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Why I carry a BK14 everyday...

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by CanadaKnifeGuy, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. CanadaKnifeGuy

    CanadaKnifeGuy Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jan 27, 2019
    So not only is the BK14 small enough for pocket sheath carry daily dissapearing cross-draw...

    ...but I also have tiny hands and I get a solid 4-fonger grip on the OE plastic scales....

    And they're inexpensive, making you not worry about how hard you use it...

    But after watching this video, you HAVE to have confidence that this thing will withstand everything you could cenceivably throw at it.

    Turn on the English subtitles and watch as more abuse is thrown at this little knife than you should ever need:



    It's overbuilt and tried, tested and true.

    I just wouldnt trust betting my life on a $350, beautiful, low-production, custom knife in a Super Steel with awesome scales, the same way or as much as I do this little, inexpensive carbon steel .

    But... I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir.
     
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  2. 19-3ben

    19-3ben Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 27, 2015
    I’m with you on about 85% of what you say.

    He BK14 is great. It’s durable and strong. Excellent knife.

    The part I disagree on is that somehow an inexpensive carbon steel blade is more worthy of “betting my life” on it than a lower production knife in super steels with nice scales. Just to use one example, I have no doubt that a Carothers EDC or HDFK could easily withstand the same and more abuse than a BK14.

    BUT that’s not really the point. I’d bet my butt on a BK14 any day. Kabar’s 1095cv with Ethan’s designs is truly a match made in heaven. All knives in the Becker line are fantastic. Just don’t make the mistaken assumption hat somehow $300 custom knives are less durable because of the higher price tag.
     
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  3. CanadaKnifeGuy

    CanadaKnifeGuy Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jan 27, 2019
    Totally... I'm not saying that an expensive, low-production, hand made supersteel piece couldn't equal the BK14 or even beat it in certain areas... (Like edge-holding, corrosion resistance, etc)

    It's just that there can be production or quality issues in boutique manufacturing.

    SURE... They'd make it right and fix / replace a defective item....

    But if you NEED reliability and can not afford a failure, a lower hardness carbon steel with 10's or 100's of thousands being out there being made by a company that uses the same steel and heat treat on millions of blades for decades... provides at least me with some peace of mind .

    The fact that this video and a few others show ppl beating the hell out of it and trusting that the QC on these blades is consistent, helps too.

    At least as a single, always on me EDC piece, it gives me insane peace of mind to have a bomb-proof, survival blade in my pocket.
     
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  4. CoryMc

    CoryMc Basic Member Basic Member

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    Sep 3, 2016
    I love my BK24 but will always grab my EDC2 first and most often. 74960A6C-1B12-421C-9627-62D35BD2BBC2.jpeg
     
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  5. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    How many BK24's could you have purchased for the cost of the Carothers? :D It doesn't appear you've used either, haha. :p
     
  6. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    It's Great we have all the options we have in the world of Knives and we are all lucky we all can pick the ones that we like best or feel that will serve us best :D
     
  7. Crag the Brewer

    Crag the Brewer

    420
    Oct 18, 2018
    Wow.... What a little beast!
    And, That guy sure knows how to sell them... :)
     
  8. Wasty

    Wasty Gold Member Gold Member

    104
    Aug 3, 2015
    My 14 has seen everything over the years and nothing i've thrown at it could stop it...
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    I tried different knives but nope, my 14 has prevailed... :)
     
  9. CanadaKnifeGuy

    CanadaKnifeGuy Basic Member Basic Member

    295
    Jan 27, 2019
    Nothing can stop it, but leather can strop it!
     
  10. bemymonkey

    bemymonkey

    17
    Nov 12, 2012
    Hmmm, why would you prefer this to, say, an Izula? Similarly sized, optional scales available for both... both 1095 IIRC?
     
  11. CanadaKnifeGuy

    CanadaKnifeGuy Basic Member Basic Member

    295
    Jan 27, 2019
    An Izula is in the same boat, for sure!

    I just prefer a bit more blade length and horizontal cutting area personally... But they're both really great!

    Izula is a bit shorter too, if you need that added concealability. Izula 2 might be my choice if I had larger hands and wanted a 4-finger grip.

    Izula also comes in stainless (although not as rough and tumble as the 1095) much like the D2 bk24.

    I also like the looks of the esse CR2.5, but it's not going to be quite as versatile as the BK14.

    I have a thing for these little fixed tanks!
     
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  12. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    My modded 14 (and a couple knives from some other guy)
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  13. CanadaKnifeGuy

    CanadaKnifeGuy Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jan 27, 2019
    A clipped 14 and a couple of shanks!
     
  14. SALTY

    SALTY Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2000
    The 14 is one of my favorite Beckers - I mean they are all my favorites but the cost, weight, size to performance ratio of the 14 is just amazing. To say that it punches above its weight is an understatement.
     
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  15. Scott Deibler

    Scott Deibler Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 1, 2017
    I can't praise the 14 highly enough. It takes everything I throw at it which is why it remains my edc knife.
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  16. Scott Deibler

    Scott Deibler Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 1, 2017
    Plus the 14 is the perfect size for prying out packaging staples
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  17. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    The 14 is a fantastic little blade for sure :thumbsup: I carry and use the 24 more :D
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    I went with the little one below at the top of the pic for more hand room :)
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  18. GeofS

    GeofS Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    I think I may have to copy you on this, I have three 14s and one modded like yours with Ttw scales seems like a great idea. :thumbsup:
    The globetrotter is a great little blade. Actually, all the KaBar Jarosz fixed blades are really nice. :thumbsup:
     
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  19. CanadaKnifeGuy

    CanadaKnifeGuy Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jan 27, 2019
    I have the Ka-Bar Jarosz little skeletonized Necker and I think it's by far the best of the little, cheap neckers .

    Great ergonomics and perfect for when you need a sub 3" (2.5" blade) knife that's super compact.
     
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  20. GeofS

    GeofS Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    I agree...
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    They don’t look like that anymore, that pic was taken over a year ago.

    The BK23 mini-King is a solid blade too...
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