Benchmade knives make folding and fixed blade knives, for the pocket, hunting, tactical use, or collecting.
In 1988 Benchmade was started by Les de Asis. It was moved to Clackamas, Oregon in 1990.
Benchmade knives was preceded by Pacific Cutlery which was also founded in California, they had a rough start and ended in bankruptcy due to dealing with offshore manufactures.
In 1996 Benchmade built its new 35,000 sq. ft. facility and relocated to Oregon City. The Benchmade Oregon City, Oregon plant is now a state of the art knife manufacturing plant with laser cutting facilities and precision CNC machinery. Very high quality and high tech materials and design are the hallmark of Benchmade Knives.
No matter if you are high in the hills of Afghanistan clearing a cave, hunting a Bear in Montana, or dressed for that power dinner in New York City, Benchmade knives may have the knife for you.