Knife Specs: Becker Crewman (BK10)
- Weight: 0.75 lb
- Blade Type: Fixed Blade
- Measurements: Blade length 5.5"; Overall length 11"
- Steel: 1095 Cro-Van
- Blade Thickness: 0.188
- Edge Angles: 20 Degrees
- Price: $120
What I like about the knife
I originally purchased this knife looking to get something a little more robust for my camping trips. I have always used cheap folding knives which still do the trick in a lot of circumstances, but I wanted something a little more durable in the case that I ever required it. I planned to use this knife for the typical things I had used knives for in the past. Cutting food, rope, fishing line, whittling wood, and anything else that comes up around the site. I must say that I didn't intend to use this knife to replace my axe in processing wood, but it wasn't until I started doing that, that I finally saw the true value in this knife. Not only is it great for the typical uses of a knife, but in addition I can now leave my axe behind and rely on a folding saw and this knife. I won't start saying that it is easier to cut through wood in comparison to an axe, but it is a lot lighter, and really isn't that much more effort to get through most of the wood you need on your trips. It has held its edge for the entire summer and has taken its fair share of bumps and scrapes on rocks while processing wood. This is a perfect example of the durability this blade steel has. All in all I have been very happy with my purchase and would recommend a similar purchase for those looking to pack light and efficient.
What I don't like about the knife
Now that I have been using this knife for processing wood, I find that I wish I had purchased the knife with a slightly larger blade length. The Becker BK7 has a 7" blade which would allow you to get though slightly larger logs. Even though I really haven't run into any issues with this so far it is something I would caution anyone else looking to make the purchase. The only other thing I would mention is that there is a decent weight to the knife. While this hasn't bothered me, there may be others who want to consider this before purchasing it.