It is a 4.5" blade handle about the same length.
Heat threat done under the supervision of my teacher Chase Axinn of chaxknives.com.
He showed me the ropes gave me a bit grind time on a junker then left me to make or break my blade. Giving me pointers along the way and trying to steer me...
Send it to Benchmade and have the service department look at it. Have them oil the knife and chage out the washer for bronze washers while you are at it.
I have heard of very few incidents you describe and only on 440C and 154CM. It can be use and abuse or bad luck no one is perfect and no...
I use both and cary both and well it's kind of a toss up.
The 710HS is great, slim, good blade lenght and great cutter. You will be hard pressed to find something better out there, it is a tried and true knife that is loved by many and I have not seen many bad reviews or negative comments...
Congrats and welcome to the 710HS lovers club.
It is without a certainly one heck of knife. Most of us 710HS owners have abuse stories of this blade that would scare any other knife owner but not us because we know it can do it.
I do not have the pleasure of currently owning any of Wally's piece but I must say they are very good.
I know Wally personaly and can say that his level of quality is far above others. His designs are simple yet very effective and all his blades are sharp and great.
I know that he has a...
BM 94X series nice size, slim, good blade. Good choise of steels in special editions. Regular 154CM. I'm a big pawed guy and I love my 940D2CF for EDC duties and it will hold up to more then one cartboard box.
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The BM 710HS or 806D2 would be great the 550 Grip is also a great outdoors user most likely one of the best alround user abuser that BM has made in the last little while. Good enought to do just about anything cheap enough not to cause major mental break downs should you loose it.
It is important to note that high carbon is a factor but you must also factor in alloying elements.
CPM S30V has 1.45 % Carbon
O1 has .85 to 1.0
D2 has 1.40 to 1.60
M2 has .95 to 1.05
although O1 and M2 have lower carbon % they hold an edge better typical of higher carbon blades. Also...