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Discussion in 'Knife and Blade' started by wingspar, Feb 1, 2013.
Let me be the first to start a thread on Benchmade. My only Benchmade so far. A Nim Cub II.
This is my Benchmade Emerson CQC7 somewhat rare 'Spec War" 970 model and it's one of my favorites. Titanium blade with bead blasted finish. 750 made.
This one stays in my emergency medical bag.
Those are beauties,
Ive looked at them , my lgs is also a knife dealer, all I do is wish..
I can only afford CRKT and Kershaw.
I can't have knives or tools that spin around like a circular saw or anything thats cuts off fingers: according to my wife. My buddies always say: Tommy needs to be under adult supervision at all times" end quote. The closest thing I can use without being yelled at is scissors so no knives for me. I got a great bunch of buddies!
Got a combat survival 1095 which is a discontinued model. Bought at Ace Hardware.
I'd love to have a Griptilian, but $$$. IMHO a knife is a disposable asset. What I mean by that is they're lost, stolen, broken, lent and not returned, etc. I don't carry anything I can't afford to replace next payday or that I'd be afraid to beat up a little. A $40-$50 Kershaw or CRKT is one thing. A $200 Benchmade's a whole different ball game.
I agree with the above. A two hundred dollar knife better be able to sharpen itself. I can buy a gun for what some knives cost.
^^^^Yep! You're exactly right. I've never spent more than 50 on a blade before. Now, I've had some really nice 200-300 dollar knives given to me before, but that's halfway to a nice new revolver!
^^^ Count me in with the three above me. I got a 27$ knife with good steel that does everything I ask it to and does it well. Yeah, it's made in China, but I'm won't be heartbroken if something happens to it. Maybe if my life or livelihood really depended on it I could justify the extra green for the Benchmade, but real world economics says I can't.
Made in China with good steel? wow. I'd rather support American and pay more. Thats like chinese drywall. screw that.
Well, yeah. It's the only way it will stay up.
Yeah, I know Ernesto. I've got Kershaw and Buck too. But, sad to say, that little China mad Camillus (Japanese AUS-8 blade) has proved to be the better knife for every day use. Sharp as all hell and very very tight lockup. And the blade shape is perfect for typical chores. If any USA made knives compared for even close to the price, I'd get one for sure.
And, I buy older American made knives off eBay. Drives the brothers who collect knives nuts. My favorite pocket knife is a pre 1953 Schrade Walden, Improved Muskrat. I buy everyone I see at a decent price.
Sign up guys and tell your Benchmade story for some nice prizes to include designing your own knife..
Recently I ran across a couple of great buys. I bought a Cutco knife made by Alcoa in the late 50's and early 60's. They carry a lifetime guarantee on the edge sharpness on them and if they ever need sharpening, you mail it in to them, along with $11.00 for return postage and they will sharpen the knife for free. I paid $20.00 for the knife and they sell on E-Bay (if you can find them) for $169.00-199.00. Model # is 1765. This week end I got another knife for $20.00 which is a Korean War Ka-Bar with the leather handle and original sheath. A buddy of mine had an uncle who served in the Marine Corps. and brought it home from the war. On one side it says Ka-Bar and the other is USMC. Those knives will go into my collection of which my wife doesn't know about. And I ain't gonna tell her either. My favorite knife is an old Green River that I have had for over 30 years. Steel is easy to hone and sharpen and I caped out and skinned many deer and elk with it. Also have the original sheath with it also.
My favorite everyday knives are Case with the yellow derlin handle. I think from my younger days when my mom worked at Belks department store. They had a large display of Case knives they sold I would always look at when I went to her work.
I have an employee who makes knives. He questioned me on what I liked in a knife and a month or so later he presented me with one that was exactly what I liked. Don't know what it's worth, but it's priceless to me.
^^^ Greg - you must be treating your employees right. Most would make a knife to stab their boss with, instead of giving it as a present...
Back on topic.
Benchmade Sand Griptilian Tanto
Excellent craftsmanship on that knife!