Australian's love their Benchmade knives so we've put together a small roundup of the most popular models.
But first a bit about Benchmade...
Established as Balisong Inc. in 1979, Benchmade evolved through expansions and reorganisations to its current identity. The brand prioritises state-of-the-art materials and craftsmanship, blending cutting-edge technology with hand assembly and quality checks. The name "Benchmade" pays homage to meticulous handmade tool craftsmanship.
Driven by the idea of creating durable, well-designed knives, Benchmade is committed to excellence, utilising top-tier materials and a touch of handcrafted design. The motto, "It's Not a Knife. It's a Benchmade," reflects their dedication to world-class quality.
The Benchmade 940 Osborne is an icon. First released at Atlanta Blade Show in the year 2000, it has gone on to cement it's position as a must have edc knife and hard working folder knife. A knife collection is not complete without a 940.
Blade HQ in the US have written up a fantastic review of this must have knife - https://www.bladehq.com/blog/benchmade-940-review/
When the Benchmade Bugout was first launched in 2017 it was immediately a massive hit. The bugout family has grown over the years to include many steel and colour variations along with the introduction of the mini bugout line. With a thin blade it's a very slicey knife that is perfect for day-to-day tasks and the grivory handles allow the knife to come in super lightweight.
Again Blade HQ in the US have a great review on the bugout - https://www.bladehq.com/blog/benchmade-bugout-review/
Ok so the Benchmade Bugout 535GRY-1 isn't really that different from the standard 535 but it's so popular it needed to be mentioned separately. S30V steel finished with smoked grey Cerakote, Ranger Green Grivory handles and gold thumbstuds. This thing just hits the right spot for so many people.