Breaking news! Benchmade will be releasing two, yes two, new balisongs: the Benchmade 62T, a bold new trainer for your Benchmade 62 butterfly knife; AND the Benchmade 67. You can preorder these knives at BladeHQ.com today. The Benchmade 62T Bali-Song® Trainer will sport a red Cerakote® training … Continue reading
Father’s Day is just around the corner. The special day may have started out as a Hallmark marketing gimmick but has grown into something more tangible and real: A day of honor, love and gratitude to the fathers in our lives. Do you want to … Continue reading
When I think of why a rock climber would need a knife, the first thing that comes to mind is Aron Ralston. If you are not familiar with the name, then it’s time you learn. Aron is an outdoors man, engineer and motivational speaker. While … Continue reading
Whether you are into spinners, flies and/or bait, nothing is more relaxing or serene than a day fishing. Even if the fish aren’t biting, it is just nice to get away, sit back and crack open a cold beer. The only think I can … Continue reading
The Benchmade 42 is arguably the most popular balisong ever made. It had a cool design with lightweight, skeletonized titanium handles. It was the perfect size and weight for all of those flipping tricks you could use to impress your friends. Hit girl from Kick-Ass uses one. Pure balisong perfection. Unfortunately, it has been discontinued and the 42 can be notoriously difficult to find (not to mention, expensive).
However, there is good news. While I don’t think that any knife will ever completely replace the 42, the Benchmade 51 is slick, and my favorite current production model balisong.
There are a lot of things going for the 51.
It has a nice size, very close to the size of the 42 and larger than the 32, which looks the same but I think is much to small.
Black G-10 handles with blue anodized titanium liners gives the knife a cool look.
It flips well. The 51 is a bit lighter than the 42 (about an ounce lighter).
It’s available in both a satin (Benchmade 51) and now with a black blade (Benchmade 51BK). Both are D2 tool steel.
Every once in a blue moon (or nearly every month) Benchmade releases a limited edition knife model under its Gold Class line. These Benchmade Gold class knives are produced from the finest materials and feature the highest grade workmanship. Each run of these Gold Class … Continue reading
It’s true- today on October 5th Benchmade announced their purchase of Lone Wolf knives. We don’t know what this will hold for the future of Lone Wolf knives, but we think it can only bring good things. Perhaps the first Benchmade dual action knife. Here’s … Continue reading
Good news everyone (<– read in Dr. Farnsworth’s voice from Futurama!) Benchmade’s 42 balisong butterfly knife may be history (we are all crying, belive me), but Benchmade has introduced the model 51 butterfly knife and now they are poised to release the model 53 butterfly knife! We … Continue reading