Discussion in 'Edged Tools' started by c0pperheaded, Jun 12, 2018.
I really don't know much about Benchmade knives. Can anybody tell me if these are real Benchmades?
Haha. That's funny right there.
It's a knock-off of a cheap knife (Ontario Rat 1) stamped as an expensive knife.
They even used the Axis lock.
There is a local auction site selling these. To their credit, they are not selling them as Benchmades. They are just selling them in a lot with a bunch of other knives.
They remind me of Ganzo knives, which are cheap Chinese products that imitate or outright copy other designs. My bet is that those two are made by Ganzo.
That was going to be my guess as well.
That is what I assumed. I think it's their 727M. Gotta be honest, kinda diggin the Rat-1 with an axis lock.
The 440c that the Chinese are using in their knock off knives is no joke though. It takes and holds a great edge and is very tough
Saw these on ebay a while ago , total knockoffs , though they did get the logo pretty close .
The Access lock
As interesting as they might be, I find the bold rip-off of a name and logo annoying.
agreed. The funny thing about being known as the "knife guy" among all your friends means that you sometimes receive blades as gifts that you wouldn't normally buy. I was given a Gonzo by my buddy a couple years ago and that thing has been my steady work knife in all that time. It is extremely well-made and the steel is fantastic. And I'm not even looking at the purchase price as a factor. I would consider it a good knife even if he had spent $100 on it.
I have had similar happen... I've been gifted a few SAK type knives (although not branded SAK, and not trying to look identical.)
I was dismissive at first, but now really like them.
Ganzo may copy designs, but they sell under their own name.
Maybe these are quality rejects or lunchbox specials from ghost shifts?
@tobiism is right: their 440c (8cr13mov) heat treat is no joke.
My little $6 Ganzo is extremely useful.