Which Benchmade are you carrying today?

Discussion in 'Benchmade Knife Company' started by combatjiujitsu, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. BeerButtChicken

    BeerButtChicken

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    Nov 11, 2017
    I dropped my Mini Crooked River recently and the Dymondwood scale had a small crack at the lanyard hole. Benchmade was so kind to send me a pair of new Dymondwood scales. However, the new scales were quite dark and didnt have the nice "grain" structure of the old scales. So i decided to try some black rit-dye on the new scales - this is the result. I like how it turned out, you can still see some of the Dymondwood structure and it looks a bit like ebony wood. Looking forward to test the resistance of the dye...

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  2. sv4

    sv4

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    Feb 13, 2014
    That looks great!
     
  3. kingston73

    kingston73 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 14, 2013
    Just got both of these. The mini trip was a "stormtrooper" version with white grips, I just today added the awt weathered red scales. I love the look, I think it's going to hide wear better than the other colors and overall it really transforms the knife into a solid little tank. Only issue is it sends a little tight so I have to adjust the pivot.

    I haven't made up my mind on the freek yet. It's a great size and I loved the look but it seemed to want to open as I'm pulling it out of my pocket? I've never had that issue on other axis locks or the hogue Ritter I had for a little bit. I sold it and now want it back so I might just have to re-buy one.

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  4. yorck1976

    yorck1976 Basic Member Basic Member

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    May 31, 2017
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  5. Rose and Thistle Custom

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

    May 9, 2018
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  6. brewbear

    brewbear

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    Nov 14, 2019
    I started with a Mini Grip CPM 154 (last month) and quickly latched on to a new full size one with M390 blade. I wasn't aware how deep this rabbit hole can get, but I found myself buying the Ritter in M390 two days ago and barely missed on the mini with a 20CV on sale. Was there a M390 mini grip made?
    I like both but find the mini grip my go to during the week, the full size one is reserved for week-end carry.
     
  7. Rose and Thistle Custom

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

    May 9, 2018
    That's kind of like me. I use my full size m4 blade Griptilian on weekends and my Bugout for work. Used to carry a mini Grip but like the Bugout better.
     
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  8. brewbear

    brewbear

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    Nov 14, 2019
    There certainly are a few to choose from. Since Cali has some restrictions on blade length and what not, the mini Grip does nicely for me, though I'm looking for a mini Grip in 20cv and a Valet in M390.
     
  9. ARH1956

    ARH1956 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 5, 2019
    Today I'm taking the Phaeton, Bronze body with silver blade.
     
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  10. brewbear

    brewbear

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    Nov 14, 2019
    I'd probably own a couple of autos if they weren't a big no-no in Cali. We can legally own an auto with a blade under 3 inches......kinda like going to a gun fight with a baseball bat:confused:
     
  11. ARH1956

    ARH1956 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 5, 2019
    One advantage to living in AL, is that I can carry a 42" OTF Automatic Katana if I choose to, LOL. I love OTF Autos and carry one 99% of the time.
     
  12. brewbear

    brewbear

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    Nov 14, 2019
    LOL. A OTF Katana would be a sight to behold, indeed. Our politicians would have a fit!
     
  13. Crikeyyy

    Crikeyyy Basic Member Basic Member

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    Dec 14, 2019
     
  14. razorburn

    razorburn Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2007
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  15. brewbear

    brewbear

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    Nov 14, 2019
    I'd pay money to see someone try to go thru the airport checks with that!
     
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  16. brewbear

    brewbear

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    Nov 14, 2019
    . Sorry, repeat post! The thread was stuttering?
     
  17. Crikeyyy

    Crikeyyy Basic Member Basic Member

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    Dec 14, 2019
    There was something funky going on, but it's fixed now
     
  18. Nargan

    Nargan

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    Mar 4, 2014
    This 907 D2 Mini Nitrous Stryker. It's one of the first production run examples of this now-discontinued model. I only recently pulled this out to use again and it's pretty nice, actually. The deployment action is still viciously solid and there's zero blade play in any direction. And, yes, I do use my knives as actual tools as you can see ;)

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  19. Rose and Thistle Custom

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

    May 9, 2018
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  20. Rose and Thistle Custom

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

    May 9, 2018
  21. Wolverine666

    Wolverine666 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 7, 2009
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