BENCHMADE KNIVES AVAILABLE FROM SAKURA
It all starts with a commitment to innovation. And for us, it goes beyond simply
being innovatively different Benchmade continually strives to be innovatively better.
We believe that when a customer chooses to purchase a Benchmade, they dont do so
just to be different; they do so because they want the best. This mindset of innovating
for improvement is alive and well throughout Benchmade, it goes into every design,
and comes out of every product. Admittedly, its definitely not the easiest way
to make knives, but its the only way we know how.
Rocket science? Ok, well almost. It all starts with a dedicated Engineering department
hell bent on getting it right before a milling machine ever starts. It means taking
an often times custom design concept and unique designer personality, and then translating
it into computer renderings and programs for a multitude of individual manufacturing
processes. Our engineers are continually checking and rechecking for perfection,
and we are fully integrated with our outside manufacturing partners to ensure our
Benchmade quality standards are adhered to. From the latest computer aided design
(CAD) software and 3-D modeling technologies to just plain knife-know-how gained
from years of experience, its a test of wills. And when the final prototype is
signed off on, the customer always wins.
The Benchmade manufacturing arsenal contains ultra-modern laser cutters and machining
centers dialed in for spot-on tolerances of 0.0005 on command. Our computerized
machining centers offer the precision and control usually found only in the aerospace
industry. Most of our products are hand assembled for a go together fit and finish
typically seen only in a custom knife. But its more than just having modern equipment,
for Benchmade, its having a workforce of dedicated and professionally skilled people
knowing how to make it all work together. We also work with a specially selected
group of outside manufacturing partners, who are willing to go beyond working for
us they work with us to deliver the best product regardless of price point. Its
a lot of effort for just a knife, which is why Benchmade knives arent just a knife
theyre engineered cutting tools founded on function, built for performance and
recognized for both.
BENCHMADE KNIFE CARE
Benchmade knives are high-performance cutting tools made from some of the finest materials in the world. Even though we use these select materials it is still important to use proper care and maintenance to ensure optimum performance levels. Always keep your knife blade sharp. A dull knife requires additional force to use and is potentially more dangerous to use than a sharp one. There are a variety of products available when it comes to sharpening your knife. Benchmade also offers a LifeSharp℠ service to its customers, which is a nice convenience. As for which one is best, it pretty much comes down to choosing the one you're most comfortable with using. Never sharpen your knife on a power-grinding wheel as this can burn the temper out of the blade and weaken its integrity.
Always keep the locking areas of your knife clean- accumulation of dirt or debris could adversely affect the locking mechanism creating a potential safety hazard. To clean these areas we recommend using compressed air and lubricating with the specialty lubricant, BlueLube.
Most of our blade steels have a very high carbon content which enables them to hold a superior cutting edge. Unfortunately, carbon is also the element that causes rust so, preventive care is required if the knife is used in humid or marine environments. To aid in the cleaning of rust on the blades, we recommend using a fine grade, semi-chrome polish. A product such as marine Tuf-Cloth works well to not only wipe down the blade for cleaning but, also adds an invisible coating for added corrosion protection without leaving any oily film which may attract dirt and debris. Lightly lubricate the pivot of the blade periodically to keep it operating smoothly.
Never attempt to use your knife as a screwdriver, pry-bar, chisel, or punch. Never throw your knife. It was not designed for those purposes. Use for any purpose other than cutting is considered abuse and is not covered under the Benchmade Warranty. DO NOT disassemble your Benchmade knife. Disassembly by anyone other than the Benchmade Knife Company, Inc. Warranty/Repair Department will void the warranty! Minimum charge to reassemble your knife is $20.00 plus parts.
Most of all please enjoy your new knife and always remember to use it in a safe, responsible manner. Thank you for choosing Benchmade.