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 facility

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-SongĀ® 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 resources.

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 years.

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 knife users.

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 cutlery.

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 >>)

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