I ran across this posted on militaryphotos.net:
Due to the high volume of calls and e-mails that have been received at Benchmade Knife Company from the members of our Armed Forces, we have tried to consolidate the information needed to purchase a Benchmade knife into this one area.
For those of you currently active in the military and interested in purchasing yourself a Benchmade knife, here are several options available to you.
1. If you are still currently state side and wish to purchase a knife locally, please go to our dealer locator and enter your zip code. You should get a number of authorized Benchmade dealers listed near you.
2. Regardless if you are still state side or not, you can purchase certain Benchmade knives through the National Stocking System.
The following knives have National Stock Numbers:
Model 9100SBT- NSN 1095-01-456-4457, NOW NAME: Knife,Combat, (Automatic).
Model 9053SBT ( Or Model 9050SBT , Civilian issue) - NSN 1095-01-446-4348, NOW NAME: Knife,Combat, (Automatic).
Model 140SBT- NSN 1095-01-466-8569, NOW NAME: Knife,Combat, (Fixed).
3. For a list of Benchmade Knives offered by the General Services Administration Federal Supply Service, please use GSA GS-07F-0311J.
4. If the above options are not workable for whatever reason, CLICK HERE, and it will put you in contact with Benchmade directly via e-mail. You can then purchase directly from the Benchmade factory. Please be ready to e-mail or fax your ID to Benchmade and we will do our best to provide you with the tools you need.
Deep in the guts of most men is buried the involuntary response to the hunter's horn, a prickle of the nape hairs, an acceleration of the pulse, an atavistic memory of his fathers, who killed first with stone, and then with club...Robert Ruark