2021 New knives

Nakedtech

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They don't need too. It's available in their customizer.
Only option not available, is the cf-elite.
Bonus is upgraded steel or just stick with the already great s30v.
What's to complain about?
 
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Hmm. Lame.
I really hope these are what's New & Upcoming or whatever & that there's a reworking of some (most) of the models that were discontinued with better blade steel or something & that they are holding back on the details for now.
Otherwise, unimpressed. The Claymore is serrated? That kinda sucks since Benchmade won't sharpen serrated portions of their own knives & they had dropped serrated versions of knives seemingly en masse earlier in the year.
The Bugout never really piqued my interest to begin with, other than it being my favorite color: Blue. Partial liners with those thin scales virtually no weight to it, meant it is clearly designed for light duty only. Since I already own a 4400-1 Casbah with blue handles, why buy a Bugout... The Casbah is a little larger in length & width with more aggressive texturing on the Grivory handles & it's a push button automatic instead of a manual. Add in the long, odd pocket clip & that sums up the real differences between the two in my mind, aside from the Casbah costing more.
 
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Gidday,
I happened upon the webpage below while Googling after BMCGear mentioned the upcoming release of a Mini Adamas earlier in this thread. Disregarding the distracting fact that there’s a town called “Intercourse, Pennsylvania” (really?!), what do you reckon about this? Is it legit? Have these guys just jumped the gun with their marketing?

Cheers

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SPECIFICATIONS:
Blade Length: 3.25″
Length Closed: 4.375″
Overall Length: 7.625″
Weight: 4.6 oz.
Blade Style: Spearpoint
Blade Finish: Flat Earth Cerakote
Edge: Plain
Blade Steel: CPM Cru-Wear
Rockwell Hardness: 63-65
Locking Mechanism: Axis Lock
Handle: Olive Drab G10
Liners: Stainless Steel
Fittings: Stainless Steel
Pocket Clip: R/H or L/H, Tip Up
Thumbstud: Ambidextrous
Country of Origin: USA
 
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The same website has ads for a 533 BK-2 Mini Bugout with CF Elite/S30V and a 535-3 Bugout with Carbon Fibre/S90V.



Apologies if everyone's across this already but I haven't seen it anywhere.
 
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Please do not link to dealers who are not BF dealer members.
Feel free to discuss the knives, just leave out the dealer links.
 
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I have been pestering my LE rep about getting the 535BK-4 ordered. M390 steel and aluminum scales is a winner for sure.

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TXPO

Is that the 535-3 above the -4? That is a beauty!! I like M390/20CV but an S90V Bugout with carbon fibre scales stock from the factory would end my quest.
 
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484-1 Nakamura was S90+CF but was discontinued in 2021, 535-3 Bugout looks like a nice replacement.
 
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Is that the 535-3 above the -4? That is a beauty!! I like M390/20CV but an S90V Bugout with carbon fibre scales stock from the factory would end my quest.

Yeah, I like it too, but M390 is a far better steel for my needs. I do like the carbon fiber and blue accents though.



TXPO
 

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They don't need too. It's available in their customizer.
Only option not available, is the cf-elite.
Bonus is upgraded steel or just stick with the already great s30v.
What's to complain about?

Paying full MSRP.
 

John_0917

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Why do they keep using cerakote for blade coatings? DLC (hell even black oxide) is vastly superior, they are asking $250+ for what is essentially a painted blade.

Also why aluminum and not Ti on the 535?
 
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Why do they keep using cerakote for blade coatings? DLC (hell even black oxide) is vastly superior, they are asking $250+ for what is essentially a painted blade.
Also why aluminum and not Ti on the 535?

from what i’ve read here & other places, cerakote provides much better corrosion resistance than dlc. i don’t have time to dig it up right now but sal from spyderco was one of the people i remember discussing this. ill see i can find the thread once i get free later.
 

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l’ve thought a lot about this recently as I actually found myself becoming frustrated with BM and the $230 MSRP pricing requirement to “customize” a basic, uncoated, s30 bugout with basic black G10 scales.

Over the last year, and particularly with the 2021 catalog, I’ve realized BM are just no longer for me. Great designs, good knives, but, they have become what I view as a collector/luxury item, with a lean towards fashion, for a price that’s above what I’m willing to pay. Nothing against the company - but just realized they are no longer targeting the market I’m in.

I don’t think this is an unfair statement at all, I definitely get what you’re saying. I like Benchmades, a lot, and know I don’t need them all. Nor do I need to have the latest and greatest just because they’re the latest and greatest from a brand I like. Some speak to me, if only aesthetically, and some don't. But I’m not going to fool myself into thinking they can do something others I already have can’t, and very few of the new releases say to me “Oooh, that’s totally different and interesting.” The newest 940 variants were like that for me, too. If you think I’m spending $400 on a fancy 940, you’re sadly mistaken. $400, IF I had it and were willing to spend it on a pocketknife, could go a lot further than on a different colored 940 with different blade steel. If it’s just going in a safe, you know what else looks like $400 in a safe? $400. I have my personal limits in spending and justification, which I understand is different for everyone, and, if we’re being truly honest with ourselves as knife users, any pocketknife, in any price range beyond a hardware store special is probably already superfluous. We buy them because we like them for one reason or another, not because we need them. That said, I agree, even as a fan of the brand over the years, they seem to be pricing themselves out of more serious interest from me. Less bang for the buck, if you will, but I’m not giving up on them as a whole. I’ll just wait until something comes along at the right price to meet my justifications.
 
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