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Recommendation? Which one? BK 2 or BK 10

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by Plainsman, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. Plainsman

    Plainsman

    859
    Apr 5, 1999
    I have several Beckers but nothing in the five inch size. So which of the two BK 2 or BK 10, would you recommend first and why?

    Thank you!
     
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  2. gmoneyluv

    gmoneyluv Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    I love the 2, but I think the 10 is a more useful blade. There's' no denying that the 2 is a beast, but the 10 is lighter and more nimble. Maybe get both? :D
     
  3. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Seconded. :thumbsup:
     
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  4. Plainsman

    Plainsman

    859
    Apr 5, 1999
    I will eventually get both, but Im wondering which would should be FIRST!?! I cant get both at once...only one at a time.
     
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  5. hhmoore

    hhmoore Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 7, 2014
    I hate to say it, especially in this subforum; but, for this blade length, I generally make other choices.
    That said, between the two mentioned, I choose the BK2(2) without hesitation. I agree that most would probably find the BK10 better for general use...I simply don't have the appreciation for it that I do for other Beckers. I'd rather jump up to the 7, or down to the 16. (Luckily, I also have the option of using the "BK12"...and I often do)
     
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  6. Crag the Brewer

    Crag the Brewer Gold Member Gold Member

    872
    Oct 18, 2018
    I don't have either, but if I knew what I do now....
    I'd maybe have picked the BK12 as my first Becker too...

    I love it's general blade shape....
     
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  7. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    once you de-ramp the 10, it looks a lot like a 2, only more slicier.
    otherwise, I agree that under 6", the 16 gets my BK&T vote and over 6" I'm out of the 2 or 10's range.......

    that said, I wish I could find my 12... :(
     
  8. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    I prefer the BK10. It has a nice double snap sheath and the geometry is a bit better for cutting.
     
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  9. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    Thin vs Thick. My personal choice is
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  10. trailbum

    trailbum Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 18, 2010
    BK2 gets my vote all day long.

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  11. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    I have three BK2s and two BK10s (been meaning to deramp one and reprofile it a bit). I think you should beat me and get three of each. Can’t have too many Becker’s. :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  12. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
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  13. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    If the BK2 was the same profile as it is currently, but with the thickness of the BK10.... shaweet!
     
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  14. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Realizing my last post read as being less than helpful, I just wanted to add something useful.

    You should really check them both out by handling them. They’re both great knives and only you know how you’re going to use it. The 2 is an essential Becker classic. The 10 is Ethan’s modern update/tribute to the stalwart Airforce pilot’s survival knife. You can’t go wrong with either, all Becker’s are great knives. :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Brad "the butcher"

    Brad "the butcher"

    Dec 15, 2008
    Seriously do you want a completely usable and very tough knife or a gimmicks pry bar the will crush and chop....no slicing or other common knife usage......guess which one I like!....I own both
     
  16. mrn8

    mrn8

    Jun 8, 2007
    Between those 2, I'd got for the BK10 any day, unless you need to dismantle a tank.

    I've finally unpacked all my knives and sharp toys since moving last May, so the inventory is fresh in mind. The fact that I now have 3 BK10s and no BK2s kind of says it all for me.
     
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  17. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    BK-10. It's got better geometry for a blade.
    If you plan to use it as a splitting wedge a LOT, then the 2. But for all else, the 10.
     
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  18. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Aaaannnnd now I want another BK10.


    :)
     
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  19. Mack

    Mack Expert Ultracrepidarian Platinum Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    I love the 2 for it's indestructability but the 10 is my go to cutter. If I was buying one, the 10 would be it.
     
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  20. Plainsman

    Plainsman

    859
    Apr 5, 1999
    Looks likethe 10 will be the next Becker! Thanks for the input!
     
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