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Benchmade Emissary

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by huntsman, Oct 21, 2019.

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  1. huntsman

    huntsman Member

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    My EDC knife for the last 4years has been a mini-grip and while I’m satisfied I find I’m intrigued by the Axis Assist.

    So anybody carry an Emissary? This would be the most I’ve spent on a knife and while I think Benchmade quality is worth it I would like some feedback before I pull the trigger.
     
  2. Boattale

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    I have a Barrage and a Violi. Assisted opening is IMHO, a real asset.
     
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  3. Jimfern

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    I bought a used Barrage on ebay for about 1/3 less than I paid for my new mini-griptilian. I like the assisted opening, but if you really like your current knife, you can probably flick it open just about as fast. That being said, I buy knives like other people buy candy bars, so don't let me talk you out of it.
     
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  4. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

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    Assisted opening got old quickly for me. now I stick with manual opening knives that can be opened quickly when I want, or slowly and more discretely when needed.
     
  5. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator In Memoriam

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    I have a couple dozen knives, but no benchmades, still go for it. Your reasoning is sound and also just because you can!
     
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