If the name Ethan Becker doesn’t ring a bell in your head, you’ve been missing out.

Becker, who is a knife designer and an amazing cook, founded Becker Knife & Tool in the early ’80s, after he spent years designing unique outdoor equipment like the durable Becker Patrol Pack. Although BK&T shut its operations, Becker himself kept designing knives.

Fortunately, KA-BAR picked up Becker’s creations, including some pretty cool new designs. Here are some of the best Becker knives:

Becker Tac Tool

This Becker Tac Tool is more than a knife. This tool can cut like a knife, pry like a crowbar, shatter glass like a hammer and anything else you might need in an emergency.

Becker Tac Machax

One of the most well-known Becker tools is the Tac Machax. This tactical machete will blow your mind. Even though the handle looks uncomfortable, it feels great in your hands even after hours of use.

Becker Necker

The Becker Necker is another one of those game-changing knives. This Becker leaves nearly every other neck knife in the dust. It has a quality sheath, 1095 CroVan steel and now also bears the seal of KA-BAR. If you’re looking for a neck knife, or one that could really attach anywhere, the Becker Necker is your answer.

Becker Magnum Camp Knife

Combining a dark, tactical look with an all-around durability, the Becker Magnum Camp is the quintessential camp knife. The 8-inch carbon steel blade balances functionality with pure aesthetics. This knife holds up very well in the long term.

Becker Bowie

The Becker Bowie falls somewhere between the Becker Magnum Camp and the Machax. It’s large enough to handle the tougher chopping jobs, but small enough to be easily carried. It’s also made with the same high quality steel and durable handle as the other Becker knives.


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 Tim@knife-depot.com.
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