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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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coacholiver2009 asked Where can I find the missing wood inlay to a gerber folding knife?

I purchased a vintage gerber folding knife today, and it is missing the wood inlay on one side. Is there anywhere that I can find this piece or get the knife repaired? Thanks

And got the following answer:

It probably has a warranty so just send it back to the manufacturer.

tcbone330 asked Can you clean a hunting knife in the dishwasher?

I have a Gerber Steadfast hunting knife that I recently used to cut up a deer. The guy I worked with has the same knife and suggested to simply put it in the dishwasher and that will clean it. Is this bad to do to a hunting knife? Thanks for your suggestions.

And got the following answer:

Don’t do it.

A little story here. I had a very nice “vintage” ice cream scoop from the early 1900s. It had a vulcanized rubber handle on it. My family used it for decades, as it came from my grandfather’s store, where he used to scoop and sell ice cream floats and whatnot. Well, as my father got older, I hired a caregiver/nurse to stay with him. It was cheaper than a nursing home and I wanted to keep him in his old house. Sure enough, the caregiver decides to wash everything in the diswasher. The rubber handle on the antique ice cream scoop couldn’t handle the high water temperatures of the dishwasher and…well, it failed. So much for family keepsakes. We had that thing for a hundred years and it looked just fine..until someone decided to take a shortcut and use the dishwasher.

Samantha asked Need help looking up price on vintage knives?

Ok this is a long shot but my mother in law called me she wants to price a set of 40 year old steak knives and cutlery set she got when she got married. It is Gerber brand she tells me. When I search Gerber knives I get modern sport knives, obviously a different thing. How can I look up item like this to find a price range for her??

And got the following answer:

try wikipedia
you can usually find pages of detailed information about your queston.

betaros asked Great Survival Knife?

Hey, looking to buy a survival knife, it should be 5″-7″ should have a partially serrated edge, should not exceed $100. I am looking for both one that folds and one that doesn’t

And got the following answer:

There are a few brands that make quality knives and that quality extends through all their products. These manufacturers are: Ka-Bar (my favorite, so you’re aware of my bias towards them), Gerber, Cold Steel, SOG. Virtually any knife that fits your specs, fixed blade or folding from these companies will serve you well and will not disappoint.
Gerber makes the LMF II knife that is specifically designed for survival and has some unique features to address a survivalist’s needs. They currently run about $80.00. Remember to consider sheath design in your purchase as a good sheath will securely keep your blade where you need it. The Gerber prodigy is a cheaper version of a survival knife. The steel is not the same quality, but I’m sure the overall construction is adequate.

The SOG Seal Pup fit your list specs. It is hailed as a great knife for survival applications. It is designed after the knife SOG makes for the Navy Seals and is simply a smaller version of that knife. I think I saw it in Dick’s Sporting goods for about $55.00.

Cold Steel makes the SRK knife. Their website has some pretty entertaining demonstration videos totally worth checking out. If you want a knife that can cut through a pig, shop at Cold Steel. The knife is listed as over $100.00 on the company website, but the makers always list their prices higher so they don’t compete with the dealers selling the knives. I’m sure you can find it cheaper online.

Now my favorite, Ka-Bar. My first fixed blade knife I started carrying in the bush was my Grand Dads WWII Kabar. 65 years after it was first issued to him, it is still in great condition. (I no longer carry it because I looked online and saw that vintage Ka-Bars in that condition are worth too much to be splitting wood with. So I went out and got a new one, with the partial serrations for about $52.00. It is the same quality as the original. I got the new Kydex sheath for it as well. A good, secure sheath that will outlast me. I prefer the Kabar over the above knives because of the steel used (1095 high-carbon). This steel allows me to get the blade to literally shaving sharpness while in the field using no more than the back of my belt. The above knives all use various grades of Stainless. While a good steel, it is harder to sharpen in the field. The Gerber LMF knife addresses this by incorporating a sharpener right into the sheath (one of several practical gimmicks on that knife). Kabar makes a smaller version of their classic USMC knife that should fit your needs (5″ blade, I believe).

Any of the above knives should work for you without breaking the bank. As for a folder, go with one from any of the above makers. As a previous poster noted, the Leatherman can be an invaluable tool out in the world.

If you have anymore questions, edit your original post, and I’ll check back.

Oh, BTW, generally avoid any hollow handled survival knives as they are often (99% of the time) too weak where the blade hits the hollow handle. The tang (the part of the blade that forms the core of the handle) should extend through the handle to provide a solid knife. These hollow handled knives don’t allow for that. There are two exceptions I can think of, one was an East German military knife that is a very expensive collectable now and the other may be made by cold steel, I can’t remember, but the handle was made of the same piece of steel as the blade so there was no joining that could break. Overall, avoid the knives like Rambo carried in the first few movies. They may carry extra gear, but you’ll have a broken knife on your hands.

Fishermaniac asked Buck vs Gerber: overall, which is better quality? ?

And got the following answer:

The answer is…Case XX cutlery.

Buck knives are great knives. They make some very nice sheath knives and the 110 Folding Hunter is a classic. But, the downside of Buck is that their blades are hard to resharpen once they become dull. It all has to do with the high nickle steel content in their blades. Nickle resists rust, but is hard has hell to sharpen (which is why many gunmakers use (or used) a nickle plated finish years ago before they switched to stainless. It resists rust, but is hard to work with.)

Gerber makes some interesting knives. Perhaps more modern looking. But I have heard of the blades on some of their fixed blade knives simply “breaking”. I had some friends in the military that carried the Gerber Mark II knives with them. They said that in training, they would fall on their sheathed knives and then find that the blade actually broke at the hilt/handle. Oh well.

Case knives are a different story. I would go with a vintage Case knife made before 1990. They mostly copied the Buck designs, but offered much better steel that was/is easier to sharpen. Hunt on eBay for a Case Sharktooth, Hammerhead or Mako folder, and you will be happy. Also, the smaller Case sheath knives are great.