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    Thunter

    Oct 2004
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    Benchmade Pocket Knife

    Did a 3 hour hunt at local park and was thrilled to come up with a 67 (40% silver) half dollar deep target. Found a pocket knife as well and didn't think much about it at the time since I find a lot of cheap pocket knives.

    However, upon review when I got back home I discovered this wasn't your typical "made in China" $10 pocket knife. This one seemed of much higher quality and it certainly is. A Benchmade 551 Griptilian retails for over $100. Probably the best pocket knife I've ever found. Pocket knife overshadows half dollar for the finds of day. Ha!
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    Randy

    Aug 2017
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    Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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    Connie the Coonie

    Dec 2019
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    Nice! Just made me remember the Benchmade I bought my husband that he lost about 2 months later (Didn't tell me about it til like year later LOL!) They aren't cheap for sure! You've now given me the idea to go hunt for it with the metal detector since he "thinks" he remembers the area he dropped it.
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    Silver Fiend

    Oct 2009
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    That is a great knife. I recently lost one of those (green handle) that I carried for 15 years. Made me very sad. they are excellent quality but expensive for a pocket knife.
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    May 2015
    Natchez, MS
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    Nice job!! I love a Benchmade knife!!
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    Jun 2015
    Maryland
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    I prefer zero tolerance knives but benchmade is a good one too
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    Jan 2020
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    Great job on the knife! I carry that similar knife with the tanto tip. They are an excellent everyday pocket knife. Wash it, oil it and carry it.
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    Jan 2016
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    I only have one Benchmade, theres alot of good knives that are cheaper. Same quality usually.
    Cold Steel, Kabar (Becker), SOG are my preferences but they do outsource on some things.

    Benchmade are made in the USA, costs a little more naturally.
    Last edited by Johnnybravo300; Jan 14, 2020 at 01:26 PM.

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    Jan 2017
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    I lost one just like it detecting(except orange handle and no serrations) , forgot where on the map I was but I know exactly by my eyes where I lost it. Just got remember where that mark on the map was lol. When find the place next I gotta go swing for it

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    Aug 2017
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    Well done
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    Rook

    Nov 2013
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    Great finds. I know the owner of that knife is sick.
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    Tommy

    Dec 2015
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    Freakin cool find that's a nice knife. The 40 is icing on the cake. Well done. Tommy
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  13. #13
    Very nice knife. One i like to carry. Good find!
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    John

    Mar 2014
    Atwater, CA
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    Nice, I just bought one of those not the same model, they are great knives.
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    May 2011
    North Carolina
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    Nice Knife find. I'm pretty sure you can send it back to Benchmade and have them refurbish it. But a fee knife is even better.
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