Today we’re gonna be looking at two kings of the ultra-light pocket knife scene. The Benchmade Bugout versus the Spyderco Para 3 Lightweight. Despite the difference in price we can see these two knives being cross shopped very easily as they sport some of the same elements to appeal to folks looking for high-performance cutting in a package that won’t weigh you down.
Nothing drives a knifemaker like a little competition, which is why great knife brands like Benchmade and Spyderco thrive off of a good-natured rivalry. They are constantly pushing themselves to create the greatest knives by using premium knife materials and the top knife manufacturing processes available, all so they can edge out the rest to take home the crown for the best knife. Two specific knife models have reached the apex of that goal: Spyderco’s Paramilitary 2 and Benchmade’s Griptilian.
While they may not have identical price tags, we chose the Griptilian and the Paramilitary 2 because they’re both American-made knives, the same general size, intended for similar tasks, and equipped with comparable locking mechanisms. Speaking of great knife locks…
The Griptilian comes equipped with an AXIS locking mechanism. The lockbar extends through the frame of the knife and is completely ambidextrous, and it allows easy one-handed operation.
Benchmade Warn Series of Folding Pocket Knives with Axis Assisted Opening, D2 Tool Steel Blades and G10 Handles.
Benchmade Knives has released a true “sports car” of a pocket knife. This WARN branded folder has the super fast axis assisted mechanism as well as super hard D2 blade steel on a sleek, tanto shape. It’s really a tricked out Barrage. The handle is top quality G10 and the back spacer is red. It looks like the Nissan 370Z of pocket knives!
You can buy them at www.knifecenter.com
Here is the sales material from Benchmade: Continue Reading
Benchmade Barrage Series
They are now coming in strong from Benchmade, now the Full size Barrage with black combo edge is IN STOCK! The Barrage have an AXIS lock and assisted opening system as well. This series will be popular for the long term and all of their models, both full size and smaller will, eventually be here. You can see the series at: www.knifecenter.com
Here are the SPECS for the black combo edge full size model from Benchmade: Continue Reading
Benchmade Presidio® Ultra Axis Lock 3.47″ Blade
This is the latest Pardue folder from Benchmade. The Ultra has some qualities the older models don’t!
Here is the information Benchmade has given us: Continue Reading
Harley Davidson Knives made by Benchmade
When Harley Davidson decided to have their logo on a series of knives, they went to Benchmade. We are a premium Benchmade dealer and so we have all the Harley knives available. Most are already in stock. We are discounting them and so our prices won’t show up on the site until you add it to a shopping cart. If you try to buy these at a Harley dealer, we can guarantee you will pay full retail. Continue Reading
SOG Stingray 2.0 Gentleman’s Folders
The Stingray was a staple of the SOG lineup for many years. This new model is truly extraordinary. We have it with 2 different handle inlay materials- Carbon Fiber and Mother of Pearl. The Pearl model is numbered. Both models have pearl on the thumbstud. The new Stingray is slimmer and more solid than past models. The blades are VG-10 San Mai steel. These are really and truly gentleman’s folders.
Here is the SOG information: Continue Reading
Benchmade Kulgera Folders Osborne Design
The Kulgera is the latest in the Osborne designed Axis locks from Benchmade. It has a solid G10 handle with alternating layers of blue and black. The blade is S30V and the action is quick.
Here is Benchmade‘s description: Continue Reading