #9 of 118. That may change someday, idk.

    But all my other knives are users ! :D This thread needs some pics of the safe queens ! :D



  7. trailbum

    trailbum Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 18, 2010
    Whats a safe queen.
  8. thrillbilly

    thrillbilly Banned BANNED

    Apr 16, 2011
    I bought the FPR16 with the intent of keeping it pristine. That lasted a couple days and then I stripped it LOL

    I buy 'em to use, same with guns...I won't own a gun that I don't shoot.
  9. CamH_16


    Feb 5, 2012
    I use all my knives, I'll grind and sand them into my own thing but I still use them...I wont buy any knifes that I wont use.
  10. TheGame


    Sep 24, 2008
    My thoughts exactly. If I buy it, I use it.
  11. KP

    KP Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 24, 2011
    I ended up with an extra, almost unused BK9 in a package deal that is just screaming at me to sell or trade it. Either that or keep it and grind my used BK9 down to an 8 inch drop point.:D

    I don't like collecting knives. It's too easy for that habit to get out of hand and every time I pick up a few that I don't end up using, I feel to the urge to sell them or trade 'em for something I will use.
  12. Jonny1280


    Jan 5, 2012
    A cross dressing baseball player who slides into home base for the winning run?
    Thanks for the chance Trailbum!
  13. Hunter Sharp

    Hunter Sharp

    Feb 9, 2011
    Ok good! You guys are with me. By the way since I posted this thread I have already striped one of my bk9's and did some choping. I gues I just want to make sure my son gets to enjoy them but.....come on we are talking about Beckers! My great great grand kids will enjoy these knives. ;)
  14. Hunter Sharp

    Hunter Sharp

    Feb 9, 2011
    Don't get me wrong I'm no bk&t rookie I just couldn't fight the itch to use them all and wonderd how you guys felt about it.
  15. gregery s

    gregery s

    Mar 20, 2009
    I fully understand your postion regarding safe queens, but consider this:

    When I purchase a knife that I thoroughly enjoy, I tend to purchase a second one (which becomes a safe queen).

    This strategy has provided the following advantages and opportunities:
    1) Provides a back-up in the event of loss or irrepairable damage;
    2) You can sell it later, presumably for more than you paid;
    3) You can keep it as part of your collection - (appreciating asset or object of envy)

    Two examples follow:
    1) I purchased a ZT 0500 MUDD knife as a user and almost immediately bought another one, in case they were discontinued (didn't have to wait long for that to materialize). I paid $180 for each of them. Tonight, I went on fleabay and noticed that the only ZT 0500 that has been available for months is up for grabs at $360.00... UPDATE: the auction
    just closed a few minutes ago and the knife sold for $462.00!

    2) I purchased an Emerson HD-7 serrated user, and shortly therafter, an Emerson HD-7 plain edge (safe queen). Just try to find ANY HD-7 anywhere for sale now...

    Further proof, if any is needed, that a safe queen can also function as an insurance policy / investment...

    Last edited: Jul 7, 2012
  16. Hunter Sharp

    Hunter Sharp

    Feb 9, 2011
  17. NixKustoms

    NixKustoms Sheath and Knife Maker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2010
    All mine are users! There are only two that I haven't used, and that's because I'm saving those for my son. A le bk10 and a first run bk16. I have users of both those in case you're wondering. ;)
  18. Hunter Sharp

    Hunter Sharp

    Feb 9, 2011
    I lost so much sleep wondering lol
  19. Bladite

    Bladite ǝɹnsıǝן ɟo uɐɯǝןʇuǝb Moderator

    Feb 28, 2003
    ethan has safe queens. ponder THAT one :)
  20. TwinStick


    Jan 21, 2011

    Nuff said !!!

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