Benchmade 154cm Knife

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Amazon.com: Benchmade Pardue Design Griptilian Combo Edge Knife …

The blade steel on mine is 440C and holds an edge quite well. I think that benchmade make this knife with 154CM steel as well and that holds an edge even better.

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Amazon.com: Benchmade 154cm Knife

Benchmade 14410 HK Tanto BT2 Coated Plain Edge Folding Knife, With PP1 Pocket Pal Sharpener and Fenix E01 LED Flashlight Bundle by Benchmade knife

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Amazon.com: Benchmade Pardue Design Griptilian Combo Edge Knife …

The blade steel on mine is 440C and holds an edge quite well. I think that benchmade make this knife with 154CM steel as well and that holds an edge even better.

Original Source: http://www.amazon.com/Benchmade-Pardue-Design-Griptilian-Coated/dp/B001BAAM2Y

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Amazon.com: Benchmade 154cm Knife

Benchmade 14410 HK Tanto BT2 Coated Plain Edge Folding Knife, With PP1 Pocket Pal Sharpener and Fenix E01 LED Flashlight Bundle by Benchmade knife

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Benchmade Griptilian 550HG: Benchmark

What's not to like about the Benchmade Griptilian? Not much. At a reasonable 3.8 oz it's a lot knife. A perfectly shaped 154CM 3.45″ blade, solid lockup (no …


stephenu26 asked What river knives fill this criteria?

i’m looking for a river knife with the following:

50/50 serrated blade
3.5-4 inch blade
full tang
plastic holder
attachable to PFD
blunted tip

please help me! what knives do you know that are close to these specifications?

And got the following answer:

The knife that fits the best your criteria is Benchmade Dive knife.
Worthy alternative being Spyderco Aqua, but Spydercos are either plain edge, or fully serrated.
Both are made of extremely stain resistant steel X15 for Benchmade,
H1 for Spydies.

I also know several people who used benchmade Nimravus made of 154CM steel as a river knife, but you’d have to be careful. If you leave it wet for longer time, especially in saltwater, it’ll rust eventually.
http://www.zknives.com/knives/fixed/prod/nimravus.shtml

Here’s knifecenter’s selection of dive/river knives, take your pick – http://www.knifecenter.com/kc_new/store_store.html?ttl=Dive%20Fixed%20Knives&srch=eqWWWCAT_2datarq%3Ddive%26eqWWWCAT_1datarq%3Dfixed

Big Tuna asked What is the best combat folding knife?

I’m looking for a combat knife that is durable, sharp, and well made.

And got the following answer:

Depends on what you plan on doing with it, when and how you plan on carrying it.

IE:

Are you plan on carrying it in civilian clothing or just while deployed ?

Civilian carry :

You need to be aware of legal blade lengths — generally 3 inch’s is the max legal blade length, in some states its 2 3/4 inch.

Weight – anything more than 3 or 4 oz, is hard to carry, it just weights your pocket down to much

Military carry – you can get tactical knives with up to 5 inch blades that can weigh up to 8 ozs

2. What to look for :

a. Steel liners – most tactical knives have handles made of high tech plastics that provide very good grips, even when wet, but plastic is still plastic, so for strength and durability, the handle needs to have steel liners inside the plastic.

b. Blade material —

AUS8 Stainless Steel blade – stays sharp, easy to sharpen
154CM Steel blade – stays sharp, harder to sharpen, but is a very tough blade
VG-10 steel — very high quality, stays sharp, easy to sharpen and is tough

3. Qualitry knife makers:

Benchmade
Cold Steel
Zero Tolerance
CRKT
Emmerson

Ramon D asked why do you think ernest emerson chose 154cm for all his knives?

I have scoured the web for information on why 154cm was chosen by ernest emerson for use in his current line of knives and can’t seem to find an answer, would you have insider knowledge or perhaps an explanation on why he chose this over say s30v or what have you?

And got the following answer:

154CM is a steel name. Developed in circa 1970 for jet engine turbine components. Exact composition is: C – 1.05%, Cr – 14%, Mn – 0.4%, Mo- 4%, Si – 0.3%.
Later, famous maker Bob Loveless popularized it for custom knives. However, knives are very small portion of total volume. At some point Crucible Metallurgy dropped production. Later Hitachi introduced Japanese version of it, ATS-34, which is pretty much identical steel.

In 1990s the 154CM was reintroduced. In time mass knife manufacturers started using it in knives, Benchmade, Emerson, Gerber, Buck to name a few.

In short, the answer is that back when Emerson chose that steel it was considered premium cutlery stainless steel. Actually Emerson and Benchmade and many others first used ATS-34 and then slowly switched to 154Cm, since it’s American made and rumored to have finer grain structure, which I doubt.

CPM-S30V is a better steel when heat treated properly. S30V makeup: C – 1.45%, Cr – 14%, Mo- 2%, V – 4%. Because of 4% Vanadium in it S30V holds edge much better compared to 154CM, but to get that advantage you’d have to heat treat the knife properly, and second, the edge has to be sufficiently thin. It’s real hard to get the performance difference with factory edges close to 40-50 degrees.

S30V had a troubled start, even though Crucible developed it with knife industry in mind and tried to make it simple to heat treat it, pretty much nobody got heat treatment right and people had their knives chipping, or too soft and rolling. As of today things have gotten better, but still to get the most out of S30V you’d have to get a custom knife, but the same is true for 154CM, although to lesser extent.

So, I assume all the above and more expensive price on S30V is why Emerson stuck to 154CM.

Besides, Emerson knives are more towards tactical side vs. utility. So, increased wear resistance is hardly the major concern for him. Although, I personally wouldn’t mind that.

To make matters more complicated Crucible Particle Metallurgy introduced PM (Particle Metallurgy) version of 154CM, which is called CPM154. Identical makeup, but different technology, results in better steel performance.
You’d have to watch out for misleading adds though, some dealers mark 154CM steel knives as CPM154 which isn’t the same thing.

Knife steels – http://zknives.com/knives/articles/knifesteelfaq.shtml
More – http://zknives.com/knives/kitchen/misc/articles/kkchoser/kksteel.shtml

Dennis Nguyen asked Is it Possible to coat a knife with somthing rust resistant?

I have a benchmade mini grip with a satin blade is there some sort of paint or coating that will make it more rust resistant?

And got the following answer:

Your knife is made from 154CM Stainless Steel, how much more rust resistant do you want? In other words, the metal your knife is made from will not rust.

That asked Anyone looking for a rare benchmade knife?

I have a 530sbk-901 “the Mel pardue edition” limited edition knife of which only 500 were ever made, that I am looking to sell. It’s made of s30v instead of 154cm, It is in mint condition With the original box and everything. it’s been discontinued for awhile, hit me up if your interested and we can work out a deal or trade.

And got the following answer:

Try Craigslist. This is answer forum

asked What kinda pocket knife should I buy?

I just started my summer Job at the local Docks and I need a pocket knife that will be able to EASILY slice through small twine/rope. I am looking for something solid and waterproof. Nothing to big/small As I don’t wanna lose it but It also still has to fit in my pocket.

And got the following answer:

If you’re going to be cutting rope, you will definitely want a knife with a serrated blade as opposed to a plain straight edged blade. I would look at either Benchmade knives or Spyderco knives if you want a reliable brand. Take a look at the mini-griptillian made by Benchmade. It is about sixty dollars and the blade can be had with half of the blade serrated. Almost all blades are made of steel and all steel can eventually rust. However, the mini-griptillian is made of 154cm steel which is pretty resistant to water corrosion. It will be more resistant if you have an oxide coating over the blade (a black or grayish looking blade).