paulie 4x: Say, Heah Gunz, long time no hear, Yeah, I've been thinking about your video on this knife (Benchmade Bushcrafter #162), Yeah, when I first got my by the way, I have a 1st Production Run, probably the first run. Anyhow, Yeah, the handle seemed a little different, It felt a little boxy, But after I rounded the corners a very little bit with some sandpaper, It feels alot better, it never felt too bad, but just a little boxy, Now after I smooth down the edges and I mean just a little, Man it feels great, and it's really one of my Fav's, Maybe that's what you should look at with yours, In my case it improved it 100% I also got the Frog from Battle Horse, now it's a complete Dangler (just the Frog and it matches), Nice to see you again, Y'all have a nice day, , ,
Martin Outdoors: Thank you for sharing this important information about the knife .
I almost buyed a 162 Benchmade for bushcraft but your review tells me not to buy one.
I like the looks but there are to many down points for bushcraft use in my opinion.
Big Brown: Good review? There was no use of the blade to confirm the claims. We need empirical evidence especially if the knife is gonna be blasted with opinions.
I did appreciate the coverage on the sheath.
Tim Brooks: I love mine! It made fire, shelter, and traps. Held up well. Guess it depends on what a person likes.
Mr E (channel): 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.
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.
Magyver Dood: the red is probly for shock resistents
Sunbear415: Dude, you look like Coach Sparano!!!!
Whiskey River (Doc): 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.
EMGTRAINING101: Very good review and excellent observations! Thanks for sharing!
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
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
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.
GunznGear: Thanks for the kind words. Opinions are subjective by nature, and it seems that lots of folks like the Benchmade. To each their own! BTW I love Barkies and own a good number of them! Thanks again
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 that knife.
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
GunznGear: This Wildlife Management Area is a sanctuary for the canebrake rattlesnake. I've only seen one of them, but I have seen dozens of cottonmouths. Thanks
GunznGear: I love the handle on the Spyderco Bushcraft! It is one of my favorites. Thanks for stopping by!
robert k: Nice rattlesnake country......................