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Benchmade folders

This is a discussion on Benchmade folders within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I just bought a Benchmade Presidio BM520BK folder. I didn't want the auto to avoid carry hassles. I haven't received it yet, bought it on ...

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    Benchmade folders

    I just bought a Benchmade Presidio BM520BK folder. I didn't want the auto to avoid carry hassles. I haven't received it yet, bought it on line. I heard Benchmade put together a pretty good product. I havent handled one yet. I am unsure if they are better than any other knife maker. They are a bit pricey. Any opinions on the Benchmade products and why.
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    I think the benchmades are one of the best mass produced knives out there. I've carried one for almost 15 years now.
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    I agree with sixto. Benchmades have to be the highest quality mass produced knives out there. My edc is a Benchmade Griptilian. I LOVE that knife, I feel naked without it. You won't be disappointed with a benchmade.
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    Benchmade knives are awesome. I have the Presidio marked in the catalog as one of the models I want to get.

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    I carry one on a daily bases. I think they are the best.

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    That's the same knife I carry every day, the absolute best folder I've ever seen. Beats the hell out of my emerson even.

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    Sweet, Thanks folks. I dont feel so bad about spending so much now. Now I cant hardly wait even more.
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    Benchmade makes three knife classes that they designate Red, Blue and Black. The Red class are so-so in my opinion but everything I've owned in the Blue or Black class are very good to excellent knives. The Presidio is in the Black class so I would expect that it is an excellent knife.

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    I have three Microtech auto-blades I purchased more than 10-12 years ago. They're very well made but I seldom carry them. Perhaps it's just my age or something. In fact, they're currently at the factory being sharpened. I plan on selling them here on the forum when they return.
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    This is my Benchmade Tsunami that I've had for quite a while. I like the fact that it can be opened and closed with one hand.
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    I've carried their AFCK for almost 10 years now. I have yet to find one that matches it.
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    I have a Mel Pardue Mini Ambush...Goes everywhere I do. Love it.
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    I got my Benchmade in the mail today and you guys were right on. This is definitely a quality knife. The tolerances are incredible. Defiantly glad I bought it. This knife doesn't need an assist for opening. Great finish too.
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    I have 3 Benchmades, 2 folders, 1 butterfly and they are great...:) I carry one of the folders when I'm dressed up. I have a cheapo Columbia River for every day use.
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    I love Benchmades, the autos are sturdy, the assisted folder needs a little tuning. My daily carry is a Kershaw Onion assisted that I have had forever. Opens like it is brand new


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