Winning Me Over: BenchMade Knives!


…..So a good friend dropped over the other day and we were chatting particularly about his line of work.  You see he is an LEO and deals every day with the part of society that you or I do not see all the time.  Anyways he has also been a long time IRT practitioner when the time permitted and we have worked extensively on his hand cuffing skills and control techniques.  He has used these techniques again and again with success and has had a few particularly stressful encounters where they have helped him out.  Well yesterday he brought me over to the dark side so to speak.  For the longest time I have not or would not buy a  folding knife made by BenchMade.  Now I have a dozen friends that swear by them and enjoy them immensely.  However, for some reason and maybe it was the first one I picked up they just did not do it for me.  Anyways my friend wanted to thank me for all the work we have done together to polish his skill sets.  So he bought me a BenchMade mini-griptilian.  Now this knife has won me over I might say in a big way.  It is beautiful and efficient and I do like the grip and of course the Axis Locking system.



Now this little knife is simply beautiful and it feels good in the hand.  One thing I do like about BenchMade knives is their unique Axis locking system.

In this video you can see how quickly you can use it to open or close:

In these following two videos you can see how the blades handles dirt in its mechanism.

Here is a comprehensive review that some one did:

Here is how the Axis Lock works:

Here is a BenchMade Video:

And another one:

And the final one:

…..Now I must say that I am thrilled with this griptilian and it will be a great EDC knife. (Every Day Carry)

See You On The Mats!

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Brian R. VanCise

Note: This Blog is opinion only and Instinctive Response Training LLC nor Brian R. VanCise is responsible for any third party actions taken.

About Brian VanCise

Hi my name is Brian R. VanCise and my passion is the Martial Sciences. I have trained almost my entire life in the pursuit of martial excellence and I teach a world class curriculum in Las Vegas, Nevada. Contact us at: 702-326-3622
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3 Responses to Winning Me Over: BenchMade Knives!

  1. Bill says:

    Benchmade is quickly becoming the knife of choice here at CNC too. I bought a fixed blade number for my outback blade when I moved into the new house (have 5 acres of woods) and Dan Sensei got a great deal on a folder, which we switched the pocket clip on for faster access. In general, the quality workmanship and their ability to LISTEN to the people who USE their knives is making an impact on me.


  2. Michael Tim says:

    I love your site! 🙂

    Experiencing a slow PC recently? Fix it now!

  3. this is great – thank you for compiling all those vids into one spot.

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