Benchmade 707

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I edc'd one for quite some time. I really liked it, smooth opening, strong lock. Only thing is that I always wished the handle was a little longer. Really a good looking knife!
 
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Great knife.I like the size and style of the blade.It is
very useful for most jobs.Alum handle is not too thick
and very solid.The 154 steel sharpens easily and holds
a good edge.Then there is the AXIS lock..nothing needs
to be said about it!IMHO you can't go wrong with this one.
 
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A much nicer knife than it's older brother the 705. Slimmer, better blade profile and disappears in your pocket. Great EDC knife.
 
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has anyone also tried out the Benchmade 960? I heard its better suited as a gentlmens knife, do you think it would be ok for some yard work?
 
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has anyone also tried out the Benchmade 960? I heard its better suited as a gentlmens knife, do you think it would be ok for some yard work?

I can think of a lot of other knives I would rather use for "yard work"
Least of all would be the the 960.:confused:Pretty expensive knife
for yard work.
 
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what would be a descent alternative in as my knife source is out of stock on the griptilians and i dont really want that large of a 4 inch 710?
 
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well would the 960 be alright for lighter chores such as flattening boxes, and typical edc work
 
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well would the 960 be alright for lighter chores such as flattening boxes, and typical edc work

YES!

I would get a" Red class" Knife for yard work. No Axis lock but good back locks on these knives. The pika series are good And not too expensive.
 

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YES!

I would get a" Red class" Knife for yard work. No Axis lock but good back locks on these knives. The pika series are good And not too expensive.

Here is a review on the Benchmade mini-pika II. The comments would likely apply to the Pika II.
http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=523331&highlight=mini-pika

Here is a review on the Benchmade Monochrome.
I'm a steel junky, so skip that part if you want. The Monochrome is one of my favorite choices for EDC. Costs in the low $30's. Steel handle. No worries about hurting it. Performs like a champ.

http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=541546&highlight=monochrome
 
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I like both the 960 and the 707. The 960 does look intended for lighter use, but I wouldn't say that it's delicate. I love the ergos on the 960. The 707 looks like it can take a little more than the 960, but like shooterpunk, I always felt like the handle was too short.

A nice medium between nice ergos and being able to handle tougher jobs (for a small knife), I would look at the 14210. Whichever you choose, you're deciding between some fine knives and you can't go wrong.
 
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For yard work I would get a VEX.

Dittos on teh Vex for yard work. Easy to open with gloves on. It is a great weed digger. Yard work dulls the blade pretty quick. The Vex blade sharpen up easily enough.
 
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