Great Knife, Super Steel, and High Value... What are you waiting for?!
12/6/2014 4:36 AM
Let me just start off by saying that Knifeworks has an incredible customer service, and I will always take that into consideration when purchasing a knife. To my surprise, my purchase came with a complementary Lone Wolf Field Tool Kit, and that kind of hospitality is what puts Knifeworks ahead of other seller. Now, on to the actual product, the Benchmade 810-1401 Contego, Milled blue/black G-10 handle with M390 Steel. To see the knife online cannot nearly express the beauty and quality it presents when its in your hands. Fit and finish was on-point, nothing could be complained about here.The M390 Steel was not shaving sharp out of the box, but with a few runs on the sharpening stone, it was cutting hair in no time. I have not been able to test its edge retention yet, but knowing M390, it will not disappoint nor rust easily. The axis lock is, as the hype so frequently states, the best of the best. Opening and closing of the blade is as smooth as butter. The ergonomic of the handle is decent. The traction on the G-10 is just right, and the jumping along the slightly protruding edges of the liners allows for a non-slip grip. Another plus, in my opinion, was the deep-carry pocket clip. Personally, I do not like too much of the knife sticking out my pocket, and being that this is a generally large folder, it was perfect to find that the knife was easily concealable. Overall, this is a great knife and a low price for such a high value knife. Definitely a comfortable EDC knife that can perform with ease and could also be a collectable. If you haven’t bought the knife also, nows your chance.
High-quality knife w/ my preferred Steel
12/5/2014 1:05 AM
This is my favorite EDC. I Have owned this exact knife for at least 8 months now (rite when this model came out) and I can honestly say i use it almost every work day and i have only sharpened it 2 times. (A quick sharpen and hone with Diamond rods)
M390 Super Steel holds an amazing edge that does not damage easy. My EDC for non work days is a 710 limited edition i bought from knife works in March of 2011. I Have only sharpened that knife 2 times. My other EDCs for work in the past did not compare. D2 is very strong and holds a good edge but to put it simple... M390 is like D2 on steroids. CPM-S30V was too soft and needed to be sharpened once or twice a month. 154CM's edge damages too easy and needed sharpening at least twice a month if not much more depending on use.
ANYWAYS - Axis lock is the #1 folder locking mechanism. There is nothing that compares even though fans of other knife manufacturers want to think so. The action is as quick as the user, lock up is always solid when your knife is cared for and maintained (and more than likely it is if not maintained whatsoever) G2 coloring is beautiful, i love the machining on both the handle and spine.
This is a larger knife, so if you need something small or are scared of larger knifes, then this would not be for you.
I would indefinitely recommend this knife for tactical use. The blade design and handle fit perfectly in the hand in combat position.
I Give this knife 6 stars outta 5 ☆☆☆☆☆☆
Thanks Again KnifeWorks
11/17/2014 5:40 PM
Received Knife today - Could not ask for a better looking and functional knife. - Thanks again KnifeWorks
8/30/2014 4:45 PM
I bought this knife,(being my first benchmade), out of the box I love it! The handle is perfect, its RAZOR sharp, beautiful handle scales. Knifeworks has amazing customer service and great shipping. I got my knife in 3 days. I am a very satisfied customer and I will be making another perchase from them soon! BTW, compared to the original contego, the handles are more comfortable and it is just better.
8/20/2014 8:23 PM
KnifeWorks and Benchmade have knocked it outa the park on this one. This is actually my first Benchmade, and I couldn't be more pleased with it. M390 steel is fantastic and the blade deploys as smoothly as any captured bearing system knife I own.
Do not hesitate on this one. You won't be disappointed!