I'm really bummed. My 940 was a gift and Ive had to sharpen it so much it's getting really thick. Still usable but not as much of a pleasure anymore
Do ya think it’s safe saying a S90V blade for my custom shop Mini CR would be priced similarly? It was a gift from my wife so I don’t use it hard, but a $70 blade replacement is definitely something that will keep it in the dresser drawer. I’d hate to be in a situation where I might have to bear down on a knife and it’s the one in my pocket.I was quoted $70 for a new M4 blade for my 550 Custom Shop.
Do ya think it’s safe saying a S90V blade for my custom shop Mini CR would be priced similarly? It was a gift from my wife so I don’t use it hard, but a $70 blade replacement is definitely something that will keep it in the dresser drawer. I’d hate to be in a situation where I might have to bear down on a knife and it’s the one in my pocket.
That's just silly for collectors. Easy enough to get 20-25% off Benchmade if you have a relationship with your dealer. That said, they aren't focusing even slightly on the few of us who are serious collectors and who post on these forums. A couple of years ago I spoke with Les about some of this stuff, and although it's a little obvious in hindsight, things like blade centering mean absolutely zero to 98% of their customers. Most of their customers who buy one or two knives don't know anything about blade prices until it comes time to replace a blade.Yeah was quoted $70 for a bugout replacement blade. I can buy a new bugout for not much more. Defeats the purpose of the blade replacement warranty, after you considering shipping cost and wait time. I'll keep the benchmades I have, but I have ventured out to other brands for now. FWIW, I have a Dividend M390, and Kershaw will replace the blade for $10. Much better deal considering the knife only cost me 60 bucks.
Yea I know, the mini adamas looks pretty cool but I doubt I'll pull the trigger. I just bought another knife from another big manufacturer and the value is much better and they still offer blade replacement at a reasonable price. The last benchmade I bought was on black friday from a local dealer because it was 30% off. I just can't justify more benchmades anymore, the butterfly tax is getting ridiculous. Plus ever since the new higher management took over, the service, QC, and value has gotten worse. I understand the need to raise prices on the blade replacement, but they could have been a little more reasonable on the cost. It makes me wonder if they will eventually charge for life sharp requests in order to lower how many they receive. As others have said it wouldn't surprise me if the company sells in the next 4 years.Man this news just turned me off to Benchmade. I was so looking forward to picking up a mini adamas