Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Terminator DPT


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 26
Like Tree15Likes

Thread: Benchmade knives

  1. #1
    Member Ryan_Songhurst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    South Island
    Posts
    5,481

    Benchmade knives

    I managed to loose my little Manly Companion knife was couple of weeks back, it's somewhere on the floor of the ocean in the Abel Tasman, was turning out to be a great knife so a bit gutted about that!
    Anyhow, I put on my best puppy dog face impression and told my other half about how I needed to get a new knife and she has offered to buy me one as a belated birthday present.
    I had a benchmade knife a few years back that I also managed to loose before even getting to use it and I wouldn't mind giving one a go again, does anyone use one? Any opinions on them? @Tahr, do you have any experience with these knives?

  2. #2
    Member oneshot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Upper Hutt
    Posts
    711
    My brother uses them and I have tried one, very good steel and well made. They are up there with other quality blades, @Tahr will probably have more knowledge of the steel type they use.
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

  3. #3
    Lovin Facebook for hunters kiwijames's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Hawkes Bay
    Posts
    5,905
    Griptillian. Awesome.
    The Universe is a cruel, uncaring void. The key to being happy isn't a search for meaning. It's to just keep yourself busy with unimportant nonsense, and eventually, you'll be dead. -Mr Peanutbutter

  4. #4
    Member Tahr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    4,878
    Never had one. Only ever had 2 pocket knives in my life.
    They have a good reputation and use good stainless steels. AS KJ says, the Griptillian looks nice.

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Auckland
    Posts
    431
    Benchmade are ok, there stuff is expensive because they are made and assembled in the states, so they have to pay actual wages, as for steel type they run the full gamut of mostly to full stainless steels, nothing wrong with them at all, if the states as a place of manufacture is unimportant to you then Zero Tolerance, Spyderco, Kershaw, ESEE etc all are very good knives, some state based others more Asian...
    Depends what you want to spend and what you want it to do.

    Of course if you want a little full tang knife, as opposed to a folder then I could help out...

  6. #6
    Member norsk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    480
    I have had a couple,still have a "Skirmish" that knife has replaced a sheath knife for me.
    "Sixty percent of the time,it works every time"

  7. #7
    Member Ryan_Songhurst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    South Island
    Posts
    5,481
    I'm looking at going back to a fixed blade and the steep country hunter catches my attention, like the shape as it seems like it would be good for skinning and butchering
    oneshot likes this.

  8. #8
    Member norsk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Norway
    Posts
    480
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    I'm looking at going back to a fixed blade and the steep country hunter catches my attention, like the shape as it seems like it would be good for skinning and butchering
    Looks alright.But nothing special to be honest,

    This would probably be a bit nicer to own,without being less practical

    (370BB) Drop Point 4 3/4 - Svord

    I have a Sword knife,dosn't look like they make the model I have any longer,its been good.Used in overseas quite alot and it held an edge well.The Scales (grips ) on the Sword stuff is pretty naff.You could dress them up a bit with a couple of bits off a Totara post or some Kauir like I did.
    Mathias likes this.
    "Sixty percent of the time,it works every time"

  9. #9
    Member Tahr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    4,878
    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    I'm looking at going back to a fixed blade and the steep country hunter catches my attention, like the shape as it seems like it would be good for skinning and butchering
    My advice is to avoid S30V. It can be chippy and a bugger to sharpen. Its improved version is S35VN and that's a much better steel.

    The best value hunting knife that I'm aware of at the moment is the Enzo Trapper in Elmax steel. $150 US plus freight. Its at the bottom of this page. Its a nice Loveless style. I've had Enzo before and they are very well made. Their sheaths are great too. Thompson Knives are good to deal with.

    EnZo Trapper Knives

    An alternative is the second to top knife in N690 which is still a good steel and a bit cheaper.

  10. #10
    Member HNTMAD's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    1,835
    why not get in touch with @john worthington and get a New Zealand made custom knife. I have 3 of his........well 2 i have to wait a couple more days for the 3rd. But sell these to my clients and the rave about them. Talking with John you can design the whole lot from handle to steel etc. He is south island based also

    Hamish
    puku and veitnamcam like this.
    Hamish
    027 5422 985
    www.hgd.co.nz

  11. #11
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    762
    I would suggest that your better half buys you a roll of valco for your belated birthday so you stop loosing your knives!
    kiwijames and HNTMAD like this.

  12. #12
    Member sambnz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Christchurch
    Posts
    375
    I think you need one of these..


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    sometimes and Ryan_Songhurst like this.

  13. #13
    Member Sideshow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    3,034
    Ryan_Songhurst if you want to stop the bad luck your having with knives give a coin when one is gifted to you
    It ment to bring luck and stop the cutting of the friend ship of the person whom is giving you the knife

  14. #14
    Member Ryan_Songhurst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    South Island
    Posts
    5,481
    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    Ryan_Songhurst if you want to stop the bad luck your having with knives give a coin when one is gifted to you
    It ment to bring luck and stop the cutting of the friend ship of the person whom is giving you the knife
    Hmm, so I should give a coin to my Mrs? That sounds a lot like commitment to me....
    veitnamcam and Beaker like this.

  15. #15
    Member Ryan_Songhurst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    South Island
    Posts
    5,481
    Well, that escalated quickly...

    Name:  IMG_20161222_145511.jpg
Views: 257
Size:  679.4 KB
    Bryan and tikka like this.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Benchmade 42 Balisong Knife Titanium - Butterfly Knife
    By Dontrunwithknives in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 16-05-2017, 12:54 PM
  2. WTB: knives
    By superdiver in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-11-2016, 07:06 PM
  3. FS: NVG and knives
    By Feral in forum Buy, Sell or Swap
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 18-09-2016, 05:53 PM
  4. Knives?????
    By karl200 in forum Gear and Equipment
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 25-07-2015, 06:15 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!