Ka-Bar Becker BK62 Kephart Knife

Nov 12, 2018

Category: Gear

Alive from 1862 to 1931, Horace Sowers Kephart — a librarian, author, and outdoorsman — was the preeminent expert on all things related to the great outdoors. In fact, more than a hundred years later, his tome, Camping and Woodcraft, still contains the answers to just about any question you might have regarding the natural world. As an homage to this great, abundantly influential man, Ka-Bar has paired up with prolific knife designer Ethan Becker to recreate Kephart’s only known knife design, the BK62, and release it for public sale.

Though the knife is modest and subtle in its appearance, its ergonomic design and material construction is nothing shy of exquisite. In fact, though the knife has never been sharpened, it still cuts beautifully, some 100 years later. And while those are big shoes to fill, we believe Ka-Bar and Becker have managed it brilliantly — crafting their homage out of 1095 CroVan steel and mating it to a stunning walnut handle. Perfectly balanced, the BK62 measures up at 9.688″ in total, weighs just 6.4 ounces, and comes with a fittingly elegant leather sheath. Available now from select dealers and set for a wider release in January 2019, the Ka-Bar Becker BK62 Kephart Knife retails for $183.

Learn More: Here

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Gear

The Timex 'Cola' Is A 1970s-Inspired Vintage Watch

A limited edition classic timepiece that's only available at Huckberry.

Posted By Sean Tirman

Partner
Featured Image

Nike ACG Pays Homage To Oregon’s ‘Smith Rock’ With A Holiday 2020 Capsule

Proving its trail-faring capabilities through the healthy implementation of GORE-TEX.

Posted By

Oct 30, 2020

Featured Image

Gerber’s Reserve Program Is Crafting Premium USA-Made Small Batch Knives

Top-shelf American-made blades offered with numerous customization choices.

Posted By

Oct 30, 2020

Featured Image

These Snow Goggles Use Jet Fighter Tech To Auto-Adjust Their Tint On-The-Go

Top-shelf ski/snowboard goggles with a solar-powered auto-tinting lens.

Posted By

Oct 30, 2020

Featured Image

Steve McQueen’s Iconic Heuer Monaco ‘Le Mans’ Watch Is Up For Auction

Alongside Paul Newman's “Big Red” Rolex Daytona timepiece.

Posted By

Oct 29, 2020

Featured Image

The Complete Guide To Custom Swiss Army Knives

Everything you need to know about personalizing your SAK.

Posted By

Oct 28, 2020