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Vallation question

Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by tommytman, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. tommytman


    Aug 12, 2019
    Hi again
    I’ve been thinking about getting a vallation but am unsure about the aluminum handle. Are there any downside to Al grips over G10?

    My only thought is that the Al handle might be cold when used outside in winter.
  2. Benchmade

    Benchmade BMK Jimmy - Design Engineer Moderator

    Jan 25, 2013
    The aluminum (anodizing) is also prone to scratching. Although some people like the 'worn' look.
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  3. mrfields


    Jun 30, 2017
    i have three bms with al scales (477-1, 490, & 940), & i honestly love the way the anodization wears. doesn’t affect the function at all but gives the knife a kind of worked in personalization. looking at it i know it’s mine, & that it earned the way it looks. it’s not pretty & shiny & new anymore, but then none of my other tools that i use are either. makes them feel like they’re a part of me, if that makes any sense
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