Its popular to bag on the BK2 these days calling it a sharpened pry bar, boat anchor etc. My BK2s saw a lot of use years ago, resurfacing here and there, but they've mostly been ignored for a while now. I've been playing with smaller, more detail oriented knives lately. A recent thread by @Enzo got me to pull my BK2s out again. It got me thinking about the fact that the knife I carry might not just be called on for bushcraft skills but possibly put into use for self defense also. The knife that was the subject of this thread was carried by people who truly carried their knife not only for daily use but for defense. The answer is easy, but if faced with a self defense situation would I rather have my Eldris in hand or my BK2? Here's a link to that thread: https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/lewis-clark’s-becker-bk2.257223/ Another great thread, also created by @Enzo, is The End-All BK2 Mod Thread. It contains many great BK2 modifications. Here's the link: https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/the-end-all-bk2-mod-thread.242650/ The "Does Anyone Still Use a BK2" thread by @tleek also got me thinking about my BK2s again. Link: https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/does-anyone-still-use-a-bk2.244125/ I don't recall which member posted it (sorry) but someone basically stated that more people enjoy BK2s than would readily admit it. I definitely agree with that. I recently picked up two small knives that I really like. The blades are 3/32" thick which is far thinner than the 1/4" BK2 blade thickness. I broke both of them in by making some shavings which knives both did well. The Lewis & Clark BK2 thread above got me to drag out my BK2s again This was the same day I made shavings with the snakeskin micarta knife pictured above. I used the exact same pieces of wood (aspen) to make shavings with the BK2 as the two knives pictured above. The BK2 made similar shavings but easily turned out much finer shavings, that would easily light with a ferro rod. I tried making finer shavings with the thinner blades but they didn't produce them as well or as easily as the BK2. It doesn't make sense but that's what I found. Two years ago the same blade with different scales was demonstrating what they're capable of with birch. I think part of this is due to the fact that the large handle of the BK2 completely fills the hand, making it extremely comfortable for long term use. I believe this also makes it easier to make fine adjustments to angles than with smaller knife handles. I like the micarta scales but the G10 scales from TKC are even better. This thread is not meant to bash smaller/thinner knives. I still enjoy using a variety of smaller (usually much more expensive) knives. This thread is intended to show BK2s in use. Hopefully demonstrating that they're not only capable of "beast" use but capable of finer chores as well. Lets see what your BK2s (and all BK knives) can do!