The Becker Knife and Tool Company has been at the forefront of hard use survival knives and tools since 1980. Chief designer and founder Ethan Becker, an avid outdoorsman since his youth, spent 25 years searching for the ideal "big knife" and eventually merged his two favorite bush blades - a Kukri and a WWII survival bolo - to make his first and most famous edged tool the "Machax". Ethan Becker was not content to rest after developing the Machax, and in conjunction with cutlery and survival experts worldwide has completed the development of the next generation of Becker knives for the new Millennium.
October 1, 1999 Ethan Becker has signed a contract with Camillus Cutlery, resulting in a January 2000 in Camillus came the line Becker Knife and Tool. In addition to refining these advanced designs, 0170-6 high carbon tool steel has been specially selected to give the BK&T line clear superiority in the edge-holding and toughness departments among its chief competitors. The ergonomic, trademark handle scales of the BK&T knives are molded of Swiss GV6H, a 60% glass filled thermoplastic polymer alloy for the ultimate in strength and durability. Kydex multi-carry sheath systems and a rugged black epoxy finish will be standard equipment for most models in the BK&T line.