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!
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. :-)
THE BEAST HAS BEEN UPGRADED - THX KW!!!
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
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.
7/22/2015 10:15 AM
I'm not going to leave a review telling you how good the knife looks, as you can see that in the pictures. i bought this from the first batch 2 years ago i think it was, and the knife is still holding up wonderfully. i havent had to do anything other than a regular cleaning and oiling and its still just as good as the day i bought it. its held up well, and is worththe money.