Bestech Platypus folding knife in hand, black background

Normally these new item round-ups stick to just the new knives that hit our shelves some time in the last week or so, but I’ve made an exception this time to share some big news about a long-awaited Benchmade that just became available for pre-order. In addition, we’ve also got an exciting new line of tactical knives from Hogue & Sig Sauer, plus a couple of Bestechs that were too cool not to share. Let’s check ’em out!

Benchmade 945 Mini Osborne

two black Benchmade Osborne folding knives, one sitting open perpendicular over one folded, on a stone background

Your eyes do not deceive you: the Benchmade Mini Osborne is real and really happening! Measuring in at just 2.2 oz. with G10 handles and a 2.9” S30V blade, the 945 Mini Osborne is set to carry on the legacy of its older, bigger brother. 

It seems like Benchmade fans have been suggesting this knife for almost as long as the original 940 has been around. And now, the Mini Osborne available for pre-order now and due here on November 19th! 

This is like the knife guy equivalent of the must-have Christmas toy that has parents camping out in a Target parking lot. I can’t think of a better gift to give (or receive) this year than this long-awaited version of one of the most popular folding knives ever made. Are you as excited about this as we are? What do you think of this new member of the growing 940 family? Let us know in the comments below.

Benchmade 945 Mini Osborne Specs:

  • Blade Length: 2.92″ (7.42 cm)
  • Closed Length: 3.84″ (9.754 cm)
  • Overall Length: 6.76″ (17.17 cm)
  • Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.104″ (2.642 mm)
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Reverse Tanto
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Black
  • Handle Material: Black G10
  • Handle Thickness: 0.41″ (10.287 mm)
  • Liner Material: Blue G10
  • Locking Mechanism: AXIS
  • Pivot Assembly: Washers
  • Pocket Clip: Mini Split Arrow (Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry)
  • Weight: 2.19 oz. (62.09 g)
  • Designer: Warren Osborne
  • Made in the USA

Hogue K320 Auto and Manual Knives

an open Hogue K320 folding knife balanced on two fingers with a black background.

Introducing the latest from Hogue Knives and Sig Sauer: the K320. Available as either a button-fired auto or an ABLE Lock-equipped manual, these knives feature comfortable polymer handles, S30V blade steel, and the impressive attention to detail we’ve come to expect from Hogue. 

All told, there are variants coming soon: auto and manual versions in three color combinations with either a tanto or drop point blade. Having handled several of these in person, I can speak to how just how well thought-out these are. Everything from the carefully applied handle texture that smooths out where needed to save your pockets from being shredded, to the grippy pattern on the deep-carry clip, designed to help retrieve the knife from your pocket!

Best of all, the price on these 100% made-in-the-USA knives is quite attractive for everything you get: starting at just $127.46!

Hogue K320 Specs:

  • Blade Length: 3.50″
  • Cutting Edge: 3.00″
  • Closed Length: 4.50″
  • Overall Length: 8.00″
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125″
  • Blade Material: CPM-S30V Stainless Steel
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Treatment: Cryogenically Heat Treated
  • Handle Thickness: 0.57″
  • Liner Material: Stainless Steel
  • Pocket Clip: Deep Carry Tip-Up/Down, Right/Left Reversible
  • Weight: 4.23 oz.
  • Made in the USA

Bestech Platypus

An open Bestech Platypus balanced on two fingers on a black background

The Bestech Platypus is just like its namesake: unusual-looking, yet highly-adapted. Its duck-billed D2 blade rides on ceramic bearings for a glassy smooth, drop-shut action. The version pictured here features handle scales made from tri-colored beige, orange, and black G10 scales, but is also available in several other configurations for the very reasonable price of $52.

Bestech Platypus Specs:

  • Blade Length: 3.43″ (87 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.81″ (122 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8.23″ (209 mm)
  • Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.150″ (3.8 mm)
  • Blade Hardness: 59-61HRC
  • Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Two-Tone
  • Liner Material: Stainless Steel
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Pivot Assembly: Ceramic Bearings
  • Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
  • Weight: 4.48 oz. (127 g)
  • Made in China

Bestech Mako

An open Bestech Mako with Milled Gray and Blue G10 Handles, balanced on two fingers on a black background

The all-new Bestech Mako is a formidable fistful of old-school tactical knife design, with a super-smooth drop-shut action that will surprise you! K110 blade steel delivers excellent performance for the price ($68).

Bestech Mako Specs:

  • Blade Length: 3.74″ (95 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.84″ (123 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8.58″ (218 mm)
  • Blade Material: K110 (D2) Tool Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.150″ (3.8 mm)
  • Blade Hardness: 59-61HRC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Blade Finish: Black Stonewash
  • Liner Material: Stainless Steel
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Pivot Assembly: Ceramic Bearings
  • Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
  • Weight: 5.93 oz. (168 g)
  • Made in China

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Seth Vietti

After surviving a career in the music industry, Seth co-founded KnifeNews.com in 2015 to share his lifelong passion for knives with other enthusiasts online. There, his incisive coverage of knives, knife makers, and the knife industry caught the attention of the KnifeCenter, who recruited him to join their team in 2019. These days, in addition to his work here on the blog, he runs the KnifeCenter’s social media channels, where he is always happy to answer your cutlery questions.

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