Benchmade 551 Griptilian: This one’s a user

Benchmade Griptilians get lots of “pocket time” because they’re just spectacular knives. This particular Grip is a well-used 551 from my own pocket.

Benchmade Griptilian ClosedBenchmade Knives are made by Benchmade Knife Company in Oregon City, Oregon.

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Lon Humphrey Custom Scout, in Cocobolo

Lon Humphrey has introduced a great new model into his lineup. It’s called the “Scout,” and it’s available exclusively from KnivesShipFree — a beautiful knife, for sure.

You can shop the complete selection of Scouts in our Lon Humphrey Custom Knives category.

Lon Humphrey Custom Scout Knife(Check out our blog post about KnivesShipFree’s recent visit to Lon Humphrey’s shop. And be sure to visit the Lon Humphrey Custom Knives website.)

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Benchmade 551 Griptilian

I love the Benchmade Griptilian — it’s tough, holds an edge, is easy to sharpen and, above all, cuts like a champ. This is my own well-used 551 Griptilian.

Benchmade Griptilian(Benchmade Knives are made by Benchmade Knife Company in Oregon City, Oregon.)

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Lon Humphrey Custom Scout

We’ll be getting these in soon — but while we were waiting, we traveled to Lon Humphrey‘s shop last week to watch them being made. For an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at true craftsmanship, check out “Knifemaker profile: A visit with Lon Humphrey.”


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Benchmade 908-151 Axis Stryker II

Benchmade built only 200 of these. And even with a suggested retail price of $1,200, they’re gone almost as soon as they surface.

Still, we thought you’d enjoy a close-up look at a spectacular knife you may never see in person. It’s a 908-151 AXIS Stryker II.

The drop-point blade is crafted of Chad Nichols Starfire Damascus, with a hand-convexed and polished edge. The scales are hand-blended “Lightning Strike” carbon fiber, as are the matching pivot ring and backspacer. The bolsters and pocket clip are stone-washed titanium, and the AXIS lock mechanism is highlighted with blue-anodized titanium accents.

Benchmade really hit it out of the park with this Gold Class beauty. The attention to detail is positively stunning.


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Great Eastern Cutlery #54 Tidioute ‘Big Moose’

Some days only a big slipjoint will do. For days like that, there’s the Great Eastern Cutlery #54 Tidioute “Big Moose.”

Its four-inch frame holds a pair of full-size blades — a clip and a spear, both of 1095 carbon steel — along with three brass liners and nickel-silver bolsters. This one is scaled in maroon linen Micarta.

Beefy and classy, the GEC #54 Big Moose is one very handsome pocketknife.


(If you still don’t know Great Eastern, it’s high time you did — check out the Great Eastern Cutlery website, or visit Great Eastern Cutlery’s largest dealer,

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Northwoods Broadway Jack, in Elephant Ivory

The much-anticipated Northwoods Broadway Jack is proving to be just as popular as we expected. This example, scaled in elephant ivory, shows why.


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Alan Warren Knives: The Details

It’s the details, like the intricate filework on the tang of this custom, that make Alan Warren Knives so special.


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Benchmade 9170 Auto-Triage


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Brous Blades Exo, Stonewashed

The last time we featured The Exo by Brous Blades, it was to showcase the five variants of this ultra-cool folder. This one — what Brous calls a “full acid stonewash” — is definitely our favorite finish, the coolest of the bunch.


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