After the complete and total homerun of the 537GY-1 BAILOUT (review coming!) launched last year at 2020 SHOT Show, Benchmade is releasing some very good looking knives.
The focus this year was quite heavily on tactical folders, starting with four addition within the ADAMAS line (with a mini folder, a folder, an auto folder and a fixed blade), moving to combatives and over to all-around folders.
273 MINI ADAMAS®
A new lighter and more compact version of the ADAMAS, a very popular tough knife among professionals.
2750 AUTO ADAMAS®
The classic ADAMAS folder is now available in auto.
375 FIXED ADAMAS®
This new iteration of the Fixed Blade ADAMAS aims at reducing as much as possibile weight without compromising strength. Comes with an improved sheath.
An update on the staple of the ADAMAS line, the big and tough folder. As with the other models this update focuses at bringing the weight down without compromising strength and toughness.
177BK MINI SOCP®
The huge success of Greg Thompsons’s Special Operation Combatives Program among the worldwide SOF Community has brought a lot of interest from armed civilians to a knife/dagger that was originally intended to be mounted on kit. The response from Benchmade is the 177 Mini SOCP, a compact version that can be carried IWB (without causing atrocious pain when sitting). We expect it to be very much appreciated by the huge customer base of the original SOCP. The 177 Mini SOCP has the potential to become the go to personal defense blade for off duty MIL/LE personnel and civilians.
The best for last. The name of this knife is Claymore. Do we need to say anything else?? Just look at it; how many do you want?
Benchmade 9070SBK-1 CLAYMORE™ – Grivory CPM-D2 | Benchmade Knife Company | Benchmade Knife Company
The Benchmade Mini Osborne is an EDC classic, compact but versatile folder with a reverse tanto blade made of S30V steel.
Continuing the 20th anniversary celebration for one of Benchmade’s most iconic designs, the 940 Osborne family expands to include the long-awaited mini variation. The 945BK-1 Mini Osborne upholds the same unique styling of the 940, while scaling down the overall profile. Sporting the classic reverse tanto blade shape in CPM-S30V and a black G10 with a blue baselayer handle. The Mini Osborne is the perfect accomplice to the full-size counterparts.
BLADE STEEL – CPM-S30V (58-60 HRC)
BLADE LENGTH – 2.92” | 7.42cm
BLADE THICKNESS – 0.104” | 2.642mm
OPEN – 6.76” | 17.17cm
CLOSED – 3.84” | 9.754cm
WEIGHT – 2.19oz | 62.09g
HANDLE THICKNESS – 0.41” | 10.287mm
The Mini Osborne retails for $205.00, find it here: Benchmade 945BK-1 Osborne
533 Mini Bugout
the Bugout has been scaled down in the form
of the new 533 Mini Bugout. Available in two different colorways, the Mini Bugout
maintains the same material configuration as its full-sized counterparts in a 1.5 oz
package. With a closed length of 3.7”, this ultralight folder is small enough for a mint
tin, yet big enough for adventure.
Blacked out from tip to tail, this
Bugout® will be a favorite amongst customers of all lifestyles. Re-engineered with
Benchmade’s new CF-Elite™ handle technology, the 535BK-2 weighs in slightly
lighter than its predecessors, yet boasts greater rigidity under pressure. Just when
you thought the Bugout® couldn’t get any lighter…
For those looking for something a little more robust, the new 537GY-1 Bailout takes
lightweight strength one step further. Outfitted with woodland green anodized
aluminum handles, and a CPM-M4 blade, this Bailout can hang with the best of
them despite its slim profile.
601 Tengu Flipper
Blurring the lines between traditional design and modern technology, the new 601
Tengu epitomizes the style of Jared Oeser’s custom designs. This slim and classy
flipper is packed with detail, from the CPM-20CV blade to the dual-colored G10
handles. Complete with a black leather carry sleeve, the Tengu is bound to impress
those looking for something different.
A tactical knife doesn’t always need to be overbuilt to serve its purpose. Taking
the best from some of our favorite legacy designs, the new 8551BK Mediator is
Benchmade’s latest push-button automatic. With milled chevron-pattern G10
handles and a CPM-S90V reverse tanto blade, the Mediator™ is a sleek switchblade
with lightning-fast action.
Continuing the precedence for speed and style, set by the initial 3400 Autocrat,
the new 3400BK-1 and 3400BK-2 Autocrat are our latest addition to the
out-the-front platform. Designed with both EDC and tactical enthusiasts in mind,
this quick and lightweight OTF can perform just as well as it looks.
391BK SOCP TACTICAL FOLDER
Designed by Greg Thompon as a first-option, battle-blade that incorporates a
myriad of functional features, the new 391BK SOCP Folder is ideal for on and
off-duty carry. The rapid deployment ring and tip-down carry enhance the speed
at which this knife can be deployed from concealment, and the smooth handle
dimples allow for confident transition in your hand. Redesigned with Benchmade’s
AXIS-lock technology, this knife won’t leave you fumbling for functionality in
173BK Mini SOCP
aking the best features of its full-sized counterpart, we have teamed up with Greg Thompson to optimize some of the most popular elements of the SOCP®. platform for concealed carry with the 173BK Mini SOCP®. Based on feedback from Special Operations personnel, we have updated the design of the sheath clip, to allow for better retention on MOLLE® webbing, pocket seams, and waistbands. The overall length of the knife allows for easier concealment, while maintaining it’s effectiveness in a self-defense situation.
15085-201 MINI CROOKED RIVER
Hand finished and
assembled by our elite craftsmen, the 15085-201 Mini Crooked River carries the
proverbial torch of its predecessor in regards to style and class. Dressed in marbled
carbon fiber handles, with Raffir® Alume Yellow Moon inlays, and a Vinland™ pattern
570-1 PRESIDIO® II
With years of experience and redesign, the new Presidio II now features Benchmade’s CF-Elite™ handle material. Light enough to cut overall weight without compromising durability, the 570-1 Presidio II is the perfect option for those looking for a robust folder that doesn’t weigh their kit down.
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