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Becker more handle grip/ mods

Discussion in 'KA-BAR Knives' started by Warriors Meadow, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. Warriors Meadow

    Warriors Meadow

    Feb 11, 2016
    Just pulled the trigger on the Bk4. See the one knife bow build thread.

    Which Becker for building a bow?

    I've heard people saying the only thing they'd change about the Beckers is more grip on the handles.

    I'm now very curious to see what others have done to add more grip. I've seen many different mods online but wanted some real world input or what you have found works or doesn't for your needs and uses.

    Pics are always appreciated and I'm also open to other mod ideas (knife and sheath).

    Thanks in advance.
  2. badguy


    Jun 21, 2009
    Have the scales bead blasted then wash them off in the kitchen sink.
  3. KingMC

    KingMC The Pun-isher Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    The more I use a Becker the less I see the need for more grip. I also thought and read the same as you, that the grivory was too slick for a typical knife handle. After a year or more, I've grown to realize that more grip isn't necessary when the handle is as well-designed as Becker handles are. I own a BK9 and added wood scales, but the minimal extra grip didn't do anything too drastic to improve the knife's overall feel.

    I also saw this thread


    and was pretty soundly convinced that the handles are well designed, plus when Ethan Becker admitted that the slickness is a design feature to alleviate hot spots and sore on the hand from long use, I was doubly convinced.

    Now nothing looks better than a Becker in a set of custom scales (the grivory is pretty plain to look at), but as far as improving the grip I am not sure if it really needs to be done unless it's a mental comfort to have that extra grip.

  4. James w

    James w Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 6, 2015

    Nice looking bk 9 btw
  5. Warriors Meadow

    Warriors Meadow

    Feb 11, 2016
    Thanks for all the replies so far. I appreciate it.

    I may just have to wait and see how it feels.

    That's what I was thinking until I saw the KING all dressed up. I've looked at many after market options already but I'm think of having a buddy of mine make me up some laminated wood scales.

    Now back to google to figure out the wood colours/ patterns.

    Thanks again.
    W. M.
  6. CM_Rick


    Jan 10, 2011

  7. Warriors Meadow

    Warriors Meadow

    Feb 11, 2016
    I guess I have nothing to worry about.

    Thanks for posting that video. If the handles are that good I'll have look into lanyards and sheath customizations to personalize "insert the future name for my knife".
  8. Warriors Meadow

    Warriors Meadow

    Feb 11, 2016
    My machax is here and it feels great in my hand I just can't wait to go try it out.


    Sent from my D6503 using Tapatalk
  9. NCSlice


    Feb 22, 2015
    Congrats man! Let us know what you think 👍
  10. Warriors Meadow

    Warriors Meadow

    Feb 11, 2016
  11. Liam Ryan

    Liam Ryan

    Sep 26, 2005
    I watched a review of the BK9 on youtube, the guy is called Tactical, he just slipped a ranger band over it and seemed to like the performance. (aka, bike inner tube)
    I find the handles just at the top of the fatness acale for me though so it may make it too thick.
    I have two sets of blanks cut out for scales, wood and micarta, I really need to get going on finishing them up.

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