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Discussion in 'Knives' started by Tony Sal, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. Hangman
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    the axis lock allows you to open and close the knife with no contact with the blade. Pull back the lock, small wrist flick and it's open, open it again and flick it closed.
     
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  2. TKC

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    I have a G-10 Mini Grip on it's way to me!! :)
     
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    This found its way to my house.
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    Now I know what you're thinking. "555-1, whooptidydooo!"
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    But this one is kinda special.
     
  4. Slayer2003
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    Thanks! But they are hard anodized aluminum from AWT, olive drab w/burnt orange back spacer. :)


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    Finally got the time and courage to put the new scales on my Ritter Grip :) Pictured next to my other Mini Grip

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  6. Tony Sal

    Tony Sal EDC Junkie!!!

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    I have the same deep carry - hi quality Ti a bear to patina!
     
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  7. StuntZombie

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    Thanks to all these pics, I think I now know what my next knife purchase will be. I was originally thinking about getting the full size, but the mini looks pretty comparable to the Delica or a Native, which have been my main EDC's the past couple of years.
     
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  8. Tony Sal

    Tony Sal EDC Junkie!!!

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    I have both, really liking the brand, quality, customer service.... try a Mini first! Design one on their company site!
     
  9. StuntZombie

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    I actually have a couple customs sitting in my cart now. I'm just waiting for the money to magically appear in my bank account first.
     
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  10. Tony Sal

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    Sorry I cant help you- my banking magic is not working well....
     
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  11. StuntZombie

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    Yeah, I do believe my magic wand is broken.

    Oh well, maybe bringing this thread back up will get people to post more pics of their Mini-Grips.
     
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    The pricing on their website for designing your own is out of control. The G10 Griptilians are a much better deal at $165-$180 with CPM20 blade steel. If you build that knife in the custom store it's well over $200. I think Benchmade needs to take a look at that and adjust those prices to be a bit more inline with what the knife is actually worth compared to other offerings.
     
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  13. StuntZombie

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    I mentioned this on a different forum, but Benchmade is charging MSRP, because they aren't in the business of competing with their dealers. It's the same if you were to go to Spyderco's website and order a knife from there.

    As it is, building a CPM20V G-10 Mini-Grip actually comes out to be $5 cheaper than the MSRP I've seen at dealer sites. It bites, but I guess that's the premium for having it your way.


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  14. Tony Sal

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    Agree! I understand business but was a little annoyed when I saw the price dif!!
     
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    You also have to keep in mind that Benchmade are a high volume manufacturer. Any time they interrupt their standard production processes, there are additional costs involved (usually far higher than you'd imagine). Even when it's something that seems as trivial and simple to carry out such as a unique scale colour.
     
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    Oh, I don't know that I agree with that. If Benchmade are planning production properly, they should be able to forecast to some degree a demand for custom assemblies. These would/should not be run on the high volume line, but rather in a separate assembly 'cell' off-line from the main production. At least if they were my client that is what I'd be advising them to do!

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    While I agree Benchmade's custom program knives are almost certainly not built on the standard production line, the cost of an off-line assembly "cell" producing a mere handful knives a year would significantly increase the cost per unit compared to the regular high volume line producing thousands per year. This is due to processes and procedures being duplicated, in addition to additional steps being required (custom graphics, etc.), and so on. If anything, I think Benchmade's custom program is quite cheap when compared to their production models.

    When I was looking at a Yamaha drum kit, I enquired about having the tom mount on the bass drum deleted. Because it was just a piece of metal bolted to the drum shell, I thought it would be easier than easy to do, and would actually save Yamaha money. It turned out that Yamaha would begrudgingly accommodate this request, but at a 30% up-charge, in addition to adding approximately 6 months to the estimated 3-6 month build time.

    I don't fully understand production costs and processes, but I know small things the general public assume are insignificant can be extremely costly and time consuming to implement.
     
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  18. Tony Sal

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    Same thing with my key board- I wanted 89 keys and they gave me a real hard time! :/
     
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