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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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Over 150 years ago the Sodbuster Plough was invented to plough the hard dry ground of the Great Western Plains of the USA.

Because of the dry arid conditions, the topsoil was baked into an extremely hard crust known as ‘Sod’.

Traditional iron ploughs were not strong enough, and the ‘Sodbuster Plough’ made of steel was introduced to do the job.

The 1862 Homestead Act provided 160 acres of free land to anyone willing to set up a farm in the Great Plains. The top layer of earth or Sod was so tough that it was used as building bricks by Homesteaders in the Great Plains. Other inventions around this time were, barbed wire to fence off and protect farm land, horse-drawn reapers, binders and threshers and combine harvesters.

The Sodbuster Knife is a large size, low cost, single bladed folding knife. The size has been scaled down recently and UK legal carry Sodbuster Junior knives are available.

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J asked Need advice on a skinning knife for hogs?

So, I am going to go hog hunting in about a week. I’ve already gotten some good info on guns, shot location, butchering, etc. But I need info on a good knife I could go to Wal-Mart or Bass Pro (preferrably Wal-mart) and find. The purpose of the knife would be skinning the hog. It would also be great if you could give me the price. Thank you.

And got the following answer:

I use the Gerber gut hook knife on both deer and hogs. It’s as good skinning knife, but is not a good ripping knife…I have a folding lock blade buck knife for a ripping knife.Here is a link to the folding Gerber gut hook knife….you can buy them at walmart.

Or better yet, here is a combo that gives you a gut hook skinning knife and a ripping knife as well

Josh asked What is a good sheepfoot knife / hook knife for electrical utility work?

i am looking for a good sheepfoot knife for skinning electrical insulated wire. i am having trouble finding one with a POCKET CLIP THAT FOLDS. please help.

And got the following answer:

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Some Dude asked Off to buy a knife good for field dressing deer, but which one?

I’m going to buy myself a knife today, the main thing and probably only thing i’m going to use it for, is to field dress deer, but i’m overwhelmed with the seemingly endless choices of knives out there. I want a quality fixed-blade knife, that all i’m going to do with it, is field dress. And also should i bring an axe or bone saw for field dressing, to chop the deer into smaller pieces for easier transportation?

And got the following answer:

Here is an option for you. Carry a garbage bag and an Army “alice pack” Then roll the deer on it’s side and work on the top side first- skin out the top half then take out the back strap, front shoulder and hind quarter.Plus the meat trimmings off the neck.Debone every thing as you go. Then roll the deer over and repeat the process putting everything in the garbage bag inside the alice pack.Then carry it on you back just as if it was a back pack using the shoulder straps of the alice pack.With a little practice you can get this done in about 45 minutes. Then it is simple and easy to tote it out. the downside is it does waste a little more meat this way. But it works well in those areas that are walk in only and you are more then a mile back there. A folding Gerber will work well for you.All the well made folding knives of today has a locking feature that will not allow them to be closed unless you choose to do so. And by deboneing the meat you do not have to have a saw of any kind. and it sure lightens your load when hunting by yourself and you are quite a ways back there.

John Wayne asked What age do you have to be to buy knives in North Carolina?

I want to buy a folding knife, but I wont be 18 for 4 months and i’m not sure if I have to be 18 or not.

And got the following answer:

I don’t know that there is an age limit to purchase a knife in NC. I live in Roanoke Rapids, and have nearly all my life, and I bought a Gerber gator (my first knife) when I was 15 and in the Boy Scouts from my local Wal-mart. Of course things have changed since then. I will put a call in to the local Sherriffs Office. Hold on.

I’m on hold!!! *LOL*

ok…. According to the local Sherriffs Department, they are unaware of any such law stating that you have to be 18 to purchase a knife in North Carolina.

So if you want a knife go get one man….. but here are a few General Statutes to be aware of on the link below. Also, it is illegal to carry a knife that has a 4 inch or longer blade unless you are carrying it to perform the duty for which it is made. In other words, if it is a skinning knife and you aren’t skinning an animal…. you are in deep crap if the blade is longer than 4 inches. Also, you will learn in those GS I linked below, that a pocket knife with a blade under 4 inches does not fall under the concealed weapons clause and is perfectly legal to carry around in your pocket.

Vito asked What are the self-defense laws regarding knives in Maryland?

What are the self-defense laws regarding knives in Maryland?

In simpler terms, if i were to be attacked by a group of people, and i use a folding knife of less than or equal to 4 inches long to defend myself, would i go to prison?

And got the following answer:

Like all matters of self-defense, the weapon used is completely irrelevant. It just matters if the force used and the manner in which it was used was appropriate to the threat faced. Many many factors enter into this, like if you verbally provoked those people to attack, if they are all women half your size, or huge mean looking gangbangers, and if you made appropriate attempts to escape or defuse the situation.

Self-defense is NOT an excuse that gets you out of being arrested. It is a defense you raise in court when accused of assault or murder by the police. If the case is clear-cut, there are plenty of witnesses, and you were in the right, the police will not arrest you. If it’s wobbly, and the other guys are telling the cops this maniac with a folding knife came at them, expect to get booked and questioned at the least.

Now for the record, in Maryland folding knives are legal to carry, no matter how LONG the blade is and no matter what you age is. Any person, be they a random person or a police officer, is lying to you if he tells you different (see first case from US 4th Circuit below).

That said, if you use any knife inappropriately in a self-defense, you can still be convicted of murder or assault. Two cases are famous in Maryland for this:
1. In re Julianna (2005). Julianna had an ongoing feud with another girl from another school. The other girl was twice Julianna’s weight and a head taller, and was known for violence. At a football game, Julianna was minding her own business when the other girl came to her. What transpired then is a matter of debate, but ultimately Julianna produced a folding knife and stabbed the girl through the heart, killing her. Julianna was tried and convicted of 2nd degree murder, because the other girl was unarmed, it was not clear she was a threat to Julianna’s life, the knife stab was a surprise attack with no threatening beforehand to warn her away, and Julianna had AMPLE opportunity to run and inform the authorities.
2. Thornton v. Maryland. (2005) Thornton was with a group of boys who were outside a mall and were more or less getting into wrestling matches/fights with another group of boys. One boy, Taylor, took his shirt off and told Thornton “let’s fight.” Thornton did not want to fight, and took out a folding knife. Taylor advanced anyway, and Thornton stabbed him in the leg. Unfortunately, the wound severed a major artery, and Taylor collapsed and died. Thornton was arrested and convicted of 2nd degree murder. Thornton appealed on the grounds that there was no way he could have known a stab to the leg would be fatal, and has been granted a new trial, but the outcome has yet to be determined.

Knives have VERY poor stopping power in self-defense situations with the sold exception of KILLING your attacker. People do not feel cuts to their skin during a fight, the adrenaline dulls the pain. Look at other options for self-defense too, like sticks or pepper spray. Ignore anyone who mentions getting a concealed handgun permit, we don’t have them yet in Maryland.