Huh. Seems like right before the price increase kicked in, I bought a pair of 586s, one for me and one for the SO, for ~ $140 apiece, and a 581 for myself at $145.
Full liners, G10 & aluminum scales & bolsters, assist and a safety if you want it and you can remove them if you don't.
Now, for $130, I get 3" of M390 with full liners and Noryl GTX, or for $140 3.4" of M390 with partial liners and Noryl GTX.
I'm not trying to say these are bad knives and I'm sure they'll work absolutely wonderfully. M390 is easily my favorite folding knife steel and I've had nothing but excellent experiences with BM's heat treat of it. But compared to what you could get from them before they artificially kicked up their prices - I'm having a harder and harding time seeing the "good value."
Please do share where to get the knives the OP posted in this thread at pre MAP pricing.Where should we shop?What's the secret?If your paying BM's map pricing, you don't know how to shop. I've bought 2 BM's since they changed, and can get them everyday for the same price they were a year ago.
Please do share where to get the knives the OP posted in this thread at pre MAP pricing.Where should we shop?What's the secret?
Cool and thanks for the tip.I appreciate it very much Sir......I wasn't talking about Ritters. It's an exclusive and personally I think it's a nice deal. I was referring to every other normal production model that people keep harping on and mentioning MAP and so on and so on. It's almost like people are looking for an excuse to write them off before they even shop around. It's so tiring. The internet is your friend. Just a easy one off top of my head, try united outdoors on that big auction site. There are many more but that's one to help to get you started.
Don't trust that the heat treatment will be any good. Actually, I don't really believe that anything about the knife will be any good except for the lock.
Personally will NEVER buy anything by Benchmade after VERY BAD CUSTOMER SERVICE EXPERIENCE.
Well, that's what this thread is about. Perhaps it would be better for you to reference exactly what you are talking about or post on topic.