Posts Tagged ‘Benchmade Knives’

Silynx Act of Valor Knife

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

This just in…


Silynx is pleased to announce that we are selling a limited edition Silynx Act of Valor knife that was designed in collaboration with Benchmade. This knife comes a collapsible blade, Dual flat-head tip screwdriver, and a bottle opener. Buy one of these tough American made knives and we will contribute a portion to The Navy Seal Foundation and Special Operations Warrior Foundation. We only have 250 knives in stock, so buy today and help contribute to a good cause.”

Benchmade 940 Makes “Outside” Magazines Most Prized Possessions List

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Outside” magazine asked their readers about their most prized possessions and the Benchmade 940 Osborne made the list. I can tell you that it is a great knife. It features a 3.5″ Modified reverse tanto blade made from S30V steel paired with Green anodized 6061-T6 aluminum handles and Benchmade’s AXIS locking system.

Cameron Grantham now Benchmade’s Int’l Manager

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Cameron Grantham has been appointed to International Business Development Manager for Benchmade Knives. Formerly

Cameron Grantham

the law enforcement and military sales manager, Mr. Grantham is a former law enforcement officer who held both patrol and tactical assignments with a large municipal police agency in the Pacific NW. Cameron’s primary focus will be on driving both international commercial sales as well as international law enforcement and military sales. Current international sales coordinator Likija Stjepanovic will continue in her role as an international sales coordinator.

Prior to joining the team at Benchmade Cameron worked and established an excellent reputation in the industry in the military and law enforcement/tactical divisions at Danner/LaCrosse Footwear and Leupold & Stevens Inc.

Doug Pettis, Director of Sales at Benchmade Knives, advises,   “We continue to see significant potential to grow Benchmade’s portfolio of brands on a global level and I am confident that Cameron will help us realize our full international growth potential.”

Plans about if or how Benchmade intends to backfill Cameron’s shoes are not yet announced. In the meantime questions can still be directed at fedgov(at)

Congratulations to Mr. Grantham on his new position.

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SOC-P Knife – Getting It Into Action

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Daggers have made a serious comeback. We first ran this story last September, but we constantly get new readers so we thought it would be a good idea to republish it since the story last week on the Benchmade SOCP knife was so popular. We’d also like to add some great comments by reader Acid Gambit that should help dispel much of the misunderstanding of this class of knife.

Greg designed this knife from direct input from THE most elite soldiers in the world. Operational experience built this knife. Thousands of entries into really bad buildings in IZ and AF. It was not dreamed up by video gamers, not range commandos, not cops. Assaulters at the highest level, who have been blind sided and tackled while clearing nasty places were the driving input for this knife.

During CQB it is definitely possible that an assaulter will become tied up in a fight with a bad guy. In many situations he may be unable to use his primary weapon and unable to draw his secondary ( tackled to the ground or over furniture). At this point the knife comes out and can stab and slash the bad guy until the assaulter can get to his pistol and put 2 in the enemy. The knife is used to create space for you to get to your pistol. The assaulter can draw his pistol while still holding the knife, finish the fight, stand up and put his tools away and get back to work.

The knife is not designed for you to run around and do El Prez mag change drills while holding it. I can’t think of a knife that is designed for that, so don’t get confused. The SOC-P knife is meant to save your life and allow you to fight back to your pistol or rifle and still be able to pull the trigger with your strong hand, or support the pistol/rifle with your weak hand, while still holding the knife.

Last week, we mentioned the recently released Special Operations Combatives Program (SOC-P) knife designed by Greg Thompson. While we described the features of the dagger, this graphic from Benchmade does a great job of illustrating the sequence of events of getting it into action and how the SOC-P knife is used.

TacJobs – Benchmade is Hiring

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Looking for a job in the knife industry? Benchmade has several open positions in various departments.

Benchmade provided us with some basic information.

Positions open include:

  • Cost Accountant
  • Credit Analyst
  • CNC Programmer
  • Tooling Design Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • CNC – Maintenance Technician, Millwright

About Benchmade

Benchmade Knife Company is a world leader in the design, manufacture and sales of hand-held specialty folding and fixed blade cutlery for the outdoor sports, military, law enforcement, and gift markets.  Benchmade is committed to innovation, performance, and the highest standards of quality.  Every day, around the globe, sportsmen and professionals alike rely on Benchmade products to get the job done.  Benchmade’s state of the art facility and headquarters is located in Oregon City, 30 minutes from downtown Portland, Oregon.


Benchmade Updates Website

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Benchmade Knives has launched a new website with an updated look and feel. They’ve also added a new search function that should help you zoom right in on what you are looking for. Also, for those of you unfamiliar with Benchmade’s site, they run their own forum so it’s a great place to interact with other Benchmade owners. Despite reports that the site is not mobile friendly it opened just fine for us on both iPad and iPhone.

Warrior Expo 2011 –

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

Here is a brief presentation on the Benchmade Triage, SOCP, and Contraband Interdiction Kit.

MDM – Other Coverage

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Modern Day Marine is one of our favorite shows of the year and by no means were we able to cover it all. Check out this coverage from our friends at KitUp!:

Benchmade’s Newest Battle Blade Is Ready for Abuse

TAG’s New M240 Machine Gun Bag

and while the coverage didn’t originate from MDM, the Medford Knife & Tool Hammerspike was also on display

Shatter Glass Easy with Hammerspike

Additionally, Gannett’s offered The Show Scout

Finally, don’t forget Tactical Fanboy’s singular, titillating look at ballistic undergarments.

BCB Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

Even between all of us, we didn’t get it all. It was a great show. Look for additional coverage of gear we saw at MDM 2012 here on SSD.