The BK-2 is a knife for the real heavy duty knife user. Solidly made out of 1095 cro-van carbon steel, great knife. Built like a tank ¼" full tang. Right out of the box it was nice and sharp. Simple design, nothing can really go wrong... except maybe some rust if you don't put vegetable oil on it after use around water or moisture. Use vegetable oil so you can cut food with it.
The handle scales are removable, which is a good feature in case you get dirt under them and need to clean the knife. Another advantage to removable scales is that you can easily replace them with wood, micarta, bone or antler scales if you want to dress the knife up a bit. I am going to get some micarta scales "KA-BAR BK-77"
I've purchased a few knives in my time. The Becker companion is the most rugged knife I have ever seen for the price, I am very pleased with my purchase. Looking forward to many years of service as I gain experience. In my opinion the value of this knife cannot be beat. I was comparing several other knives that cost much more than this one, but the BK2 kept coming up in reviews. So I decided to take a chance and order this knife. I am so glad I did.
Buy it. You will like it too.
A 5 star product.
The actual knife received is the second generation bk2 that has a better sheath and exposed pommel.