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Buying American - I must confess...

Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by Eljay2, Jun 18, 2019.

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  1. tokerblue

    tokerblue

    May 1, 2010
    The candidates that they support are explicitly anti-2A. There have been numerous threads about this in the past. You can even Google each candidate's name they donated to and you'll see their stance.
     
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  2. Pteronarcyd

    Pteronarcyd

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    Feb 19, 2019
    No one who supports any leftist candidate is truly pro gun.
     
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  3. mylest

    mylest

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    Nov 17, 2016
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    Better to donate to the left than delusional one trick pony right wingers.
     
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  4. mdrgn79

    mdrgn79 Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 25, 2008
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    Well we all know who the pinko commie is!
     
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  5. Eljay2

    Eljay2

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    Sep 25, 2018
    Factually incorrect.

    It has always been my personal belief that extremism is bad, whether it be extremist views of my own religion, anyone else's or the same as it pertains to politics or anything else. The broad brush strokes that you are painting reflect the fact that you choose to view things as black and white. Your choice of the word "leftist" is telling. In fact, in the vast majority of cases, those who are politically naive tend to over-simplify candidates and issues based on the one issue that the individual cares about. So, if your biggest societal care is guns (as opposed to healthcare, poverty the environment or anything else) then you should resist anyone or anything that stands in your way of having all of the guns you want. The reality is, though, that things are far more complex than you seem to understand.
     
  6. Eljay2

    Eljay2

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    Sep 25, 2018
    Meaningless. It's well accepted that President Trump was solidly a democrat before he had a chance to win the presidency by convincing those who he never supported or cared about that he was their guy. There are no perfect politicians and many great companies support politicians on both sides. Sometimes you support a candidate who is a mixed bag - they all are. Come on...

    The bottom line is that Benchmade has always supported law enforcement, and that is well-documented. When the police were required to destroy guns (yes, it is a fact that they were required to destroy them) Benchmade offered their resources to the community. Even law enforcement has verified this as fact. Do you believe that Benchmade should have treated these objects headed for destruction with the same respect that someone may give to a Holy scripture and resist helping?

    Benchmade has been supporting the police and military for decades. Let's quit with the silly oversimplifications that leave out facts, characterize others with very limited knowledge and site extremist webpages.
     
  7. Gurdygurds

    Gurdygurds Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 10, 2013
    Well I just received the most perfect American made knife I've ever seen. Hooray Benchmade. The last photo (posted by Sinkhole) was the inspiration that pushed me over to edge to try the black coated combo edge. Happy that I did.
    [​IMG]Untitled by Six Pound Cat, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Untitled by Six Pound Cat, on Flickr
    [​IMG]Untitled by Six Pound Cat, on Flickr
     
  8. Eljay2

    Eljay2

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    Sep 25, 2018
    Nice!! Sometimes I think that if I had to sell all of my knives and only keep 2-3 the 940 (also green and black) would be one fo them. Love the green version as the Axis studs stick out farther and make it easier to use.
     
  9. Boru13

    Boru13 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    Warnings issued for trolling and insults... stop the childish comments please.
     
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  10. Gurdygurds

    Gurdygurds Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 10, 2013
    I hear that Elijay2! I'd like to handle a 940-2 but in the grand scheme I like the aluminum scales feel, strength, and how they patina over time and show wear.
     
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  11. DrRollinstein

    DrRollinstein Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 20, 2018
    Wrong. And people in the middle exist too. I'm extremely pro gun, but more left leaning on most social issues.

    Not sure how the applies to the thread really. I'd still recommend buying Benchmade for the most part. They have some QC issues but anything political is silly. Most of the large knife companies have a a few similar issues. Strider, Microtech, even Zt has had some weird issues with accepting any feedback lately lol.
     
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  12. Gurdygurds

    Gurdygurds Gold Member Gold Member

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    Aug 10, 2013
    What would the other two be??!!

     
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  13. tokerblue

    tokerblue

    May 1, 2010
    [​IMG]
    http://www.ontheissues.org/domestic/Ron_Wyden_Gun_Control.htm
    http://www.ontheissues.org/domestic/Martin_Heinrich_Gun_Control.htm
    http://www.ontheissues.org/House/Darlene_Hooley_Gun_Control.htm

    I could care less about Benchmade destroying guns. It's bad optics, but it's not necessarily anti-2A to me. The donations to the previously mentioned politicians isn't just bad optics.
     
  14. Eljay2

    Eljay2

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    Sep 25, 2018
    Silly. A few grand in cherry picked donations. Do you disregard everything that a candidate stands for if they don't support every gun law? Of course it's your right to have such a simple political approach but I'd suggest that you might make a little more positive impact on society if you examined candidates more thoroughly before passing judgement. Should Benchmade only support the right? Should they only support candidates like Donald Trump who, again, is widely known to have been a democrat before he became President by convincing the exact people to support him who he couldn't care less about? In any case, I have pretty good reason to believe that the Benchmade (former) customers who don't buy from them because they haven't been brainwashed into only voting according to an extremist ideology only make up a very inconsequential portion of their business. I would suggest that if you want to take such negative position on Benchmade that you might enjoy yourself more by spending time in the forums of brands that you prefer. The rest of us Benchmade enthusiasts can go on with a more positive discussion (as this one began) and Benchmade can continue to make great products and continuing our military and law enforcement.
     
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  15. Eljay2

    Eljay2

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    Sep 25, 2018
    Jeez. That's actually a good question. Very hard to beat the 940!
     
  16. colin.p

    colin.p

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    Feb 4, 2017
    I just checked to see who you were having the debate with and sure enough someone who is on my ignore list. I put people on there who only live to argue and the interesting thing is, they are arguing that they "dislike" Benchmade on the Benchmade forum. That begs the question: If they hate BM that much and that they view them as the devil's spawn, then why are they here?
     
  17. Leftytwogunz

    Leftytwogunz Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 30, 2013
    "2A fanatics", otherwise known as people who support and defend the constitution as written.
     
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  18. Eljay2

    Eljay2

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    Sep 25, 2018
    At the expense of every other political issue. Keep the thinking simple!
     
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  19. GronK

    GronK Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 1, 2001
    As with many vintage writings, subject to interpretation. Think I'll go polish my Nikes.
     
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  20. tokerblue

    tokerblue

    May 1, 2010
    Benchmade made a statement claiming to be a "proud and unwavering supporter of Second Amendment rights". You think it's silly to hold them to that statement? I don't care if they donate to Democrats or Republicans. The issue that I have is that the politicians they donated to are not supporters of the 2A in any way. If a company makes a statement, I expect them to be true to it.

    I own multiple Benchmade knives. Is that a requirement to post on this board? The simple fact is this title popped up in "New Posts" and I clicked on it.
     
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