New AFCK run????

Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by dissipator16, Oct 1, 2020.

  1. dissipator16

    dissipator16

    426
    Mar 2, 2008
    I always dream of Benchmade coming out with another run of AFCK folders, specifically with the axis lock (but I will take a liner lock too:). There have been postings online where Benchmade asks what models everyone misses the most, but I sadly doubt it will turn into much :(

    Anyone have any insight on this remote possibility?
     
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  2. colin.p

    colin.p

    Feb 4, 2017
    I'd buy one. I only ask that it not be a limited edition or sprint run, I hate those. Keep it with g10 scales and I don't particularly care about steel, so any would be just fine. And while we're at it, throw a 710 back in as well.
     
  3. jeepin

    jeepin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2003
    Sadly it probably won’t happen. They are to busy making crap like this.

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  4. dissipator16

    dissipator16

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    Mar 2, 2008
    @jeepin, I feel ya. I wonder what knife dealer would be most likely to even think about MAYBE doing a run of these? Knifeworks? I would think an 806 axis in a good but not crazy steel would sell out in a heartbeat.
     
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  5. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker

    Feb 28, 2011
    I'd absolutely love to see the AFCK and manual Rukus make a comeback.
     
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  6. Random Dan

    Random Dan Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 21, 2012
    Benchmade had so many great knife models back in the day. The bugout seems like a solid design, but nothing else they've come out with recently even compares to their classic models.
     
  7. Texaspoff

    Texaspoff Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 29, 2018
    I had both the Min AFCK 154CM and the Min TSEK Gin1. I would love to see the TSEK come back with the Axis lock on the mini version as well. The mini version was only ever produced as a liner lock. They did make the full sized TSEK with an Axis. The TSEK was actually much easier to deploy with the thumbstud. The hole in the AFCK wasn't ideal since the blade was small and sat pretty deep in the handle when closed.

    This was the fullsize Axis version limited edition with M390 steel.
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    I want this one with an Axis lock in M390 or M4. I foolishly sold mine years ago. The AFCK and TSEK were outstanding EDC knives.
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    Notice the similarities in handle shape, think Delica. There is a reason the delica's ergos are so good.

    TXPO
     
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  8. colin.p

    colin.p

    Feb 4, 2017
    ^^^This. I am not a huge fan of holes in the blade at the best of times and much prefer thumb studs.

    A year or so ago, someone in the BM forum had a "minty" AFCK that he said the blade snapped at the hole. In a nutshell, it took a BM employee to give him a replacement blade as there were none to be had. But the consensus was that the large thumb hole was a weak point on a knife blade.
     
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  9. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Add the 710 and Skirmish and that would be the perfect lineup for a launch of BM classics.
     
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  10. powernoodle

    powernoodle Power Member

    Jul 21, 2004
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  11. dissipator16

    dissipator16

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    Mar 2, 2008
    Rukus and 710 are also great bring back choices! @Texaspoff I had forgotten about the TSEK, and I immediately searched ebay after reading your post and scored a NIB pre-production variant with the standard 440 steel. I would be happy with an AFCK or TSEK, but I can see what y'all are saying about the blade differences.
     
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  12. Silent H

    Silent H

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    Feb 1, 2018
    Interesting, I had no idea they made an 806 Axis AFCK with optional tip down carry. Or did you modify that yourself?
     
  13. dissipator16

    dissipator16

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    Mar 2, 2008
    That was a factory made 806. Also, I emailed knifeworks asking them to do another AFCK or tsek run


    Y’all should do the same
     
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  14. GlockMonkey

    GlockMonkey

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    Sep 8, 2002
    From what I can remember the very first run of the 806 was tip up only, but they pretty quickly switched over to 4 way clip position and I think PB washers. I would think most of them out there are 4 way.
     
  15. Silent H

    Silent H

    935
    Feb 1, 2018
    Ahh, that makes sense, I have a tip-up only 806 with the oval hole and the teflon washers. It's not marked as a first production, but I guess it's one of the earlier ones.

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  16. Bigbobg

    Bigbobg Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 1, 2011
    If it does come back I hope they leave that silly butterfly medallion off the handle.
     
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  17. Texaspoff

    Texaspoff Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 29, 2018
    Yeah I went through at least three pairs of them on my AFCK. I still have two pairs around here somewhere. I picked up a dozen or so of them way back when they would send you stuff like that.

    I sent my email request. :)



    TXPO
     
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  18. dissipator16

    dissipator16

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    Mar 2, 2008
    Awesome @Texaspoff , thanks! One day I hope to get an email from KnifeWorks about a new limited edition AFCK or TSEK....... I just won't hold my breath in the meant time lol
     
  19. GlockMonkey

    GlockMonkey

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    Sep 8, 2002
    Did the 806 ever have a butterfly medallion? I thought that was only in the liner lock models.
     
  20. Bigbobg

    Bigbobg Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 1, 2011
    The liner lock model is the only one I'm familiar with.
     

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