Nimravus any good?

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Is a Benchmade Nimvarus a good knife, considering a ~180 dollar price tag?

I'm thinking of getting one in 154CM with no serrations. The other option is D2 steel. I won't be able to baby it and keep it well oiled all the time, ect.

I'm military and it would be used in tough conditions, anything from winching up barbed wire, to cutting down branches.
 
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I do think it is a good knife. I have wanted one for a while. But I would not consider it a hard use knife. I would go for a thicker knife with a tougher steel. Something like 1095, 5160, 52100, etc. The nimravus will hold up well with regular use, but it wont take abuse like a ranger knife, swamp rat, busse, rat cutlery.

You can actually get the nimravus for about $100 from reputable dealers online. If I were you, I would look at the RC4 from Rat Cutlery. Similar size, but thicker knife and tougher steel.
 
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Yeah +1 on the RAT RC-4. I think in the military you'd want a tougher, better all around knife and the RC-4 would fit the bill. I love mine and you can't beat RAT's warranty!
 
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I have or rather had the Nimravus I gave it to a reserve going to Afghanistan, he loves it and has had many guys offer him good money for it.
 
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to a friend in the reserves going to Afghanistan. Thought i'd add some more to the sentance there.
 
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Maybe I should have mentioned I live in Canada, that could maybe make some problems with shipping I don't have much experience with this sort of thing.
 
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The Nimravus, in 154CM, is an outstanding knife, though there certainly are thicker steeled, more substantial blades to be found. I own two, and they'll do what you ask of it. The 154CM steel is easily sharpened razor sharp.

I have a G-10 scaled partially serrated, which is a little more comfortable in my hand during use. I don;t like the serrations though, but that goes with any knife.

The aluminum scaled Nim is a plain-edge. I haven;t beat it up like the G-10 Nim, one because it's newer and two because I just haven;t yet. But it appears it will not be quite as comfortable because of the design of the ribs on the aluminum scales. It does feel good in the hand, but only prolonged use will tell if it's not too rough on the skin.

The nylon BM sheath that comes with the new Nims is Outstanding - a superb sheath. The pictures below don;t even begin to do justice to it. I love this sheath. The Kydex sheath that came with my other Nim is very nice too, and I'mm happy with it, but it doesn;t compare to the nylon one.

I don;t know where you're paying $180, maybe it has to do with the Canadian thing. Both my Nims cost less than $110, excluding shipping (about $6 in the U.S.)

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Thanks for the input. Sexy lanyard too.

I want to avoid what we in the army call a BFK (Big fuggin knife), or anti-tank knife. Not really looking for anything with a blade more than 5 inches. Weight vs functionality is always important for me. Not to mention noone wants rumors of compensation. :p
 
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Maybe I should have mentioned I live in Canada, that could maybe make some problems with shipping I don't have much experience with this sort of thing.

Hey man, I live in Vancouver and have never had problems getting knives over here. There is no limit to the size of a fixed blade you can get over here, but I'm not sure if it is the same for where you are. RC-4 isn't that big either so shipping shouldn't be too bad depending on where its being shipped from.
 
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Hey man, I live in Vancouver and have never had problems getting knives over here. There is no limit to the size of a fixed blade you can get over here, but I'm not sure if it is the same for where you are. RC-4 isn't that big either so shipping shouldn't be too bad depending on where its being shipped from.

I was thinking cross border retailers.
 
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As in ordering it online from a store in the states and getting them to ship it here?

If that's what you mean..then no problem.
 
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yea i got a cub and they are worth every penny...i love it...i got the 154cm so that i can sharpen it and its a bit more liking to what i use it for...
 
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I don't know what this is about the price then. If I can find it for cheaper I'll buy it cheaper. I was looking to buy from the factory, and 175 is the retail price.

So, who sells these cheap online?
 
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While I'm looking for this nimravus, I might as well go into the market for a good strong folder with a 3-4inch blade. Any suggestions from BM?

Perhaps I should have mentioned that Canada is cold in the winter. Any additional thoughts on the handles?

And thoughts on D2 steel as opposed to 154CM?
 
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