For over thirty years, Benchmade has been designing and manufacturing world-class products for world-class customers. When Benchmade was founded, the mission was to create something better; something exceptional. Today, we continue to innovate with the goal of taking performance and reliability to the next level. To exceed what is expected. Whether you are using a
Griptilian® for everyday duties or taking the fight to the enemy with the
Infidel®, our knives are built to perform. When you choose to purchase a Benchmade, you do so because you want the best. You demand it. And programs like our
LifeSharp Lifetime Service and
Product Warranty are the foundation of our commitment to excellence. We live it and breathe it, and we know what you mean when you say:
Benchmade builds knives for the most
demanding customers, from special
operations forces to elite backcountry
hunters, and building for the best requires
the best raw materials. We select premium
blade steels and pair them with
aerospace-grade handle materials to create
premium-grade knives and tools that
provide great value for our customers.
The mechanics of opening and closing a
knife are essential to its function.
Is it easy to actuate?
Can it be opened with one hand?
Is it ambidextrous?
Will it absolutely not fail when need it most?
These are critical considerations when
it comes to the mechanism.
The Benchmade factory employs modern
laser cutters and CNC machining centers
that offer control and tolerances commonly
found in the aerospace industry -
often to tolerances half the width of a human
hair. Our commitment to modern machining
techniques and rigid quality control has
allowed Benchmade to bridge the gap
between custom and manufactured.
"So i was coming home late from picking up my sister at her work a couple nights ago (I live in Quebec, Canada). As we were driving off the bridge and starting to merge on the highway, I notice a car in the ditch, smoking. I decided to stop just to have look and I found that there was an unconscious women inside. I ran back to my car to grab the first thing I could to break the window (which was my car wrench in the trunk) and ran back while yelling to my sister to call the police. I broke the back window as quick as I could and unlocked the car. The women was heavy and leaning in a way that prevented me to undo her seatbelt so I grabbed my 550grip that I always have on me and slipped the seat belt and pulled her out. She was not breathing and bleeding from her forehead so I got my sister to come help me (because my sister is trained in CPR) and tried to reanimate the women. About a minute after as we were hearing the police coming the women woke up and threw up all over my sister. A little after as the women was being carried away by emts, a police officer came by talking to me and my sister asking about what happened. As soon as I mentioned the knife he wanted to see it (because knife laws are very weird in Quebec and especially around Montreal where it is unofficially completely prohibited). After looking at it for a few seconds the cop gave it back to me and told me "good thing you had it" and left to got talk to the other cops. We left short after but got news of the women the next day, she was recovering! I just ordered a mini grip for my sister! :)"