Looking for a new folder. Someone stole my 610 Rukus :(

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by apathyps, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. benchwarmer380

    benchwarmer380 Valyrian Member Platinum Member

    Sep 17, 2012
    You can't go wrong with a 710. Or a Bedlam if you want to get cheeky.;) Gpknives is a good place to get a Benchmade.
     
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  2. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    The Benchmade 810 Contego (CPM-M4 holds an edge a very long time) is a pretty good replacement for your lost Benchmade 610 Rukus. Additionally, it'll only set you back about $134! With a big 4" blade you can flick it open by snapping your wrist.

    Benchmade 610 Rukus Specifications:
    Overall Length: 10.12"
    Closed Length: 5.95"
    Blade Length: 4.25"
    Blade Thickness: 0.150"
    Blade Material: S30V Stainless Steel
    Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
    Blade Style: Utility Drop-Point; Ambidextrous Dual Thumb-Studs
    Weight: 7.70oz.
    Pocket Clip: Black, Reversible, Tip-Up
    Lock Mechanism: AXIS

    Benchmade 810 Contego Specifications:
    Overall Length: 9.28"
    Closed Length: 5.30"
    Blade Length: 3.98"
    Blade Thickness: 0.156"
    Blade Material: CPM-M4
    Blade Hardness: 62-64HRC
    Blade Style: Reverse Tanto
    Weight: 5.92oz.
    Pocket Clip: Tip Up, Black with Butterfly Logo, Deep-Carry
    Lock Mechanism: AXIS
     
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  3. cpcop

    cpcop

    20
    Jan 2, 2011
    I looked a long time for a rukus I could afford. Having never found one within reason, I found a zt561. Had it right at a year now and love it. its big like the rukus, but its titanium fram makes it lighter than one would think and with the flipper, no assist or auto is needed. But......I will be looking for one the 200 series zt for Christmas with the tiger stripe........
     
  4. CJZ

    CJZ

    Dec 18, 2012
    Yes, but Niner said the 030X series, which includes both the 300 and the 350 :)
     
  5. benchwarmer380

    benchwarmer380 Valyrian Member Platinum Member

    Sep 17, 2012
    I thought that meant the 300 and 301. I have been wrong before.:D
     
  6. coli

    coli

    423
    Aug 17, 2013
    The benchmade 950 is a pretty nice knife, it glides open nice it has a cool scale. But I would like it a lot better if it had a flipper. The thumb stud site very close to the grip. I think a great non assisted knife is the zt 801. It is extremely smooth, very high build quality and holds an edge well. Great value for less than $200 And the 801 fits in my pocket pretty good.
     
  7. AddictedToGear

    AddictedToGear

    Aug 28, 2013
    If you can find a Microtech Socom Elite I would always recommend that as one of my favorites. Out of the 4 great options you had I would go with the 810 Contego as it is in the middle of your price range and can handle most edc tasks. It has a bigger blade than the 940 Osborne(Another great choice) but will come at a heavier weight. You can not go wrong with any of the choices you listed, but I would stay away from the ZT unless you are getting a 0560 because the benchmades offer more for the money. That is just me knives boil down to personal preference almost always.
     
  8. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    It's to replace a Rukus?
     
  9. LoganDubs

    LoganDubs

    38
    Aug 10, 2013
    0300 definitely.
     
  10. Akcir

    Akcir

    417
    Sep 16, 2012
    I have the BM 950 and 810. I also have the ZT 550, 0200, 0350 and 0400. The 950 carries a lot smaller than it is (quite a bit of blade in that smaller handle). I would give the 810 the edge for its M4 steel, it cuts all day and stays sharp. Fastest blade deployment, the ZT 550. Then there is the locking mechanism, that would be your personal preference.
     
  11. jlwatts3

    jlwatts3

    50
    Mar 5, 2012
    True. My post was basically a vote for what is buy. It's definitely the smallest option.
     
  12. L.H.S

    L.H.S Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    Well the 940 is a great knife! I can't tell if I regret selling mine yet or not. Didn't fit my hand.
     
  13. cutter17

    cutter17

    May 16, 2006

    When I think about the BM 610, the ZT0200 does come to mind and can be had for around $150. Another knife that you don't have listed you might want to look at is the BM275 Adamas, a beast of a knife with an upgraded Axis Lock, and can be had for under $150! Definatly a great deal!!

    Now for the ones you have listed I would say between the BM810 Contego, and the ZT0300. I've had both and both are great heavy duty and heavily built knives.
     
  14. Acesn8s

    Acesn8s

    461
    Sep 23, 2012
    The 940 Osbornes' handle seems to favor the handle of the 610 Rukus in length, and in proportion to each blade respectively. Unfortunately it appears to be made from different materials. Just an observation. Good Luck with your decision.
     
  15. Thursday45

    Thursday45

    122
    Jul 29, 2013
    I'd check out gpknives' prices before I bought from anywhere.
     
  16. Stiletto Raggio

    Stiletto Raggio

    546
    Jan 29, 2000
    I know it wasn't on your list, but if you haven't tried Spyderco, the round hole is much easier to open than a stud, especially with gloves on. Winter is coming, after all, and "upstate" is a place where glove wear is pretty much mandatory three months out of the year. The Manix 2 XL is in the low $100 range and has a similar lock, large blade, amazing handle ergos and good G-10 slabs.
     
  17. Omega Leather Works

    Omega Leather Works

    Jun 13, 2007
    Some of you guys just throw out an opinion without bothering to read what the op wrote.

    The knife is going to be carried in his car. It's not an edc knife.

    Sheesh...

    Anyway, just seeing a pic of a 950 makes me sad that I traded mine. I absolutely love the Rift. On the other hand I traded it for a Contego so I can't be too bummed. Everything that's been said about it is true. Wrist snap opening, crazy good m4 etc... I'm not familiar with many ZTs, but from the one that I owned (a 0350) I probably won't buy another. Nothing wrong with it, I just think Benchmades are better... for me. ;)

    Have you considered a Southard? It's within your budget and it's a mighty fine knife.

    Come to think of it, there are a ton of sweet knives within your budget...
     
  18. apathyps

    apathyps

    22
    Jan 15, 2009
    Well guys, thank you for all the replies to this thread. I took a look at a lot of other knives that weren't on my original list, but in the end I came back around to the Contego 810. I may end up grabbing the 940 as well, but not for a few months. Someone did mention a 610 that came up for sale on the exchange, but I think Im going to pass and try something new.

    Really appreciate the input from you blade experts and I look forward to my new 810.

    Thanks again guys.
     

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