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Spillin' Da Beans- NEW BK&T

Discussion in 'Camillus Collector's Forum' started by Will Fennell, Feb 5, 2003.

  1. Will Fennell

    Will Fennell

    Oct 4, 1998
    Dex has been driving me crazy, so I guess I'll spill a few beans tonite....introducing the new BK&T CREWMAN[BK10].

    BK-10 Crewman Utility Knife
    Practical yet Portable. Survival knife expert Ethan Becker designed the aptly named “Crewman” for servicemen who need a smaller version of the Combat Utility-7, but are unwilling to sacrifice performance. Crafted from the same tough 0170-6C and utilizing the trademark Becker ergonomic handle, the 5.5” blade Crewman is the perfect fit for pilots, tankers, and other professionals working in cramped corners. It is a big knife in a small package with a stout .188” thick clip point blade and a built-in hammerhead tang for prying and striking. An OD kydex-lined propex nylon sheath is standard equipment.

    Oh yeah, its suggested retail price is....


    We will be officially inroducing it at SHOTSHOW next week.....look for the knife to start shipping in 30-60 days. I'll have a closer ship date after we get back from SHOT.

    BTW, its a nice Terrill Hoffman pic!

  2. Jason Burns

    Jason Burns

    Jan 20, 2001
    AWESOME!!!! Definitely gotta get one of those!!

    BTW, Don't feel bad Will . . . Dex drives us all crazy!!;) :p ;)
  3. 3nails


    Mar 7, 2002
    Looks like my BK-7 is getting a big brother (BK-9) and a little brother (BK-10).:D You pick on one off them you have to take on all of them.:eek: Thanks Will!

  4. Dexter Ewing

    Dexter Ewing Moderator & Gold Member

    Oct 3, 1998
    Sweet!! Persistence pays off finally :D A stubby BK7! Cool indeed...
  5. Terrill


    Feb 23, 2000
    Hey Will, you told me to keep my mouth shut and then you let Dex talk you out of the news! If Dexter can get that out of you, I wonder what a good looking blond can get from you.
    Boys, you'll like this one! Short and handy!
  6. Jason Burns

    Jason Burns

    Jan 20, 2001
    Dontcha mean, what would a good looking blonde WANT from him??;) :p ;)
  7. cerberus


    Jul 19, 2000
    that sums it up for me.

  8. B.D.N.T


    Feb 25, 2002
    Yeah, I'll take one of these. Maybe even a second.

    Ya know, there are times when there's just no room to spare or the load has reached it's limit--but you still want a strong, reliable cutting tool to be prepared for the unexpected. I think this particular knife makes a lot of sense in these types of situations. Looks like it would make a heck of an overall field knife too for those of us who like this blade size.

    Light, compact and built for outright toughness. I've always liked Ethan Becker's designs and this is another one of those knives that the more I look at it, the more it grows on me. Me likes and a nod to Camillus for affordability. SK
  9. glockman99

    glockman99 Super Moderator Super Mod

    Jun 12, 2000
    A small BK-7, or...It kind of looks like the BK-2 Campanion got a new blade profile. I like it! (But I also still like my Campanion.).
  10. RattlerXX


    Nov 7, 2000
    Great looking knife. I love my BK-7, and want a Companion, and BK-9. Now yall gotta release a BK-10!
  11. fudo


    Aug 27, 1999
    Could we get a side-by-side photo of the Campanion and the Crewman please?
  12. Mongo


    Nov 5, 2001
    Looks like a winner. My first impression is that it looks like half a BK-9. Looks like the same tip, only shorter. Me like.
  13. YEEHAWW!!!

    As luck would have it...due to the recent demise of my Spyderco Perrin I happen to have found myself in the market for a new five inch backpackin' knock 'round kinda knife. Had just been thinkin' I wished y'all would make a BK&T in that approximate size range...'lo an' behold here it be!!

    Yup! me wants one!
  14. Will it have the same sheath as the CU7..or the Kydex like the Companion???
  15. Mongo


    Nov 5, 2001
    This came to me last night after I posted, but was too tired to go back and reply....

    The BK-10... aka "mini-me" to the BK-9!;) :D

    Yeah, I'm curious as to the sheath too... I think it will probably be like the 7's and 9's.
  16. OwenM


    Oct 26, 2000
    Well, since the sheath is in the pic with the knife, and Will's post said "An OD kydex-lined propex nylon sheath is standard equipment" it shouldn't be too hard to figure out:rolleyes:
    edit: sorry, that was supposed to be a :p...was trying to be a smart aleck, not a dick.
    Looks great. At the price Becker's go for, it shouldn't be hard to make up an excuse for buying one! This would really rock with Bill Siegle's G-10 handles and a kydex sheath.
  17. fudo


    Aug 27, 1999
    Runs with scissors- what happened to your perrin bowie?
  18. toothed


    Nov 7, 2000
    Mmmmn, I just love the smell of spilt beans in the morning. :D
  19. I'd be hesitant to mention it in the General Forums, cuz I don't want to make a circus out of it, but I dropped it from a ladder and the blade snapped about an inch up from the handle. There wasn't much crystallization, but there was a strange dark spot near the top of the blade. Needless to say...how Spyderco chooses to handle it is going to have a major impact on my future collecting.

    Somehow I get the feeling that would NOT happen with the BK#10 though....'specially after my experience with a BK#5 that I have a thread on in the General Forums right now. I can already tell, me an' my BK #10 are gonna become quite well aquainted.:D :D
  20. marty123


    Oct 31, 2000
    Now that looks like a really good knife. Kind of like a lighter weight Campanion. A real winner. I want one to go with my Campanion.

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