All of the brands we carry make top notch knives. The custom and limited edition products we carry are some of the highest quality knives on the market. But only Benchmade’s Gold Class series takes those excellently designed knives and advances them to the next level with extravagant and rare materials. From the hornet’s-nest damascus blade to the anodized gold titanium liners, the Gold Class 690-101 is a piece of art. Take note: The Benchmade Gold Class 690-101 is one of the most expensive folding knives we carry. But it is also one of the most beautiful and unique knives we have had the pleasure of offering to the public.
The blade of the Gold Class 690-101 is made out of a complex damascus. It is like a Rorschach test, with each examination revealing new insight. The mammoth ivory used for the handles is very rare, coming primarily from mammoths preserved in the Russian tundra. The bolsters are made of mokume, a Japanese style of metal very similar to damascus, but made with gold and other rare metals.
The collector who is looking for the prestige of a well made, rare, and valuable knife need look no further. This is the pinnacle of the art form.
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It is with great pride that we deliver this limited edition knife to you. It is meant to be enjoyed by those who share the same passion for fine cutlery and quality craftsmanship as we do. This knife has been hand-crafted by our talented employees to honor the function of one of mankind’s oldest tools, and exemplify the tool’s form with specially select materials, designs and finishes. Wherever this knife may go, it is our sincere with that it be enjoyed for generations to come with as much passion and enthusiasm as we had making it. Thank you.
- Mike Norris Hornets Nest Damascus
- Hand finished and blended light mammoth ivory
- and mokume bolster
- Anodized and polished gold titanium liners
- Red topaz thumb-stud
- Limited run of 100 pieces
- Blade Length: 3.26″ (8.29 cm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.137″ (3.48 mm)
- Open: 7.34″ (18.77 cm)
- Closed: 4.08″ (10.36 mm)
- Weight: 4.20 oz. (119.06 g)
- Handle Thickness: 0.56″ (15.09 mm)
- Made in USA