I didn’t get any guns or ammo at this weekend’s gun show with TTAGer Joe Grine, but that’s not to say it was a complete bust. When I saw this Ethan Becker-designed Ka-Bar BK9 for just $65, I knew I’d hit the jackpot. “Dude, get the huge one!” Joe urged me. After looking at a few other discounted Beckers, I did just that.
This 1-lb. beast is more than fourteen inches long, with a .188″-thick bar of 1095 Cro-Van at its heart. When you hold it, the word you think of isn’t ‘knife’ or ‘machete’ but ‘gladius.’
From batoning firewood to splitting an elk pelvis to battling the barbarian armies of Viricinovix in Gaul, this blade looks like it can do just about anything. Except EDC duties.