KA-BAR BK22 Campanion Review

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Product: KA-BAR Becker BK22 Campanion

Ka-Bar-BK2

Pros:

  • Versatile and can handle many situations
  • Strong and durable
  • Comfortable and easy to control
  • Great sheath
  • Excellent edge retention

Cons:

  • The weight may be an issue for some
  • Not the greatest for delicate work
  • Users have reported problems with the sheath straps

Summary: A great all around full tang fixed blade hunting and survival knife. The BK22 is strong enough to chop trees, split baton, and more. At the end of the day use it to cut up some veggies for a nice campfire meal.However, if you’ll be doing lots of delicate they heavy duty knife may not be for you. Check the current prices on Amazon.

Whether it’s splitting wood for the fire or chopping onions, the BK22 Campanion gets the job done. The BK22 Campanion is a second generation Becker Campanion knife shipped with an updated MOLLE compatible heavy-duty polyester sheath with front pocket. The sheath is the only difference between the Bk2 and BK22.

KA-BAR BK22 Campanion Specs

  • Blade Type: Fixed
  • Tang: Full
  • Blade Material: 1095 Cro-Van steel
  • Blade Length: 5.25″
  • Overall Length: 10.5″
  • Blade Thickness: 0.250″
  • Handle: Ultramid
  • Manufactured: USA

KA-BAR BK22 Campanion Impressions

The KA-BAR BK22 comes sharp right out of the box. It’s a bit on the heavy side but that’s what you want in a heavy duty survival knife. It’s going to be abused and the added weight will ensure it’s reliability during the toughest situations.

The handle is made from glass reinforced nylon called Grivory, similar in feel to hard plastic. It’s secured by 3 hex nuts for easy removal. The BK22 has a great balance so you won’t notice the weight or get overly fatigued during extended use.

The BK22 really shines when it comes to chopping. You wouldn’t expect a 5.25″ blade to perform as well as it does. Thanks to the weight, blade thickness and girth the BK22 is a chopping beast.

Another task every survival knife should perform is prying. This user on the Blade Forums shows it handles the abuse unfazed by creating a water boil container.

When it comes to the heavy duty work, such as chopping, prying and split batoning, the BK22 will get it done.

KA-BAR BK22 Campanion Pros

  • Versatile and can handle many situations
  • Strong and durable
  • Comfortable and easy to control
  • Great sheath
  • Excellent edge retention

KA-BAR BK22 Campanion Cons

  • The weight may be an issue for some
  • Not the greatest for delicate work
  • Users have reported problems with the sheath straps

KA-BAR BK22 Campanion Video Review

Check out Ultimate Survival Tips video review below.

KA-BAR BK22 Campanion Testimonials:

95% – The build quality is excellent like you would expect from such a reputable company.  – BestHuntingKnives.org

Overall, it’s a jack of all trades, master at one, being bombproof! – BladeForums.com

Not only works well in the bush, but also good for protection. – BushcraftSurvivalStore.com

KA-BAR BK22 Campanion Summary

The KA-BAR BK22 Campanion is a great all around knife that can take a beating, but is not recommended for delicate carving.

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