KA-BAR Becker Companion Fixed Blade Survival Knife
The Becker Companion by KA-BAR knives really lives up to its name: bring this bad boy along with you on your next hunting or camping trip, and you'll be calling it your BFF in no time. Its well-balanced Grivory handle maintains your grip stability as you put this knife to work skinning wild game, slicing meat, and chopping down small trees. Like a reliable camping buddy, this knife doesn't need a whole lot of maintenance: it's rust-proof and needs minimal sharpening and touch-ups. Includes a custom glass-filled nylon sheath.
• Blade length 5-1/2"
• Overall length 10-1/2"
• Blade Detail: Drop point plain edge
• Steel: 1095 cro-van
• Grind: Flat
• Handle Material: Grivory
|Blade Length||5.25 inches|
|Blade Material||Carbon Steel (1095)|
|Total Length||10.63 inches|
|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|
|Knife Weight||16.0 ounces|
|Country of Origin||USA|
What is the story of the knife?
Great knife ..used it a few times already keeps a good edge..even did some digging with it..
Never leave the wire without this guy strapped to my vest. It's a bit heavy for some, but the weight can help to create momentum when thrusting or hacking. Keeps an edge pretty well too.
This is without a doubt, (in my tactical mind) one of the best knives for the money out there right now... It is extremely robust and it has a heft and a feel that sits perfectly in your hand. It is the perfect knife to build a shelter, start a fire, collect kindling for the same fire, large or small skinning jobs, and even self defense if it come to that. You can gouge, chop, cut, parry or even hammer with it and it will keep an edge for ever I will never get rid of mine...
It is a good knife but the sheath did dull the blade.
This knife is of excellent size and heft.The point looks as though it will sustain much use as the drop is good and 1/4 inch thickness is substantial. The hammer at the pommel is quite useful. The grip is of decent size and is comfortable. The grivory material is, however, too smooth for security.It needs to be checkered in some way to provide a more stable grasp. The sheath is good with the belt loop attached very strongly but at least as new takes much effort to remove the knife from from out of the sheath. Sharpness is decent. At Cold Steel, Andrew Demco designs some grips from out of grivory and G10 that fit like a glove and give very positive control. The hand takes to them warmly.
Heavier knife than I thought I was buying but it worked out okay because it was a gift for a big man.
Making a quality KA-BAR product requires the talent of experienced craftspeople performing dozens of processes with precision and skill. Each knife undergoes specific manufacturing processes to ensure corrosion resistance, strength, edge holding ability, and an out-of-the-box razor sharp cutting edge.
Soon after its introduction in the mid-1920's, the KA-BAR trademark became widely known and respected. There have been many versions of how the KA-BAR name came to be, but all evidence points to a letter received from a fur trapper. This particular fur trapper's testimonial turned out to be the most significant ever received by the company.
He wrote, in very rough English, that his gun had jammed and that he had therefore relied on his knife to kill a wounded bear that was attacking him. In thanking the company for their quality product the trapper described using his knife to kill the bear. All that was legible of his scrawled writing was "k a bar". The company was so honored by this testimonial that they adopted this phrase and used it as their trademark, KA-BAR.
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