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    Thumbs up Becker BK9 Mods

    I have a BK9 and I have seen some great leatherwork here, but I am curious if anyone has done any modifications on their BK9 or other Beckers for that matter.

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    Here ya go Buddy, this is one I did awhile back

    http://www.bushcraftusa.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=12721
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    I was going to post my mods in it's own thread, but I will post it here since you asked. I have been admiring (read obsessing) Rick Marchand's fantastic work for some time, and while I cannot pay for a custom knife, I can modify what I have. First, I used paint stripper to remove the black finish off the BK9. Then I took the clunky original handle off and wrapped the tang with epoxy soaked hemp. I laid walnut scales under the wrap to give it some form.



    It is like a totally different knife. I am very pleased with the look and more importantly the feel of it.
    ETA: I also put a convex grind on it a couple of years ago.

    TBone

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    The Becker subforum over at blade forums has tons of examples of Becker (in general) and BK9 (specifically) mods.

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    That thing is breath-taking. Great job. I can't say how well the handle wrap fit the sheath, its just great work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thehighwayman View Post
    That thing is breath-taking. Great job. I can't say how well the handle wrap fit the sheath, its just great work.
    Thanks. I made the sheath first and the plastic handle sticking up did not look right. To me the original handle is not very ergonomic and it gets real slick with wet hands.

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    I don't know how well it would work on a knife, but I finish off the bar wrap for my bikes by "cord wrapping" the loose ends with twine, then painting the entire mess with shellac.

    I wonder how shellacked twine or even paracord would work on a knife...

    http://outyourbackdoor.com/article.php?id=428

    Chris

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