Blade Steel 101

January 8, 2021

Originally used by alchemists to describe the process of extracting metals from rocks and minerals, the term Metallurgy encompasses a host of science and engineering disciplines which study, test, and create new metal alloys. In the knife world, “blade steel” refers to a constantly-expanding list of materials that each have unique chemical and physical properties […]

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HUNT Collection: Making The Best Even Better

July 24, 2020

Benchmade’s Hunt collection has steadily grown since its official inception in 2014, with a mixture of folders and fixed blades meticulously engineered to excel in harsh environments. While these knives are a far cry from the ones most of us grew up using, Benchmade wouldn’t be a world class manufacturer if we settled for “good enough”

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Having A Knife In His Bag Helped One Officer Get a Winning Edge

August 1, 2019

Randy Bedard, a police officer who works abroad in Europe, knows that there isn’t such a thing as a “predictable day” in law enforcement.

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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.

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The Thought Behind A Modern Classic

October 8, 2018

For those drawn to outdoor adventure, choosing the perfect knife can be an ever evolving game of trial and error. It’s easy to get caught up in the aesthetics of a knife, especially when the majority of shopping is done online. The rubber will inevitably meet the road when an opportunity arises to get that […]

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