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EDCing the Crooked River?

Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by BMCGear, May 24, 2016.

  1. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    Looking at getting one of these knives. I'm curious if anyone has found this knife too big to EDC or does it work pretty well in that role? What are your experiences with the knife in an EDC role?

    I'm also curious if the orange could be removed?
  2. blades&wrenches

    blades&wrenches Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 11, 2014
    I havent EDCd it a lot since its fairly new to me, but here's what ive gathered so far. While it is a big knife, it carries pretty well for its size. Fairly light for a big mass, so weight I dont feel is cumbersome. If you like bigger knives I doubt youll have any issue with carrying it. I tend to not go over 3.5" blade, and i didnt have an issue the couple times ive carried it in RFP.
    As far as the orange goes, keyman has used standoffs (from where IDK), and ive seen one or two people dye the G-10 to more resemble the wood color.
    Cheers! Hope this helps.
  3. Mick_1KRR


    May 1, 2016
    Been EDCing the G10 model since it arrived, while it's a large knife it almost carries better than my regular large griptilian because it's so slim. It's a fantastic knife, one of the best benchmade has put out in my opinion. It's up there with the 940 series, 710 and stryker. So comfortable to hold and so much blade but not too much.

  4. Slipperyfish


    Apr 6, 2014
    Just picked one up today and carried in slacks. Little large for that, so I'll stick to my peanut at work. However I do see myself carrying it on weekends and evenings when wearing jeans. It's a huge knife, think full size Emerson, but carries smaller than it is. I'm digging it. Went with grey G10 because I didn't like the orange with the wood. May try and dye it with some rit, but I don't want to be the first to do it.
  5. Tommythewho


    Aug 21, 2011
    . May try and dye it with some rit, but I don't want to be the first to do it.[/QUOTE]

    Saw a dye. Job on Youtube . think it was. an Apostle P vid
  6. Slipperyfish


    Apr 6, 2014
    Thanks Tommy, I'll check it out. I've had good success with FRN and micarta. Just a little nervous with the G10. If I do I'll post pics. Might have to scratch it up a little first though.
  7. 45Wheelgun

    45Wheelgun The Sharpest Knife in the Drawer

    Feb 28, 2014
    It was ghetto Apostle P video and it looked great. Nice review as well.

    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  8. dw32005


    May 4, 2016
    Wondering if one of these would fit in a 110 cross draw. Been eyeballing one of these pretty hard.
  9. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    I appreciate the feedback. I have ordered one. I have EDC'd a 710 before and because of its slimness it carried much smaller. Can't wait to try this one!
  10. WHT

    WHT Gold Member Gold Member

    May 25, 2016
    The one negative factor that I found with the Crooked River is that the axis lock is considerably stiffer than any other Benchmade that I own. It is comparable, in stiffness, to the lock on my Barrage. For that reason, and only for that reason, I decided not to buy one. It is an elegant knife.
  11. John_0917


    Apr 15, 2014
    I have handled the grey G10 version, it's quite nice and really does seem like a modern iteration of the Buck 110. I have to say though, the orange pivot rung and back spacer look RIDICULOUS...they aren't even the same color as each other.
  12. jazub

    jazub Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2010
    It is a large knife but surprisingly easy to carry -probably due in part to its slim/not tall profile. I dig it, big time.

    Regarding the orange, I love it and wish there was even more orange. I can't get enough orange! :eek:
  13. Keyman


    Mar 26, 2001
    Yup, I got rid of the orange on mine.
    I love a 710 too, this carries a little bigger than a 710 though.
    It's a little longer and just as slim except the pivot area is a tad larger.
    Still, it's an easy carry for such a large knife.

  14. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    How did you get rid of the orange pivot?
  15. Keyman


    Mar 26, 2001
    Gotta get rid of the bolster's to do that.
  16. blades&wrenches

    blades&wrenches Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 11, 2014
    Keyman, are the standoffs readily available or trim to fit, if you dont mind me asking.
  17. Keyman


    Mar 26, 2001
    Trim to fit.
  18. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    The bolsters part of the charm. I may have to live with the orange. Who knows, in person, I may actually like it.
  19. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    This should be in my pocket tonight. :)
  20. Keyman


    Mar 26, 2001
    Yeah, I hear you.
    It was for me too......for a little while.
    However, they are aluminum and I do like making scales. :rolleyes:

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