SHARE YOUR BENCHMADES

The Benchmade Knife Company, Inc. is a relatively new organization. It was founded in 1988 in California as a manufacturer of Bali-Song (butterfly knives). The business was moved to Oregon in 1990 where the company’s dedication to quality and customer service enabled it to grow rapidly and expand its product line. In the early 1990’s the Designer series was introduced, which laid the groundwork for what Benchmade has become today.
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Re: SHARE YOUR BENCHMADES

Post by CheckSix » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:05 pm

Torrent 890BK (CPM154)
Emissary 3.5 477-1 (S30V)
Volli 1000001BK (S30V)

The Torrent is in my pocket as I write this. No safety, liner lock. Smooth and elegant. The other 2 are AXIS lock, which is okay but they both have safeties, which I have mixed feelings about. I do like the Volli a lot though! Primarily because it is wide, easy to deply and the scales are 3D milled and have excellent grip. I'm having mixed feelings on the Emissary. It is a bit more difficult for me and my hands to deploy because it's body width is a little less.
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Re: SHARE YOUR BENCHMADES

Post by jerryd6818 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:09 pm

Bought this Dive Knife 111H20-YEL at the Janesville show last spring. Guy was having a fire sale on all his Benchmades and I couldn't resist.
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Re: SHARE YOUR BENCHMADES

Post by garddogg56 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:12 am

Check six and Jerry good looking knives ::nod::
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Post by CheckSix » Wed Aug 31, 2016 12:53 am

Thanks garddogg! I'm really enjoying the Torrent and the Volli. Still trying to warm up to the Emissary 3.5 though.

Update: Been playing with the Emissary 3.5 since posting the above... I am warming up to it now. Getting more used to it's feel and action. It's got a really cool blade, albeit in S30V blade steel. I actually prefer CPM154, which is what the Torrent has.
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Post by philco » Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:25 am

CheckSix my general observation, based entirely on personal experience, is that the more I fondle and caress a knife the more drawn to it I become. The knives I am the fondest of are the ones that have traveled with me on my journey through life.
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Post by CheckSix » Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:12 pm

philco wrote:CheckSix my general observation, based entirely on personal experience, is that the more I fondle and caress a knife the more drawn to it I become. The knives I am the fondest of are the ones that have traveled with me on my journey through life.
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Yessir! I agree. My Western S-532 folder was my constant companion for decades. I posted about it in the Western sub-forum. It was my first serious quality knife.

Of my 3 Benchmades, the Emissary is the narrowest and when I go to flick it open, I don't have the leverage I do with the Torrent and especially the Volli. The Volli fits me like a glove. Right out of the box, it was easy to use, so was the Torrent.
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Re: SHARE YOUR BENCHMADES

Post by CheckSix » Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:46 pm

How about a Bushcrafter 162???? This is one STOUT knife!!!! Just awesome!
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Re: SHARE YOUR BENCHMADES

Post by PCwizard » Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:03 am

Benchmade 943 Osborne

I picked this up about a month ago, upgraded all the screws to "Titanium Blue"
Love the look, first photo is with the black factory screws, other photos are with the "Titanium Blue"

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Post by jerryd6818 » Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:00 pm

That looks sharp, Gary. Where can you get those screws?
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Post by garddogg56 » Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:40 am

that really jazzes that Osborne up ::tu::Are those 5-20 screws and did you have to cut the stud down???
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Post by PCwizard » Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:39 am

jerryd6818 wrote:That looks sharp, Gary. Where can you get those screws?
sold on eBay a little pricy but I liked it,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/191901338693?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

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Post by PCwizard » Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:41 am

garddogg56 wrote:that really jazzes that Osborne up ::tu::Are those 5-20 screws and did you have to cut the stud down???
sold on EBay, exact fit. made just for this model
he sells others in different colors for many different knives.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/191901338693?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

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Post by jerryd6818 » Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:32 pm

Thanks.
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Re: SHARE YOUR BENCHMADES

Post by CheckSix » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:26 pm

Here's my Rift 950... it's a really nice manual opener.
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Re: SHARE YOUR BENCHMADES

Post by PCwizard » Fri Sep 09, 2016 10:36 pm

CheckSix wrote:Here's my Rift 950... it's a really nice manual opener.
Love those scales, ::tu:: ::tu::

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