The Benchmade 391BK SOCP with CF-Elite handle and a black blade is a significant improvement in the SOCP line. SOCP stands for Special Operatives Combat Program. This folder is an excellent complement to the Benchmade SOCP fixed blade dagger. Greg Thompson designed this knife particular for the hand-to-hand combat training that he does for the US Army Special Forces. He also holds a master's degree in industrial design, brings both academic and real-world knowledge to this project. The features found on this knife makes it ideal for both special operations field use and self-defense use.
Blade specs and features -
The overall length of the Benchmade 391BK is 10.15 inches, with a closed length of 5.68 inches and a blade length of 4.47 inches. The blade is a spear tip, dagger-style shape crafted out of D2 tool steel that is .121 inches thick. The D2 steel has a Rockwell hardness of 60-62 that gives the blade excellent edge holding ability. The blade also has a black coating to reduce glare and prevent rust and staining.
Handle specs and features -
The Benchmade 360BK sports a .42 inch black CF-elite handle with a glass breaker feature. A key feature of the handle is the finger placement groves in the handle. This pattern of machining provides an outstanding grip and lets you exactly know where the knife is in your hand. The CF-elite is a carbon fiber nylon resin that is extremely light and rigid. For such a long-bladed knife, it carries like a much lighter EDC. The folding dagger includes a tip-down reversible belt loop clip for ease of deployment regardless of your dominant hand. The handle has an axis lock system for bot a secure and ambidextrous lock. The knife can be wielded effectively with both the right and the left hand. The handle also features a lanyard hole. Benchmade knives are proudly made in the USA and offer a lifetime warranty that is as solid as the knives they make.
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More about Greg Thompson;
"Greg has been training Special Operations Units since 1998. He is the creator of SOCP® (Special Operations Combatives Program®) www.socp.info. On March 23, 2010, SOCP® became the first officially designated combatives program for all U.S. Army Special Operations Forces."
"Greg has a Master Degree in Industrial Design from North Carolina State University and has taken dozens of products to market. Most of his designs are for self-defense or to enhance combative training. He currently has 6 patents one is on the SOCP Dagger NSN # 1095-01-609-1246 manufactured by Benchmade. He is the author of H2H Combatives. This book illustrates, striking, clinching, weapon offense and defense, weapon transition and retention into and over objects."
Light weight fun to flip it open and close thank you KA
This is a good knife, however I did expect a bit more from Benchmade.
Their knives are not cheap and for what this one sells for I expected there to be more.
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