When you hold the KA-BAR BK9 Becker Combat Bowie in your hands, you’ll instantly realize why this large knife is our latest Badass Knife of the Week.
The 14.75-inch knife boasts impressive power and versatility without feeling clumsy or burdensome. That’s thanks to Ethan Becker’s trademark ergonomic handle made from Grivory. This durable yet comfortable material cuts down on fatigue when you’re wielding the 1.05-pound Bowie knife for extended periods of time.
But the real power of the Combat Bowie shine’s through the long 9-inch blade made from 1095 Cro-Van steel, which is a carbon steel known for being tough and easy to sharpen.
The blade has a flat grind at a 20-degree angle and a swedge at the tip to give it a clip-point shape. This allows for better control in more deliberate cuts while the belly of the blade is optimal for chopping.
On top of everything, the blade is coated with black epoxy powder to reduce the steel’s reflective properties and add some corrosion resistance.
Although the USA-made knife is called the Combat Bowie, it’s been widely hailed as an essential outdoor tool for military personnel and civilians alike.
This heavy-duty knife comes with a black nylon sheath that’s been tested extensively (like the knife itself) to offer a secure and comfortable carry wherever you go.
For more information on this Badass Knife of the Week, check out the product page for the KA-BAR BK9 Becker Combat Bowie.