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#1 Ron

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 12:10 PM

I am ready to purchase my next Benchmade knife. I already own a 556 Mini Grip its a great EDC knife and it's more than expected in quality and the blade is excellent, working on new scales as I don't care much for them. Please send me your suggestions and thoughts and also any info on custom scales for the Mini Grip would be great.

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#2 coldwater

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 03:49 PM

Sky's the limit. I might recommend that you stay away from glitzy bling scales like the anodized flat aluminum ones, and stay with something more easily gripped and ergonomic.


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#3 Brendan

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Posted 24 September 2017 - 09:18 PM

G10 scales are always classy and functional.

As for your next Benchmade, maybe you go the custom route on their website of you have the money to do so.
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#4 Mikey Bautista

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 07:32 AM

I find the new 535 Bugout interesting but as others have said, the sky's the limit, really, on Benchmade. Here's a recent review I was watching:

 


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#5 coldwater

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 04:08 PM

I have some interest in the Benchmade Boost. It's a good looking blade made of S30V. The mini Barrage is a wonderful knife as well. I own several. And the Arcane is just plain beautiful, but a little spendy.


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#6 colin.p

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 05:10 PM

Ha, I was just in the same dilema as you. I bought a mini grip back in June and was smitten with the axis lock. I first was looking at the mini barrage but was a little turned off by the assisted opening negating the ease of closing one handed. I then fixated on a few other models all around the same price point starting with the 531, the 707 and then the 908. By that time I was getting close to the $200 (CAD) level. I then said screw it and get what I always wanted to anyway, the 940-2. It really is the quintessential EDC knife.

 

Oh and to add, a week after I got the 940-2, a co-worker said he had a well used BM knife for sale (cheap) and it turned out to be a Barrage. Real nice knife, opens startlingly quick and built like a tank. Still need two hands to close it though.


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#7 Brendan

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 07:21 PM

Not if you're using your pants leg.
One hand slides axis lock back, and sweep the blade closed
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#8 KlaudeMarks

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 12:00 AM

I highly regret trading off my full size Ritter Grip :( Another Benchmade is in my future, but not sure when. Currently, I'm drawn to the triage (not the blunt tip), adamas, and the 940. Being that hindsight is 20/20, I should have just bought aftermarket scales for the Ritter grip, as I didn't like the cheap feel of the stock scales...to each its own, though. Regardless, Benchmade has got the best customer service, which draws me toward them more than any other company. 


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#9 coldwater

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 04:21 PM

Not if you're using your pants leg.
One hand slides axis lock back, and sweep the blade closed

Yup. Just takes a little practice. I can flip any of my assisted open Benchmades closed quick as a flash. 



#10 Ron

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 07:59 PM

Coldwater, I purchased a HK Mini Axis, and a full size grip with a tanto blade. Waiting for them to arrive. Will post pictures.

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 01:22 PM

The new tactical triage model looks nice. S30v and g10 scales.  Orange option would be nice.


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#12 Darren Tong

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Posted 23 December 2017 - 02:39 PM

Benchmade Loco is one of the few newer releases that i really like. A bit pricy tho
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#13 Moose

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 01:21 PM

The new Presidio 570 or the Crooked River would be my picks.  I own the Presidiio 520 and it is such a great allrounder, it's the one knife I'll never, ever sell (unless its in trade for a 570).


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#14 KlaudeMarks

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 08:45 PM

I'm digging the Casbah, Vicar, 949, and new Proper Clip point
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#15 Ron

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 02:05 PM

I have a new favourite Benchmade. I purchased a North Fork hunter with the black and grey G10 scales. This knife is a excellent EDC, fits my hand perfectly and after a small tune up on the strop it cuts amazing smooth. Here are some pictures of my North Fork and my 553 with AWT scales.

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