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Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by The Warrior, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. GoodPhotos

    GoodPhotos

    6
    Dec 28, 2018
    I roughed out some liners tonight with some 1/8" Zebrawood. I fit them on the blade and put the stock scales back on to see how it may feel in the hand before spending a bunch of effort in finish work.

    While adding 1/4" thickness to the knife in a contrasting wood looks kinda cool, it just feels 'off' in my hand...too thick and a loss of control so I'm gonna stay with the OEM scales and brass hardware.

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  2. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    I suspected that would be the case.
    you might try liners out of something thinner -- like a flexible cutting board - they're about 1mm thick, your zebrawood is 3mm thick.
    to get an ides of how that will feel, try the handle again with only one of the wood liners.
     
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  3. Crag the Brewer

    Crag the Brewer

    173
    Oct 18, 2018
    For some reason I can't see your pics....?
    I think I'm going to try some things, brass shim stock, but idk yet which thickness I'm shooting for...probablly in summer?
     
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  4. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    I suspect you'd be better off shaping new scales from scratch. But this knife has a TALL handle, which tends to limit sculpting options.
     
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  5. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    BK-62 arrived today!!
    Sweet blade. Feels really interesting in the hand, makes me want to wave it around.
    Some notes:

    * The sheath is solid. Impressive, Ka-bar. It's not refined, but at this price point it's great. Good welt, riveting, molding.
    * Love the tumbled finish.
    * Good factory edge. Appears to have been stropped, no burr.
    * I like the walnut scales. Grain is plain, as expected, but no manufacturing flaws
    * I like the button-head allen bolts.
    * Tall flat handle is interesting. Not sure I love it, BUT it indexes VERY well, and is super versatile. The narrow blade and tall handle give good torque in wood, as expected.
    * Centered point makes drilling easy.

    Some minor issues:
    * plunges are a bit uneven at the edge
    * Plunges appear to be a bit over-ground at the spine. It's actually thinner at the spine plunge than further down the blade spine over the belly. I think the big disc grinders that do the main bevels probably need adjusting. Tolerable, though.

    I ordered from Tomars:

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    Out of the box:

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    Slender and tapered tang are dead sexy!:

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    Long gentle swedge is dead sexy!:

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    Scales after some 400x sandpaper, BLO, and furniture wax:

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  6. Xr6x

    Xr6x Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    Great review, but you forgot to give your opinion on the dog tag :p. I really like the this Knife and Sheath package glad you like it :thumbsup:
     
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  7. The Warrior

    The Warrior ◄Dubzerator► Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    Good stuff daizee, glad you got one in. 'Tis a cool freakin blade. Your scales look awesome.
     
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  8. GeofS

    GeofS Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Trying out a new holiday gift today, an electric smoker.

    Ribs (pork and beef) and a chicken. The Kep butchered the ribs nicely...

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    The Kep is very slicey! :thumbsup:
     
  9. GeofS

    GeofS Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    Meat juice patina:
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  10. daizee

    daizee KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 30, 2009
    Cat, with BK-62 for scale:

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  11. Sulaco

    Sulaco

    Nov 15, 2003
    Hey which version of the Kephart is that in the top of your picture Bladite?
     
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  12. tjswarbrick

    tjswarbrick Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2011
  13. JoshSkaarup

    JoshSkaarup

    84
    Nov 15, 2018
    Some mild sacrilege this morning; I cut some cross hatching into the walnut scales. Gives a little bit of texture and some added grip. I like how it feels. The grooves are currently filled with some wax paste that I apply every so often to the handle.

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  14. The Warrior

    The Warrior ◄Dubzerator► Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    Not a sacrilege at all, make it your own. :thumbsup:
     
  15. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    Looks pretty neat Josh:thumbsup:
     
  16. Rebel Nimrod

    Rebel Nimrod Gold Member Gold Member

    666
    Jan 23, 2014
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    BK-62 with my JK Custom, Condor and Tom Chitwood modified OH. Was very blessed to have received the 62 as a Christmas gift!
     
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  17. tjswarbrick

    tjswarbrick Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    That top one looks really well executed, RN. I presume it's the JK.
     
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  18. GeofS

    GeofS Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    I think I’m finally done messing with my second BK62.

    The recap:

    Sanded to 600 grit and added one layer of tung oil. When that cured, I added a layer of boiled linseed oil. When that cured, I added another layer of tung oil. When that cured, I melted pure beeswax, swabbed it all over the scales and then buffed off the excess.

    It has a nice grip to it...

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    Now I’m going to revisit my first BK62 again. I can do better than this...

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  19. Xr6x

    Xr6x Basic Member Basic Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    Just mineral oil for me :thumbsup: it's easy and it drys just fine :D keep applying and rubbing till it won't soak in let sit for 1 hour wipe off ,done :thumbsup: might need a drop or two down the road or might not :D
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    Food safe too :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  20. Rebel Nimrod

    Rebel Nimrod Gold Member Gold Member

    666
    Jan 23, 2014
    Yes sir, top one is a JK with Iron wood and O1. He does good work!
     
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