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Benchmade 3v

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Mo2, May 14, 2019.

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  1. Alchemy1


    Dec 31, 2011
    They haven’t done Bugouts in the custom shop, why would we think they’re doing an even more niche knife in the custom shop? They haven’t even come out with a factory drop point yet. The tanto already cut out majority of the people that aren’t already turned off by “mall ninja” “tactical” knives.
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  2. Alchemy1


    Dec 31, 2011
    I don’t want to speak too much before we have hard numbers. I try to deal in as much tangible fact as possible. I will say that I’m not too worried about the Spyderco sprints. Part of that is the reason you mentioned (The series being based on taking a steel and making it shine. Kind of like the mules) and the fact that we have already gotten numbers on one or two sprints and they came back more than solid. I’m hoping for numbers next week. The knives just shipped today.
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  3. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2018
    There is an HRC database on the Spyderco Forums with over 40 knives that have been tested. Not a single one has a soft or nonoptimal heat treat.

    Buck and Spyderco are just about the only two mainstream brands that I'll purchase without giving a second thought to if the heat treat is going to be good or not.
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  4. Alchemy1


    Dec 31, 2011
    Excellent info.
  5. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    Same here, I use the annual Spyderco product guide as a reference source for various blade steels.
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  6. AshKramer

    AshKramer Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2019
    Thanks for putting in the time and effort on this project. I support it 100%.

    Who wouldn't want to know what they were actually getting when they lay out their hard earned money on a knife?

    Big knifemakers are corporations, and if there's one thing corporates do well, it's cutting corners. I'm very happy to know which of them are legit and which aren't. Then I can choose who gets my money. Seems simple enough and I genuinely don't see the reason for this animosity.
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  7. SharpKnives9

    SharpKnives9 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 21, 2019
    Have 3V in my Benchmade Puukko and love it. Great edge retention. I was surprised at the price of this knife at only $127. It's an extreme value IMO
  8. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
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  9. Alchemy1


    Dec 31, 2011
    It’s only getting worse.
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  10. craytab

    craytab Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    The sky is falling!

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  11. Yo Mama

    Yo Mama

    Sep 25, 2011
    How does benchmade follow up a huge blunder (cutting up guns)? By a bigger one (selling pot metal steel)!
  12. 357snubnose

    357snubnose Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2013
    They will follow up the same way they always do...by ignoring the issue and hoping it will go away.
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  13. FiveToes

    FiveToes Gold Member Gold Member

    May 22, 2019
    I'm willing to bet they have one heat treat setup for 3v that was tailored to choppers and pryers in the fixed blade line. Someone said 3v is hot, so toss it in a folder and a more appropriate heat treat was never developed. This seems like more of a goof than a malicious act.
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  14. The Mastiff

    The Mastiff

    Apr 21, 2006
    "I'm willing to bet they have one heat treat setup for 3v...."

    That is too low for chopper knives even. 58 hrc is where chopping knives in 3V should be. You are seeing what you want to see and not where the facts lead.

  15. ScooterG

    ScooterG You mean Ireland? Yeah, it’s mine. Gold Member

    Mar 15, 2016
    Sounds like lazy and cost effective to me.
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  16. The Mastiff

    The Mastiff

    Apr 21, 2006
    Benchmade has always ran knives pretty low. Anybody here recall M2 at rc 57?
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  17. FiveToes

    FiveToes Gold Member Gold Member

    May 22, 2019
    I don't want to see anything. It makes sense that this is process related. Are all of their 3v blades 55-58?
  18. Mecha

    Mecha Madscienceforge.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 27, 2013
    Curiouser and curiouser...

  19. Mo2


    Apr 8, 2016
    I've been pretty sick, so I'll post more later.

    This is @Banter 247 video.

    More knives have been tested. All still low.
  20. Banter 247

    Banter 247

    Feb 22, 2019
    Thank you, @Mo2

    I hope people find some measure of value in the video.
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