KA-BAR BK2 Becker Campanion Fixed 5-1/4" Blade, Zytel Handles, Molded Plastic Sheath


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KABK2: BK2 Becker Campanion
If you hunt, camp or spend time afield, we know you will love the Becker Campanion. I have needed this knife for at least 20 of the 45 years that I have spent camping, hunting, and fooling around in odd corners of the earth. The Campanion has a large, comfortable handle, mated to a wide sturdy blade that is as happy skinning game and prying apart joints as it is chopping onions for the chili and splitting out small kindling for the fire. The Campanion blade is constructed from 1095 Cro-Van carbon steel, which is like 1095 carbon steel. It is a low alloy carbon steel but with chrome and vanadium carbides…to provide extra strength and wear resistance, which gives you a knife that is easy to sharpen and still holds a good edge.
  • Devastating cutting power – proven in the world's most challenging environments
  • Each flat ground blade features an incredibly sharp blade and the most comfortable hard-use knife handle in the world
  • Black epoxy coating
  • Blade Length: 5 1/4"
  • Overall Length:: 10 5/8"
  • Blade Steel: 1095 Cro-Van
  • Handle Material: Zytel
  • Weight: 16 oz
  • Sheath Material: Black Glass Filled Nylon
  • Knife Made in USA; Sheath Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 617717200021

Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
1095 Carbon Steel
1095 Carbon Steel An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for its extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel (it will rust) and most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Made in USA
Made in USA This product is USA born and raised.
KA-BAR BK2 Becker Campanion Fixed 5-1/4" Blade, Zytel Handles, Molded Plastic Sheathrated 4.594 stars out of 5 (101 reviews)
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KA-BAR BK2 Becker Campanion Fixed 5-1/4" Blade, Zytel Handles, Molded Plastic Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Jun 24, 2019
Pros: Materials, Finish, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
My favorite fixed-blade!
Excellent tool. Just be sure to get the BK22 sheath or a custom sheath, as the stock GRN sheath severely limits edge retention. As for the knife, it’s absolutely perfect. It does everything I ask of it, and it’s very comfortable. It has become my main camp knife and it gets a lot of use in the woods doing bushcraft activities. I also use it for work, as it can really take a beating. Whether there’s overgrown vines and tall weeds or there’s plaster that needs to be demolished, the BK2 handles it just fine. I clean and oil it several times per week since I use it in the kitchen quite often as well. It’s not an ideal kitchen knife, but I appreciate using tools that I’m familiar with and since I carry my BK2 almost everywhere I’m really familiar with it. It usually rides right behind my Leatherman Wave+ on my belt.As for modifications, I have custom African Rosewood handle scales, stainless hardware, and I’ve put LocTite on the hardware. I also have a custom kydex sheath set up for IWB carry (since I carry it almost every day) and I’ve got a custom Nordic-style leather sheath that I use when I go camping or hiking. Since I got the BK22 version, mine came with the nylon MOLLE sheath. It’s a good sheath, and I do occasionally use it. Since I’ve got two custom sheaths I don’t pull it out often, but it does still get some use. It’s strong, and it has a really nice design. It has holes at the bottom of the sheath that are great for a leg strap, and whenever I use that sheath I have a paracord leg strap to prevent it from flopping around when I walk fast. The MOLLE is good, and it attaches to my MOLLE pack well. However I rarely use that pack, so usually I just have it on my belt. The front pouch is small-ish, but it still does a fine job holding my Wave+. It also has the ability to loop cordage at the top of the sheath to add triple-redundancy to the sheath, thus making it “jump-ready” for military folks. I’m not military and I’ve never needed triple-redundancy, as the snaps are hardcore and are among the strongest snaps I’ve ever seen on a sheath. It’s actually a bit annoying sometimes, but it’s definitely better to be “too secure” than to have a knife fall out of its sheath unexpectedly.Anyways, it’s a great knife and I recommend it to anyone who does a lot of heavy work. It’s my favorite fixed-blade.
KA-BAR BK2 Becker Campanion Fixed 5-1/4" Blade, Zytel Handles, Molded Plastic Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
Larnaca, Ae
Feb 25, 2019
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Weight, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material
One of the best all purpose knives
First of all.i own a bk 32 which is now discontinued,the only difference from bk2 are the stonewashed blade and the handles which are made out from zytel also but are green.I bought this knife from knife center 3 years ago.Congrats to knife center for everything,they are profesionals About the knife now.The price for what you get is more than ok,is an awesome knife 1/4 thick ,1095 Cro van ,and it can get really really Sharp, it will do everything you need.You can chop down a decent size tree or cut a small apple with it.In order to break this knife you need to do things that a knife is not mend to do.Is my reliable friend that if I need something I know Is there.Also if you like to customise knife bk2 is your thing.mine had a stonewashed blade,I made on my own handles from African iroko tree and I ve order a kydex sheath with a sharpener and a firesteel.The 4 stars is because of the sheath.(the nylon one)
KA-BAR BK2 Becker Campanion Fixed 5-1/4" Blade, Zytel Handles, Molded Plastic Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
Edmond , Ok
Jan 23, 2019
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Materials, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Finish, Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard
I really waited too long to get this knife. Like others, I’ve read tons of reviews and watched lots of videos but didn’t believe the hype. This year my wife bought me one for my birthday and I must admit I should have bought one years ago.Compared to my Cold Steel and Schrade knives this BK2 is by far the toughest knife I have. Even at a full pound the balance keeps it comfortably light. The edge is shaving sharp and holds up well after lots of heavy work. This is definitely a knife that will last for years. My only complaints are the handle scales and sheath. The scales are tough but lack a texture or grip. The sheath is good but too tight to draw the blade smoothly. Luckily I know these are minor issues I can modify for little cost. I would highly recommend this as a long term all purpose outdoor knife for anyone on a budget.
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