The KA-BAR BK11 Becker Necker features a simple design with a skeletonized handle that's meant to be carried around the neck everywhere you go.
Made from a single piece of 1095 Cro-Van carbon steel, the 6.75-inch knife is strong and durable while the black coating provides extra protection. The blade itself is 3.25 inches long, an ideal size for all-around outdoor tasks.
Unlike many other fixed blade knives, the BK11 leaves its handle without scales. The skeletonized handle allows for customization and reduces the overall weight of the knife. A bottle opener is embedded into the butt of the knife.
The knife comes with MOLLE compatible black hard plastic sheath that can fit comfortably around the neck.
Also note that the revised sheath for the Necker was designed to work with the TDI Metal Belt Clip, #1480CLIP. This allows for easy on and off mounting to a belt, in a boot, or on a tactical vest.
|Blade Material||1095 Cro-Van|
|Blade Type||Flat Grind|
|Handle Material||1095 Cro-Van|
|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|
|Sheath Material||Glass filled nylon|
Making a quality KA-BAR product requires the talent of experienced craftspeople performing dozens of processes with precision and skill. Each knife undergoes specific manufacturing processes to ensure corrosion resistance, strength, edge holding ability, and an out-of-the-box razor sharp cutting edge.
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.