Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Selous's Gear - The Ka-Bar/Becker BK-2

One of my many hobbies is collecting "interesting" and functional knives. Since one of my favorite activities happens to be camping and bushcrafting, I am always on the lookout for the perfect camp knife. One of the best for non-kitchen chores is the BK-2.

Now this is a serious hunk of steel which you can feel in its heft the 1st time you pick it up! This blade is more than adequate for light chopping such as would be needed to build a brush shelter. If batoning your firewood into bite size chunks is required, I have no fear this blade will perform adequately. It has a black coating that protects it from rust, but may make it a bit more difficult to clean if used for certain chores.

The blade is 1095 cro-van steel and it shares the same Grivory handle as it's big brother, the BK-7, and probably the BK-9. The blade is at least a quarter inch thick!! Monster!  The blade measures 5.5 inches long and the knife measures 10.5 inches long overall. It comes with a hard plastic Kydex sheath with a nylon web belt loop that is removeable if you wish to use the integrated lashing slots to attach it to whatever you desire. It can also be purchased with a Heavy-Duty Polyester sheath with front pocket, similar to my BK-7 sheath.

If you prefer a leather sheath, they can be found on evilbay, where I purchased mine. The BK-2 sits deep within the sheath to eliminate a keeper strap.

1095 Cro-Van Steel is an easy to sharpen, plain carbon steel used in knife making. Proven to be one of the most popular steels used in KA-BAR knives. Here is an excellent review on YouTube.

I bought mine from Amazon as it was the best price I could find at the time. It's not cheap at $72.98 (free shipping) but you get what you pay for and it is made in the USA. It now resides in my GHB along with my Mora.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

More Whoa!

Here's more from those talented young folk that we saw in my last post!

Thank you Aaron O'Keefe!


Thursday, November 7, 2013


Now this is pretty damn good. A damn fine product of Aaron O'Keefe.

"Borrowed" from The Feral Irishman.

More from them.

Now for the finale

I hope you have enjoyed this young talent as much as I, for this talent could go very far indeed!.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Another Date With Alice

One of my readers has asked for some more info on how to setup a Alice Pack with the Molle straps so I hit the trail to find some more informative posts on how to do this. This link is perhaps the best pictorial method I have found: Share your cheap yet potentially valuable tricks

Here is a YouTube video demonstrating the installation, I would do a few things differently but his method gets the job done. The video is dark in some places but I think it stills gives a pretty good tutorial on this mod. Keep in mind that the ACU Molle II mounts differently.

Good luck Fernando, I hope this helps!