Becker BK62 kephart scales

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  1. beestokk

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    For those with a BK62, how is the handle quality on yours? Mine are a bit rough in texture in some areas and not totally flush with the tang, though the latter I think isn't uncommon and it's not that bad. More wondering about the wood finish/quality itself. If either or both is typical, no big deal, but if an exception I may exchange for another.

    The roughness doesn't really bother me and use would likely address it but more concerned if it represents a compromise to the wood itself. I emailed Becker to see if they sell replacement handles should I ever need them, but they do not which is why I'm a bit reluctant to try to address any concerns as the handles are a significant part of the replica factor so I don't want to mess them up trying to fix any concerns without having a stock replacement option.
     
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    Thanks! Will keep it in mind.
     
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    My BK62 scales came slightly rough and I like them that way for a sure grip.

    All I do with my BK62 after using is wash it, let it dry, and then coat the scales and blade with Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP leather preservative.

    I'd also be interested in aftermarket scales to see what's available.
     
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    They use big screws, scales are simple in shape. Most knifemakers should have no problem to make a new set if needed, wood or micarta. Just my $0.02
     
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    I like the roughness too. It helps with the grip.
     
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    Sounds like not a defect then - thanks all! I'll plan to stick with the one I've got then!
     
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    I have Obenaufs too but only have ever used it on leather.
     
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    I dunked mine in tung oil to seal them, but left them rough.
    the texture came in handy when I used mine to process a deer with it -- from gutting & skinning to deboning with the factory edge.
    by the end of the job, it still cut meat, but no longer shaved hair off my arm -- stropping fixed most of that.
     
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    I got one a week ago and had the privilege of handling a couple of them. They differed in the roughness of the scales. I picked the one that was a little smoother. Was thinking of sanding but just may oil it a little later. Used it lightly already and seems to be fine in the hand.
     
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    Great replies, thanks all!
     
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    You are missing out. We all know it is great on leather but it works on wood and dry skin too.
     
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    I’m thinking the BK62 will be my next knife. Looks like folks like it.

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    I think this thread needs a picture:

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    I'll give it a shot.
     
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    Anyone Loctite their handle bolts? I probably will.
     
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