Benchmade Rant Fixed Blades
Benchmade knives has taken their RANT fixed blades back to their Oregon factory for construction. The Rant steel has been upgraded and the handles are slightly modified, but the prices have stayed pretty flat. The upgraded steel (to 440C) is probably the biggest plus. The sheaths are still the great leather wrap-around style. Here are some SPECS:

•440C Stainless Steel Blade has Very Fine Edge
•Molded Sanoprene Handle Pattern Enhances Grip
•Thick Bolster Amplifies Safety

•Blade Length: 4.50″
•Blade Thickness: 0.175″
•Blade Material: 440C Stainless Steel
•Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
•Blade Style: Bowie and Drop Point
•Weight: 5.90oz.
•Overall Length: 9.13″
•Closed Length: 9.13″
•Sheath Material: Black Leather; Snap-Over Closure with Belt-Loop Carry
•Class: Red