If you were to have a conversation with your fellow outdoor enthusiasts concerning who make the best knives in the world, it would not take long for someone to mention the name Benchmade. Over the years, Benchmade has been the standard by which all knives are measured. Already having a stronghold in several markets, Benchmade took the hunting world by storm in 2014 when they introduced their new Hunt series of knives. In 2015, they continued to build on a solid lineup of knives by introducing a few new models, as well as making improvements to some existing knives.
The Steep Country is a new knife packed full of great features. It comes in two models, one featuring a standard drop points blade and the other with gut hook. Both knives come standard with Santoprene handles that provide a superior grip to other rubbers. Unlike other polymers, Santoprene retains it’s physical attributes in the cold as well as when it is wet. Where most rubber grips become very slick and hard to hold on to, Santoprene ensures you will never lose your grip under any conditions Mother Nature can throw your way.
Like many of the Hunt series knives, the Steep Country models come standard with the durable Kydex sheath. These sheathes provide a solid hold on your blade, making sure your knife does not come free unless you want it to. They also allow for multiple carry positions to suit your personal needs.
Another release for 2015 is an additional configuration to the already popular Saddle Mountain Skinner. The Saddle Mountain Skinner can now be purchased with a gut hook. Featuring the same Dymondwood grips as previous Saddle Mountain Skinners, this excellent drop point is just another option to an already superb family of knives
All Hunt knives by Benchmade are covered by a limited lifetime warranty to the original owner and are eligible for Benchmade’s Lifesharp service. No matter how good your knife is, with enough use it will eventually become dull. Simply send your knife back to Benchmade and it will be sharpened and checked for warranty repairs.
For more information on Benchmade’s Lifesharp service go to http://www.benchmade.com/lifesharp to find out how you can keep your knife performing at it’s highest potential.