Benchmade 180 - outbounder

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The outbounder is a nice, well made little knife. It is little, reather, the handle is little. Also, the handles have square corners, which is a bad thing. Having said that, I have 3 of them.
 
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I'd get one if I had the spare loot, although there are more exciting knives IMO.

Bark River, for example, makes beautiful tools, some of which are designed to fill the same niche as the Outbounder, and I'd rather buy a Bark River for their craftsmanship, materials, and nearly-custom product.

Peace.
 
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I got one recently. It is a nice little knife. I reprofiled mine with the diamond stones of a Sharpmaker.
It is now devilishly sharp.
 
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I gave my girlfriend one for camp kitchen duty. She doesn't like big knives, and finds the Outbounder damn useful.
 
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thanks guys ..... apreciate it , looks sheeple friendly too ..... ha ha ha ha

puukkoman , thanks for the Bark River bit too ....
 
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I had one, and really liked it. Unfortunately, I found the handle to be a tad small for my hands, so I sold the knife.
 
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I seriously considered buying one. I handled it a few times, but the sheath was defective (if you're not careful with the outbounder, you'll cut the sheath when you put the knife in). I ended up buying a Bark River Northstar instead. I think the Northstar is a better knife. In the same category as the Outbounder, Bark River make the Southern Skinner. I recently won one on Knifeforums. The knife feels even better than the Northstar and the balance is great.

Guy
 
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