The KA-BAR BK72. A unique Knivesandtools Exclusive!
This amazing survival knife was created through a unique collaboration between KA-BAR and Knivesandtools. It's the first time in KA-BAR's long history that they're releasing an exclusive. And it's absolutely amazing! An upgraded version of the well-known Becker BK2/BK22 survival knife. This is a large fixed knife famous for its ability to handle anything you can throw at it. If you could choose only one tool to use for the rest of your life, the Becker BK72 would be an excellent choice.
So what's new?
The blade is still 6.35 mm thick and runs throughout the entire handle. However, the BK72's blade is made from CPM S35VN steel instead of the standard 1095 carbon steel. CPM S35VN has been a fixture in the knife world for many years. It is incredibly stainless, retains its sharpness well and is easy to sharpen. A great type of steel that is still very much appreciated among knife makers after all these years. The comfortable handle has also seen a change; the scales are made from black micarta, a composite material from linen and synthetic resin. It’s nicely lightweight and very grippy, even in wet circumstances. Quite an upgrade from the standard plastic scales!
The KA-BAR is available in two versions:
- The first version 'KABK72' features a cool, stonewashed blade finish, black micarta scales and even the hardware features the tough-looking stonewashed finish.
- The second version 'KABK72BK' features a sleek, black DLC coating, black micarta scales and even the hardware features the black DLC coating.