Benchmade continues to assert their dominance over the knife industry.  Last year they acquired Lone Wolf Knives and brought the brand under their existing structure.  Now we have been informed of a merger between the Oregon based manufacturer and Spyderco Knives & Accessories, the Colorado based importer/manufacturer.  The new company will draw on the strengths of both entities in terms of designers, patents and facilities.  No further terms of the deal–specifically what money changed hands, and what the new ownership picture looks like–were disclosed by either party.  As we know more, we will let you know!

Here is more information from SpyderMade: