Jared Oeser: A Tradition of Innovation

April 7, 2021

Jared Oeser has quickly amassed a dedicated following of collectors and enthusiasts. Now, with the launch of the Benchmade 601 Tengu Flipper and 602 Tengu Tool, Jared Oeser has stepped into the world of production knife collaborations…

Why Knives? From Banking To The Butterfly

August 25, 2019

Knives are simple, and have become part of my wardrobe. You can customize them, you can make them your own, and it is something that I use every single day. Whether I am cutting open a package, a loose string on my shirt, or lending it to a friend, I always have a knife on me.

Ultralight Evolution

May 23, 2019

Two years ago, the team at Benchmade set out to design a knife that was ultralight, yet uncompromising in regards to performance. With the industry trending towards lighter and stronger, we felt there was no better time to define a new standard for lightweight folding pocket knives.

A Modernized Heritage

April 3, 2019

It’s easy to get caught up in the nuances of mechanisms, designs, and technologies as a manufacturer these days. With such rapid growth throughout the industry, we’ve come to enjoy new opportunities to take a step back and infuse traditional designs with modern technology and material on a production level.

A Knife For Your Toughest Days

January 14, 2019

Benchmade is no stranger to the “tough as nails” mentality, with a history of designs that include the Presidio, Adamas, Rift, and Contego platforms. Incorporating some of the most durable materials on the market, tactical designs have come to epitomize rugged style, strength, and hard-use functionality…

The Knife Nerd’s Knife

January 11, 2019

This year, our team wanted to make a knife that would cater to those with specific tastes. Building off the shoulders of a previously released model, the Freek 560, the designers at Benchmade gave the knife a material overhaul that resulted in the new Freek 560-1.

IntroducingThe 535-191 Bugout®

January 8, 2019

For years, Gold Class designs have given our team a unique opportunity to flex a little creative muscle. Eye-catching materials, heightened attention to smaller details, and subtle hidden features are intended to provide a touch of class to popular production designs that will cater to enthusiasts and collectors alike…

Custom Knife Stories: From Our Hands To Yours

December 9, 2018

Beyond their inherent function, knives tell a story. From the adventures they’ve been a part of to the accomplishments they were intended to commemorate, knives are more than just a tool for many. For those seeking more than the standard factory options, our Custom Knife Builder has provided individuals with an opportunity to personalize some of our most popular designs…