Discussion in 'Knives, Gear, Guns And Other Tools' started by mwramos76, Jan 3, 2018.
New kydex from azwelke.com for my Becker BK7
Fantastic work, fits like a glove, a very solid piece.
It really brightens my day!
I had one for a few years and did quite a lot of customizing to it, but I really regret for setting the factory micarta on it - it made a rather neutral balanced knife completely handle heavy and just made it worthless for me. I also had red liners under it + 2 custom sheats for it - one leather and one kydex.
It had the ramp and pommel ground away.
It was a good slicer but to be honest, for me the Esee 6 is a much, much usable blade.
Also had a BK2 for a while, but it was used mostly for batoning.
I had an Eskabar too which I also ruined with heavy G10 scales, unfortunately permanently epoxied and riveted. It was a great little knife before that.
One thing I liked about the Beckers was the steel, it seemed a bit harder than the Esee, but still very flexible.
I have had a Brute for about 15 years , maybe longer. It has cleaned one deer, some fish and a few squirrels (just to see if it could), processed lots of wood and driven in wood and plastic tent stakes.
The Brute is such an awesome design and I would most definitely buy it if it ever returns as a regular production model at regular price.
This thread reminds me that I need to pick up another 16
Ethan has said many times that the Brute will never make a comeback. The BK9 outdoes it all day long. The Brute is an inferior design, imho. That said, I have one that's been reprofiled, and it is fun to use.
The BK9 is nice for sure, I wish I got one a few years back when they were a lot cheaper here. With the current price a Junglas would make a lot more sense to me, as it would already have kydex and great handles.