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my benchmade broke... again

In uh... April or May of last year, I bought a Benchmade Barrage from a local shop. Seemed like a nice knife, not too horribly priced, etc.

Earlier this year (I think... maybe it was last year), the opening mechanism on it broke - and it wouldn't stay shut. It wanted to open around 3/4 of the way and then stay there. I sent it back to them, and they fixed and returned it. While it was out for repair, I bought a Griptillian because it also seemed pretty nice...

Anyway, I was just playing around with the Barrage and, guess what... the opening mechanism is fucked again. Now it feels almost like there's no spring in there, with a little more resistance to closing than opening but very little.

So... is this a common occurrence? I kinda figured a nice knife like this wouldn't have to get sent in all the time for repairs. I used it a lot at first, but at this point my edc is the Griptillian - so the Barrage tends to just sit around, and hasn't seen a ton of use.


I mean, clearly it's worth sending it back to be fixed - but I doubt I'm gonna buy another Benchmade at this point.
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Both of my Benchmades have been of very high quallity.

Maybe just a couple of their not-so-good models?
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Both of my Benchmades have been of very high quallity.

Maybe just a couple of their not-so-good models?

I've had mine for almost a decade without issue.

agree on bad model or something.
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I've had mine for almost a decade without issue.

agree on bad model or something.

Yeah, I honestly don't know what's going on there- BM makes quality blades.


Of course that doesn't mean that all of their models are flawless, or they are beyond reproach as a manufacturer. but yeah- Benchmades are usually damned fine blades.

EDIT: and sharp, too.






...a little carelessness and I managed to puncture my leg pretty good with my Infidel!
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i love my benchmade, i think you had a bad model
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i love my benchmade, i think you had a bad model

Are you talking to the OP, or my dumbass for sinking 2 inches of razor sharp blade into my leg?


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Yeah, I honestly don't know what's going on there- BM makes quality blades.


Of course that doesn't mean that all of their models are flawless, or they are beyond reproach as a manufacturer. but yeah- Benchmades are usually damned fine blades.

EDIT: and sharp, too.






...a little carelessness and I managed to puncture my leg pretty good with my Infidel!

HA! I did something similar but with my nimravus in Iraq. MY dumb ass was opening a watermelon and after I got about 80% around the equator I started slicing towards me and the serration cut a nice 1" triangle into my thumb severing a nerve and bleeding for about 4 hours (we were on shift on an outpost pretty alone with very few Marines, so I didnt want to leave. But I did get a nice ass chewing from the corpsman from the flesh around the wound sort of going necrotic because it was suffocating in the bloody gauze it sat in for so long. I thought I was ok cause our CLS Marine patched it up...too bad he was wrong ) FUCK DID THAT HURT but beyond that, what a great fucking knife
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put your money into a SOG

I've not had good luck with them either.

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The S30V steel knives they make are made in Colorado. The rest of the spyderco line is made in japan.

The Byrd line is taiwanese and chinese.
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I'll chime in a say I have never had a issue with any of my benchmade knives either
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