H-D® Knives have been discontinued March 2013. Please feel free to browse the products, and be sure to head over to Benchmade.com for the latest in world-class knives, rescue tools, and specialty pens.
Benchmade Knife Company, Inc. set-up shop in Clackamas, Oregon in 1990
(originally founded in California in 1988). The initial products primarily
consisted of the Bali-Song® products, using a combination of outside vendors and
inside processing to build finished products. And like most companies, starting
out meant scarce money and big plans, using second hand equipment and limited
Soon, a natural born fortitude and an undying passion to make it right and make
it Benchmade, prospered into significant growth. As the product line grew so did
the in-house capabilities. We began to acquire new machines and technologies
including the first of several lasers, making Benchmade the first knife
manufacturer to have such equipment in-house. Open minds and positive attitudes
would lead to several more industry firsts over the course of the next several
This was only the beginning of Benchmade's breaking of new ground in the
manufactured knife markets by using non-traditional materials and modern
manufacturing methods in not only building products better but, inevitably
building better products. The Designer Series was first introduced in 1991 with
several custom designs being manufactured. By tapping into the custom knife
makers' knowledge and combining it with our manufacturing expertise we were more
readily able to offer more contemporary knife designs and innovations to the
Consecutive years of aggressive growth led to the next logical step in 1996 when
Benchmade moved into its own 35,000 sq. ft. facility. A contemporary styled
building complete with all of the modern equipment and amenities necessary to
manufacture what has become recognized as a higher standard of specialty
Today, Benchmade Knife Company, Inc. manufactures products for a loyal and ever
growing following of knife users. As we move into the 21st century we are poised
for even more exciting opportunities, innovations and ongoing total world-class
quality. Here at Benchmade we employ a simple philosophy- "Make it cool, make it
solid, make it happen and definitely make it Benchmade."
Knives With Services Attached
Benchmade not only strives for superior products, but we want you to know your knife comes with extras too.
For the life of your H-D® Knife, you can take advantage of a Lifetime Warranty and the LifeSharp® Service.
The Lifetime Warranty
covers all manufacturing defects and problems, but additionally you can find reasonable solutions to replacing an accidental broken blade, or other "Oops". We stand behind your purchase.
The LifeSharp® Service
is a free factory sharpening, cleaning, and tune-up of your H-D® Knife. All that we ask for is a check or money order of $5 to help with the return shipping and handling fees. Your knife is always going to perform like you expect.
(For details on Benchmade's Lifetime Warranty and LifeSharp® services, you can read more at Benchmade.com/Warranty >>