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Benchmade is CLEANING HOUSE!

Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by BMCGear, Dec 1, 2019.

  1. jeepin

    jeepin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2003



    They shouldn’t discontinue the Contego they should just get rid of all the horrible jimping.
     
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  2. insta9ves

    insta9ves

    Apr 3, 2007
    Switching from s30v to 20cv shouldn’t cost too much more, compared to switching from FRN to g10. If you look at benchmade custom shop for griptilian, upgrading from s30v to 20cv only cost $10 extra while upgrading to g10 cost $60 more. G10+20cv combined adds $70 more on custom shop.
    If you look at the MAP price of the standard 551 vs 551-1, the 551-1 cost $68 more, which is consistent with the price increase above.
    If this is the case, I’ll gladly pay $10 extra for 20CV upgrade.
     
  3. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    I'm not on the upgrade to 20cv train. While it should be better most production companies don't have it dialed in yet. Up the heat treat to 61/62 and we're good to go.
     
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  4. tomhosang

    tomhosang Gold Member Gold Member

    234
    Feb 17, 2017
    You read my mind
     
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  5. Dallas T

    Dallas T Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2013
    Anyone ever hear about what’s up?
     
  6. Tundraman

    Tundraman

    31
    Sep 29, 2018
    How are u guys seeing what is going?
     
  7. Dallas T

    Dallas T Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2013

    Look on blade hq and look at benchmades discontinued
     
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  8. goephoto

    goephoto

    269
    Dec 3, 2007
    Makes me wonder how much sales are down for benchmade. It's been a tough year for the company. I realize that the majority of models discontinued are combo edges but thats a big list. I'm surprised to see the presidio family go under. The otf's must not be selling good either. They are just too darn high. Oh well, guess thats the price of American made.
     
  9. Benchmade

    Benchmade BMK Jimmy - Design Engineer Moderator

    794
    Jan 25, 2013
    The company is doing great. Just making way for some very cool stuff to come next year!
     
  10. Cypress

    Cypress Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Give us some hints, you saucy minx!
     
  11. Dallas T

    Dallas T Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2013
    at least a hint ? Just a taste!
    We’re like a bunch of junkies lol
     
  12. Dogdrawz

    Dogdrawz Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2016
    Man, I had this long almost story length post ready for this, but I had time to think.

    *It's kinda simple. From a business stand point, the person you have in charge of getting new designs & fresh ideas in the hands of your customers needs to be demoted &/or fired. There is too much going on in the knife world for a brand like Benchmade to sit idly by whille sending out product that is far behind the competition. You had the Axis lock all to yourselves & instead of preparing for post Axis Lock, you did very little & now it is showing. Ganzo has the lock now...I just threw up a little in my mouth. Come on! Really? Stop trying to give us the "Bugout" with horrible scales IMO, plain black G10, Ti or CF would've sufficed. Give us something new & exciting. Something that says..."Benchmade is back & better than ever!" I'm still a fan, but not as much. With that mouthful...good luck BM!

    *P.S. This the ramblings of a mad person. BM is one of the three brands that got me hooked into this rabbit hole. Curse you BM!!! ;):thumbsup:
     
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  13. tgtodd

    tgtodd

    499
    Dec 19, 2015
    583 steel upgrade?
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  14. jeepin

    jeepin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2003



    Please tell me there will be some titanium handled balisongs.
     
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  15. Dogdrawz

    Dogdrawz Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 15, 2016
    How about Ti "Flotanium" ballisongs w/ a damascus blade? I haven't been a balisong person for years, but this w/ the BM name would perk my curiosity.
     
  16. Darkera

    Darkera

    339
    Oct 22, 2016
    [​IMG]
     
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  17. goephoto

    goephoto

    269
    Dec 3, 2007
    Glad to hear that! Now you’ve got me all warm and fuzzy inside wondering what’s coming out next year.
     
  18. soc_monki

    soc_monki

    347
    Apr 5, 2019
    I'm really enjoying my m390 Contego, I need to go check out some other models. Really would like a custom crooked river, but that will have to wait a little while!
     
  19. Cypress

    Cypress Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    LOOOOOL
     
  20. Benchmade

    Benchmade BMK Jimmy - Design Engineer Moderator

    794
    Jan 25, 2013
    Hahaha. Man I wish I could but I have to keep it all to myself for now! :p
     
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