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Show us your Benchmades 18105

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Show us your Benchmades
« on: May 11, 2014, 04:48:53 PM »
I'm sure I'm not alone in believing Benchmade knives are the best money can buy. Here's a place to post photos of your beloved BM knives. Balisongs also are welcome. :salute:




SAW
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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2014, 07:06:14 PM »
I love Benchmades although I only have a couple.  I'll post photos when I get back to a computer.

Def

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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2014, 09:01:15 PM »
What is Benchamde?  :D

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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2014, 06:29:09 PM »
For Steve's viewing pleasure.

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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2014, 07:43:44 PM »
Very Nice Knives Gentlemen

I will take some pics of my one and only Benchmade if the sun ever comes out.



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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2014, 09:15:37 PM »
For Steve's viewing pleasure.
Thanks buddy, nice blades!  :drool:

SAW
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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2014, 06:39:24 AM »
I dig that 943 very much.

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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2014, 06:40:22 PM »
I dig that 943 very much.
Thanks!, I just got this one in:




SAW
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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2014, 07:20:12 PM »
I dig that 943 very much.
Thanks!, I just got this one in:

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there's just something about a 710 that makes me go :drool:

Nice Knife Steve. :tu:

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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2014, 07:25:34 PM »
Thanks Joel, I'm loving it so far :tu:

SAW
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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2014, 07:39:30 PM »
This may just be my favorite knife  :D

SAW
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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2014, 07:41:17 PM »
I'll snap a pic of mine tonight.

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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2014, 08:39:24 PM »
This D2 steel is scary sharp... it's got to be the sharpest blade I've ever seen!

SAW
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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2014, 09:04:57 PM »
I been eyeing the 710, do you feel it is too big / heavy for EDC?

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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2014, 09:12:49 PM »
I been eyeing the 710, do you feel it is too big / heavy for EDC?
Well, it's considerably bigger than the 943 or 531 but, no, I don't think so.. It's great!

SAW
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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2014, 11:04:55 PM »
Here are a few Benchmades.I have more but I'm too lazy to dig them out.


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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2014, 02:11:29 AM »
Here are a few Benchmades.I have more but I'm too lazy to dig them out.
:drool: I need more Benchmades.

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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2014, 08:43:25 PM »
Here are a few Benchmades.I have more but I'm too lazy to dig them out.
:drool: I need more Benchmades.

The bottom four are autos.I do like automatics.It must be the kid in me,as I've always been fascinated with a blade that flies out upon just pushing a button.LOL.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."  **Edmund Burke**

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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2014, 08:45:52 PM »
Here are a few Benchmades.I have more but I'm too lazy to dig them out.
:drool: I need more Benchmades.

The bottom four are autos.I do like automatics.It must be the kid in me,as I've always been fascinated with a blade that flies out upon just pushing a button.LOL.
I had my auto phase many years ago but these days I just prefer a dual thumb-stud and Axis-lock. :tu:

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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2014, 08:54:53 PM »
Yea those axis locks are fast and really smooth.I'm sure you know that you don't even have to use the thumb stud,as just a flick of the wrist will deploy the blade.

Unfortunately I've never been able to get past that auto phase. LOL.

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"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."    **Benjamin Franklin**
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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2014, 04:24:57 PM »
Al Mar GPA General Purpose Automatic Switchblade Knife
I got this NIB GPA from Mr Mar sometime in the late 80's after the SOF convention for $65
It is marked on one side of the blade, U.S.A. 0056 above the Al Mar logo. On the other side it is marked ATS-34 above the Bali-Song logo. Black handle and partially serrated blade. Serial matches the box. Sheath has Al Mar logo. Small instruction sheet.

Jim
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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2014, 10:21:27 PM »
I am searching for my next knife.
Played with many in store (Kershaw, Cold Steel, ZT, SOG, Spyderco, Buck), None of them really connect with me, I think I will stay with BM for a while.
The three possible choices I have currently are:
BM 551 from REI for $80
BM 15060, but I wonder if I could use its gut hook as seat belt cutter, if I could then that will be the winner.
BM 943.

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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #22 on: May 18, 2014, 02:01:23 AM »
Just came back from knife store, here is what I confirmed.
The gut hook on 15060 is very similar to the safety cutter on BM916 in term of shape and size.
I am pretty sure it could be use as safety cutter.

But I am really falling in love with the 943 :D
« Last Edit: May 18, 2014, 02:07:42 AM by Kampfer »

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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2014, 02:09:50 AM »
You're comparing apples and oranges,purpose wise and well as price wise.

Griptilian= general purpose knife.

Grizzly Creek= hunting knife.

Osborne=tactical folder.


Buy the one you like the most and then buy the other two at a later date.LOL.


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"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."    **Benjamin Franklin**
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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2014, 02:30:28 AM »
Just came back from knife store, here is what I confirmed.
The gut hook on 15060 is very similar to the safety cutter on BM916 in term of shape and size.
I am pretty sure it could be use as safety cutter.

But I am really falling in love with the 943 :D
I recommend the 943, it's the perfect EDC size and s30v :tu:

SAW
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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2014, 02:48:07 AM »
You're comparing apples and oranges,purpose wise and well as price wise.

Griptilian= general purpose knife.

Grizzly Creek= hunting knife.

Osborne=tactical folder.


Buy the one you like the most and then buy the other two at a later date.LOL.
I understand that, but I will use them all in the same way, my way.
The only reason 551 is one the list is that I have 20% off at REI.
15060 is new, well built and made for hard use, I like that. Also the wood looks very good.
943 is just a great knife. But too many of us already have it. :(

I will get them all in time.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2014, 02:53:12 AM by Kampfer »

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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2014, 02:49:54 AM »
I recommend the 943, it's the perfect EDC size and s30v :tu:
It is all your fail starting this thread, made me want more Banchmades.

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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2014, 02:59:02 AM »
 
 a old pic of my 530 I sold to fund a Black Spyderco Native.



I still got the spyderco.  :whistle:

 I do miss this one. It was a great edc knife
« Last Edit: May 18, 2014, 05:06:08 AM by JAfromMn »

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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2014, 03:24:55 AM »
Traded this one off.

I had a spyder bug again. I think I funded my zdp endura :)

it didn't much care for the blade or the fat plastic handles, carrying a bright orange knife also wasn't for me.

orange is my favorite color just not for knives .





another old pic

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Re: Show us your Benchmades
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2014, 04:49:36 AM »
Al Mar GPA General Purpose Automatic Switchblade Knife
I got this NIB GPA from Mr Mar sometime in the late 80's after the SOF convention for $65
It is marked on one side of the blade, U.S.A. 0056 above the Al Mar logo. On the other side it is marked ATS-34 above the Bali-Song logo. Black handle and partially serrated blade. Serial matches the box. Sheath has Al Mar logo. Small instruction sheet.

Jim
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Showing both sides. I ordered and pre-paid for 5, and my GF visited Portland, picked the up and brought them home to Florida in her luggage. She was more than a little PO'd when she found out the possible liability. I gave her one knife to make amends.  She is gone, I miss that knife. I wonder what would be worth now?

Jim

 

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