Infidel question

Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by C-TAC, Oct 15, 2019.

  1. C-TAC

    C-TAC Gold Member Gold Member

    187
    May 21, 2013
    Can someone do me a favor?
    Please measure your Infidel blade from the front of the handle to the tip?

    I know it should be 3.9" for full size, and 3.1" for mini, but I'm looking at a used one in a pawn shop that checks all the boxes for being authentic, however the blade is approx. 3.6".
    Maybe it's an older version with different specs? Or maybe Benchmade measures OTF blades differently (Maybe counting the tang in the handle as part of the length).

    It looks just like this one (with patent # and NSN running along the length of the blade):
    https://bladeforums.com/threads/new-infidel-fake.1310147/

    Thank you for your time
     
  2. MacktKnife

    MacktKnife

    11
    May 11, 2020
    In a reply from Benchmade they explained if just tip breaks up to 1/8” they can regrind blade to look normal to one without a ruler. May be your case.? for $40 you can get a new one if its bothering you, but keep in mind new infidel blades are missing nsn patent numbers so it will look even more like a fake to some of the men and or women on here.!?....till they git edgimicated.
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2020
  3. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
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  4. MacktKnife

    MacktKnife

    11
    May 11, 2020
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  5. C-TAC

    C-TAC Gold Member Gold Member

    187
    May 21, 2013
    Thank you. I needed to know that too
     
  6. C-TAC

    C-TAC Gold Member Gold Member

    187
    May 21, 2013
    Thanks a lot Mack. Turns out I was looking at the salesman's ruler at a slight angle. I'm now the happy owner of two infidels.
     
  7. IGotStabbed

    IGotStabbed

    829
    Jul 11, 2007
    sweet. I just got mine recently, freshly made in April 2020.
    After 10 years, finally an OTF.
     

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