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    Benchmade Pika

    Has anyone seen this new budget-friendly addition to the BM line? What do you think of it?
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    Got one...love it!

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    I have a BM Ascent which is very very close in design to the Pika. And priced the same too. I love mine. I think the Pika replaced the Ascent.

    I usually carry it when I know I will be going offshore for work. In case I lose it, it won't cause me too much grief.
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    spend a few more $ and get one of the axis-lock models instead of a liner-lock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenpoTex View Post
    spend a few more $ and get one of the axis-lock models instead of a liner-lock.
    +1

    But for what it's worth, you just can't go wrong with a good BM.
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    The B/M red class. along with Spydercos Byrd line, are very good budget knives. If you're going to get a knife made in China, it should be one of those. Otherwise, yeah, I spend a little extra & get an axis lock (I believe the Griptilians are the least expensive of the their axis locks).
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    It's my favorite knife or at least the Benchmade that I have been carrying for the past several years looks like that. Light weight ATS-34 steel. Easy 1 hand opening almost as fast as an automatic. I used to carry an automatic and when I got the Benchmade I quit carrying the autos. That being said I'm a stickler for good steel. If it's not ATS-34 or S30V steel I won't purchase it. I've got 3 Benchmade like it just in case I loose one. I gave one to my father and wear one for work and use the other at home. I also carry a Leatherman mostly for the pliers and screwdrivers.
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    After getting & trading my 3rd axis lock, I will say that if budget is an issue, the B/M Pika & mini-Pika are good knives. The later models are using 440C steel, too.

    The problem I have with the axis lock, is that my large hands (& it's just me), sometimes gets in the way of the axis lock on the other side. My hand will "hang-up" the mechanism maybe 2 out of 10 practice flips/openings (Enough to be a concern). If that's not a problem, I'd highly recommend the axis locks.

    I've had a couple B/M A/Os & highly recommend those, too. They're liner locks, but I've never had a problem with them. I had a 672 D2 Apparition, but traded it & went up in size to a 913 D2 Nitrous Stryker. The D2 just seems to be a little sharper & holds it better (Just by a little bit) than the 154CM they typically use.
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    Bummer, if they are not using ATS-34 or S30V steel I'll not be buying any more. Why are so many companies going back to 440C? I never liked the way it held an edge.
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    I just figured out that the Pika is the newer version of the Benchmade 812SBT Mini-AFCK knife I loved so much. That hole makes the folder as fast as an automatic to open and it keeps the law enforcement folks happy. I just wish they would have stuck with ATS-34 or gone to the S30V steel. I like the way they both sharpen and hold an edge. I guess I'm going to have to shop on Ebay for some more 812SBT knives. The original one that I still carry no longer has the serrated edge and it's about 3/8 of an inch shorter then it was new. It's still a handy quality knife.
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