Posts Tagged ‘Benchmade’

Benchmade NSNs

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Often, I’m told by service members who read SSD, “yeah, that item is cool, by does it have a National Stock Number?” When I question them about this, I’m told that their supply office won’t buy the item, unless it has an NSN. Although, nothing could be more Cold War (and lazy) than that approach, I’ve been keeping my eye out for gear that has an NSN. For example, here is a chart from Benchmade that has NSNs.

2016 NSN Flyer

SHOT Show – Benchmade

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

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.

Sneak Peek – Benchmade SOCP Rescue Tool

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016


Greg Thompson designed the 179 variant of the SOCP dagger for rescue performance and less-than-lethal self-defense. The tool includes the Benchmade rescue hook design, a carbide glass breaker, O² wrench and the same finger loop and integral sheath design as the rest of the SOCP family.

MDM – Benchmade – 4300 CLA

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

The 4300 CLA is ‘The Composite Lite Auto’, a lightweight automatic knife with G10 scales weighing in at only 3.47 oz. It features a 154CM stainless steel drop-point blade, push button operation with safety, and a reversible tip-up deep-carry pocket clip. Available with and without blade serrations.

SHOT Show – HK Knives

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Hk Knives are manufactured by Benchmade.


The fixed blade Feint is made from 440C stainless steel with a black santoprene handle. It features a 9.5″ blade with an overall length of 14.5″ and a thickness of 1.25″.

SHOT Show – Benchmade

Monday, January 26th, 2015


Designed for brush clearing and similar tasks, the Jungle Bolo and Clip-Point knives are made of 1095 Spring Steel. The handles are orange textured Santoprene, and both blades come with a leather sheath with belt loop.



MDM – Benchmade Knives – 153 Bolo

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Benchmade Knives gave us a rare glimpse of a concept for a fixed blade bolo jungle knife, the 153, to be launched at SHOT Show. This is only a prototype with the production model is still a ways out and expect some design changes beyond what you see here.


1095 Steel
Blade Length: 9.00”
Blade Thickness: .190”
Overall Length: 13.50”
Weight: 11.7 oz
Handle Thickness: .875”

Blade Show 2014 – Benchmade

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Benchmade just launched the new 5400 Serum which features the AXIS Dual Action Mechanism. It offers redundant opening mechanism. The primary is an auto opener with a standard thumbstud opening and AXIS blade lock.


You pull down the AXIS button for manual opening and pull a little further to the rear for automatic opening. This means that even if your spring breaks for some reason, you can still reliably open and close your knife.

This 3.47″ blade is made of Elmax premium steel (58-60 HRC). The 550 Serum also features G10 scales with full stainless steel liners and a reversible pocket clip.