Benchmade Knives - Makers of the Griptilian & Osborne 940
Benchmade Knives Made in America
Benchmade Knife Company is located in Oregon City, Oregon and their knives are entirely American-made. For three decades, their goal has been to make the best knives in the world for tactical operations, emergency responders and collectors. From the precision grinding, milling at extremely high tolerances and the final finishing and assembly by hand, you can appreciate the quality that goes into one of their knives. They use some of the most advanced machines and a wide variety of patented technologies in their products. Oregon is a hotbed of knife manufacturing and Benchmade is a flagship maker of American handmade knives.
Types of Benchmade Knives
All Benchmade knives fall into three traditional classes: Blue, Black and Gold. The Blue Class represents a collection of knives made for EDC use. These affordable knives include models such as the Monolock, Bugout and Anthem family. Black class knives like the Stimulus and Rukus II are made for tactical use, which is perfect for professional workers in law enforcement, military and public safety, where one's life can literally depend on quality tools. The Gold Class features Benchmade's limited edition knives with special features and materials for collectors. In addition, Benchmade has developed the HUNT series, which features knives designed specifically for hunting and outdoorsmen. Whatever the class distinction, each Benchmade knife is made with superior materials and strength for every job.
Knife Styles & Features
Within each Benchmade knife class are several options depending on what you will be using your knife for and what your budget is. Benchmade fixed blade knives are more commonly used for tactical purposes. Since these strong blades don't fold, they can be made up to twice as long. They can also be deployed faster and are easier to maintain. Folding knives such as a Benchmade pocket knife are easier to conceal because of their smaller size; this also makes them easier to transport. Ordering a blade with a serrated edge will make cutting fabrics and other textured materials easier, while a knife with a contoured carbon fiber handle will hold up to any heavy-duty project.
Top Benchmade Models
If you are exploring your first purchase, we recommend looking at the Griptilian family as an everyday carry knife or tactical folder. The Griptilian comes in various colors, knife styles and two main sizes: the full size with a 3.45-inch blade and the mini with a 2.9-inch blade. In addition, Benchmade offers popular favorites in the 940 series (940, 940-1 and 940-2), a terrific size for an everyday carry folding knife. For the hunter, one of the most popular models is the Hidden Canyon Hunter with a curving skinner blade and full tang construction. A popular choice for a tactical knife, the Adamas is a rugged, overbuilt folding knife designed by Shane Sibert. For those that enjoy an assisted opening knife, the Barrage is a popular choice. With designs by famous knife makers such as Mel Pardue and Warren Osborne, you can be assured that Benchmade knives are top of their class and are American-made.
Purchase with Confidence from KnifeArt
As an authorized Benchmade dealer, we offer a wide selection of authentic products backed by a lifetime warranty. We also have a LifeSharp program that allows you to send your knife in for free sharpening and a tune-up. And with our free, same-business-day shipping in the U.S. on orders over $150, you'll receive any KnifeArt purchase quickly. Ask us about engraved Benchmade knives as well, allowing you to personalize your knife with a name, organization or personal message. Being an authorized dealer also means we get early access to the latest Benchmade products, so check back often to see if there are any new arrivals. If you'd like to learn more about these premium American knives or have ordering questions, you can contact our experts by phone or email. All orders come with a satisfaction guarantee!