Benchmade 440C

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  1. c0pperheaded

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    I really don't know much about Benchmade knives. Can anybody tell me if these are real Benchmades? benchmade.png
     
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    Haha. That's funny right there.

    It's a knock-off of a cheap knife (Ontario Rat 1) stamped as an expensive knife.
     
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    They even used the Axis lock. :18:
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    That was going to be my guess as well.
     
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    That is what I assumed. I think it's their 727M. Gotta be honest, kinda diggin the Rat-1 with an axis lock.
     
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    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
     
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    Saw these on ebay a while ago , total knockoffs , though they did get the logo pretty close .
     
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    The Access lock
     
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    As interesting as they might be, I find the bold rip-off of a name and logo annoying.
     
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    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.
     
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    @tobiism
    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.
     
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    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.
     

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