SHARE YOUR BENCHMADES

The Benchmade Knife Company, Inc. is a relatively new organization. It 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.
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Re: SHARE YOUR BENCHMADES

Postby kootenay joe » Sat Sep 10, 2016 1:26 am

Towards the end of page 14 i showed my one Benchmade and asked if anyone knew it's name.
"tocrawfo" replied: "Its looks like a mini barrage"
Thank You tocrawfo. I checked out 'mini barrage' and you are correct, my knife is a mini barrage.
much appreciate your help tocrawfo.
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Re: SHARE YOUR BENCHMADES

Postby deltaboy » Sat Sep 17, 2016 6:33 pm

Won a Purdue 550 HG online nice.
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Re: SHARE YOUR BENCHMADES

Postby tocrawfo » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:19 pm

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Allen Putman G10 Anso Scales for Doug Ritter Griptilian M390

Benchmade 520 Presidio 154cm

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Re: SHARE YOUR BENCHMADES

Postby kootenay joe » Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:51 pm

tocrawfo, you like Benchmade knives !
I have a question regarding "Griptilian":
i see many different Benchmades all called "Griptilian" even though blade profiles & handle shapes are all different from each other. Locking mechanisms might be different as well ?
Usually a knife name refers to a specific design the only variable being the type of handle covers.
So what does "Griptilian" actually refer to ?
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Postby fergusontd » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:42 pm

:D This is my Mini Barrage 585 Blackout in 154 cm. My mall and store shopping knife
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Postby tocrawfo » Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:47 pm

Griptilian referes to the particular family of knives in the benchmade line.

There is a griptilian and mini griptilian model line from Benchmade.

In the griptilian line they offer several different blade shapes and designs. Sheepsfoot. drop point,tanto and the dough ritter version which is the one I have.

The handles are the same shape across the different griptilian models. A lot of them come standard with the nylon type handles. The newer versions do come in g10 scales. The ones I have are custom made scales.

All of the griptilians have the Benchmade Axis lock mechanism. One of the best on any folding knives.

The griptilian is benchmades most popular line so there are a lot of them out there.

The benchmade website you can custom design your knife with patterns etched on the blade. Several color variations in the handle and even blade color along with a variety of different types of steel.

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Postby kootenay joe » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:43 am

tocrawfo, Thank you !
Your post is the only comprehensive explanation of "Griptilian" i have read. I now finally understand the range of options that come under the name "Griptilian".
kj

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Postby toddhead » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:35 pm

From my father-in-law's collection. It's amazing how much I've grown to appreciate knives in researching his collection. It's also pretty amazing how there are so many subtle differences that can actually make a huge difference in quality/price.

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Postby Oldredbone67 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:48 am

"THE TRINITY" including a "first run"
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Postby TheMadHungarian » Sun Mar 05, 2017 2:17 pm

Been a Bench made fan since the very early 90s, my first 2 BMs were the AFO and the Mini Reflex both bought in Oregon while on business, I found out it was legal to buy there and I wanted a quality auto instead of the cheap pick locks I had. I still have them both, they're the only 2 autos I have from BM, one of these days I'd like to get a few of the older autos that you could only get from them back then.

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Not to long after I was back teaching a class and I had the opportunity to go to a Cutlery Shoppe B&M and brought home the 730 Ares with the new Axis lock home on the plane with me. Nearly 20 years later the last BMW I bought was a full size Griptillian, I had to try one after all the hype, first thing I did was sand down that aggressive checkering to save my pockets. After that It's everything they said, substantially less $ than the 730 Ares but a great pattern.

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Re: SHARE YOUR BENCHMADES

Postby specgrade » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:47 pm

My one and only. Could anybody tell me what model I have? ::shrug:: Thank you.
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Re: SHARE YOUR BENCHMADES

Postby specgrade » Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:59 pm

specgrade wrote:My one and only. Could anybody tell me what model I have? ::shrug:: Thank you.


Nevermind...I noticed the number 10400 under the flutterby on the blade. It's a Pika! ::tu::
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