Which discontinued Benchmade models would you like to see return to production???

Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by Shaggy, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. angelr15


    May 18, 2011
    The benchmade 10510 was my first benchmade and was a gift. It was my all time favorite edc blade/small outdoor blade
    Lost it on an outing the sheath failed and all I have left is the sheath great knife would love to see them make it again. N690 is a great steel![​IMG]
  2. NeverMore1701


    Jan 29, 2008
    Rukus, Kulgera, Gaucho (with better handle). Preferably in M390 or grey coated M4.
  3. Planetcat


    Jul 28, 2009
    Fixed griptillian.
  4. KevinOubre


    Sep 6, 2011
    Full size Rukus but with ELMAX steel
  5. emperorwang


    Nov 16, 2008
    The 42 balisong!!!

    WHY did Benchmade stop making this knife????

    No, seriously, why would a company stop making one of their flagship products? The 42 was THE definitive balisong (in many people's opinions). It's like if Ford stopped making Mustangs for no apparent reason, or if Fender just stopped making Stratocasters. I don't get it.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2013
  6. jkarp_53


    May 25, 2006
    Agreed. There's a guy called Jedi on the Benchmade Forum that would '+1 one you' on that. I think the term is: "Pick a price, you can have it if you can afford it." :D
  7. scrumpy jack

    scrumpy jack

    Aug 9, 2009
    That's easy large Rukus 610. Hopefully would like see it at shot 2014 fingers crossed.
  8. knife2Agunfight


    Jan 11, 2012
    It's bizarre how they would stop making the Model 42. Now they are trying to make knives that are similar (like the Model 62 and 63), but for some reason they won't produce the 42 again. At least make a 62/63 with a spring latch!

    The same goes for so many other amazing models, like the 610 Rukus, the 630 Skirmish, the 806 AFCK, the 732 Ares, and so many other great knives. Why would they stop making them?!?!?
  9. EagleScouter


    Jun 18, 2011
    AFCK, small and large
    Skirmish, small and large
    Rukus, small and large

    I pray they return to us.
  10. hostileuniverse

    hostileuniverse Banned BANNED

    Sep 4, 2011
    41, 42, 43, 47, oh, and the 42:thumbup:
  11. Omega Leather Works

    Omega Leather Works

    Jun 13, 2007
    Les said that it was disco'd because it simply was no longer selling well. That's it. Well, he also said that discontinuing production frees up resources for new stuff too.

    He also said that you have to disco a knife and look at it in a different light to...

    Bah... I'm probably going to get this wrong. Just watch this.

  12. kreole

    kreole Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 23, 2009
    Mini AFCK
  13. djdawg


    Mar 11, 2007
    812 .......740 ........all LE,s please with up graded steel
  14. emperorwang


    Nov 16, 2008
    Strigamort, thanks for posting the link to that vid. I had not seen it. That's actually good news, as Les seems to leave the idea of producing the 42 again on the table. I would think that demand would certainly warrant another production run, even if only a temporary one.
  15. laurg


    Sep 14, 2012
    171 chopper
  16. psquared


    Aug 21, 2011
    Mini Dejavoo, satin finish, plain edge.
  17. deathofallthings

    deathofallthings @DeathGripScales

    Jan 3, 2011
    960 I can't believe no one has said it already.
  18. anatoly_nik


    Jul 31, 2012
    I would like to see the 73x knives :)
  19. Mike Slayer

    Mike Slayer

    Oct 22, 2010
    I would like to see the 630 Skirmish come back. I never should of sold mine since I bought it used but like new condition for pretty damn cheap. Also I would like to see either a BM42 with zen pins and a spring latch or just the BM62 with a spring latch.
  20. Jesse B.

    Jesse B.

    Oct 23, 2009
    I sold mine to some dude from Russia for ~$250/new a couple years ago. "Certainly comrade, I'll give you the best deal on this knife!" thought I. Now it's going for upwards of $500.
    On the other hand, the fact that there are a limited number of Skirmishes in the world adds to the appeal (at least as a collectable.) So I wouldn't want to see it brought back into regular production.

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