When Was My Benchmade Knife Manufactured?

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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When Was My Benchmade Knife Manufactured?

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:14 pm

Hi. I'm just wondering what year or what the time span was when my Benchmade knife was manufactured. It has no model or pattern #. I bought it new in the early to mid 1990's. But that doesn't mean that is when it was made. I am not losing any sleep
over this, I'm just curious. Thank you. ::shrug::
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Re: When Was My Benchmade Knife Manufactured?

Post by Doc B » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:31 pm

Just guessing, from some quick reading...it appears that Elishewitz worked with Benchmade from approx 1994-2001.
Looks like a nice knife!
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Re: When Was My Benchmade Knife Manufactured?

Post by New_Windsor_NY » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:44 pm

That 1994 date sounds about right. I've carried it more often than not. The only "issue" with it is that the pocket clip fell off and the screw holes have become stripped and useless. It is still my favorite EDC. Thanks Doc.
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Re: When Was My Benchmade Knife Manufactured?

Post by samb1955 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:04 pm

You've carried it for quite some time so it must be a good one. Wish I could help with the model.

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Re: When Was My Benchmade Knife Manufactured?

Post by TazmanTom18 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:28 pm

Sentinel 875 is the non coated blade model. Don't know year, sorry. Taz

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