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Mini Crooked River, PLEASE!

Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by blades&wrenches, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. blades&wrenches

    blades&wrenches Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 11, 2014
    Dear Benchmade,
    First off, you hit it out of the park with the Crooked River! Its just a beautiful knife. I love the blade shape, pivot ring, bolsters, and stabilized wood scales. I also appreciate that you used a large pivot, stop pin, and Axis lock bar. This knife makes me smile everytime I hold it.

    My only two criticisms are the orange backspacer and the size. The spacer I can ultimately live with, but some standoffs, like in the North Fork, would IMO only benefit this knife aesthetically. As far as size goes, for its intended uses in camping, outdoor, etc. the size is great, but I want desperately to work this thing into my EDC rotation, but I find its just a little big to do so. So what Im asking, and maybe youve already got one in the works, is...
    A 3.25-3.5" blade, around 8" OAL would be awesome!

  2. jazub

    jazub Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2010
    Agreed that a mini Crooked River would be sweet. Size-wise, something just bigger than a mini Grip would be my preference. It is too handsome a design to not give us a mini, imo.
  3. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    Agreed 100%.
  4. eon blue apocalypse

    eon blue apocalypse

    Apr 11, 2015
    I love my Crooked River, and it is a mainstay in my EDC rotation.

    That said, I would buy a mini if it was produced. Will never part with my full sized one though.
  5. Cursum Perficio

    Cursum Perficio Basic Member Basic Member

    Oct 27, 2012
    About a 3.25" blade version would get my money.
  6. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    I suspect we'll see one, as almost every review I've watched or read brought up the idea of a mini. And let's face it, Benchmade cheerfully offers 2 sizes of a LOT of models already and I just think they'd be leaving serious money on the table if they don't.
  7. Sosa


    Feb 6, 2014
    I'd like to see an xl. There's plenty of smaller knives out there. 4" blade and above not so much.
  8. Muet d'hiver

    Muet d'hiver

    Jul 11, 2015
    Mine too !
  9. filtrum


    Jun 25, 2014
    XL Crooked, 810, 710, 581, or 4,5" 943, yeah... or any larger grip... or ANY-F...ING-THING ALREADY, FOR GOD'S SAKE!
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2017
  10. Boston_Strong


    Jul 7, 2016
    Just read on knife news, benchmade confirmed that they are going to produce a mini crooked river, story said they could ship as soon as this summer

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  11. photoman12001

    photoman12001 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2008
    Awesome, I've been waiting for this. Now if I could get a mini Bedlam...
  12. ubieday


    Dec 5, 2014

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  13. gusnuts

    gusnuts Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 7, 2015
    Very excited for the mini! I'm hoping the blade is around 3.25".
  14. esurm


    Jun 12, 2011
    According to the Benchmade forum

    (Edited a few times)
    Before it said something along the lines of the author of the article misinterpreting what was said.
  15. Sosa


    Feb 6, 2014
    My thoughts exactly. Micro mini lovers have tons of choices already. How come nobody demanded a shrunken Lincoln continental.
  16. photoman12001

    photoman12001 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 23, 2008
    Probably because no one carries a Lincoln Continental in their pocket.
  17. GatorMedic

    GatorMedic Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 12, 2014
    Me too! There is a serious lack of 3.25" blade lengths so I'm really, really hoping they make it that length
  18. esurm


    Jun 12, 2011
    Not going to happen, at least in 2017. Straight from the mouths of Benchmade themselves. They said the article misunderstood what was being said.
  19. GatorMedic

    GatorMedic Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 12, 2014
    I can wait a year if it's 3.25" blade. If it's a different blade length then that I'm not even interested in buying it.

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