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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by OV1kenobi, Jan 18, 2020.
Benchmade Griptilian is my #1 Folder
Likes the 940
I wanted a true left handed auto for my weakside. The LH Boker Kalashnikov truly fits the bill.
I have a left hand Protech tactical response 3 that is my favorite knife.I also have the benchmade 940 and bugout just like the OP.The 940 is my favorite non switchblade.The bugout looks good and is light but not very durable.
Despite the many accolades, (knife of the year and so on), I found the Bugout to be too light, small for my hand, and sluggish to open.
I ended up returning the one I ordered last year.
Same dollar too.
Never been much of a Benchmade fan myself, have opted for Spyderco's. To each their own.
This is daily carry for me, Endura Stainless Serrated. Goes thru thick cardboard like a chainsaw.
I'm ore of a fanatic about good steel for my hunting knives...really liking that Benchmade Altitude and the steep country.
I typically EDC a mini Grip....but have been known to carry cheapies too.
I just sent my Pro-Tech back as the locking mech was failing.
Not very happy about it, neither. &15 to add insult to boot!
Up until now, I would have recommended them.
$300 auto should never seen the factory again.
That only tells you anything if you cut 20s or 100s though.
Same here. I usually carry either a Spyderco or an Ontario Rat 2.
I love my Benchmades, Griptillians & Infidel. I do like the looks of that 535...someday maybe
I am leaning towards your opinion regarding the Bugout.
Nice and light, great for hiking/backpacking and a great slicing knife due to the thin blade profile.
However, like you I find the knife to be a bit sluggish on opening and closing. Also, despite having somewhat small hands, I find the 535 a bit clumsy to operate.
The Osborne 940 is a more solid and substantial knife with heavier scales and blade. Granted, it is a heavier knife, but it opens and closes without a hitch. Probably because of the heavier blade and all-around ergonomics.
Perhaps a good reason why the Osborne is a classic EDC.
I amost bought a Spyderco Paramilitary 2, as the particular model I was interested in was around $20 USD less expensive than the Osborne.
What made me choose the Benchmade knives over Spyderco was the customer service/blade replacement policy.
If I were to snap the tip on a Benchmade, I can return the knife to the manufacturer and get a new replacement blade installed for around $45 USD.
From my research, Spyderco does not offer that same level of service.
I’ve always wanted a stainless Spyderco but thought the grip would be too slippery.
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I have a Boker Infinity I carry, and no money to show, because I am also married.
Plastic cards, and a ceramic blade folding knife.
That and My Glock(s).
DAMMIT!!! Now you've made me start looking for a Benchmade knife!
My primary carry is actually the Ontario. Good knife, but a ***** to sharpen (it has the D2 blade).
It is a tad slick. But it's so thin and those smooth scales make it a joy to carry. No issues to date on slippage and I use this knife pretty much daily.
There are other scale options though.