One badass knife.
4/14/2015 9:39 PM
I have wanted a Contego for a couple years now, but never could afford one until recently. While doing research I kept coming across this model, but thought it was gonna be a lot more, and harder to get. Fortunately I was mistaken and bought one as soon as I could, and I'm glad things work out because this knife was made for me. This is my first "premium" blade and I feel it is worth every penny. Obviously comes razor sharp, but seems to have more potential by design. Knife Works definitely kicks ass for carrying such a beautiful blade. I ordered it on Friday morning and received it Monday. and shipping was free. Highly recommend this knife, and this company.
Great 810 exclusive
3/30/2015 12:47 AM
What can i say this knife is A beautiful but tough knife. Now to get to brass tacks. Pros its a good looking and also tough knife. It has the same construction as the 810. It also has m390 which from what I have read has great edge retention and its stainless to boot. My only small criticisms is I wish it had come with the glass breaker like the original 810 I own also maybe its me but i prefer the grippiness of the original contego. anyways no really negatives its a solid knife. I always admire this bad boy when i use it in my rotation.
Great 810 exclusive
3/30/2015 12:34 AM
What can i say this knife is A beautiful but tough knife. Now to get to brass tacks. Pros its a good looking and also tough knife. It has the same construction as the 810. It also has the super steel M390
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 ☆☆☆☆☆☆