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Ka-Bar Becker Short Drop Point

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Item #: KABK-16


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Ethan Becker, an avid outdoorsman and hunter, thoroughly tests all his designs - the BK16 is no exception. This moderately sized field knife has a drop point blade that is short enough for easy choke-up, creating great tip control for detailed tasks such as skinning, but it's big and tough enough to do moderate batoning for kindling to start your camp fire. The 4-3/8" drop point blade is 1095 Cro-Van high carbon non-stainless at 56-58 Rc, with a black powder coat to prevent rust. Blade measures 3/16" thick and 1-1/4" wide. The edge angle (20 degrees each side) is designed for the uses you would expect for this type of knife.

The handle scales are injection molded Ultramid®, a material known for its high mechanical strength, stiffness and thermal stability. They are contoured and smooth to ensure there aren't any rub spots to blister your hand.

A pair of black handle scales are installed and an extra brown pair are included. The tang flares, creating a guard to ensure your hand never travels onto the blade. Measures 9-1/4" overall. Weighs 6.2 oz. Includes a MOLLE compatible Cordura® sheath with hard insert. The knife is made in the U.S.A. The sheath offshore. Suggested retail is $144.19.

The BK16 was always one of Ethan’s favorite knives. See our interview video below:

  • Type
  • Blade
    Drop Point
  • Blade Length
  • Finish
    Black Powder Coated
  • Blade Steel
    1095 Cro-Van
  • Rockwell
  • Handle
    Zytel (Ultramid)
  • Tang
  • Overall Length
  • Weight
    6.2 oz
  • Sheath
  • Origin


Soon after its introduction in the mid-1920's, the KA-BAR trademark became widely known and respected. There have been many versions of how the KA-BAR name came to be, but all evidence points to a letter received from a fur trapper. This particular fur trapper's testimonial turned out to be the most significant ever received by the company.

He wrote, in very rough English, that his gun had jammed and that he had therefore relied on his knife to kill a wounded bear that was attacking him. In thanking the company for their quality product the trapper described using his knife to kill the bear. All that was legible of his scrawled writing was "k a bar". The company was so honored by this testimonial that they adopted this phrase and used it as their trademark, KA-BAR.

KA-BAR is best known for their military production knives. They were chosen by the U.S. Marine Corp. as the primary knife producer for World War II. They also have traditional pocket knives, as well as many options for law enforcement.

$ 103.95