The Benchmade Knife Company, Inc. was founded in 1988 in California as a manufacturer of Bali-Song (butterfly knives). The business was moved to Oregon in 1990 where the company's dedication to quality and customer service enabled it to grow rapidly and expand its product line. In the early 1990's the Designer series was introduced, which laid the groundwork for what Benchmade has become today. Much of the company's success comes from the design methods adopted to create this series. Contemporary designs and unmatched innovation has been the norm at Benchmade by bringing together the knowledge of many of the world's top custom knife makers with its state of the art facilities and manufacturing expertise. In addition to the design processes, Bemchmade continues to make knives better with the use of non-traditional materials and modern manufacturing methods. The people at Benchmade are truly setting the standard for quality and innovation.