Benchmade Knives - R&R Fixed Blade Combo Edge Yellow Hndl H1 Blade
Benchmade opens the door into another activity with the all NEW!! Model 100SH2O Dive/Rafting Knife that features H1 Steel. H1 Steel is virtually non-rusting steel that holds a phenomenal edge when compared to its dive knife competition. The NEW!! Model 100SH20 has the look of the standard Model 100 River / Rescue but with a twist. The Handles are a fluorescent yellow to be easily seen in not so great of conditions. The steel used in the New!! Model 100SH20 is so corrosive resistant that we have not been able to make it rust even in our salt chamber!! If it can hold up to that type of abuse, just think how many years it will last you with just a little bit of maintenance after a dive! The NEW!! Model 100SH20 finally a reality for those who have demanded the best.
Benchmade Knife Company, Inc. set-up shop in Clackamas, Oregon in 1990 (originally founded in California in 1988). The initial knives primarily consisted of the Bali-Song knives, using a combination of outside vendors and inside processing to build finished products. And like most companies, starting out meant scarce money and big plans, using second hand equipment and limited resources.
Soon, a natural born fortitude and an undying passion to make it right and make it Benchmade, prospered into significant growth. As the product line grew so did the in-house capabilities. We began to acquire new machines and technologies including the first of several lasers, making Benchmade the first knife manufacturer to have such equipment in-house. Open minds and positive attitudes would lead to several more industry firsts over the course of the next several years.
This was only the beginning of Benchmade's breaking of new ground in the manufactured knife markets by using non-traditional materials and modern manufacturing methods in not only building knives better but, inevitably building better knives. The Designer Series was first introduced in 1991 with several custom designs being manufactured. By tapping into the custom knife makers' knowledge and combining it with our manufacturing expertise we were more readily able to offer more contemporary knife designs and innovations to the knife users.
Consecutive years of aggressive growth led to the next logical step in 1996 when Benchmade moved into its own 35,000 sq. ft. facility. A contemporary styled building complete with all of the modern equipment and amenities necessary to manufacture what has become recognized as a higher standard of specialty cutlery.
Today, Benchmade Knife Company, Inc. manufactures knives for a loyal and ever growing following of knife users. As we move into the 21st century we are poised for even more exciting opportunities, innovations and ongoing total world-class quality. Here at Benchmade we employ a simple philosophy- "Make it cool, make it solid, make it happen and definitely make it Benchmade."