Becker question?

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Looking into buying my first Becker. What Becker would be best as a backpacking and camp knife? I plan to use this knife for a variety of tasks. Was thinking about the bk2 but was wondering if the weight would be to much. Your input and knowledge would be awesome. Thanks guys!
 
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Which one calls to you the most? Get that one. And bear in mind they're addictive. You won't stop with whatever you get.
 
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Oh I'm sorry for leaving that out. I plan to use the knife for a lot of things like feather sticks, making spears, maybe some light batonning, whittling by the fire, and food prep. Pretty much as an all round backpacking/camp knife
 

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Oh I'm sorry for leaving that out. I plan to use the knife for a lot of things like feather sticks, making spears, maybe some light batonning, whittling by the fire, and food prep. Pretty much as an all round backpacking/camp knife

I'd say a BK16, unless you have huge hands like me.
 
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I vote bk16 or bk10 both will do everything you listed. I just prefer the bk10 because it fits my hands better.
 
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^ This. I have both and if my hands were like Truckosaurus I'd swing more towards the 10. But I don't. So the 16 would be my pick overall. It is one fine blade. TBH if I had have bought the 16 before any other Beckers I would have been inclined to end there. Ha! Who am I kidding! These things are more addictive than meth and heroin combined. Be warned Herb Ninja..
 

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BK15 - 5.5" of slicing goodness for feathersticking, whittling, and food prep.

BK10 - a heavier 5.5" if batoning is higher on your list than the 3 tasks above.
 
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There is always the bk12... Great all around blade that will suit your hiking and camping needs
 
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Bk16 with a kydex sheath...best all around light weight option. The bk2 is an awesome knife as well, and if you want a knife that you can beat the hell out of without worry than that's the best choice.
 
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If you don't need to do any chopping, definitely the BK16. If you are hot to chop, then get a BK4 while the getting is good.
 
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I dont know i just got both in the past few weeks. I have average to small hands. When i hold the bk2 everything is perfect. She doesnt feel heavy just...right. The bk16 is a much more friendly knife. It looks less threatening it slice alot better. The 16 feels small in my hands i am 5'7" 125lbs no alien hands here. That being said it could be that i have had the 2 a few weeks and the 16 a day. Might need some getting used to.
 
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I dont know i just got both in the past few weeks. I have average to small hands. When i hold the bk2 everything is perfect. She doesnt feel heavy just...right. The bk16 is a much more friendly knife. It looks less threatening it slice alot better. The 16 feels small in my hands i am 5'7" 125lbs no alien hands here. That being said it could be that i have had the 2 a few weeks and the 16 a day. Might need some getting used to.
After Handling a full size Becker for awhile almost any other knife is going to feel small lol
 
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