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Announcing the NEW 486 Saibu!

Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by BKC Customer Service, May 18, 2018.

  1. BKC Customer Service

    BKC Customer Service

    95
    Apr 23, 2018
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  2. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    Not my style but something different with great blade steel!
     
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  3. 99cuts

    99cuts

    529
    Apr 18, 2013
    great blade shape. the handle i would have to see in person.
     
  4. Babyboomer

    Babyboomer Gold Member Gold Member

    207
    Nov 25, 2017
    I like the Nakamura designs, but I hear you about the handle. Having said that, I originally wrote off the 484 because of the finger grooves -- but when I got to handle one at my dealer I loved it. So I'll be looking at this one when it shows up.
     
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  5. GatorMedic

    GatorMedic Gold Member Gold Member

    747
    Jan 12, 2014
    Seems like you’d get a lot of gunk, debris, etc through the holes in the handle.
     
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  6. Benchmade

    Benchmade BMK Jimmy - Design Engineer Moderator

    784
    Jan 25, 2013
    Should be pretty easy to clean out though.
     
  7. Chariotz4

    Chariotz4 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    786
    Jul 5, 2016
    @Benchmade As soon as I see one on this side of the border, I'll be snagging one! Love the design from Seiichi Nakamura, and I LOVE that it's sporting something other than S30V (no issues with S30V, but as the saying goes, "variety is the spice of life")! Nicely done with this collab :thumbsup:
     
  8. prezmc

    prezmc

    24
    Jan 15, 2018
    When can it be preordered?
     
  9. kaput

    kaput

    550
    Mar 17, 2016
    Is that a full flat? If so, righteous!
     
  10. DrRollinstein

    DrRollinstein Gold Member Gold Member

    959
    Feb 20, 2018
    AMAZING looking knife. Too damn small. Like come on. Easily one of my favorite knife designs, but under 7 inches? Ouch ouch ouch. The Sage 5 is the smallest knife i own, and thats only because the ergonomics work extremely well.

    This hurts my feelings benchmade.
     
  11. Popsickle

    Popsickle Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2010
    This looks like mantis and Benchmade had a baby. Wow this is just bad!
     
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  12. Grizz484

    Grizz484

    120
    Jan 7, 2018
    Right on point for me size, something different, great blade steel, weight. I'm ready to get one in my hands!
     
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  13. lovescamaros

    lovescamaros Gold Member Gold Member

    252
    Nov 17, 2014
    Cant make everybody happy all the time.
     
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  14. MCM

    MCM

    913
    Feb 9, 2002
    ..........
     
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  15. BITEME

    BITEME

    Dec 14, 2007
    too much handle
     
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  16. AmosPaul

    AmosPaul

    424
    Dec 17, 2014
    I love all the Nakamura designs. This one is going straight to the top of my purchase list.
     
  17. DrRollinstein

    DrRollinstein Gold Member Gold Member

    959
    Feb 20, 2018
    You're right. But i feel like it could sell more at just a bit bigger. Unless they plan to do a mega Saibu.
     
  18. lovescamaros

    lovescamaros Gold Member Gold Member

    252
    Nov 17, 2014
    The sub 3 inch blade for a edc appeals to alot of people. I could see a 3.5 inch blade version if this sells well though.
     
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  19. Fattires

    Fattires Gold Member Gold Member

    65
    Sep 10, 2017
    I really like this one. Just the right size to carry to the office.
     
  20. Mick_1KRR

    Mick_1KRR

    May 1, 2016
    Way too much handle for that blade, knives with this ratio always look like they've been sharpened for a decade and the blade has shrunk. Also kinda looks like a Rat 1 blade with a strange handle.
     

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