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KA-BAR Becker Companion BK2/BK22

KA-BAR Becker Companion BK2/BK22

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16 hours left and no purchases - could it be the high price or that it doesn't ship overseas?
hmmm... No one purchase it yet... Maybe because of that Massdrop policy to not ship knives overseas to some countries.... I also want to buy it, but it can't be shipped to Indonesia. Sad.
Traviscwv
Above is the link for the BK 22.....
Here is the BK 2.... same thing... save a few bucks and a month or so.
https://smile.amazon.com/Ka-Bar-Becker-Campanion-Fixed-Blade/dp/B001N1DPDE/ref=sr_1_2?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1512492734&sr=1-2&keywords=ka-bar+bk2
No matter which model you get, you'll probably find the stock sheaths inadequate for anything more than storing the knife in. For field use, both/either are pretty much junk. Below is my custom leather/Kydex hybrid sheath for one of my BK2's. I've got full-on leather and full-on Kydex sheaths for my other Beckers. I don't really have a preference for functionality with either material, but I am partial to the aesthetics of leather. The problem with the stock BK2 sheath is that it dulls the blade with repeated draws/insertions, and two of the three that I have, had sheaths that were molded for a way too tight fit such that I had to reach around with my weak hand to hold the sheath while drawing (still with difficulty) the knife with my strong hand. The BK22's canvas sheath is just flimsy and cheap. $70 bucks for the knife is a pretty good price, but that's really all you're paying for is the knife. No one I know would buy either of the stock sheaths that go with these knives if they didn't come in the box. Find a decent sheath maker, and you'll never regret buying a BK&T knife of any size/description.
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Why are the pictures so poor?
Ended up ordering the BK22 straight from Amazon. After all was said and done, I ended up paying $2.00 above the MD price, with free shipping, and it will get here on Tuesday. Hence why I only order rare or hard to get items from MD.
Would the plastic sheath be compatible with a Tek-Lok?
One of the pictures shows the thumb ramp of the BK10, which the BK2/BK22 doesn't have. Just a heads up.
Why is this item's shipping charge to Canada pricier, at USD 23.50 -- whereas the bigger Kbar BK21 Kukri comes cheaper, with a USD 10.50 charge???
Sometimes Massdrop has good deals, sometimes not so much. I can purchase the BK22 on Amazon and SAVE $ 3.28, AND have it by day after tomorrow. I am a big Massdrop fan, and in fact have 3 items in process as I write this, but have discovered that about half the time I can find it for a similar price or cheaper on Amazon, AND not have to wait a month to get it. Be sure and hit the "Join" icon so you can see the freight amount. Sometimes, as on the BK22, it can be a real game changer. Not so long ago, Massdrop showed the freight without having to go this extra step. Pretty sure why they changed to the new format : /
This drop just re-opened. It's currently listed at ~$82 on Amazon. Was it a common experience to receive this drop later?
Shockolate
Delivery was about 2 months after estimate last time around
I suspect this will be my last order with massdrop. Placed the order on March 30. Account was charged April 7. Here we are May 30. Still haven't received my order.
When will this order be processed and shipped. I'm tired of the same reply and this is unacceptable!
" Good news: We have placed the order with the vendor and we are waiting for the units to be shipped to our warehouse. Once the units are packed and ready we will ship them as soon as possible and we will notify you." Your patience is appreciated please let me know if you have questions. 
Paratrooper72
Yeah, at this point any update would be nice.
TheGreatBowald
I've asked for a refund, I can go elsewhere and not have to deal with poor service.
Just got news that smooth finish is not going to happen. After two updates stating the vendor is "gathering and packing the order" ??? Massdrop; youre a nice concept, but you really suck.
Is this gen1 or gen2? Full tang or the hollowed out?
Leprechaun1989
Most likely gen 2. They stop producing the full handle years ago. Is it still a tang that runs all the way to the back but like you said they are hollowed.
I have beefier hands and the weight feels just right. My BK-2 came with the heavily textured coating that really makes it drag in a cut. Solution: remove the handles; strip the coating; force a patina; add micarta scales (which fit all the larger BK knives). I am ordering another because I want the smooth coating so I have a nice option for more 'formal' occasions (Eg. Tea with The Queen) ! 🎩
PS. Massdrop could probably get an even better price because this is their old coating and no longer the Becker 'Thang'... Discontinued Item.
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/ka-bar-bk22
Available at Amazon for basically the same price when you include shipping...and you get it in 2 days, not 6-8 weeks. I like Massdrop a lot for their marketing but almost every item I price check is similar or less expensive elsewhere and ships in days instead of weeks. Massdrop claims that it can offer better prices through economies of mass purchase, but in reality, I almost never see that play out.
allinadventure
You misunderstand. They get the better prices. You get to help them make money.
Does KA-BAR have a re-sharpening warranty?
Neblin7
I would just learn how to sharpen it yourself, not only is it a great skill to learn but most of the time when u send it to a company to get it sharpened they put it on a grinder and take alot of the blade off with it.
Debating between this and the Ontario Bushcraft Field Knife, any thoughts?
Hyperbrain10
I would get this one.
I have the BK2 and it's a solid knife. I use mine for field-dressing large game. If you wanted, you could chop through a pelvis or rib cage with it.
Is this offer ONE knife or TWO?
Scout1247
One or the other. BK2 OR BK22
Have lusted after this awesome knife with some micarta grips for a long time now. Unfortunately on this drop "All orders will be shipped by the vendor" And they want to charge US$ 31.75 to ship it to NZ.
Wish Massdrop would just give up on handing shipping over to the vendor and do all overseas shipping themselves.
Aotearoan
Me too, from NZ also.
menial
Same here from Oz. Thats half the price of the knofe just for shipping? No thanks...
$76.60 delivered on Amazon.
Traviscwv
Everybody needs to take a page from Amazon's book of business!
Great knife, I have a BK2, it's very heavy. Carrying it on your belt will make your pants sag on one side. I've used it camping, took down several branches for a shelter, then slices sausage and cut bacon. The black finish is coming off from hits and scrapes, and the blade needs correcting now (from where I was gardening and chopping out baby pecan trees, and ended up being rocks in the soil). I still have the stock handles and have gotten blisters from them, they are also a bit slick when wet. I need to order some micarta handles.
EDC, you have to be kidding. Generally speaking most humans consider pocket folders for EDC.
Just got mine. Holy shit this thing is a beast. I already have a BK16, and figured the 22 would be bigger and heavier, but this is like four times the knife. Normally, I would take the 16 and my dad's old estwing hand hatchet when I am cold-weather backpacking. Excited to see if this can replace both.
Also, I am glad I picked up the micarta scales. They add grip without being the least bit "gritty". I was afraid they would be similar to a used sheaf of high grit sandpaper or emery cloth. Not the case at all. They are almost soft to the touch, and definitely feel secure in grip when hacking at stuff.
Great news group! We’re happy to report that all of the orders have been shipped out from our warehouse and are now on the way to you! Please allow 24-48 hours for tracking to get into the shipper's system and start updating.
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A quick update for you all! The group's order arrived earlier to our warehouse in New Jersey and many of the individual packages have already shipped back out. We anticipate the remaining orders going out by the middle of this week and we'll be sure to update the group again once we've shipped complete.
Thanks for your patience and expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 9/4 or sooner if something comes up.
It’s happening! Thanks to each of you, the drop was a success and we have contacted the vendor for the KABAR BK2 & BK22 and submitted the group’s order. They are now working hard and preparing your orders for shipment to our warehouse in New Jersey, where our team will be standing by ready to break everything down into individual orders and reship them directly to you. We currently expect to have everything out of our warehouse and on its way to you by 9/9.
We will certainly keep you up to date on the process and provide all of you with updated information about the order status as soon as it becomes available to us.
You can expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 8/31 .
You can also tell it's the new version as it's got the metal butt that extends beyond the handle. The first version did not have that. The second version also has a different blade coating than the first.
I'm not aware that there's been any additional revisions beyond that.