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Interesting story on the origin of the Becker BK14 EsKabar

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:59 am
by Junglas
Hey guys, my favorite neck knife is the Becker BK14 aka the EsKabar. what's not to like? 1095 HC, it's affordable good balance to edge retention and easy t sharpen back up. Nice sized blade for a neck knife. The handle is comfortable and heavily skeletonized to save weight. For me, it's a great choice for hiking, backpacking and EDC even.

I found out a few years ago on the origin of this collaboration between ESEE and Becker knives. I made a video about how first came up with the idea, a average knife nut and BF forum member. I thought it was very interesting I hope you guys like it.

Re: Interesting story on the origin of the Becker BK14 EsKab

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:52 am
by Asymetryczna
Thanks for posting this. I love having yet another blade available somewhere within quick and easy reach like this neck knife. I also like the skeleton-like knives where one can buy or create scales/handles for them. In this case, I wanted something smaller that I forgot was there but was easier to grab if space was tight (e.g. a kayak) and at 7 inches this knife was a little longer than I wanted. So I went with a CKRT minimalist. Alan Folts is a fantastic designer.

Re: Interesting story on the origin of the Becker BK14 EsKab

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:42 am
by Junglas
Asymetryczna wrote:Thanks for posting this. I love having yet another blade available somewhere within quick and easy reach like this neck knife. I also like the skeleton-like knives where one can buy or create scales/handles for them. In this case, I wanted something smaller that I forgot was there but was easier to grab if space was tight (e.g. a kayak) and at 7 inches this knife was a little longer than I wanted. So I went with a CKRT minimalist. Alan Folts is a fantastic designer.

Excellent choice! My hiking buddy has one and I think it's a great choice. Small and very useful. Speaking of Kayaks, I heard ESEE is making a sheath mod for the IZULA for kayaking, canoe, and rafting. The knife would be in stainless and have a bungee restraining cord. Also the zip might be rounded too.

Re: Interesting story on the origin of the Becker BK14 EsKab

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:58 pm
by Ellywick
Interesting story. Thanks for posting!

Re: Interesting story on the origin of the Becker BK14 EsKab

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:36 am
by Junglas
Ellywick wrote:Interesting story. Thanks for posting!
Thanks brother, I thought I would interest other knife nuts :D

Re: Interesting story on the origin of the Becker BK14 EsKab

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:15 pm
by Storm Crow
Gotta say, little jealous of your video's production value. :mrgreen: Nicely done!

Re: Interesting story on the origin of the Becker BK14 EsKab

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:51 am
by Junglas
Storm Crow wrote:Gotta say, little jealous of your video's production value. :mrgreen: Nicely done!
Wow that's really nice of you to say! I've been watching a lot of YT videos where people do slide shows like that and I did my best to copy them. I really appreciate your kind words, I feel motivated to make more vids like this!

Re: Interesting story on the origin of the Becker BK14 EsKab

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:04 am
by Storm Crow
I do well if I don't get comments about my cameraman's loud breathing. :roll:

Re: Interesting story on the origin of the Becker BK14 EsKab

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:35 am
by Halfapint
Storm Crow wrote:Gotta say, little jealous of your video's production value. :mrgreen: Nicely done!
Storm Crow we love your videos, they're always fun and goofy! You don't need no fancy video production!

Re: Interesting story on the origin of the Becker BK14 EsKab

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:17 am
by Junglas
Storm Crow wrote:I do well if I don't get comments about my cameraman's loud breathing. :roll:
I just sub'd to you, your videos are awesome don't change a thing!

Re: Interesting story on the origin of the Becker BK14 EsKab

Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:51 am
by Asymetryczna
I finally watched the video all the way through. Thanks again. I enjoy learning about the history of items, the ideas behind them, the designer, etc. I have Izulas so should have noticed why the handle looked familiar. I may have to check one out. In terms of neck carry, I have mostly opted for smaller blades but the idea is the same.
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