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Benchmade Knife Fan Club Thread

Discussion in 'Knives' started by hawkeye180, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. medic68

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    This one has been deployed three times and around the world once. A total workhorse that has been back to Benchmade a couple of times for repair. [​IMG][/url][/IMG] [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  4. Elmiro Dungfoot

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    Benchmade has announced a new-edition of the Adamas, to be released in 60 days. This one looks interesting.

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    This one was too-tough to die: 2750FE Auto Adamas.

    BLADE LENGTH - 3.78" (9.60cm)
    BLADE THICKNESS - 0.140" (3.556mm)
    OPEN - 8.89" (22.58cm)
    CLOSED - 5.11" (12.98cm)
    WEIGHT - 5.81oz (164.71g)
    HANDLE THICKNESS - .65" (16.51mm)
    SHEATH WEIGHT - 1.5oz (42.52g)

    Blade Edge Plain
    Blade Finish/Color Flat Earth
    Blade Steel CPM-CruWear® (63-65)
    Blade Style/Shape Drop-point
    Clip Type Deep-Carry
    Clip Position Reversible Tip-Up
    Glass Breaker No
    Handle Material G10
    Lanyard Hole Yes
    MOLLE Compatible Yes
    Sheath Type Ballistics Nylon
    Use Tactical
    Blade Style Drop-Point
    Handle Material Blade Finish: Finish Flat Earth Blade Steel: CPM-CruWear (63-65 HRC) Handle Material: Olive Drab G10

    As a Benchmade Adamas collector, I'll have to pick this automatic-up to go with my black, and sand versions. This one rocks!
     
  6. HeadOffice

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    I know!!! There I was scouring the forums for a mint Auto and lo and behold! As soon as they're available (in CruWear no less!!!) I'll be placing an order. I can't wait to clamp that in my WickedEdge sharpener and make her sparkle!
     
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  7. Elmiro Dungfoot

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    For those interested in the CPM-CruWear alloy, here are the specs:

    "CPM CRU-WEAR is an air-hardening tool steel, heat treatable to HRC 60-65. Designed as an CPM upgrade to conventional Cru-Wear and D2, it offers better wear resistance, much greater toughness and higher attainable hardness. Both D2 and CPM CRU-WEAR contain carbides for wear resistance, but CPM CRU-WEAR has more vanadium carbides than D2. Vanadium carbides are harder than chromium carbides and are much more effective in providing wear resistance. CPM CRUWEAR’s higher attainable hardness results from the fact that it contains sufficient tungsten and molybdenum to cause a secondary hardening response, (up to HRC 65), which does not occur in D2. CPM CRU-WEAR tempers at a higher range (900-1050°F) than D2 (400-600°F), so it is more compatible with a wide variety of surface treatments. Finally, because CPM CRU-WEAR is made as CPM, it will resist chipping and breakage more so than most conventionally made tool steels."
     
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  8. Elmiro Dungfoot

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    I'm with-you, on this one H. O. This alloy is tougher than traditional D2 tool steel. So, its a win-win! Not to mention it looks great too. I snapped-up one-of-the-last G10 black-versions from Cutlery Shoppe, and thought: sigh . . . an abrupt end to a great blade format. Somebody, must be listening in the marketing department at Benchmade, or the cancellation of the older models was in anticipation of this new model. Either way: we win!!
     
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    Just like a new version of Cold Steel's Holdout in 6" is coming (in S35VN)!
     
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  10. Tony Sal

    Tony Sal EDC Junkie!!!

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    Hope they get the edge correct as per complaints on another site.....
     
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    My original had quite a good edge but I reprofiled it and gave it a mirror polish anyway. The thing is a real slicer for such a large blade. My Rajah II came out of the box like a scalpel so I must have been lucky.
     
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    My 'three favs' with the Benchie 'Adamas' in the middle:

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    Mini grip. I’m not positive of it’s age I think at least ten years old. It’s from right after they introduced the blue handles. Still love it.


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  15. EZDog

    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I want to love my Mini Grip too but every time I try to carry one I cut the crap out of myself for some reason!?

     
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    Dang! That sucks! Do you cut yourself in a similar way? Like on the open or on the close? I certainly have a few knives that bite me when I close them it’s my fault but because of there shape and my hands shape it’s really easy usually on my palm.


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    EZDog EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    It is really more all knives of that size for me?
    It is not closing but more cutting and opening I just fumble with them more to get a decent grip.
    I just carry a bigger knife better than a smaller one,it is pretty frustrating but consistent.
     
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  18. keycutter

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    Oh I totally understand. I have a similar problem but for me it’s bigger knives and I often have fumbles with liner/frame locks.


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    Old reliable Benchmade 910. Had it maybe 35 years now. Great knife. [​IMG]
     
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