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Some new Benchmades just dropped!

Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by Codswallop, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. godzilla78

    godzilla78 Gold Member Gold Member

    387
    Jan 30, 2014
    ^ Ahh I forgot about the M4 aspect.
     
  2. Benchmade

    Benchmade BMK Jimmy - Design Engineer Moderator

    762
    Jan 25, 2013
    3.7" is correct.
     
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  3. SharpieB

    SharpieB Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2017
    Just saw that. Crazy. Damasteel and nice scales aren’t worth an extra $500 IMO.

    YMMV.
     
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  4. SharpieB

    SharpieB Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2017
    The Aller Friction Folder is really cool though!
     
  5. Darkera

    Darkera

    323
    Oct 22, 2016
    None of these offers are appealing enough for me to buy, but I have to admit the 380 Aller is pretty cool (and pretty pricey) and I like seeing the two blade knife. I hope that feature catches on, it could be interesting to have a two-bladed knife (serrated and other), preferably on coming from opposing ends.

    I'm not unhappy that nothing is jumping out at me... 2018 was an expensive knife year and Benchmade took their share from me already.
     
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  6. Chariotz4

    Chariotz4 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    763
    Jul 5, 2016
    Posting this before I've read through the thread so far, but I like the addition of an M4 Freek model as well as the colour choice and the handle materials (in fact, this combo may just force me to pick one up this coming year to keep my M4 Stryker company). While the Bugout is pricey it does look good imho; it's nice to see it getting some extra attention - although I'll likely just stick the with 535GRY-1 I swapped into some titanium scales that I already have for a fraction of the price. Also cool to see the Fact get a very nice looking change of clothes for the Shot Show model. I really liked mine when I had it, but it just wasn't practical for my uses. Depending on the finish of the silver twill G10, it could be an even better EDC option over the original model with its more aggresively textured aluminum handle. I'm also kind of partial to the Turret; somone like my dad would probably be be head over heels for a beefy AXIS lock knife with styling like that. The fricition folder also looks like it'd be a nice travel companion.

    Overall, pretty happy with what I've seen so far.
     
  7. John_0917

    John_0917 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 15, 2014
    The Turret looks like a Walmart knife and is very heavy, pass.

    New Freek looks good, the little midget folder thing is a shameless copy of the Spyderco Squarehead but to each their own.
     
  8. TiHawk60

    TiHawk60 Basic Member Basic Member

    75
    Jul 30, 2017
    Not exactly sure what that means, but good thing "looks" are subjective. Not saying I'm a huge fan, but would rather get one in my hand before I decide, since I'm not really worried about impressing someone as much as I am concerned with actual USE of the tool. G10 and S30V "looks" pretty usable to me. Some contouring and texturing... Will see what it feels like before judging the book by its cover.
     
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  9. John_0917

    John_0917 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 15, 2014
    Yeah I agree and I’ll hold one when I see it, first glance doesn’t seem interesting, we will see.

    G10/S30V at $190 is steep.
     
  10. TiHawk60

    TiHawk60 Basic Member Basic Member

    75
    Jul 30, 2017
    Yeah, it is! But in line with BM pricing, unfortunately... Now, if every piece came out centered and evenly ground (on BOTH sides), I wouldn't mind the price as much.
     
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  11. mongomondo

    mongomondo SUPPRESSING FIRE

    Sep 17, 2006
    I wonder what's different about the axis lock on the Turret
     
  12. Pilot1

    Pilot1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2005
    If Benchmade releases either or both of these knives in G-10, they will get my money for sure. So using 940 nomenclature, they would be the 560-2, and 535-2. :)
     
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  13. bachman44

    bachman44 Gold Member Gold Member

    237
    Jul 30, 2018
    I love the shape and size of the Freek but don't care for the texture so I just placed a pre order for the m4 Freek. I'm excited about this one.
     
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  14. bachman44

    bachman44 Gold Member Gold Member

    237
    Jul 30, 2018
    I had the same thought. Gotta be just a bit thicker which is why the knife is pretty heavy. Similair to the loco? Which is what the Turret is probably replacing.
     
  15. jstrange

    jstrange

    Mar 31, 2012
    I like the Turret and the G10 Freek. I wish they would give an uncoated M4 Blade a shot though. Spyderco does it without any problems.
     
  16. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    I actually like the way the Turret looks. The Outlast seems really interesting, but it's gonna be hard for me to drop $250 out of curiosity. The Aller looks like an upscale version of the mini-folder multitools that seem to keep popping up. For me, personally, those have to be budget priced to stoke my interest, as I feel their utility is pretty sharply limited by their size.
     
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  17. BMCGear

    BMCGear Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    The Turret looks like the Rift and the Presidio II had a love child.

    Also, I cannot wait for that M4 Freek. I still haven't gotten to try M4 and I think the design of the Freek deserves these updated materials.
     

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