Becker Knife & Tool Tweeners

Ethan Becker knows a thing or two about designing affordable, durable, and useable knives. His Becker Knife & Tool (BK&T) designs have been made by numerous manufacturers over the years, the most recent being KA-BAR. Much of the original BK&T consists of larger knife designs but now KA-BAR and BK&T are introducing the “Tweeners”.

The term Tweeners refers to the smaller size of the new BK-15, BK-16, and BK-17 knives. These new offerings are roughly 3/4 the size of the original knives. They are still large enough to serve as field knives but they are far from being small – hence the nickname, Tweener. Like the other knives in the BK&T line, the Tweeners are ground from 1095 Cro-Van steel and their handles are made from a durable plastic. Each knife comes with a nylon sheath and two sets of handle scales, one black and one coyote brown.

The BK-15 features a 5.5″ upswept or trailing point style blade that is reminiscent of the venerable BK-5 Magnum Camp that was a Jerry Fisk/BK&T collaboration.

The BK-16 has a 4.375″ drop point blade. Drop points are renowned for their all-around usefulness.

The BK-17 has a 4.375″ clip point blade. The clipped point allows for a very fine tip and is reminscent of the classic KA-BAR USMC Combat Knife.

These knives are not on KA-BAR’s website yet, but they will be soon. They are already available at dealers.

3 Responses to Becker Knife & Tool Tweeners

  1. Roadkill May 10, 2012 at 12:56 #

    I got one the BK-17s currently en-route. Will let you know how it works out.

  2. Roadkill May 17, 2012 at 13:48 #

    The finish on this is extremely rough. Like the traction tape used on skateboards. I don’t really think it belongs on a blade. So I stripped mine of its finish to reveal a rather attractive stonewashed finish. Otherwise an impressively comfortable grip, solid sharpness, good heft, solid sheath, and it’s quick in the hand.

    • Matt May 17, 2012 at 13:51 #

      Thanks for your thoughts!

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