Benchmade Automatic Knives Take The Lead
By Adelia Ladson
Why Choose Benchmade?
Founded, in 1987, on the belief that "real quality means forever", Benchmade is an All-American company that has grown from a small machine shop in Southern California to a world-class knife manufacturer in Oregon, the knife manufacturing capital of the Pacific Northwest. Quality remains at the heart of the business, as inspiration is drawn from the people, places, and products around them. In the line of duty, the field or forest, for everyday carry - you buy Benchmade because you know it will perform without compromise, however you need it to for as long as you need it to.
Benchmade Automatic Knives
Early on, Benchmade became the world leader in automatic knife manufacturing and remains so, supplying military units and the world's elite. With efficiency in mind, these knives are perfectly designed for law enforcement or military personnel. Whether you choose one of their push button models with its enlarged button or one of Benchmade's patented Auto AXIS mechanism models, it's yours for life.
Stimulus Automatic Knife
The Stimulus Automatic Knife offers the enlarged push button so that deploying the blade is ridiculously quick and easy. The 154CM steel blade is just under 3” and it has a sharp, spear point. The premium steel gives the blade a 58-61 HRC and the satin finish won’t show wear. The handle is made of anodized aluminum and features a lanyard hole and a reversible, tip-up/down pocket clip. The Stimulus is a great, compact size for an EDC and fits comfortably in your hand when using.
Composite Lite Automatic Knife
Also with an enlarged actuation push button for easy deployment, the Composite Lite Automatic Knife is Benchmark's first G10 handled automatic. The ultra-smooth, black handle scales have a great feel, and the tip-up pocket clip makes it easy to carry. This automatic has a razor-sharp, 154CM stainless steel, drop point blade with a satin finish and a 58-61 HRC. At just under 8" in overall length, the Composite Lite is a great all-purpose, mid-sized platform automatic knife.
Stryker Automatic Knife
Incorporating a strong locking button, open back spacer design, Benchmark's Stryker Automatic Knife offers increased spring force. This means that you have access to the razor-sharp 154CM steel, serrated tanto blade lightning fast. The tough handle is made of 6061-T6 aluminum and features a pocket clip and a lanyard hole for easy carry options. Great for tactical work, the Stryker has both a black, non-reflective blade and handle scales.
Fact Automatic Knife
With the Fact Automatic Knife, Benchmade has reimagined the classic Italian stiletto knife into a modern tactical tool. It features the patented Auto AXIS mechanism, which connects this modern-day automatic to its traditional switchblade roots. The just under 4" blade is crafted of DLC-coated, S90V super steel, which is a premium steel that offers phenomenal edge-retention. The automatic has aluminum handle scales with a sleek carbon fiber inlay and a deep-carry, reversible pocket clip.
Shootout Automatic Knife
The Shootout Automatic Knife meets the demand for a lightweight OTF. The handles are CF-Elite, a carbon-fiber-filled nylon that increases rigidity and allows for reliable deployment. The molded handle scales have a detailed texture that could not be milled into aluminum. The PVD-coated tanto blade is made of premium CPM-Cru Wear steel, which gives it a 63-65 HRC. The Fact Automatic features a carbide glass breaker and it also has a deep-carry, reversible tip-down pocket clip.
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