The KA-BAR BK22 Companion is one of the heaviest knives in our range. This knife can handle its own. The blade is 6.6 mm thick and made from 1095-carbon steel. This steel, however, is not corrosion-resistant. Fortunately the blade is enhanced with a black coating to make sure maintenance is a lot easier. Thanks to its thickness and the forgiving features of the 1095-steel this knife can handle almost anything: it is pretty much impossible to break. In addition, the knife is easy to sharpen which is why this knife is so incredibly popular.
The comfortable handle is made from Zytel. A durable light-weight and strong type of plastic. Because of its size the BK2 can also be easily be used if you have large hands or when wearing gloves. At the end of the handle a part of the steel tang is sticking out, which you can use as an improvised hammer.
The nylon sheath with a belt loop is included. This allows you to attach the KA-BAR BK22 to your belt
The KA-BAR BK22 is exactly the same as the BK2, the only difference is the sheath.
|Finish blade||dark coating|
|Blade shape||drop point|
|Type of edge||plain edge|
Harv Stembridge, Castletown.
Monday 11 March 2019
This is, as expected a monstrous knife it is heavy, sturdy and in my example just about shaving sharp..After a bit of stropping it was hair popping with ease. I have had a few Beckers over the years and have always been impressed with the build quality...providing....you know what you are buying..This is a knife to be used not looked at, if you are going to study it's fit and finish in infinite detail, then you probably aren't the right owner for the bk2. If you are the sort of person who is going to take it to the woods, cut tree branches, baton firewood (if you must) throw it about, open cans, cut inappropriate materials and generally not be too bothered about it...Then you are a Becker owner... Only problem with it is....Everything I mention above, apart I guess from can opening, can be better accomplished with an axe of similar weight....Hmmm..now there's food for thought... And I'm not a fan of the sheath...in fact it's pretty awful..I shied away from the plastic/nylon/imitation kydex/whatever one as it's supposed to blunt the knife but, the bk22 floppy cordura alternative that I bought is....Kinda tacky...So you may want to factor in some custom kydex.. All in all an extremely robust no frills utilitarian knife to be used often and probably just kept in the truck..
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