Sometimes you just need a big honkin’ knife to get the job done. Enter the Badass Knife of the Week.

The KA-BAR BK7 Combat Utility Knife is billed as the ultimate, all-purpose fixed blade designed specifically for soldiers and hard-core adventurers. It does not disappoint.

When we say the knife is huge, we’re not joking. The BK7 comes in at a total length of 12.75 inches. The 7-inch clip point blade is made from 1095 Cro-Van steel, an alloy that’s easy to sharpen and takes tons of abuse. Black coating also helps the high carbon steel better stand up to the elements.

The blade has a few more things going in its favor. A swedge along the spine near the tip helps give the knife even more penetrative power. Jimping, a sharpening choil, and a flat grind are all little things often ignored on larger knives.

Enclosing the skeletonized full tang are two removable Ultramid handle scales. Ultramid is the brand name for a type of nylon thermoplastic that’s lightweight, comfortable to hold, and durable.

KA-BAR and Becker make carrying this knife less of a chore by including a MOLLE compatible heavy-duty polyester sheath that can also fit a smaller Becker BK13 Remora for less demanding tasks.

Because this is a collaboration with Becker Tool & Knife, the BK7 carries a dependability and workmanship you can bet your life on. If you need something that won’t let you down in high-stress situations, it’s hard to beat this heavy-duty USA-made fixed blade.

For more info on this Badass Knife of the Week, see the product page for the KA-BAR BK7 Becker Combat Utility Knife.


Timothy Martinez Jr. is the community director for Knife Depot and the editor of The Cutting Edge. If you have any questions or ideas for The Cutting Edge, you can contact him at
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