If you’re looking for some hard fixed blades for your camping, outdoor, or even survival adventures, I’m sure someone did recommend you the ESEE 6 or the BK7, they’re known for their great performance in the woods, and they’re genuinely always recommended, but the question would be, in a battle of ESEE 6 VS BK7, which one is the best and which one should you pick.
Well, I tried to answer this question, by reviewing both knives and listing down their similarities and differences, so if you’re still interested to know more, you’re in the right place, let us dive in.
ESEE 6 VS BK7 – A Head-to-Head Comparison
KA-BAR BK7 Becker Campanion Review
“I already Used this Review in my other BK 7 reviews if you already did read it you can skip this part”
The BK7 becker knife is one of the greatest combat tactical knives, it offers a 7” Clip point 1095 Cro van Steel Blade, the offers great edge retention, great toughness, and great wear resistance, it comes with a Grivory handle that offers toughness and a non-slippery grip, it has bottomed and top guards handle, it comes with a black nylon Kydex sheath.
This knife is the best pick if you’re looking for a “not too big” knife for your outdoor adventure, but let me remind you it has low corrosion resistance.
Now let’s speak about the knife, the good the bad and the ugly, the knife is just great for the tough tasks, the ergonomics are great, it feels light in the hand even tho being a 12.75” knife its easy to handle, the steel is hard and offers great edge retention but it comes with low corrosion resistance.
ESEE 6 KNIFE Review
The ESEE 6 has been a longtime favorite for those who want a nonsense fixed blade that can take a ton of abuse when you really need it to, it has a 6.5” Drop point blade made from the 1095 Steel, It’s high carbon steel that offers great edge retention, great wear-resistance but comes with lower corrosion resistance, the blade 0.1875” thickness and features a full flat grind which offers a good compromise between strength and slicing efficiency on a knife this size, it also has a powder coating on the blade which going to help it to resist corrosion, moving back to the handles, they are built on style construction and features a red liner with a nice linen Micarta material for the outside, it comes also with a protruding pummel at the end of the handle which makes it a survival knife, and finally it has a nice black plastic sheath.
This knife is surely a heavy-duty knife, but it’s not really a chopper, the great thing about this knife, is how well it balances the large blade and the handle to create something that still pretty agile in the hand, and let’s not forget the choil and thumb spine for better grip.
What are the Similarities ESEE 6 VS BK7?
- Steel: they Both have the 1095 Steel that offers great edge retention, great wear resistance, and toughness, and comes with low corrosion resistance.
- Thickness: BK7 comes with a 0.188” which is very close to the ESEE 6 0.1875” thickness.
ESEE 6 VS BK7– Some Key Differences
- Blade Length: BK7 comes with a 7” blade length, meanwhile the ESEE 6 has a 6.5” blade length (I know it’s not a big difference, and Yes you can classify it as a similarity).
- Sheath: BK7 comes with a Black Nylon with Kydex insert, on the other hand, ESEE 6 comes with a Black Plastic Sheath.
- Handle: This is one of the key differences, the Esee 6 comes with the premium Mircata handle, meanwhile the BK7 has a Grivory plastic handle.
- Design: ESEE 6 offers better ergonomics and comes with finger choil and thumb spine, compared to the BK7.
By now if you didn’t notice the difference between the two knives, I ‘ll help you, the ESEE 6 comes with more premium quality, that you can find in the design and the handle, both knife offers similar performance in terms of steel and cutting, so the main focus here would be on your budget if you can’t afford the ESEE 6 the BK7 is a great choice and you can upgrade it later (bay changing your handle), but if you have enough budget I’ll gladly recommend you to go with the ESEE 6 I find it’s ERGONOMICS much better and the micarta handle is always top-notch in my opinion, in the end, both knives are made from high carbon steel, so be aware that corrosion is your enemy so don’t forget it to dry and clean your knife.