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Benchmade Infidel

Discussion in 'The Cutting Edge' started by CDR_Glock, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. CDR_Glock

    CDR_Glock

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    The Benchmade Infidel is an intriguing knife. It has a D2 blade but it is thin, albeit double edged. It's usefulness as a defensive knife is rather lacking given it's apparent effectiveness for stabbing/jabbing rather than slashing. Is there any practical use in your opinion, aside from being the flashiest looking letter opener?

    I personally favor the Tanto given the slashing and penetrating superiority.
     
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    I'm not sure? I've messed with a few of them and I think microtech knives are way better!! I still will probably buy one just to have. I'd like to know more about them too!!
     

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    Do you have a specific model that is recommended?

    I actually researched more into the QC for the Infidel and the quality is variable. The Infidel is a no go.
     
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    Right now all the microtech knives are a little over priced because they've quit making them pretty much. They're working on whatever they call their AUG clone. I have a troodon and combat troodon. I like both of them!!! I've put my troodon through just about everything. I'm one of those people that takes everything to the limit. I'm probably not spelling it right but their scabbard model is the same size as my combat troodon but it has different grips. If you can wait about 8 months you'll be able to get a good deal on one because I think they'll start back up with their knife production. Tomorrow I'm going to go to my local gun shop and I'll send you a PM on what they have and their prices
     
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    Benchmade Ruckus... now that is a better fighting knife, but then if you KNOW you will be fighting with a knife it really should be a fixed blade... unless you really wanna die with a broken knife in your hands....

    Just at thought, just a thought...
     
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    I'd say if you pulled any knife out on an attacker that was unarmed, they'd leave. If you pulled a knife out on an attacker with a gun, then you're toast. I'd bet my life that a microtech blade wouldn't break off if you were fighting somebody off with it.
     
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    My Infidel is awesome but, I much prefer one of my Emersons as a "defensive" knife.
     
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    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    Depends on distance and skills. Up close, a SEAL with a knife would kill an average joe with a gun.
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    I'm not impressed with the Infidel.

    If you are looking at any OTF auto from a defensive purposes and don't plan on using it as a stabbing instrument you are simply looking in the wrong category of knife.
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Oh boy..
     
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    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    Am I wrong?
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    Rather melodramatic I'd say.

    How many SEALS do you know that have done this?
     
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    None, I never claimed to. My point is, the gun doesn't always win the fight for you. Get some airsoft/simunition guns and some dummy knives and try it for yourself.
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    I think I've seen enough of them to know the answer without throwing around what I think a SEAL could do on an internet gun forum as justification for a POS automatic knife. No offence intended.
     
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    No justification for a "POS auto knife" read my earlier post. If I had to resort to a knife, I'd rather it be an Emerson. Did someone piss in your breakfast this morning?
     
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    syntaxerrorsix Anti-Federalist CLM

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    It's likely they did. That would explain a lot.

    I've always found posts that reference the skills of "Name your elite fighting unit" a little passe.

    I'll step out..
     
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    OP, I like my infidel and it is a quality knife. I also have a Microtech Halo and it is a good one too.
     
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    A good friend of mine's dad was a Seabee in Viet Nam and was picked up by the SEALs. He never spoke of it but one night, after a few whiskeys, he told some stories that I would never even dream of. After a few he got all teary eyed and went to bed. He's never said another word about it to us.

    There's no doubt in my mind as to what these men are capable of. I apologize for offending you with my "passe" post, but that's how I feel.
     
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    Ok, this I have to get in on. QUALITY KNIFE? :rofl: there are so many things lacking in the Infidel I don't even know where to start. Unless you are stabbing soft tissue, you need another knife. period. That is what the Infidel was made for and that is what its best at.

    I am in and have been in and around the tactical operating community for almost 5 years. A SEAL with a knife is just like any other person with knife combat training. There are so many other variables to a "fight" situation, that arguing about who could take who out with a gun/knife is childish at best and should be left to the mall ninjas.

    Bottom line: if you MUST have an OTF knife NOBODY compares to Microtech NOBODY. They are best at what they do and the Infidel was a meek attempt to get Benchmade some business.(it worked even I bought one) After 2 years of not-really-that-hard of use and 2 trips back to Benchmade, I sold her. Just my 2 cents....
     
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    A fixed blade will most likely be the strongest but they're not the coolest!!!