• The Wait Is Over. From this thread, orders for the 2023 BladeForums Traditional Knife are open & here's your handy order button.
    OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS $200 ea, one per household, must have been a member prior to 3/2023
    User Name

Benchmade Advanced Folding Paring Knife

(I have some problems registering at the BM forum as the "at"-symbol on this lousy Italian keyboard doesn't work. So I put my opinion here instead.)

I would really appreciate something like this:

*Fully flat ground drop point, maximum 3.5" long and 1/8" thickness
(which by the way reminds me of one of the old BM Panthers.)

*Mono Lock

For me, this could be an interesting solution.
I like the BM Leopard Cub a lot, very useful and stylish. A similar blade with a monolock would be preferable as it would be easier to clean.
Too bad though it wouldn't be possible to have those cool looking round holes in the handle.


Tea drinker and hellraiser from Northern Sweden, above the arctic circle.

[This message has been edited by Cousin Cinnamon (edited 03 August 1999).]
James, I would rather go for the Spyderco Centofante which already fills that role admirably(or even the Calypso jr)
The Calypso Jr. is a dandy knife, but the blade is a tad too wide and the handle a tad too curved for my notion of an ideal folding paring knife.

Regarding the small Centofante: this is one I'm seriously looking at for the purpose in question (peeling fruit and opening packages).

I've peeled a lot of apples with the Calpyso Jr. BM. It works reasonably well, but not as well as a Leopard Cub for negotiating the curves of an apple. I don't have a Centofante, but I'm guessing it will outperform the Calpyso Jr. as a fruit peeler, due to the straighter handle.

David Rock

AKTI Member # A000846
"Never carry a knife shorter than your schnoz."
I too only go to the knife forum to check Chris Reeve and Microtech forums. Am not a member, but am all for a benchmade "pinnacle" with a wharncliff blade and also stainless steel screws because of acidity of orange juice. I'd buy one if possible. A Spyderco thumb hole would make it a pretty good knife. Then all I'd have to do if it where available in this model is replace the cheap plastic spacer.
A Wharncliff blade is very easy to sharpen as well as being usfull. I'll buy one.- Brian