Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Is a Benchmade worth the money

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Ironclad, Feb 14, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Zeke/PA

    Zeke/PA Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Messages:
    2,299
    Location:
    Southeastern Pa.
    Read my post!
    My Opinels have not broken simply because they are used as cutting instruments ONLY and NOT as hatchets or pry bars.
    I can take my daily carry Opinel and shave with it!
    Can you do the same with your daily carry?
    Opinels, Chinese junk?
    You need to do some SERIOUS research my friend
    I ain't sayin' no more!
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2013
  2. Captains1911

    Captains1911 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2008
    Messages:
    1,278
    Location:
    Loudoun County, VA
    Knives don't need to be used as hatchets or pry bars to lose an edge or show wear...
     
  3. Zeke/PA

    Zeke/PA Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Messages:
    2,299
    Location:
    Southeastern Pa.
    read my post!!
     
  4. Captains1911

    Captains1911 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2008
    Messages:
    1,278
    Location:
    Loudoun County, VA
    Im not here to get into a heated argument, and I'll admit I don't know much about Opinels, perhaps they are an exception, because in my experience knives costing $10 are usually junk. No matter what you're cutting though, knives wear, this happens to ANY knife, and usually much quicker to cheap ones utilizing inferior steel. With folders there are other issues to consider.
     
  5. Yo Mama

    Yo Mama Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Messages:
    2,884
    The Opinel is the farthest thing from Chineese junk. It's made in France.
    The more I collect, price is just one factor in the equation. There are great budget blades, and then there is junk. The Opinel is very respected as a solid user.
     
  6. Captains1911

    Captains1911 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2008
    Messages:
    1,278
    Location:
    Loudoun County, VA
    Guess I'll have to add one or two to my collection then. Which particular models do you guys recommend?
     
  7. Yo Mama

    Yo Mama Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Messages:
    2,884
    Opinel No. 8

    You'll thank me later. :) It's a whole new world.
     
  8. Zeke/PA

    Zeke/PA Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2005
    Messages:
    2,299
    Location:
    Southeastern Pa.
    I prefer the Carbon Steel over the Stainless!
     
  9. Yo Mama

    Yo Mama Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2008
    Messages:
    2,884
    Carbon all the way. The no 8 has the exotic x90 carbon!
     
  10. NG VI

    NG VI Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2007
    Messages:
    4,884
    Location:
    Maine
    An Opinel or a Mora is not a junk knife.

    Oh they showed you the error of your ways already. Good news. I've got a Mora (Classic? Red wood handle, carbon steel I'm almost positive.) that I've had since 2001, love it, still sharp, been using it as a digging tool lately.
     
  11. Tony_the_tiger

    Tony_the_tiger Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2011
    Messages:
    861
    I love my Benchmades. The axis lock is (in my opinion) one of the most innovative, strongest, and safest locking systems on a folding knife currently available.

    That said, I have been disappointed by their factory edges and their LifeSharp program. I am also not a fan of their fixed blade offerings.

    Unless there is a manufacturing issue that requires Benchmade service, I send mine out to Albert at Seattle Edge for his convex wizardry. Compared to other high value knife companies, Benchmade's edge does not compete. Their engineering and design is, however, top class.

    http://www.knifesharpeningseattle.com/
     
  12. kayak-man

    kayak-man Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2009
    Messages:
    1,129
    Location:
    PAC-NW
    I was thinking of posting last night, saying how much I loved my bench-made griptilian, and that it was worth every penny I spent on it...

    ... but today at work, I ether misplaced it, or someone took it out of my locker... now I'm thinking go with something not quite as expensive...

    Chris "the Kayak-Man" Johnson
     
  13. J_McLeod

    J_McLeod Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2010
    Messages:
    1,541
    Location:
    Homestead, FL
    I've had my Griptillian for 10 years, 3 of them in Iraq and it worth everything I paid for it. Benchmade has an excellent warranty too.
     
  14. Okiegunner

    Okiegunner Member

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2012
    Messages:
    664
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Benchmades, in my opinion, are top of the line.

    Example...I own (IMO, some nice knives) ZT 0700, ZT0300, HTM "Gunhammer", Kershaw Composite Blur, Spyderco Civilian, etc...

    I recently purchased a (no longer made) Benchmade Vex "Red Line" knife, made in China.

    The Vex is a REALLY nice knife. The fit and finish is very good. Blade lock-up is damn near perfect. The blade (Chinese steel) comes razor sharp out of the box. This knife was a "cheap" Benchmade.

    I also own an American made Benchmade Osborne (S30V steel). Once again, a very nice knife (though a bit small).

    Benchmade knives are usually worth the money, if, one will shop around. There are better values and there are cheaper knives, but, as a rule, Benchmades are good to go for almost any circumstance needed for a knife!!
     
  15. Quickdraw Limpsalot

    Quickdraw Limpsalot Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    282
    Worth it? Not to me.
     
  16. Vonderek

    Vonderek Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2006
    Messages:
    1,433
    This one was worth way more than the money...got it for $30
     

    Attached Files:

  17. Spike_akers

    Spike_akers Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2013
    Messages:
    104
    Location:
    Richmond VA
    Ok, I'm gonna tell you about my experiences. I love benchmade. They have been the longest lasting, and most quality knives I've ever owned. The axis lock is great, have NEVER had a problem. Although I will admit, as a perfectionist, the axis lock is hard to clean. I have owned them all. Benchmade, bear ops, Chris reeves, kershaw, gerber, spyderco, etc, and of them all, the benchmade is always on top. Beautifully made, and longest lasting compared to the others. My biggest problem with kershaw, is their speedsafe assist. The torsion bar frequently breaks, and renders the knife useless. Now I'm not saying kershaws are horrible, just that I don't like the speedsafe. Now, if you're looking for a good benchmade, there is the 890 torrent.

    The torrent uses the nitrous assist, and is liner lock. I have never heard of someone breaking a nitrous assist. It is made from the ever popular 154cm stainless, which will hold a razor edge and has good rust resistance. I will be posting a full review later, and will link it here. And this knife can be had for around 97$ right now from knifeworks.com because of their current promotion on USA made knives. Wish I had waited. I've been carrying this for 7months now, putting it through as much abuse as I can think of, and there has been no damage, no noticeable wear, and has really became a hall of fame knife for me. Wish you luck with your decision, but benchmade, will always be worth the cost.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Valkman

    Valkman Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2003
    Messages:
    6,768
    Location:
    North Las Vegas, NV
    That's the only place on the web to buy Benchmade knives!
     
  19. NG VI

    NG VI Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2007
    Messages:
    4,884
    Location:
    Maine
    Love those guys, and they ship sooo fast.
     
  20. shootniron

    shootniron Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2012
    Messages:
    518
    Location:
    South
    Not in my opinion.
     
  21. Spike_akers

    Spike_akers Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2013
    Messages:
    104
    Location:
    Richmond VA
    they have always been incredibly slow in my opinion. 2nd day delivery, shouldnt take 7 business days, 4 to process 3 to ship. but other than that, they are a great company, and have great prices.
     
  22. browneu

    browneu Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2004
    Messages:
    739
    Location:
    ohio
    I bought a knife from them Friday and received the knife today. Just standard shipping to Ohio.

    Sent from my SGH-T999 using Tapatalk 2
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page