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Re: SHARE YOUR BENCHMADES

Post by garddogg56 » Wed Feb 16, 2022 12:31 am

This is getting too be a bad habit ::hmm::
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Post by Jtx » Sat Mar 05, 2022 3:02 pm

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Post by Jtx » Fri Apr 08, 2022 1:20 pm

Mini Bugout and Mini Freek.
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Re: SHARE YOUR BENCHMADES

Post by garddogg56 » Sat Apr 09, 2022 12:17 am

Nice JTX ::handshake:: my son acquired the bottom Benchmade,What model is it?
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Re: SHARE YOUR BENCHMADES

Post by Jtx » Sat Apr 09, 2022 4:56 pm

garddogg56 wrote:
Sat Apr 09, 2022 12:17 am
Nice JTX ::handshake:: my son acquired the bottom Benchmade,What model is it?
Thanks garddogg ::handshake:: I don't know what the bottom knife model is in your photo, but it looks like a good one. ::tu::

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Re: SHARE YOUR BENCHMADES

Post by MattR » Sun Apr 17, 2022 2:01 pm

garddogg56 wrote:
Sat Apr 09, 2022 12:17 am
Nice JTX ::handshake:: my son acquired the bottom Benchmade,What model is it?
Looks like a 740 Dejavoo Bob Lum design ::tu::
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Post by garddogg56 » Sun Apr 17, 2022 10:59 pm

Thanx Matt ::handshake::
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Post by cody6268 » Sat Apr 23, 2022 9:14 pm

I purchased this Mini Griptillian in 2018 when I wanted to try a modern tactical knife. I paid $50 used. The seller and original owner had thinned, refined, and polished the edge, as well as disassembling it and polishing the bronze bushings inside. It's super-smooth and the AXIS lock is very southpaw friendly.



Four years later, and it's still a go-to. 154CM holds an edge much longer than the average big box store folder, yet is still pretty easy to maintain. When the edge starts to lose performance, I run it across a ceramic hone and a bit of cardboard, and I'm good to go.
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The hone's only markings were on its (misplaced--again) leather slip--originally an Exide giveaway item, it is also marked "WEST VIRGINIA SLICK". From what I looked up, the company was founded two towns over in 1982, and defunct by 1999. The main product was something like a Lansky Turnbox, and I guess these were produced for advertising use.

Seems to work quicker than others I have, despite feeling finer than the modern ones I have from local stores.


I can maintain a good edge, but I can't sharpen worth a lick. I'm thinking about sending off some of my better knives messed up by my bad sharpening jobs (or decades of crappy sharpening by previous owners compounded by my mistakes) off for professional sharpening (some Bucks and Kershaws are being sent to the manufacturer next week for this), and then maintaining them as needed. The Camillus, Schrade, Westerns, etc.--I'll have to find someone who sharpens professionally.

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Post by Vit_213 » Sat Apr 30, 2022 7:24 pm

Monarch LTH 501
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Post by 1967redrider » Sat Apr 30, 2022 8:09 pm

Awesome knives on this page. ::tu:: ::tu::

Looks like a sweet oldie, Vit. 😎
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Post by Vit_213 » Wed May 04, 2022 3:48 pm

Benchmite 310
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Post by garddogg56 » Wed May 04, 2022 11:03 pm

Nice Viti
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Post by Jtx » Sun May 29, 2022 4:02 pm

Put new Micarta scales on this Bugout yesterday.
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Post by Jtx » Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:43 pm

Sequel 707-1701. Blue aluminum handles. About 3 3/8" closed.
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Post by jmh58 » Wed Jun 15, 2022 4:55 pm

The only Benchmade I own. Got it sometime in the late 80s early 90s at an LEO supply store. Still got the box and receipt somewhere. ATS34 steel. I remember thinking at the time it must be exotic as I had never heard of it.
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Post by 1967redrider » Wed Jun 15, 2022 6:23 pm

That's a sweet one to have, John! ::nod:: 👍

Jtx, you're lighting it up! 🔥
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Re: SHARE YOUR BENCHMADES

Post by jmh58 » Wed Jun 15, 2022 6:26 pm

1967redrider wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 6:23 pm
That's a sweet one to have, John! ::nod:: 👍

Jtx, you're lighting it up! 🔥
Thank You John.
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Post by Jtx » Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:58 pm

1967redrider wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 6:23 pm
That's a sweet one to have, John! ::nod:: 👍

Jtx, you're lighting it up! 🔥
Thanks for the kind words. ::handshake::

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Post by Jtx » Wed Jun 15, 2022 7:59 pm

jmh58 wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 4:55 pm
The only Benchmade I own. Got it sometime in the late 80s early 90s at an LEO supply store. Still got the box and receipt somewhere. ATS34 steel. I remember thinking at the time it must be exotic as I had never heard of it. 85842BC0-D49E-462B-92BC-10E13F81A5D7.jpeg
I don't think I have ever seen that one. Cool knife. How long is it?

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Post by jmh58 » Wed Jun 15, 2022 8:11 pm

3 5/8 closed.
6 3/4 open Lee.
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Post by 1967redrider » Wed Jun 15, 2022 8:55 pm

Looks like an oldie but a goodie, John. ::nod::
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Post by jmh58 » Wed Jun 15, 2022 8:59 pm

1967redrider wrote:
Wed Jun 15, 2022 8:55 pm
Looks like an oldie but a goodie, John. ::nod::
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It takes an oldie to have an oldie!! 😂😂😂
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Post by Jtx » Thu Jul 21, 2022 2:14 pm

Bugout with after-market titanium scales.
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Post by 1967redrider » Tue Aug 09, 2022 6:42 pm

Jtx wrote:
Thu Jul 21, 2022 2:14 pm
Bugout with after-market titanium scales.
Very sweet, Jtx. ::tu:: ::tu::


If anyone picks up one of these, let me know what you think. ::handshake::
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Post by knife7knut » Sun Aug 14, 2022 6:13 pm

Benchmade Emerson CQC-7. Picked up @ the flea market today dor 20 bux!
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