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Benchmade – Saibu 486, a Nakamura Design

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

During last week’s ADS Federal Range Day, I got to check out the new Nakamura design, the Saibu (Japanese for ‘Details’) from Benchmade.


BLADE LENGTH – 2.98” [7.57cm]
BLADE THICKNESS – 0.114” [2.896mm]
OPEN – 6.79” [17.25cm]
CLOSED – 3.82” [9.70cm]
WEIGHT – 2.70oz [76.57g]
HANDLE THICKNESS – 0.48” [12.19mm]

Blade Show 18 – Benchmade 756 mPR

Monday, June 4th, 2018

The new Micro Pocket Rocket from Benchmade is a sub-2” version of Shane Sibert’s original MPR.

Short and fat like a G26, this flipper features Ti handles, ball bearing pivots and an 20CV blade.


NRAAM 18 – Benchmade Bugout 535GRY-1 / 407 Vallation

Saturday, May 5th, 2018


Benchmade is now offering the Bugout, introduced at last Summer’s OR, in Ranger Green.


Designer: Benchmade
Mechanism: AXIS®
Action: Manual-opening
Blade Steel: CPMS30V (58-60 HRC) with DLC coating
Blade Length: 3.24″ (8.23cm)
Blade Thickness: 0.090″ (2.29mm)
Open Length: 7.46″ (18.95cm)
Closed Length: 4.22″ (10.72cm)
Handle Thickness: 0.42″ (10.54mm)
Weight: 1.85oz. (52.45g)


Benchmade also had the new 407 Vallation on display. The Vallation is a EDC knife designed for both on and off-duty carry, and includes a mohawk spine design for improved blade control, and a carbide glass breaker on the pommel.


Designer: Benchmade
Mechanism: AXIS® Assist
Action: Assisted-opening
Blade Steel: CPM-S30V (58-60HRC)
Blade Length: 3.70″ (9.40cm)
Blade Thickness: 0.124″ (3.15mm)
Open Length: 8.76″ (22.25cm)
Closed Length: 5.09″ (12.93cm)
Handle Thickness: 0.70″ (17.70mm)
Weight: 6.38oz. (180.87g)


SHOT Show 18 – Benchmade Fixed Infidel

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Like the name says, it’s a fixed blade version of the popular Infidel. It features a spear point blade, made from D2 tool steel and a handle made from black anodized 6061 Billet Aluminum.

It comes with a Boltaron sheath which is Tek-Lok compatible.


Benchmade – 818 Mini Loco

Sunday, September 24th, 2017


The 818 Mini Loco will seem very familiar to anyone who has ever handled the full sized 808 Loco which is a very ergonomic design, due in part, to the canted handle design. Complemented with a robust CPM-S30V stainless steel blade, custom hardware and Benchmade’s AXIS locking mechanism, the 818 is an ideal choice for an everyday carry or as a backup knife.


The 818 Mini Loco will be display for the first time at NTOA, in booth #408.


ORSM 17 – Benchmade 535 Bugout

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Featuring a blade made from S30V steel, the 535 Bugout is ultralight at 1.85 oz. The drop point blade is 3.24" and offers serrations.

It incorporates a titanium lock bar and deep pocket clip.


Warrior East 2017 – Benchmade 10 Hook

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Originally developed for the corrections community, the large mouth of the new 10 Hook has caught the eye of a variety of users because it will accommodate up to 1″ of material.

The sheath itself offered dual retention, but the 10 Hook can be worn belt mounted with the handle along the belt line and keepers can be used to cover the handle for those who need even more retention.


SHOT Show 17 – Benchmade Knives

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Ti Bali-Song


The Bali-Song AKA the butterfly knife is a pretty iconic design, and Benchmade put their own spin on it with the Ti Bali-Song, manufacturing the handle out of sandblasted billet titanium and integrating a squeeze-activated magnetic latch. The blade, made of CPM-S30V steel, is shaped into the somewhat unique Wharncliffe style, unusual for a Bali-Song knife. Comes with a grey sheath.

BLK Rescue Hook


The BLK Rescue Hook was originally designed for corrections officers, and is made of 440C stainless steel. The enlarged hook gap allows the tool to cut rope up to 1″ thick. Comes with an ambidextrous sheath with removable retention strap.

Infidel 10-Year Anniversary


This variant of the Infidel commemorates 10 years of Benchmade’s flagship auto knife. The handle is made of 6061-T6 billet aluminum with a silver bright dip, while the blade is made of CPM-S30V stainless steel in a double-edge dagger style. The Infidel 10-Year also comes with an Infidel challenge coin.



The Phaeton is a new spine-fire OTF knife designed as a semi-tactical EDC knife. The handle is made of 6061-T6 billet aluminum which is 4600 anodized in either Black or Flat Dark Earth. The drop-point style blade is made of CPM-S30V stainless steel, and the Phaeton also comes with a reversible deep-carry pocket clip.