The Becker BK2 Campanion Fixed Blade Knife is a full tang survival knife with an excellent quarter inch blade made out of 1095 cro-van steel. The blade on this knife is extremely though and makes it a serious contender for the ultimate survival knife that we have reviewed. We have found it to be the least expensive heavy duty blade on the market giving a huge bang for your buck. At 5 and ¼ inches the blade isn’t too long where it gets in your way, yet not too short to where you can’t split kindling, and gets high marks from owners for splitting wood. What’s even more amazing is at the time of this review the Becker BK2 has more than 450 5-Star reviews on Amazon. Talk about knife that has satisfied owners.
When it comes to drawbacks the Ka-Bar Becker BK2 Campanion Girvory handles are hollow and become way too slippery to handle when wet. Make sure you have knife secured to your wrist when the handle is wet as you will likely lose your grip. We suggest that if you do get the knife to replace the stock handles with the Micarta handles. Lastly some of the more delicate tasks are a little more difficult to do due to the size of the blade.
The Ka-Bar Becker BK2 Campanion weights in at a full pound, which is as much as some hatchets, and is excellent at splitting wood. It is ergonomically designed by Ethan Becker for Ka-Bar. The Kydex sheath is excellent and won’t retain moisture like a leather sheath. The knife can baton through firewood or a steel pipe, chop a sapling and then fillet a rabbit or fish all in time for dinner. Although the gutting and filleting is a bit more difficult with the thickness of the blade.
Due to the knifes weight backpackers may want to consider other options but for canoers or car campers the Becker BK2 will outperform any survival knife at its price for procuring firewood. The Ka-Bar Becker BK2 Campanion has a definite appeal to the Rambo knife buyer as it way cool and pumps your testosterone when you have it in your hand. Consider getting yours today.