The Benchmade North Fork is a knife that will make people look once at its beauty and then look twice at what it's able to accomplish.
The handsome knife boasts a 2.87-inch blade made from S30V premium stainless steel. Featuring a modified drop point design and a slight recurve, the blade is made to handle all types of processing duties in the field. The design also lends itself to everyday tasks.
As part of the Hunt series from Benchmade, the North Fork joins the ranks as one of the most advanced hunting knives ever, thanks to its use of premium materials and the renowned AXIS locking mechanism.
The line is built upon a foundation of rigorous testing and research and development for use by real hunters.
But the real beauty of the knife shines through the handles. The 15031-2 North Fork model boasts eye-catching stabilized Dymondwood handles with full stainless steel liners, which complements the steel blade.
Not only does the knife feature a reversible tip up carry pocket clip but a lanyard hole in the liners gives even more flexibility. This is the kind of knife you'd feel comfortable carrying anywhere you went, whether it's through the woods on a hunt or on a job at the factory.
And, of course, the knife is made in the United States of America.
|Blade Material||S30v steel|
|Country of Origin||Usa|
|Lock Type||Axis lock|
|Pocket Clip Include||True|
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.'