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Benchmade Contego 810
Benchmade Contego 810
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Benchmade Contego 810-1401, 3.9 in M390 Stainless Blade, Plain Edge

Suggested Retail: $230.00
Our Price: $179.95
You Save: $50.05
Knifeworks Exclusive
Item Number: BM810-1401-H-1
Manufacturer: Knifeworks Exclusive
Manufacturer Part No: 810
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Benchmade is known for manufacturing some of the best and most popular knives available on the market today. Benchmade has consistently led the pack in technological advances. With state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques with old school, custom knife-making skills has garnered them numerous prestigious awards, and the admiration of countless satisfied customers. The Benchmade 810 Contego design by Warren Osborne has been in the top selling knives in their line since it started. The durability and utility of this knife, as well as its aggressive Osborne design features and highly valued M390 blade steel make it a must-have.

Benchmade 810-1401 Contego™ OSBORNE DESIGN

Knifeworks Exclusive

AXIS® locking mechanism

Reverse tanto blade with ambidextrous thumb-stud openers

M390 steel blade (60-62HRC)

Milled blue/black G10 handle scales with stainless steel backspacer, full liners, and reversible deep carry tip-up pocket clip

Due to the layering of the 2 colors G10 and when machined, Each knife may be slightly different in color on the handle, One may have a little more blue or a little more black in the handle. We will not be able to go through and pick these out for preferred handles.

This is a unlimited run and will not be serialized.
Item Number: BM810-1401-H-1
Manufacturer: Knifeworks Exclusive
Manufacturer Part No: 810

Product Reviews

(372 Ratings, 35 Reviews) Average Rating:
Joseph Owen (United States) 1/3/2017 10:42 PM
All of the vids on this tool are for the most part, right on. Better ergos from the sanded down "jimping" that runs along the bottom of the handle (3 places in the 2 curves on each milled out steel liner). M390. My experience with this knife has been positive. I have owned this for a couple months or so now. For the money, it is my favorite folder. That is saying a lot bc I have a decent collection. Watch my YouTube channel for some knife reviews, many of which I bought here at An awesome customer service team & a big THANK YOU to Megan! She went way above & beyond for me as a "returning customer". Now that is Professional Customer Service! Easy transaction. Excellent knife.
Pete L (Philadelphia) 10/6/2016 4:25 PM
First, KW got the knife to me in 2 days! That's 2 days earlier than promised! Outstanding service. Now the Knife itself. I was about to pick up a regular black blade 810. Then I read about the KW 810-1401 on blade forum. I jumped on one and just got it today! It is an incredible knife and I am thrilled! I haven't carried it for more than an hour today, but this thing is incredible. My advice, buy 2, I am already saving up for a second 810-1401! That should speak for itself. Thanks KW and Benchmade.
Top pick Benchmade!
Aaron (Pittsburgh) 5/31/2016 6:19 PM
To begin, knifeworks is exceptional in serive and fast delivery. I'm up to my 4th, wait 5th ;-) Benchmade knifeworks exclusive and have not been let down. I have large hands so the contego is a fantastic fit and weight for me, no hot spots on the grip so long as i hold it naturally. I've also bought the 710-1401 which i Love, but the 810-1401 is way more fierce and solid in feel, so my 910 has become my work knife. It is my 3rd 910 and none have let me down, so not bashing it by saying the contego is king. It is bulkier, but the weight and blade thickness give it the feel of a high quality full tang. I must admit that i am biased, since i've never found a better knife than a benchmade, and therefore never invested in anything else for my edc. Been buying around 10 years now. Every one is sharp, solid locking with no play, and great in the hand. The supersteel knifeworks exclusives are well worth an extra couple of bucks. These are like fine wristwatches, but i don't carry a wristwatch so what do i know really. I've got to give a shout out to my other BM KWExclusive , being the 940-1501, and the 484 in carbon fiber. Heard some knocks on 484 in particular about not being fit for large hands, but i find it to fit amazingly well in my hand. The 940 is also a fantastic fit, both being a little more ergonomic than the much larger 910. As for centering, sharpness, etc which are occasional nitpicky complaints for some benchmade collectors. Mine have all arrived very very sharp, as in you could indeed slip hairs, and the centering has never been distracting to the appeal of the piece at least to me. The 940-1 and 810-1 are hands down the sharpest knives i've ever bought. Be careful, and enjoy, and if you get hooked on these... That's ok, especially when someone asks, "does anyone have a knife?" and you get to pull out a benchmade. :-)
Josip (Redwood City) 9/24/2015 5:17 PM
After carrying the regular M4 810BK for about a year of EDC, my biggest gripe was how the coating looked – scratched, faded, and very unappealing… You mix that with the painted pocket clip (which at that point looked like crap too), and the knife looked very poor. This was purely aesthetics of course. Performance of the M4 was great, however, I always worried about the possibilities of rust – especially where I live… When I saw that KW had a uncoated M390 version of my favorite knife, I damn near shat myself. – THANK YOU KW for offering this blade, and thank you BM for letting it happen! The 1401 hit the nail on the head with all the right materials and aesthetics *** KW – As long as you keep offering uncoated exclusives/LE’s, I will be a loyal customer for life*** Thanks again, Jo
Beautiful Exclusive
Lex Jung (Irvine, CA) 7/22/2015 11:42 PM
I recently went with the Knifeworks Exclusive 810-1401 over the regular 810 Contego and couldn't be happier. Knife arrived PERFECT. Rock solid lockup, perfect blade centering, fit and finish is just perfect. I purchased this 810-1401 personalized with my name because I knew I was going to keep it for life. I'm on the fence of ordering another one so I can EDC one! Excellent job Knifeworks and Benchmade! Thank you for a beautiful knife.