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#11505 - 12/26/02 08:30 PM Re: My BK-7
rastro Offline
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Registered: 09/23/02
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Loc: Southern California
Check out the following page:

http://www.survival.com/becker.htm

Hope this helps!

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#11506 - 12/27/02 05:01 AM Re: My BK-7; Sheaths & Retention Snaps
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The original sheaths for the Becker were slightly bigger than the ones that are out now. They were recieving complaints that the tie-down rivets in the bottom of the sheath would come off in rare instances, so they re-manufactured the whole sheath. I have one old sheath, and one new sheath. With a little stretching, I was able to get approx. 10 feet of 550, and 6 pieces of tinder behind the new kydex insert. The best way I could find was to put it all in a garbage bag, then stuff it down in there.

I also recieved a few PM's about how I got the knife retention snaps to close with the 550 cord wrapped around the handle. The answer is the same as Neals question. They are using a different sheath now. You can't do this with the new sheath unless you modify the snaps. If you were going to do this simply for better grip, I would suggest getting self-adhesive gauze from Wal-Mart, and wrapping that around the handle. It works fairly well, and you can still use the gauze if an emergency came up.

Hope this helps! Let me know if you would like pictures of the two types of sheaths.

John McIntire

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#11507 - 12/27/02 05:27 AM Re: My BK-7; Sheaths & Retention Snaps
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Yes, I would like pictures of both sheaths. I was able to fit about 10 to 15 feet of paracord, magnesium firestater, allen wrench to open the handle (because I put a firestarter and tinder there), and piece of a knife sharpener I broke behind the kydex insert. I found that there was room behind the kydex but not in front. It seems to be glued because the kydex doesn't come out, but there is a tiny space in the front of the kydex where I managed to stuff a piece of write in rain paper.
Hopefully I can post some pics soon! <img src="images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

Frank

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#11508 - 12/27/02 11:47 PM Re: My BK-7; Sheaths & Retention Snaps
Anonymous
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Thanks, that explains it. I will just have to find another way. BTW I could get an altoids tin in the pouch but it was VERY tight. So I cut off the elastic band that was around the pouch and now the tin is so sloppy I have room for more stuff. I now use a ranger band to keep out the rattle which I believe was the purpose of the elastic to begin with.

Also, (if anyone is having this problem) When I first got it the blade was sloppy in the kydex and rattled alot. I slipped out the kydex from the sheath and on the bottom of the kydex I slipped on a belt clip that was off of an old broken tape measure. Slid the kydex back in the sheath and now it holds the blade tight. Others, heated their kydex and pressed it closer togeather while it cooled which holds the blade tighter.

Neal

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#11509 - 01/04/03 01:29 AM Re: My BK-7
Anonymous
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I took some pictures of my BK-7.




There is a magnesium firestarter, an allen wrench (to open the handle), some paracord, and a piece of a sharpener in there.



Contents of handle.



I will take pictures of the contents of the tin later. Sorry if these pictures are really blurry I took them fast.

Frank

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#11510 - 01/04/03 04:55 AM Re: My BK-7
Anonymous
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I like the knife very much.Does anyone know where I can buy one at

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#11511 - 01/04/03 05:21 AM Re: My BK-7
Anonymous
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Wildernessman,

I suggest trying eBay first. If that's not your taste, I get most of my knives at Knifecenter.com. They have great service, and cheap prices. Here's a link to the Becker BK7 on their website: Becker BK7. Hope that helps!

John McIntire

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#11512 - 01/05/03 05:56 AM Re: My BK-7
Anonymous
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JW, how did you do the paracord wrap around the handle? Is there a pattern to it? How do you deal with the loose ends?

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#11513 - 01/05/03 05:30 PM Paracord handles
Johno Offline
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Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 212
Loc: Scotland
Follow this link to Ranger ricks http://www.therangerdigest.com/index.htm
The instructions are about half way down the page.
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#11514 - 01/06/03 02:34 AM Re: My BK-7
Anonymous
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Yep, that's pretty much what I did, only I didn't soak it in water. Doesn't seem necessary IMO.

John McIntire

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