When you see that iconic butterfly logo from Benchmade Knife Company stamped on a blade, you know exactly what to expect: quality, innovation and integrity. Since the company set up shop in Oregon in 1990, Benchmade has set itself apart from the pack by using non-traditional materials and modern manufacturing methods to build some of the best knives on the market.
Although the knives consistently take home the most prestigious awards in the knife industry, the true testament to Benchmade's quality is that the company has built a reputation among knife enthusiasts as strong as the knives themselves. Still, the most admirable trait of Benchmade is that it constantly strives to be better, never leaning on its many past achievements.
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I normally carry a Torret model which I have owned for years but this is becoming a potential replacement. I really like its smooth operation and the blade lock is a nice feature
Blade design is great. I like S30V steel and it came very sharp. Excellent fit and finish. Assist action is crisp. The blade is secure when open and closed. Safety works great which is important for police carry because, when locked, knife can't be opened by a person who isn't familiar with the safety.
Purchased this knife several days ago and find it to be of excellent quality and materials. The price is reasonable considering the workmanship. The blade is extremely sharp and straight foward for slicing as it resembles a semitar in design. It is very comfortable to hold, easy to open, when the lock is in the off position, and provides a belt clasp for carrying. Great product. Five stars go to Benchmade Bedlem automatic knife.
Being a retired special op captain who trained with Buddhist monks I found this blade practical & precise, but not worth the price
Excellent knife, super sharp, nice blade, would have got 5 stars but the handle seems a little flimsy.
Typical Benchmade quality! Very attractive knife. I like it a lot!!
Benchmade Knife Company, Inc. set-up shop in Clackamas, Oregon in 1990 (originally founded in California in 1988). The initial knives primarily consisted of the Bali-Song knives, using a combination of outside vendors and inside processing to build finished products. And like most companies, starting out meant scarce money and big plans, using second hand equipment and limited resources.
Soon, a natural born fortitude and an undying passion to make it right and make it Benchmade, prospered into significant growth. As the product line grew so did the in-house capabilities. We began to acquire new machines and technologies including the first of several lasers, making Benchmade the first knife manufacturer to have such equipment in-house. Open minds and positive attitudes would lead to several more industry firsts over the course of the next several years.
This was only the beginning of Benchmade's breaking of new ground in the manufactured knife markets by using non-traditional materials and modern manufacturing methods in not only building knives better but, inevitably building better knives. The Designer Series was first introduced in 1991 with several custom designs being manufactured. By tapping into the custom knife makers' knowledge and combining it with our manufacturing expertise we were more readily able to offer more contemporary knife designs and innovations to the knife users.
Consecutive years of aggressive growth led to the next logical step in 1996 when Benchmade moved into its own 35,000 sq. ft. facility. A contemporary styled building complete with all of the modern equipment and amenities necessary to manufacture what has become recognized as a higher standard of specialty cutlery.
Today, Benchmade Knife Company, Inc. manufactures knives for a loyal and ever growing following of knife users. As we move into the 21st century we are poised for even more exciting opportunities, innovations and ongoing total world-class quality. Here at Benchmade we employ a simple philosophy- "Make it cool, make it solid, make it happen and definitely make it Benchmade."