KA-BAR BK9 Becker Fixed Combat Bowie Knife 9" Carbon Steel Blade, Zytel Handles, Nylon Sheath


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Part #: KABK9 | Becker Knife and Tool
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KABK9: BK9 Combat Bowie Knife


Mr. Becker's combat-ready design is the culmination of over 30 years of survival and para-military training and outfitting experience. The Becker Combat Bowie is a synthesis of Becker's uniquely ergonomic trademark Esta-Loc handle design with a traditionally profiled, highly effective American Bowie style blade. This trademark Becker handle is well known for allowing extended periods of heavy use with less user fatigue than most other knives in its class.

The 9" Bowie inspired shape of the Combat Bowie is a useful performer in a variety of fieldcraft and combat chores. The stout, 3/16" thick, 1095 CroVan carbon tool steel blade, is thinly ground for the ultimate in chopping with a deep belly and thin edge that still allows for controlled slicing. The short clip swedge gives the Combat Bowie a unique blade profile that pierces well but is strong enough for many prying and digging tasks. In addition, the grip tang of the Combat Bowie incorporates a uniquely shaped butt extension that will work well for most light hammering jobs in the field.

The Combat Bowie sheath is black Nylon with an internal Kydex stiffener for user safety during hard use. This sheath has been extensively field tested overseas with the Combat Utility Model (BK-7) and has received many accolades from military and civilian users alike. An elasticized auxiliary pouch appropriately sized for a survival kit or spare handgun magazine is permanently attached to the front of the sheath.


  • Blade Length: 9" 1095 CroVan
  • Overall Length: 14.75"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.188"
  • Blade Coating: Black epoxy powder coat
  • Grind: High, flat saber grind
  • Handle Material: Full tang, Grivory
  • Sheath: Black Nylon w/ kydex insert
  • Weight: 1.15 lbs
  • Made in USA

UPC Code: 617717200090

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.
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, Nylon also is very strong
KA-BAR BK9 Becker Fixed Combat Bowie Knife 9" Carbon Steel Blade, Zytel Handles, Nylon Sheath rated 4.613 stars out of 5 (31 reviews)
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KA-BAR BK9 Becker Fixed Combat Bowie Knife 9" Carbon Steel Blade, Zytel Handles, Nylon Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
James A
Philadelphia Pa
Aug 15, 2020
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Handle Material, Sheath/Scabbard
When I first recieved my knife it was like Christmas! I took it out of the box and it felt awesome! Obviously, I had to check the sharpness and easily shaved hair right off my arm! The only downside are the scales but I ordered micarta and installed them, and the knife looks badass! Other then that, I'm trying to get use to the coating on the blade. Either way I am totally satisfied with the purchase. That being said, I haven't taken it out to the woods yet, and have no doubt its capability! I will be doing another review, when being tested out in the field so keep a look out!
KA-BAR BK9 Becker Fixed Combat Bowie Knife 9" Carbon Steel Blade, Zytel Handles, Nylon Sheath
rated 5 stars out of 5
Jeff S
Nov 04, 2019
Pros: Materials, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: None
Long term "test"....
I've had my BK-9 for almost 20 years now; it was built by Camillus. I have abused this tool in all manner of ways. Carpentry demo, it's been used as a chisel, a pry bar, and a hammer.It's built shelters, fires, and laughs off the dreaded batoning.I'm writing this review today because I had a semi frozen turkey that wasn't playing nice with our kitchen cutlery yesterday. The BK-9 settled the argument. Still using the original sheath too.If you're in the market for a BFK that won't ever let you down, look no further
KA-BAR BK9 Becker Fixed Combat Bowie Knife 9" Carbon Steel Blade, Zytel Handles, Nylon Sheath
rated 4 stars out of 5
Borger, Tx
May 13, 2019
Pros: Blade Material, Weight, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Handle Material
Great knife, cheap sheath.
I would give this knife 5 stars, however, much like many knives today, the sheath is cheap, with very little thought put into it's creation. I am looking for a replacement, or I will make a new one myself.Can't complain about the knife. It will definitely work for what is was made for, and for whatever else one could think to use it for. This is my second, my first went to my son after some modifications. First modification, have the rough finish bead blasted off. It is too rough for any type of smooth cutting. Second modification, replace the scales with Micarta. The scales sold by Knife Center are a great replacement. After that, the knife is just about perfect for a large work horse.
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