Benchmade Rant DPT

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I recently aquired a Benchmade Rant DPT. The knife appears to have a relatively thick tang, but I want to know what it looks like under the handle material. The waranty is void if I disassemble the knife.

Can anyone describe the size, and shape of the tang? How strong is the connection between the handle and the tang?

Any information along these lines would be greatly appreciated.

TheSurvivalist
 
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TheSurvivalist said:
I recently aquired a Benchmade Rant DPT. The knife appears to have a relatively thick tang, but I want to know what it looks like under the handle material. The waranty is void if I disassemble the knife.

Can anyone describe the size, and shape of the tang? How strong is the connection between the handle and the tang?

Any information along these lines would be greatly appreciated.

TheSurvivalist


Are you sure that disassembling the handle would void the warranty? I was under the impression by Benchmades advertising that being able to disassemble the handle was a feature of this knife.

Tom
 
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Me too.

Take it appart and you will see. If you don´t dare, ask BM if you can do so.

What else have you expected? I guess, you are on your own.

BTW the pictures of BMs declaration of locks shows a part of the tang.
 
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I am not ungrateful for your suggestions. There are, however, some things which I would like to clear up. First, the knife was a gift. Second, it is a fixed blade knife. Third, reguardless of what the Benchmade advertisements say, dissassembling a knife will void the warranty.

Here is an exerpt from the website regarding the warranty on Benchmade products:

WHAT IS COVERED- This Warranty covers replacement parts and labor.

WHAT IS NOT COVERED- This warranty does not cover normal wear, re-sharpening of the blade (view LifeSharp™), damage caused by neglect, misuse or the failure to perform normal or necessary maintenance, or shipping costs for returned knives. Disassembly of the knife by anyone other than Benchmade's own Warranty/Repair Department will void warranty. Please read the complete Warranty information and proper knife care instructions provided with each packaged knife.


TheSurvivalist
 
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I took mine apart out of curiosity and it was a breeze. Seriously, if you can change the batteries in your remote control you have nothing to fear from the Rant. If you've ever seen the tang of a Japanese sword, you'll be familiar with the Rant's tang. It's the same thickness as the blade all the way down. It is most definitely NOT a stick tang - it is just narrow enough to let the handle slide onto it without making the handle walls too thin for comfort. The one screw in the butt cap holds it all together, and the handle itself is fitted at both ends for the guard and pommel, so you'll know that the knife is back together properly. To put it quite bluntly, you'd have to be blind AND stupid to screw up the reassembly. The smallest parts are the screw itself and the nut it screws into. If you want some numbers, the tang is a little shy of four inches long, 1/8" thick, and 6/8" wide. Hope this helps!
 
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I just purchased this knife and can't wait to get it. A shame there are no pictures of the Rant disassembled.
 
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