KA-BAR Becker BK2 Companion Fixed Blade Knife Review

Kabar becker bk2 review

Are you a camper who likes spending his days outdoors, but also likes hunting game and preparing meals in the wild?

Do you need a single tool to chop your kindling, skin animals you just hunted and chop vegetables for a nice meal over a campfire?

If you are this sort of do it all survivalist, then Ka-Bar’s Becker BK2 Campanion fixed blade knife is just the right thing for you.

The Becker bk2 performs great in a multitude of roles while showing great durability and very high quality at an affordable price. So if you would like to know about this great knife, check out the becker bk2 informative review below.

KaBar Becker BK2 Campanion Fixed Blade Knife review

Features of the KaBar Becker BK2 Campanion Fixed Blade Knife


The first thing that strikes you about this knife is the 1/4 inch thick blade that just seems indestructible. The blade is a drop point shape, 5.5 inches long with a 20 degree edge and is made of 1095 cro-van steel.

The blade is covered with a thick black coating to additionally protect the blade. This will wear off with use so don’t worry about it. A thick blade from base all the way up to the point, and quality, hard material makes it excellent for stabbing as you don’t really have to worry about damaging the point. You will not destroy this point easily. The steel is durable but soft enough to be sharpened by whetstone.


The total length of 10.5 inches combined with the blade properties and a weight of about one-pound make this a cross over the knife as it really doesn’t fit in neither chopper nor bush craft category. It is larger and heavier than your usual bush craft knife yet has a shorter blade than a chopper.

However, you can expect BK2 to perform quite well in both tasks as it can chop down smaller wood and with some skill do a good job of shaping wood or skinning game. While it might not be as good in those tasks as more specialized blades, if you want to carry only one blade, this knife meets the demands of both worlds.


The handle is made of grivory material and feels very comfortable to grip even for persons with smaller hands. It is made in such a way that you can hold it way down when chopping. This gives you the extra leverage yet the knife still feels secure in your hand.

The bottom of the handle is extended so that the knife can be used as a chisel as well. The handle is held together by three strong bolts. If you take these out, you can pull the handle apart and store small survival items such as fish hooks or bow strings in the handle.


The sheet is very nicely molded kydex sheath that is sturdier than most leather sheaths and has many useful holes along the edge. The knife fits snugly into the sheath and snaps in easily so that you don’t have to worry about it falling out while you move around. The sheath feels very comfortable on your leg.

However, its major downside is the nylon strap that is supposed to be attached to your belt for carrying, which is just way too big. Furthermore, the retention snap is not very well made so it opens easily and unhinges the knife.

So you will be walking around woods with your knife slapping at your thigh. A drain hole at the bottom is a nice detail that keeps your knife dry even in rainy weather.

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  • Pros
  • Great tool that performs well as both chopper and bush knife
  • Significantly cheaper than comparable competition
  • Very durable and tough. Comfortable to grip and easy to handle
  • Cons
  • Not suitable for highly specialized professionals that prefer carrying many knives
  • Nylon strap and retention snap need some fixing to be comfortable and reliable
  • Too bulky for smaller game handling and too short for chopping thicker wood.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. My friend’s BK2 has a pommel and a nylon sheath but mine is different, why?

A. There are two versions of this knife, the newer version has a pommel at the bottom of the handle and a nylon sheath that comes with a pocket and seems to be the preferred sheath option among most of the users.

Q. Why doesn’t my Becket BK2 have a warranty?

A. Some users did not get the warranty in their package so you should check for the small black book with KA-Bar on it, if you don’t have it, you can it request it by email

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Final Verdict

Overall, this knife provides a great single knife alternative to carrying many tools to your hunting and camping trips. It is a well-designed knife that you will enjoy using as you will feel you are handling a beast of a knife. Although it comes with a limited warranty, it will most likely serve you for many years due to its’ rugged nature.


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