As is usual, Benchmade had a great lineup of knives for the new year on display at SHOT Show. Here’s some of the highlights:
This is the Axis Stryker II. It’s a limited edition folding knife which features black and red carbon fiber, anodized red hardware accents, and a Damasteel Odin Heim blade. The blade length comes in at 3.57″, with a total length of 8.29″ and a weight of 4.76 oz.
The Nestucca Cleaver is based on the traditional Alaskan Ulu. It’s intended for use as a skinning and prep knife for big game. The blade is constructed of CPM-S30V steel, and the handle and finger hole provides users the option to utilize multiple hand positions. Additionally, the Nestucca Cleaver comes complete with a leather sheath.
The SOCP Rescue Tool is the rescue tool variant of the Greg Thompson SOCP Dagger. It features the Benchmade rescue hook design, a carbide glass breaker, oxygen wrench, and the finger loop and integral sheath as with the original SOCP dagger.
This is the Protagonist. It’s a fixed blade knife designed for use by Military and Law Enforcement. The blade is constructed of 154 CM stainless steel, while the handle is constructed of Grivory with black Versaflex over-mold with an olive drab accent. The sheath is black injection molded with a tension screw and MOLLE compatibility. Seen above is the Tanto-style blade; it also comes in a Drop Point blade.