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Got my dream Becker - BK15 has arrived!

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by CanadaKnifeGuy, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. CanadaKnifeGuy

    CanadaKnifeGuy Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 27, 2019
    My coveted BK-15 finally showed up and I couldn't be happier . :)

    Knifes are supposed to cut, slice and stab stuff . This does that.... WELL! It is light, but with the added blade length, it chopped little branches off amazingly well, likely due to the blade profile and the added top swedge and being 1" longer than something like a BK16 / Mora Companion.

    While the BK-14 may be my ideal EDC, the BK-15 is my ideal weekends (EWEDC?) and bush-use knife. :thumbsup:

    They both fit my tiny Trumpian hands really well. I will likely add some TKC scales, as they are a bit thinner still... Was going to go with some colour (blue or green)... But black looks really good... But seems odd to spend $50USD + shipping for another set of black scales....


    My EDC is a hybrid collaboration between ESSE (their handle) and BK&T (their blade shape)... and my EWEDC is a collab between Ethan Becker's amazing handle and Jerry Fisk's blade design. Best of both worlds! :thumbsup:

    KA-BAR, ESSE, Ethan Becker and Jerry Fisk.... I think I could do worse! :eek:

    The KA-BAR short leather sheath is inexpensive and fits absolutely perfectly with "just-the-tip" (my favorite highschool game) showing through the hole at the bottom:

    The stock nylon / molle / belt sheath is really stellar, for that type of tactical, utilitarian sheath. Great quality. It's a bit more than I want to wear most times, but I WILL switch to it from time to time, because it's just handy and seems durable!

    A Victorinox SwissChamp fits perfectly in the stock sheath pocket, as does a mylar emergency blanket. You could also fit a small stone, lighter and some tinder / fatwood.


    Not sure if I'll get some kydex for x-draw or even a chest carry rig!?

    Love this thing! I don't buy knifes for collectable or jewelery purposes. I want to be able to beat on them as needed . :D

    Related: Check out these videos:
    Jerry Fisk explains blade profiles and it's obvious that the second last one is his favorite, what the BK-15 has on it with the swedge to improve material flow and in the second video, even uses a BK-15 for a sharpening demonstration.

  2. Aikiguy


    Aug 28, 2013
    Congrats on the new steel. I’m sure you’ll get good use out if it.
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  3. CanadaKnifeGuy

    CanadaKnifeGuy Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 27, 2019
    I wanted my next knife to be a real "user" .

    It's getting hard to justify more specialty pieces that might see use once a year if that.

    The BK-15 will get used on food (it made a honeydew seem like butter), game and for bushcraft.

    This and a hatchet or this and a silky saw would be all I needed for everything .

    LOVE the feel of 1095 cro-van and sharpening it is great and then after use... A simple stropping is all it really ever needs! :thumbsup:

    Only 1 more knife on my hitlist now. I'm sure I'm the first to say that... Right!?
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  4. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    Congrats you have a winner there in the BK15 ... it's one of my favorites!
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  5. chuck4570

    chuck4570 Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 21, 2010
    Congrats, I’m waiting for one that I’m getting from a member of the forum. It’s already been stripped and has a patina plus Micarta scales and a extra Ka-Bar leather sheath. I feel your excitement.
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2019
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  6. austexjg


    Oct 22, 2014
    Congratulations - gotta love the BK15.
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  7. CanadaKnifeGuy

    CanadaKnifeGuy Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 27, 2019
    If I could get away with carrying it daily, I would. It'd be my ideal EDC.

    Might get some weird looks though... Not sure the corporate types would approve / understand.
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  8. upnorth


    Nov 25, 2006
    Yes it's a good one for sure. One that I should have kept I suppose. A TKC scaled E-4 took its place. I think that keeping a 5 was enough. It sits in a Combat Master sheath with micarta scales. I still appreciate the Becker glow, but it is now another ember among others in the fire these days. I am in western Canada myself, and run up to the Boreal forest now and then to play, and resupply my paper birch fire starting stashes, for giggles n schnitz.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2019
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  9. Lapedog

    Lapedog Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2016
    I was always disappointed that the bk5 and bk15 were discontinued. Those are two Beckers I wish were a permanent part of their lineup.

    Congrats; not only is it a very functional knife but it is an absolute beauty.
  10. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Basic Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    Congrats on a Great Knife :thumbsup::thumbsup:
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  11. Rebel Nimrod

    Rebel Nimrod Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 23, 2014
    You have a great couple of knives there! Enjoyed your post! I was/am puzzled why the 15 was never more popular when they were in production, the “gotta havea drop point” craze was too strong I guess. Keep us updated as you use them in the future please.
  12. gmoneyluv

    gmoneyluv Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    Love the 15 and its big brother the 5 – great knives! Congrats!
  13. gtblade


    Oct 22, 2015
    I love mine. The only knife I ever gave away was a brand new bk15 with factory micarta. Should have given him a bk17 as I have a few of those. Had to find a replacement.
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  14. ronnie hood

    ronnie hood

    Mar 12, 2018
    I need to find a bk15, and 5
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