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Benchmade and H&K latest news - no one mentioned yet?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by ThePeacent, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. ThePeacent

    ThePeacent

    Sep 15, 2013
  2. matt009au

    matt009au

    948
    Apr 23, 2009
    First Lone Wolf now HK. What's going on at BM? Their budget line strategy seems all over the shop.

    Sad to hear about the HK line. Been carry my hk axis all week and it is a great knife for the price. I wonder if there is something else behind the killing off of the line?
     
  3. Velitrius

    Velitrius Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    Damn.

    I consider the Axis and Mini-Axis folders to be some of the best value in the knife world.

    Guess I'd better stock up.
     
  4. JR88FAN

    JR88FAN

    May 5, 2013
    Never been a big fan of the HK line, so this doesn't bother me...

    Alway's felt the best knives BM made where in the Blue class.
     
  5. tbenedict

    tbenedict

    107
    Feb 9, 2010
    Really liking the Patrol I picked up in the last few weeks. It's a shame.
     
  6. SW-EDC

    SW-EDC Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 4, 2015
    You can still find the Patrol for sale at many sites.
     
  7. bigolegator

    bigolegator Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2014
    Thanks for the heads up and info/link :thumbup:
     
  8. strategy9

    strategy9 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2015
    H&K said it was mutual, and are looking to strike a deal with another manufacturer.

    Spyderco also released their discontinued models for 2017.
     
  9. NJBillK

    NJBillK Custom Leather and Fixed Blade modifications.

    Mar 27, 2014
    Looks like I am saving up for a 908-1501 Stryker...
     
  10. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015

    If you do pick one up.....you will love it Bill!! Had mine for a few months now and it is a sexy beast!!
    If you'd like to check mine out before you buy, PM me and I'll send it to you for a couple weeks brother. It's NOT for sale, so no pressure at all.
    Let me know!!
    Joe
     
  11. Inazone

    Inazone

    Aug 27, 2012
    I guess I need to rethink some of my purchase plans, especially if dealers start running clearance deals on their HK inventories. I absolutely love my HK Axis and was considering an MP5, but wasn't in any particular hurry. Looks like that will change...
     
  12. omaha-beenglockin

    omaha-beenglockin

    Oct 22, 2005
    I guess Benchmade is dead to me now---The Presidio's and HK's are pretty much the only BM's I've purchased ---MAP pricing has stopped me from buying anything new from them---the HK's were a nice priced alternative.

    Oh well, looks like Spyderco will be the one getting my money these days.
     
  13. AntDog

    AntDog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 3, 2001
    Doesn't Spyderco have MAP now too? :/
     
  14. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    Crud.

    I really like HK's 14715 and 14716. Two fantastic knives.

    I wonder if Benchmade will bring them back under different names and model #s.
     
  15. SW-EDC

    SW-EDC Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Dec 4, 2015
    sabre, sounds to me like BM and HK are severing ties :(
     
  16. Biginboca

    Biginboca Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 17, 1999
    This is strange timing for me. After not owning a benchmade knife since like 2007 a week ago I began a search for an axis lock knife...


    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1441014-Question-for-the-benchmade-experts


    I am used to beefy knives like Striders, Hinderers, ZT's, etc. I wanted a beefy Axis lock knife with a thick blade, strong tip, and under 5oz weight. I found the HK models were pretty much exactly what I was looking for. After receiving it a few days ago I liked it so much I ordered 3 more, lol. Hopefully benchmade will release something similar to replace the HK Axis because it was the only knife I found which met my search criteria in their line up. And all the ones I bought were under $90 delivered!

    This thread needs pics! Here's a nice one from GP Knives website...

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2016
  17. Inazone

    Inazone

    Aug 27, 2012
    Probably depends on whether it was HK or Benchmade who actually designed it, Axis lock notwithstanding. But if becomes a "real" Benchmade, you can probably count on a healthy price hike for the logo.

    For what it's worth, if it is HK's own design and they enlist someone else to produce it with comparable specs, they'd have my attention. Maybe someone like Hogue, for instance, given the job they did on their Wilson Combat model a few years back.
     
  18. aquaman67

    aquaman67

    Jan 27, 2012
    I'm sure there was some disagreement that has caused this. Like when a very popular restaurant "loses its lease" kinda thing.

    I think this will make the Benchmade brand stronger. The H&K line, while very good knives, was a distraction.

    I do like the H&K Mini Axis. A guy at work carries one. I may even get one if they get discounted.
     
  19. banana-clip

    banana-clip

    Jun 7, 2007
    Sad to see BM discontinuing the HK line.

    I'm glad I got to pick up one last year. It's a great knife for the money.
     
  20. NJBillK

    NJBillK Custom Leather and Fixed Blade modifications.

    Mar 27, 2014
    I appreciate the offer but I have handled a regular model at Shooters already. So I know I will take to the knife readily.

    Thank you again.
     

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