KA-BAR BK-10 Becker Crewman Review

Last Updated on September 15, 2017

KA-BAR BK-10 Becker Crewman Review


With the market flooded with so many tactical and survival knives, it can get overwhelming to pick the one to serve you right. But the thing is, there will always be top-rated and front-running products within any categories.

Consequently, KA-BAR bk-10 Becker Crewman fixed blade survival knife is one of the front-runners among tactical and survival knives. It’s well-equipped with a durable blade and an easy-to-grip handle which happens to be the exact things you look for in a tactical knife.

BK-10 Crewman is a wicked-looking knife that was initially designed to replace the earlier version of the Air Force survival knife. As an outdoor enthusiast, Ethan Becker has always craved for the perfect tactical and survival knife.

Having the opportunity to collaborate and design for KA-BAR, your bet was he would hit it right and hard, and you were not disappointed.

This is one of those models used by multiple branches of the military and if it meets a soldiers needs, all odds are it will support just about anything in your day-to-day experiences.

Features of KA-BAR BK-10 Becker Crewman

Blade Details

This 5.5-inch long and 0.188-inch wide blade is a standard professional straight and fixed blade. It features a clip point blade design that makes it perfect as a survival knife. The sharp point offers spectacular results whether it’s used for gardening or hunting.

This blade has been thoroughly tested for quality, durability and it’s made of the infamous 1095 Cro-van steel. This steel is currently one of the best-rated types of steel in commerce at the moment.

It can easily resist rust; the weather, place and season notwithstanding. It also faces abrasion and corrosion like a pro. It’s also easy to sharpen and has great edge retention.

This blade also features few serrations on the superior side (non-cutting edge). The blade comes with a black coating that promises not to go out after few uses. There is no doubt that this blade was made with hunting in mind.

Because there is no light reflecting on it, the prey is less likely to spot you. On the coating, there is the super-renowned Ka-Bar Becker official stamp. As we all know, the brand name sometimes sells, I mean anytime.

Handle and Ergonomics

There is no way we can overlook the handle on this knife because it promises not to quit on us anytime we need it. It carries the patented Zytel standards with a lightweight design that makes the Ka-Bar Bk-10 becker crewman one of the best survival knives you can never miss to buy.

The handle is screwed in which makes it very easy to remove and clean and you can even replace it. It is triple riveted and has been tested for quality and durability.

The black Ultramid handle is not textured but not to worry since it feels rough and less likely to slip. You might be asking what about sweaty or wet hands? Or even using the knife in the rain? Does it get slippery?

Maybe you should refresh your mind that it was designed for military purposes and all these scenarios were considered and taken care of. Rest easy since the knife will not slip at all and you don’t need to hold on it firmly.


The KA-BAR BK-10 becker crewman comes with a polyester sheath which is such an interesting feature since it’s very hard to find a knife on the market that comes with a sheath. If you happen to find one, it might not match perfectly.

The good thing is, the sheath for this knife has been perfectly designed for the shape. It can be fastened to a backpack, bag shoulder strap or belt to ensure less worries and more comfort when carrying it.

It also features a front pocket plus perfectly places fasteners which ensure the knife is securely held in place while in the sheath.

Other Features

The knife has an overall 10.8 inches length and weighs 12 ounces. The knife also offers a thumb ramp for added stability when applying pressure while cutting.

It also has a glass shattering extended pommel that should be used for hammering since it’s detrimental to the handle. It’s made exclusively in Olean, New York, USA and has a limited lifetime warranty.


  • It’s made from top-quality materials and it’s well constructed which makes it long lasting.
  • It’s versatile and can handle a wide range of tasks from chopping and slashing to survival purposes.
  • It has excellent ergonomics thanks to its non-slip handle which offers comfort when handling.
  • It has with extra security features such as the front pocket sheath to ensure that you easily carry your knife without worries.
  • It has a blade that is razor sharp, has decent edge retention and it’s easy to sharpen.


  • Some customers had complaints about it being on the heavier side, but the quality is rarely lightweight. It’s not so uncomfortable though since it works to precision.
  • Other users also had a thumb ramp which is a bit uncomfortable to use while doing detailed work.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Is the Sheath Molle Compatible?

A: Yes, the sheath is Molle compatible.

Q: Is this knife good for outdoor use?

A: Absolutely yes. It was designed for more or less outdoor enthusiasts.

Final Word

Ka-Bar Bk-10 becker crewman is a perfect compromise of size and thickness. This terrific knife aims to make a difference in your hunting expeditions, camping trips as well as backyard gardening.

The Crewman is a brilliant addition to the great quality products from Ka-Bar and looking at its incredible features; it is safe to say that Ethan Becker hit a home run.

Looking at the positive reviews, we can comfortably endorse it as one of the best tactical and survival knives out there.

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