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#156505 - 11/27/08 11:31 PM Looking for a knife close to the Becker Brute
dweste Offline
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I have folders and fixed blade woodcraft knives, but have been reading about the virtues of a bigger knife like the apparently now defunct Becker Brute. I have worked with a few machetes and kukris (sp?) and would like to own something decent but not super expensive in a larger fixed blade.

Thoughts?

Thanks.

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#156506 - 11/27/08 11:48 PM Re: Looking for a knife close to the Becker Brute [Re: dweste]
Matt Offline
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Registered: 05/24/08
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Loc: Texas
I too was looking for one but I ended up with the Kershaw Outcast.

Here is a link to compare the two.

http://www.m4040.com/Knifemaking/REVIEWS/FieldBladeReview-KershawOutcast.htm

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#156509 - 11/28/08 02:04 AM Re: Looking for a knife close to the Becker Brute [Re: dweste]
lifeview Offline
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Loc: Nashville,TN USA
Possibly the Ka-Bar 1244 Camp Knife. Both use 1095 high carbon steel and have a Bolo type shape.
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#156515 - 11/28/08 04:44 AM Re: Looking for a knife close to the Becker Brute [Re: lifeview]
Stretch Offline
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I second the Kabar Camp Knife. Also, Becker just came out with their 7 and 9" knives. I think KnifeCenter (et al) has them for about $80.
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#156566 - 11/29/08 12:55 AM Re: Looking for a knife close to the Becker Brute [Re: Stretch]
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
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Ontario has some carbon blades in their spec plus line that are robust and in your price range.

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#156622 - 11/29/08 05:15 PM Re: Looking for a knife close to the Becker Brute [Re: Chris Kavanaugh]
Themalemutekid Offline
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Will Kabar resurrect the Becker Brute? I own the Kabar camp knife, but would like to own a brute too.
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#156623 - 11/29/08 05:20 PM Re: Looking for a knife close to the Becker Brute [Re: Themalemutekid]
Desperado Offline
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I think it will be a baby steps kind of thing.
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#156673 - 11/30/08 05:25 AM Re: Looking for a knife close to the Becker Brute [Re: Themalemutekid]
Stretch Offline
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Originally Posted By: Themalemutekid
Will Kabar resurrect the Becker Brute? I own the Kabar camp knife, but would like to own a brute too.


Well, it's not exactly the same thing, but pretty close.... maybe better. Ka-Bar has introduced the Becker BK-7 and BK-9, for about $65 and $75 respectively. The steel is 1095-Cro Van and the knife is made in the USA. Knifecenter.com has them. There might be some others too, but I haven't been looking.

I'm just guessing..... the sale of these knives may influence their decision whether or not to bring back the Brute, IF they've even considered it. I think I might rather have the BK-9.
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#156919 - 12/03/08 12:47 AM Re: Looking for a knife close to the Becker Brute [Re: Stretch]
lifeview Offline
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I spoke to Ka-Bar today. They have chosen not to manufacture the Becker Brute. The BK9 is their choice for a knife of that caliber. The BK9, BK7, BK2 and BK3 are now shipping. Regrettably, there are no current plans for the BK10.
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#156945 - 12/03/08 04:28 AM Re: Looking for a knife close to the Becker Brute [Re: lifeview]
sodak Offline
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Yet. Ethan has been asking for input on another forum, and we've been hammering for the Brute, but he's also leaning towards the Camp Knife. We can always hope...

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