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Benchmade 710 – Get The High End Multi Purpose Pocket Knife

The next few paragraphs offers important tips and advice that could help you successfully pick a pocket knife for your needs. Find the best pocket knife and it will serve you well for years to come.

The Benchmade 710 was designed by custom knife makers Bill McHenry and Jason Williams. It is the end product of their hard work over the course of 4 years. The popular AXIS lock makes it possible for easy one-handed opening and closing of the blade without your fingers ever being in the path of the blade. The lock was also designed by Bill and Jason. The lock design is straightforward to activate without directions needed on how the knife works.

As simple as the lock is, perhaps its major selling feature is its brute strength. In testing, the lock supported a negative load of over 200 pounds with no damage. After the lock finally failed, the liners simply cracked over the locking pin but in no way would the blade have closed on the user hand in testing.

For great functional redundancy, the AXIS lock features two Omega shaped springs. The springs are lightly stressed and tests demonstrate they should last indefinitely. Even though one spring fails, another will still operate without any problems.

It is difficult to say if this is the most durable lock made in folding knives. The manufacturer states the Benchmade 710 is more robust than any other knives on market. The sizable 3.9″ D2 Tool Steel blade of the 710 features a reverse-curve grind for better cutting ability.

On the butt end of the knife, there is a detachable stainless steel pocket clip. The butt end position of the clip is required as a result of the locking system. If the clip were positioned on the pivot end, the knife would stick out much very far out of your pocket.

The belt clip is reversible and feels natural in hand. I have the 710 Benchmade and use it for everything – cutting paper and cardboard, cutting string, heavy duty plastic box straps, cutting into the occasional snack, etc. It holds its edge very well.

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History of Knives By Rajkumar Jonnala on February 27, 2010 0

Knives as Tools

Knives have always been an extremely useful tool to have. They are probably one of the only tools that we use daily that were used by our distant ancestors. The Bronze Age brought about the first significant change to knives, though since its softer structure didn’t make the strongest of knives, many still preferred the “older” stone tool. Stone blades and knives really remained the preferred material up until bronze was replaced with iron which was considerably stronger than bronze.

First Improvements

Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations are credited with the first folding knives as well as knives with ivory blades. It’s believed that this was a result of the popularity of cut fruits – ivory blades prevented the transfer of the taste of rust (or metal).

Manufacturing Knives

Between 1095 and 1272 there were a number of Crusades launched by the Europeans. During this time they traveled to all corners of the earth fighting for ground and more. Like so many other conflicts, this created an opportunity. France began its manufacturing of cutlery offering blades of various sizes and shapes and in a variety of materials. France had a corner on the cutlery market (including knives) until about 1789 and even today, you’ll find several cutlery manufacturers still in France.

The “Pocket” Knife

Today’s pocket knife is believed to be started sometime during the 15th Century – again out of necessity. Remember, knives were the main tool at that time, there was no cutlery, as we know it today – people ate their meals with the blades of their knife. This is when it is believed that multiple-blade knives made their first appearance and most likely resulting in more folding knives.

Material Improvements

While most early knives were created from carbon steel (or iron), today’s blades are made of surgical steel, carbon steel or from martensitic stainless steel. What has not changed much is the overall design of knives.

Nearly all collectible knives and Scout knives are created from carbon steel. The reason behind this is believed to be that while this knife can oxidize easily, it’s less expensive to manufacture, it’s very easy to sharpen and once sharpened it has a great edge.

Useful Knives

It seems like today you can find a knife for any purpose including fighting, multi-purpose knives, hunting knives and more. This development really came about during the 19th Century, material was readily available and more people were adept at creating knives. Whether you are looking for a simple purpose knife or a collectible folding knife, today you will have no trouble locating them. Whether your tastes run to plain handles or intricately designed handles, there is a knife available to suit your basic needs, or your desire to collect a piece that displays exquisite workmanship.


Today pocket knives are available for a fraction of the cost of what they used to be. You’ll find people from early teens to older adults, men and women sporting a pocket knife. Because of the impeccable record keeping that began around 1900, collectors have an easier time valuing and dating previously created knives, and particularly those rare hand-crafted ones. Knives are often used for wedding gifts, promotional items and more.

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Best personal folding knife

this is my personal best knife I have owned for many years.

patrick asked what is the proper way to wear a boot knife?

I’m looking at boot knives and i want to know how to wear one

And got the following answer:

I know of several different ways depending on the type of knife, folding or fixed blade, the type of boots you’re wearing, and how you wear your pants – specifically where the pants meet the boots (open, bloused, etc).

The best advice I can offer without getting into a lengthy series of explanations, is for you to do a Google search and read up on the advice given that applies to your specific knife/situation. I’d avoid the explanations from generalized question/answer sites and instead concentrate on knife forums and military/paramilitary type sites where those answering have real world practical experience.

A A asked What is a great auto or foldable knife for self defense?

I have a KABAR but those aren’t exactly legal or practical to carry around. I want an auto or a folding knife that YOU think would be a great self defense last-resort deterrent.

I’m thinking Karambits might give me the most effective survival chances (outside of defusing a situation)
and yes I realize not all Karambit-style knives are foldable. in fact, they usually aren’t. I’m simply considering the “Karambit” shape

And got the following answer:

A knife can be a psychological deterrent by threatening an aggressor, but they are not effective for self-defense combat. Knives have lethal ability, but little to no stopping power. Attackers 97% never feel they’ve been cut or stabbed, even lethal wounds.

Further, you are incurring serious liability to yourself. I have two cases I studied recently in the courts where people used knives to defend themselves from physically larger attackers. Both inflicted superficial wounds that did not stop the attacker, then a fatal stab wound that ultimately killed the attacker. In both cases, the person defending themselves with the knife is now in jail serving murder or manslaughter sentences.

We instinctively WANT knives to be good for self-defense. After all, people in the old days fought with knives and the the military uses them and teaches knife combat. But that is in acts of war and open combat, not our world, the modern civilian world. Our goal is not to kill our enemies. Our goal is to survive and avoid being injured.

If you need something for self-defense, use a blunt force item like a baton, flashlight or walking stick. Or use higher-quality pepper spray like Def-Tec, Fox, or Sabre. The stopping power is going to be much more effective. And always have a back-up plan.

mlmerricks asked What sort of gear would a private militia of 6 people need?

I have a pretty good idea of what we would need, I’m just not sure if I’m leaving anything out. Obviously weapons, vehicles, medical supplies, flash lights, and radios are covered, but what other sorts of things might a group need, that can be easily carried in a backpack if the vehicles became unusable and we had to travel on foot? I’m thinking more along the lines of a world war 3 scenario or something like that.

And got the following answer:

weapons: 5 m1a rifles with at least 20 magazines each as mags can be lost or destroyed
1 m40a1 sniping weapons system for your team marksman
6 glock 23 pistols with at least 10 spare mags
spare parts for your guns
at least 1000rds of ammo for each rifle and 250rds of ammo for each pistol
6 KA-BAR knives

other gear:
individual first aid kits for each member
a squad medic kit
a portable CB radio for you team to commuatcae briefly with other militias. remember COMSEC!!!
a shortwave radio
coast guard survival rations
2 canteens each
web gear for each member
woodland BDUs for each member
level 3 body armor for each member
a sleeping bag for eack member
100FT of paracord and a black tarp for each member to build a tent
2 compesses each
a map of your AO for each member ( write nothing on it and fold it differnet ways )
knife sharpener for each member
water purafier for each member
a rucksack for each member
binonocules for each member
a gas mask plus 1 spare filter per member

i’m sure im forgetting a few things but i have to run… got to go to work.