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    I just received my BK16

    When I get it unpackaged I notice its not a full flat grind all the way to the spine, but only about a little over half way up to the spine saber grind

    Is this a old stock first production BK16?

    Im going to call ka-bar and ask also

    Just took this picture of here it is BK16


    bottom attached pic is not my knife, just a internet pic
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    Yeah, the new ones are full flat grind and the stamping is laser etched instead. Some people prefer the saber grind though over the ffg.

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    So I called KaBar and the lady had to go ask someone, came back and said this is the first run model, only about 500 were made in 2012

    Then they had some first run that had the signature that were only sold to one store

    So maybe I should save this one as a safe queen , and order another with the FFL

    This one has the saber grind, textured paint and stamp looks laser etched

    They are sending me more handle screws because one was cross threaded and the nut was at a angle
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    Personally, I think the Sabre grind ones look much better. You lucked out.
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    Weird that you'd get a sabre grind one - I've had mine for 2 years and it's full flat! I kinda wish I'd gotten a sabre grind one, but I've gotten the grind on mine where I like it now. Awesome knives!
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    If you ever want to sell it let me know and I'll take it off your hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d-wade View Post
    If you ever want to sell it let me know and I'll take it off your hands.
    Hee Hee

    My first Becker, I got the BK15 too, I like these Beckers, I think Im hooked. Now I gotta decide BK7 or BK10, or spend more BK12

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    The sabre grind ones are kinda collected.

    Might want to save or sell it and order another.

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    The saber ground bk16s are pretty sought after on the becker forum over at bladeforums.
    You could probably sell that for a sizable amount and buy another bk16 and some micarta to go with it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackhawk45hunter View Post
    The saber ground bk16s are pretty sought after on the becker forum over at bladeforums.
    You could probably sell that for a sizable amount and buy another bk16 and some micarta to go with it!
    what Blackhawk said. You should go buy a lotery ticket. Nice score.

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