Which Benchmade are you carrying today?

MadeOnABench

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DocJekl

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Here are some pics, showing previous marks on the blade from hard use that did clean up, from EDC use like cutting boxes, plastic, cord and tape, etc. so, it can look like a well loved knife without having permanent marks, as long as you don’t clean them off.

Looking well used - before Mr Clean magic eraser.
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Looking new - after Mr Clean magic eraser.

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bigolegator

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Here are some pics, showing previous marks on the blade from hard use that did clean up, from EDC use like cutting boxes, plastic, cord and tape, etc. so, it can look like a well loved knife without having permanent marks, as long as you don’t clean them off.

Looking well used - before Mr Clean magic eraser.
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Looking new - after Mr Clean magic eraser.

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👏🏼👏🏼 Good job
 

woodysone

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Here are some pics, showing previous marks on the blade from hard use that did clean up, from EDC use like cutting boxes, plastic, cord and tape, etc. so, it can look like a well loved knife without having permanent marks, as long as you don’t clean them off.

Looking well used - before Mr Clean magic eraser.
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Looking new - after Mr Clean magic eraser.

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Have to ask after using it for awhile, would you call the OTF blade a good user for EDC? Been wanting to carry one of them but concerned about blade play and opening/closing with gunk into the internals?
 

bigolegator

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Have to ask after using it for awhile, would you call the OTF blade a good user for EDC? Been wanting to carry one of them but concerned about blade play and opening/closing with gunk into the internals?
My experience with OTFs…if you really carry and use them daily etc, you will eventually have to clean it out one way or another but mileage will vary 😁
 

woodysone

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My experience with OTFs…if you really carry and use them daily etc, you will eventually have to clean it out one way or another but mileage will vary 😁
Have to ask when cleaning out gunk, does it need to be opened up or can one us lighter fluid flush then compressed air?
 

bigolegator

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Have to ask when cleaning out gunk, does it need to be opened up or can one us lighter fluid flush then compressed air?
I’ve used the flush method before and it worked fine for me…I’m not one that wants to open up an OTF unless necessary but I’ve never had an OTF in that bad of shape either. I prefer my side openers 👍🏼
 

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Have to ask after using it for awhile, would you call the OTF blade a good user for EDC? Been wanting to carry one of them but concerned about blade play and opening/closing with gunk into the internals?

I have been carrying this in my back pants pocket for most tasks since last spring when they came out, and I have not had to clean it out once. It has never failed to deploy or close. I do carry it with a Swiss Army knife and a folder in my front pocket that I use for “clean” work (anything that might touch my mouth).

I just make sure to wipe off the blade with my fingers, or a clean paper towel or rag if there’s anything stuck to it before I close it. That rarely happens.

I have only had to sharpen it twice in the last nine months, and most recently I had two or three rolls in the edge that cleaned up with sharpening. I think my first sharpening at 17° was too shallow and made it easier to roll the edge. 20° might be better. The tip is not quite as pointy as it used to be, not rolled or broken, just flatter. The Cruwear blade seems to be quite tough, and the blade profile is pretty slicey.

I have no problems with the small amount of blade play, which is better and less rattling than some of my Guardian, Tactical or Microtech OTF.

Some people say if you need to clean it out to spray in some WD-40 with the straw attached and shake it out, and then add some oil through the front opening after it’s dried out.
 
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