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 purchased two of these sheaths for my Benchmade folding knives. The stitching and Cordura nylon material are well made. The Velcor flap closure seems secure enough that my knives will not fall out. I was looking for a nylon sheath with a snap closure for security but decided to try this sheath relying on Benchmade quality.
This is a great tool for keeping your Benchmade knife sharp in the field. It specifically maintains the 30 degree edge used on these blades. While other draw through sharpeners may work their edge angle is unknown. The relative small size of the Benchmade sharpener is not a factor as little pressure is required for use and it is easier to carry in the field.
Wanted an all purpose drop point pocket knife that keeps its edge for everyday use that doesn't bulge the pocket. Very happy with the 530. Slim so it does not jut out from the pant pocket and is very light. Opens easily and locks securely. Also closes easily with one-handed operation on the lock release. Extremely sharp out of the box. Have lightly sharpened it a few times since but that seems to be enough to keep a nice edge. It's not long enough for really heavy duty cutting like butchering but as an every-day inconspicuous carry I really like it.
excellent quality, weight and feel in the hand. Well worth the price.
Excellent knife. Razor sharp with a super smooth action. Very compact, and the textured inset on the grip helps it stay clipped to your pocket. One of my favorite Benchmades, and would recommend it to anyone who needs a small and discreet well-made pocket knife.
Perfect size and shape for hunting use. Absolutely love it.
Another quality product from Benchmade. the carbon fiber handle makes this knife. I had to buy two. My wife decided she had to have this one.
I got his knife 2 weeks ago, came is a new Benchmade box. The knife size is pretty handful. When flipped open the length of the blade is adequate for all types of jobs. The blade steel is well known D2 steel which has reputation to take sharp edge and hold it for very long. The slicing ability of mild recurve belly is way outstanding. The high grind gives a very steep angle of 17 degree each side which is good for everyday cutting. The knife can also act as formidable self defence tool in extreme cases. Only downside I see is handle material which is G10 and seems slippery though finger grooves and rough patterns are made on it. If a thin layer of rubber is put on handle then it may be outstanding knife out there. This knife has won Knife of the year award perhaps in 1998, so basically a awesome trusted tool. The knife is moderately priced. Overall: FULLY SATISFIED
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."