Tim Brooks: I love mine! It made fire, shelter, and traps. Held up well. Guess it
depends on what a person likes.
Cliff Seruntine: Good to see an honest review like this. Too many people think if they pay
a lot of money for a knife, they have a good knife. Too many so-called
bushcrafters are into buying the latest-coolest gear like teenagers are
into buying the latest-coolest cell phones. I inherited my grandfathers
Kabar marine knife from WWII and used it for nearly 2 decades in the
Alaskan wilderness til I lost it one day. Replaced it years ago with a
Cold Steel Trail Master in O1 steel I bought on clearance for $118, and a
couple years back I added a small Kabar BK16 for $80. Both knives are
comfortable and affordable and do the job and require only a modicum of
care, and between them both cost only about what the Benchmade Bushcrafter
does. And that's all one needs.
Sunbear415: Dude, you look like Coach Sparano!!!!
Magyver Dood: the red is probly for shock resistents
EMGTRAINING101: Very good review and excellent observations! Thanks for sharing!
Mr E: The knife dont have nothing I really like, the only outstanding thing in
the s30v steel, the rest make me roll eyes, im looking for s30v in a scandi
blade fir bushcraft.
bonz86: Well I guess u dont like it. I on the other hand think its one of the best
knives out there for the money. I do agree im not crazy bout the case but
at least it has a fire rod holder. But so far I carry it everywgere with
me. I have smaller to average hands and I love the way it feels n handles.
But each to theyre own
Whiskey River: 200 DOLLARS??????? There are custom knives made to order out there for only
a few dollars more! At one time, Benchmade made some damn good stuff, and I
have owned some of their great folders as well. I see nothing wrong with
bashing a product, as long as I use honesty in my opinions. There is way
too much garbage out there being marketed to suck the cash out of a
consumer; and the consumers deserve the right, and every chance they can
get, to hear honest product reviews. The age of unsurpassed quality in
American products has been long gone; and it takes time and patience these
days to find the good stuff. It's out there, and with reviews like this,
you will surely help folks avoid the junk, and find the good stuff. Thanks
for the effort……… Some suggestions: Battle Horse Knives; L.T. Wright Custom
Knives; Off The Map Custom Knives; Enzo Knives; Bark River Knives; Old
Hickory butcher knives; and the ever available and affordable Mora's. And
if you have tons of money, Adventure Sworn Knives.
Mrsnoopy465: awesome knife man, Good video
Jerry Delmonico: I sure understand the "wanting to like" this knife. I was in the same
boat. I have gotten to like the handle. It feels as though you are
choking up, using primarily thumb and first 2 fingers, not the entire hand.
I appreciate the indent for the thumb knuckle. The sheath is useless. I
use the sheath from the Ontario SK 5. I love the edge retention of the
S30V. When it does need sharpening, I do it at home, where time does not
matter. No need to do it in the field. It does not dull in a matter of
hours. Great review.
Lon Oster: I've never heard of CPM SV 35.... heard of 30. Its a fused steel & its been
around quite awhile, but not so much commercially. Chris Reeve has been
using that steel on his custom knifes for a long time. The only bad thing
I've heard was be careful in cold weather. I have 2 knives with CPM SV 30 &
i think they are great, but the steel is very expensive. I paid $110 for a
pocket knife. What i dont like about this knife youre showing is the grind
JDog Night: Once again Great review... I researched YouTube after buying the
Bushcrafter and found your review to be 100% consistent with what I
received in this Benchmade knife. After having it in my hand there is
definitely an oddness as you perfectly described, professional honest
Zach B: Seems like a fail of a knife, too bad really.
HDoctane: You are spot on I got my hands on this knife today immediately felt like if
I choked up to carve or do a fine task I felt like it would be easy to cut
yourself, also immediately noticed the leather dangler attachment was
missing and I thought the grind looked like a Scandi sabre grind combo and
the grip felt like it could give you major hit spots and the sheath snaps
and rivets were junk for 75 dollars more you can get a beautiful and bullet
proof blindhorse knife just my two cents!!!
robert k: Nice rattlesnake country......................
robshog: Hi vann just picked one up sat at the gun show before I saw this review
have to tell you I do like this knife a lot but agree the sheath could be
better anyone make it in kydex?
GunznGear: I'm sure that some folks will like it. I'm just not one of them.
Eric Losh: i ordered mine for 135 shipped, it was marked 170 but had a discount code,
ill get a local guy to make me a good sheath
GunznGear: LOL good for you!
paulie 4x: What's up, GunznGear, well, what's your opinion on the knife now ?,I really
like mine, the only problem I see with guys like us, is, we have many
knives, and we have preferences especially how the knives feel, so what I
did is I used it a lot, and I got used to the feel of it, over all the
knife is a good quality, and even my sheath is fine, but like I said, I do
have knives that feel better in hand if I compare, but I'm still going to
back up what I said, my knife I like.
GunznGear: Glad to hear that you like your Benchmade. I'll never buy another Benchmade
fixed blade knife on the internet. I'll need to see them in person from now
AUTOTAC91: I was going to by this but now not so sure
pb4emjr: Will do.
GunznGear: Not bad! That price is about $30.00 cheaper than what I paid. If you don't
mind, please follow up on your impressions after using it some. Thanks
GunznGear: Blind Horse Knives makes great quality knives. Benchmade makes many quality
knives as well, but sometimes they drop the ball on some purpose specific
tJOOPjOO: You did a good review...i hope it will prevent more disappointment.
GunznGear: Actually the Woodlore design handle is much more straight. I would like
this knife a whole lot more if the handle was shaped like a Woodlore.
ebomey: Me too!
spoonman73: Just got the knife and agree with all of your points. But for some reason I
still like it. I love how thick it is, how sharp the edge is and it feels
good in the hand other than that forward palm swell. To me it is more of a
stout utility blade than a bushcrafter. But still appreciate your candid
wranglerstar: Thanks for the review. I have a Spyderco Bushcraft that I like. I won't be
buying the BM. The sheath looks awful.
ebomey: If you want to see a jungle just look in Bill's pants!
GunznGear: I wouldn't say rip off, I would say it misses the mark as a bushcrafter.
Actually, I did say that in the vid. LOL This knife is however a good
seller for Benchmade, so there are lots of folks who do like it. Thanks
Brady2Welker1: great review! I hope Benchmade sees this!
pstaehlin: GREAT review! Thank you. You said it all, my friend when you said Bark
River!! I own a few Barkies myself and LOVE them! It's too bad to see
Benchmade fail so badly at a bushcraft knive. I'm sorry you paid money for
TheYankeeMarshal: Why are you in the woods again? Does you wife not let you stay in the
house? Is it a gas issue?
GunznGear: I don't mind spending my money on quality gear, but this knife is a bit of
GunznGear: Hopefully you will be one of the many folks, that I'm sure, likes this
knife a lot.
paulie 4x: Dang GunneR, I too got a first run 162're, least I know you have good taste
he he he, and my new Barkie is the same as yours the Bravo 1.5, but I went
with the CMP 3V. I like your video's too., but I do like my Benchmade.
Lellobeetle: Bet some people at Benchmade would appreciate this review
GunznGear: Knives, like many other things, are subjective. I know many folks will like
this knife, and that's great! It was never my intention to suggest that
this was a bad knife, or that folks shouldn't buy it. I bought this knife
without handling it first, so I was disappointed when I received it. I've
tried, but I still do not like the way this knife feels in my hand. Thanks
for your comment
Rayxl1: Thank you for a helpful review. I certainly wouldn't go for that knife.
These days I don't think you have to spend alot to get a really good knife.
My main survival knife is the smith and wesson search and rescue. I modifed
it as shown in my videos and now its perfect. For an edc workhorse I've
never found anything better than the kershaw antelope hunter II.
paulie 4x: my spell check drives me crazy, even though its a short drive he he he I
typed GunsnGear not GunneR, the only difference between you and me is you
dip, and I chomp on a cigar he he he, what's your dip ?
GunznGear: Gas is one thing that I don't have an issue with... it's abundant, and free
GunznGear: Thanks Jason
GunznGear: I haven't really used it very much, but I hope to give it a redeeming
flailchest78: Thanks for the review, you just saved me $170 plus shipping. I saw a
shotshow video of this knife and was pretty excited about it. I think i'll
hold off on this knife for a while and see if they make any improvements in
Khullaa Saand: I don't know about you but I really love the unique seagreen color of
handle with brown color sheath combination. Sort of feels like peaceful and
royal when you see this knife. I don't know why but my mind is so liking
this knife. How is the knife nowadays.
cjmalone54: damn, I orderd 2 last night. Should of watched this review first.