New Benchmade Products


    Along with other knife companies like Kershaw and CRKT, Benchmade announced a lot of new knives and other products for 2016. Here is a look at a few of them.

    Precinct Family

    Benchmade’s new Precinct Family is a flipper style folding knife that was designed with Butch Ball. The knife has a 3.3″ drop point blade made of 154CM steel. It can be had with either a plain edge or a combination plain and serrated edge. Benchmade uses a liner lock to hold the blade open.

    The handle is made of textured G10 with a reversible pocket clip. The knife carries tip up. The suggested retail price is $155.

    Patrol Family


    The Patrol knive is a push button automatic knife made with HK. The relatively light knife (3.4 ounces) has a 3.4″ blade made of D2 steel. As with the Precinct knife above, it can have a plain edge or serrated. This knife has a drop point.

    For this knife, Benchmade uses black Grivory for the handle. It also has a reversible carry clip. The MSRP is $160.

    SOCP Rescue Tool


    This tool was designed for less than lethal self defense and basic rescue. It includes the company’s rescue hook, carbide glass breaker and oxygen wrench. The tool is made of 440C steel and can be had with a black or sand colored sheath.┬áThe tool with a sheath is $90. You can also order it with a trainer for a total of $130.

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