The model 940 from Benchmade could very well be the perfect EDC knife. I honestly can’t find a single negative thing to say about it. The materials, craftsmanship, ergonomics, and attention to detail are all absolutely superior. Take all this and multiply it ten-fold for 2012, introducing the Gold Class model 940-121 by Benchmade. This knife, already near perfect, gets a true overhaul sparing no expense by using the best premium materials available on the market. The CPM-M4 super steel blade is finished in a clear protective coat called Cerakote and paired with the green titanium handle and carbon fiber bolsters, it creates a very pleasing look. If you’ve ever handled any of the 940-943 series of knives, you’ll know I saved the best part of it for last; the size. For a blade just a hair under 3.5″ and weighing in at only 3.2 oz., this knife absolutely disappears in your pocket. When closed, the knife is only 1-1/8″ wide at it’s largest point so you can slip your hand, phone, keys, or another knife into your pocket without obstruction. Gold Class knives are truly custom level production blades, see for yourself at www.knifecenter.com.
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Enter another limited edition knife from Benchmade, the 746-1201 Mini Onslaught. Exclusively available to attending dealers of the 2012 Shot Show, the 746-1201 features major upgrades to the mini Onslaught introduced in 2011. It keeps the same wicked tactical blade shape, now with D2 tool steel, perfectly centered between handsome carbon fiber scales. The knife is accented with black coated hardware, liners, and AXIS lock mechanism, plus beautiful blue anodized barrel spacers. Limited production of 500 pieces, all knives are individually numbered on the blade. You can see this at www.knifecenter.com.
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Benchmade is one of the foremost and innovative knife companies in the industry today. Their classic and wide variety of designs appeal to every type of knife user and collector. They have some great, new items coming out this year and here is your opportunity to see them and to pre-order them so that, when they are shipping, you will be early in line to get them!The different classes of knives they offer make it easy for anyone to find the right knife in their price range to fit their need. Top quality components, superior manufacturing tolerances, and knives from some of the leading designers in the industry all make Benchmade a household name in the knife community. Benchmade employs a simple philosophy- “Make it cool, make it solid, make it happen and definitely make it Benchmade.” You can see these new items at www.knifecenter.com.
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Benchmade Adamas Series from Shane Sibert
Benchmade Knives has specialized in combat tactical knives, pretty much, from day 1. Their original Emerson models built the company. The Sibert MPR has been a popular combat folder since it was introduced last year. This new series of ADAMAS folders takes it to the full size folder class. These feature a D2 tool steel blade which is very hard and these are coated to avoid any corrosion. If you are our and about and need a full size folding knife, this may be the one you will want. It goes head to head with Strider and other heavy combat knives and is still affordable and available (at least so far).
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Benchmade A1 230 Paul Axial Gent’s Knife G-10 and White Micarta Handle
Benchmade Knives took over the Lonewolf Knife company and, with it, the Paul Axial Lock folders. These models which seem to be the old “Defender” series are full size and can do some real work. You can see these at www.knifecenter.com
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Benchmade A2 235 Paul Axial Gents Knife
Benchmade Knives now produce the Paul Knives. Paul Pocketknives are great and unique items that we have been admiring since the mid 1990′s when Gerber Knives was producing them. Lone Wolf Knives did a great job of manufacturing more varieties of Paul Knives than anyone and we think Benchmade Knives will do an even better job. The Benchmade A2 is a great, mid size model with a 2.58″ blade and a sheath for carry. The handle has very attractive Carbon Fiber scales. This is a classy pocketknife produced entirely in the US by Americans and we think they are reasonably priced as well. You can see this model at www.knifecenter.com
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Benchmade Aphid Folding Knives
We remember the Aphid series and we liked them a lot. These new ones are nicer, though, with a great assisted opening mechanism. Not sure why Benchmade picked the name Aphid for this knife—especially after reading about Aphids on Wikipedia. Ladybugs are a natural predator of Aphids… don’t anyone tell Spyderco. All of that silliness aside, this is a very cool little assisted opening gentleman’s tactical. We like the style, the size, the opening action, and the price. We’re just not so sure about the name…
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Benchmade A4 245-1 Paul Axial Gent’s Knife Cocobolo Handles
Benchmade Knives ships their new Paul Knives! We have sold Paul knives from several companies over the years, and have loved them all. The originals from Gerber were so unique and collectible, the high fashion ones from Lone Wolf were simply exquisite… but the new ones from Benchmade will take Mr. Poehlmann’s design to a whole new level. Benchmade has the capacity to make these knives available to more people, at a lower price, and at the finest American quality. The first model is in our warehouse in limited quantities, and they are all we could have hoped for!
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Benchmade Barrage with M390 Super Steel Blade
Benchmade has begun using this super steel M390 which, by all accounts, is the best on the market. We haven’t tried it here at the KnifeCenter, but objective accounts claim it is superior to the ZDP189 that we love so much. You can buy this knife and let us know! This Barrage model has an upgraded handle, assisted opening operation and the super hard steel blade. What’s not to like?
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