Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of spending Labor Day traipsing through the woods with Ethan Becker. We brought along a few Becker prototypes to play with, one of which was the hotly anticipated BK21 Reinhardt Kukri. Now that KA-BAR has officially announced the blade, I can give you my first impressions on how it handles . . .
The Reinhardt Kukri hasn’t been available since the Becker Knives were made by Blackjack in the early 1990’s and it has now been updated with a thicker blade and Ka-Bar’s 1095CV steel. Although I wasn’t able to exhaustively test the Reinhardt, I was able to get a good feel for it. After taking down a small tree and cutting up some green wood, here is what I can report…
– The Kukri is a chopping monster. In addition to the Beckers, I also brought along an ESEE Junglas. Within the first few strikes it was quickly apparent that the ESEE was outclassed by the Reinhardt. It should be noted that the Kukri is significantly longer than the Junglas.
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