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Custom Shop..... disappointment

Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by BellaBlades, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    The Griptilian is a classic and the first thing that comes to mind when I think of Benchmade.

    I picked up a Custom Sheepsfoot M4 Grip full blackout hardware with OD scales for the price of a base PM2 which was my next choice.

    Anyway. Great price and awesome option. I can't wait. Takes me back to my 440c mini grip back in 2005 iirc.

    Full price on this is $150 TYD.

    They also included a low rider and arrow clip plus screws with the order. I'm not a fan boy or trying to advertise. I've only owned a couple BM knives over the past 10 years. I'm just impressed :)

    I have a few options for Taiwan, Japan etc. But I'm never quite happy unless I have a quality piece made in the USA.

    Update. I sold my custom shop and purchased an awesome Camo DLC PM2!

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    Last edited: Aug 11, 2019
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  2. Rose and Thistle Custom

    Rose and Thistle Custom Josh Mead Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    826
    May 9, 2018
    Love mine, carry it most days, also M4.
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  3. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    I've been looking at an M4 Grip myself.

    Edit:

    Well, this just happened:

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    Last edited: Jul 17, 2019
  4. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013

    Oh baby. That's just like mine. I went OD but tried on those tan pants first :)

    I can't wait. It's going to arrive before our family vacation.
     
  5. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013

    I love it. And the blade finish is cool. What you have there is basically what I would typically have designed for order. My taste has changed over the years.
     
  6. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    The M4 combined with the 550 blade shape should make one hell of a user. It was OD or DT for handle without question.
     
  7. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    Its great steel that I have not tried for a while and the Griptilian handle is so versital and comfortable due to the simple design and contours.
     
  8. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    Yep. I bought a FREEK for the M4 but it just didn't work out.
     
  9. vinte77

    vinte77 Gold Member Gold Member

    203
    Nov 24, 2009
    My 550 m4 w/ black linen micarta DOAT scales.
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  10. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    This is why I went with FRN. If I want something other than FRN I'll invest in some micarta.

    Good looking knife.
     
  11. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    Hey @Cypress let us know when you order one too.

    Reasons to order:
    1. Sheepsfoot
    2. M4
    3. Axis Lock
    4. Your 154cm needs a break

    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
     
  12. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013

    Is this thing hollow ground or flat?
     
  13. Cypress

    Cypress Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Quiet, you!



    Flat. Benchmade thought it’d be a swell idea to decrease the cutting efficiency of their sheepsfoot.
     
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  14. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    You know it's going to happen. You bought a Freek for m4 but it wasn't right for you. You know the 550 is.

    In their defense it seems like that's what the market wants. The 550HG was a fantastic slicer but all anyone talks about is FFG.
     
  15. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    Flat grind sounds good to me. I'm a fan of both. Two days and my order is complete, not bad ;)
     
  16. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    Fingers crossed mine is ready tomorrow.
     
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  17. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    How about those new material options for the Crooked River series on the custom shop? More temptations...
     
  18. Cypress

    Cypress Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Damasteel blade with CF handles came out to $500. Costly, but a relative bargain if you consider what they would charge for a Gold Class Crooked River...
     
  19. BellaBlades

    BellaBlades Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 12, 2013

    Totally agree. Benchmade is offering some amazing options in the shop. Something few companies offer at that level.
     
  20. halden.doerge

    halden.doerge I'll Sharpen Your Knife Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2014
    I don't think any other production companies offer anything comparable to the options in the BM Custom shop. That's a point that goes unnoticed by far too many people who love to pile on with Benchmade complaints.
     
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