Today’s Photo is the Benchmade Nimravus in OD Green and with a fixed Tanto style blade. Not one, but twins.

It’s always hard to judge the size of a knife on a picture, without a good reference.

I would say that the Nimravus is a little smaller than I expected from seeing it on pictures, but fits my hand very well and it has a nice balance.

The overall length is 9.45″ (24 cm). This is the serrated blade.

The knives were bought and supplied by Equipt. Made in the USA.

It’s a well balanced knife and it’s difficult to criticize the design. One criticism is the color. I have a Surefire flashlight and some other gear in Foilage Green, and this Benchmade is closer to Foilage than OD Green. I would have preferred a greener green.

I guess I would go for the tan if I bought the Nimravus again, and maybe I’ll collect another. The tan will go perfectly with a black blade. (No, I don’t really have a need for the knife to blend in in any special kind of environment.)

The blade steel is 154CM (58-61 HRC) with a blade length of 4.50″ (11.4 cm)

You can attach this knife to your belt or to your Molle in a variety of ways. It sells at Benchmade for about 190 USD.

Why buy twins? Well if you want the same configuration on your back packs, the solution is to get two of everything.


  • gjallewerk

    I dunno, that looks more like Ranger Green with a hint of unripened Olive to me.

  • vwVwwVwv

    the finger guard isn’t protecting but injuring the finger,
    the one sided serration makes safety cuts, field sharpening
    and carving impossible, the Tanto Configuration makes fine work impossible,
    the fake cutting edge on top counterproductive makes all
    slashing techniques hard to execute and batoning
    a problem. i am used to better
    work from benchmade.

    Look’s like a cheap M-Tech.

  • Henry Reed

    Just ordered a Griptilian with G-10 scales and CPM-20CV steeel, can’t wait to receive it!

  • RSG

    I own a mini barrage in m390. The axis lock broke within 3 months. Instead of replacing the knife, Benchmade repaired the internals. It’s assisted opening. Now, when slowly opening the blade, it hangs up at about the 80% location. Never again with Benchmade.

    • cwp

      I have a bunch of Benchmades from the 1990s and early 2000s that I’ve been very happy with, but this isn’t the first time I’ve heard that the modern stuff doesn’t measure up.

  • Arie Heath

    Would’ve preferred no serration, without that fake false edge and a different blade shape, but hey that’s just me.

  • noob

    so people want something like the CRKT For Those Who Serve plain edged full tang knife?

  • noob

    are people interested in the gerber LHR?

    it has a bigger finger guard

  • 22winmag

    “The Firearm and Knife and Flashlight and Grenade Launcher Blog”

  • valorius

    Me likey.

  • vwVwwVwv

    i still have no idea what this thorn is good for, as a knife its useless and makes no sense at all. buy this its cheaper and you can cut with it.

    it is scary sharp, has a good steel, no stupid serrations and the company has 100 years of experience. it’s like a Mora with fingerguard and will do its
    job for less then 30$

    or get a 10$ mora companion, finger guards are for girls and kids.