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!! Best new 2017 BM that they snuck in unannounced?? 319 Proper Slip Joint!!

Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by billym, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. billym


    Jan 8, 2006
  2. Whinmeister

    Whinmeister Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 16, 2017
    Whoa nice!
  3. jkarp_53

    jkarp_53 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2006
    Very nice. That is a cool slipjoint! :thumbup:
  4. MCS


    Oct 7, 2015
    Sweet! I like it a lot

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  5. banana-clip


    Jun 7, 2007
    Cool looking knife.
  6. jpm2


    Nov 19, 2014
    I like it. Hopefully it will come out in one of my preferred flavors.
  7. jstrange


    Mar 31, 2012
    Looks nice! I would have preferred a spear or clip point, but I am glad they are branching out from the Axis-lock more lately.
  8. photoman12001

    photoman12001 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2008
    Whoa, this I like. I see one in my future.
  9. Duper

    Duper Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 5, 2016
    There is a YouTube of the new knife being demo'd by Benchmade at IWA. If you search out Benchmade 319 IWA you should find it.

    You can tell the presenter is not that familiar with slipjoints as he stumbles on what to call the 'half stop" when he is opening and closing the knife. It looked bigger than I had pictured in my mind.

    ,,,Mike in Canada
  10. Cypress

    Cypress Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 22, 2009

  11. dauntless15


    Nov 4, 2013
    s30V is amazing steel .
  12. Cypress

    Cypress Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    It was amazing 10 years ago. It's just an ordinary decent steel now. Nothing premium or special about it.

    You can get an S30V knife for less than $50 these days, and 85% of Benchmade's line is already S30V. Other manufacturers have moved on from S30V to M390, S90V, S110V, etc, but BM seems to be stuck with an abundance of the stuff.

    If you like it, that's great news for you. For the rest of us, it's yawn-worthy, as evidenced by the "2017 Benchmades" thread.
    Soslan likes this.
  13. AF

    AF Hobbyist Knifemaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 14, 2000
    If it had a clip I'd be tempted.
  14. jkarp_53

    jkarp_53 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2006
    Only way to carry a folder like that, is a belt pouch like other traditionals. It's a chore to get used to, but then again, without a clip options are limited.
  15. T.K.C.


    May 7, 2005
    ......Or in a leather slip case in the bottom of your pocket.
  16. jazub

    jazub Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2010
    Wow, slipjoint in S30V + canvas micarta -nice! I'm in :thumbup:
  17. AmosPaul

    AmosPaul Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 17, 2014
    I love it as well, but I have to say that blade is tiny (2.8" long). Hopefully if this knife takes off they will release a larger version with a working length blade.
  18. Kiteman72


    Jan 22, 2015
    I am really digging it! When is it coming out???
  19. chblade

    chblade Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 6, 2017
    I can dig it. Tiny blade but I'm sure that it'll be nice in the hands.
  20. jpm2


    Nov 19, 2014
    2.5-3" blade is perfect for a pocket knife.

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