Help! I'm Addicted To Benchmade Knives...

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    Help! I'm Addicted To Benchmade Knives...

    Bought my first one( a low-end for them) 10 years ago, lost it last month. Replaced it with 2 Barrages, 1 Mini-Barrage, and a Mini-Griptilian Tanto after reading this site for awhile...somebody stop me!

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    hey - if you can afford them, and have enough pockets to clip them into, then go for it.

    there are MANY worse things to collect or be 'addicted' to.

    on the other hand, i'm not necessarily one to talk - i own six Benchmades - nope, seven. forgot one.

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    I own middle of the road knives mostly... a few cheap Kershaws, a couple Cold Steels, SOG, CRKT, some Bucks and a few others I can't recall at the moment... I've often considered buying a Benchmade or Emerson to see what they're all about... so what makes them worth 4 or 5 SOG knives?

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    "so what makes them worth 4 or 5 SOG knives?"
    You just have to feel one! I too would never pay $$$ for a pocket knife. That was until I bought my Mini-Grip on sale.

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    Re: Help! I'm Addicted To Benchmade Knives...

    I have a few Benchmades myself, most of them with numbered blades and LNIB. I share your despair, sensei2. ;)

    I just blew most of my "wear and tear" money on a Spyderco Lum fixed blade and a Calypso sprint runs. Looks like I'll be finishing the winter with barely adequate tires. :o

    Someone remind me, please. Was it the fool or the wise man who dies with his money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dono View Post
    "so what makes them worth 4 or 5 SOG knives?"
    You just have to feel one! I too would never pay $$$ for a pocket knife. That was until I bought my Mini-Grip on sale.

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    What he said. Just a solid, superbly machined feeling for an off-the-shelf knife. And made in the USA. Send it to them and they'll sharpen it free to factory new. gotta love it.

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    Gotta love 'em! 2 Griptillians-regular and mini and the same for Barrages. Oh yes and then there's the Stryker! Enjoy the addiction!
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    Hah! I knew I'd find some kindred souls here...

    Any other similar labels to research? I'm sorta new to the edged weapon, EDC party.

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    At last count I have 9 Bench Made folders and 2 of their fixed blades. I suppose hat puts me in the addict field.

    Quote Originally Posted by kmagnuss
    "so what makes them worth 4 or 5 SOG knives?"
    I have a SOG Flash 2 and love it. Compared to any of my Bench Made folders, it is lacking in the fit/finish, durability and overall design areas. My cheapest Bench Made is ten times the knife as the Flash 2.

    Now, I would never shell out the cash for the real high priced Bench Made knives, but any of mine(all below$200.00) are well worth what I paid for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jambie View Post
    Hah! I knew I'd find some kindred souls here...

    Any other similar labels to research? I'm sorta new to the edged weapon, EDC party.
    Not really in the same league with Bench Made but...
    CRKT has some very nice production blades as does Kershaw.
    Now Kershaw's Zero Tolerance knives are really top notch. I recently acquired a ZT 0350 in a trade with a fellow DC member and have to say that it is right up there with Bench Made.
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    I love them too but now I like small fixed blades more like esee they make alot of sense when you start to think about it

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    I've got quite a few Benchmades: 275BK, 530BK, 915BK-ORG, 741BK, 585BK, 470. I think that covers my Benchmade stash.
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    Case for me !

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    Love my Benchmades and...Spydercos.
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    I have a few Benchmades and they are a great knife. Recently I have been obsessing over a Strider fixed blade. If you think Benchmades are high, look at Strider. I want one but I could buy two Benchmades for one Strider.
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