Blue class
Black class
Gold series

Built for everyday. Far from ordinary.

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A work of art. Built for hard work.

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PEOPLE BEHIND THE QUALITY: We Are Benchmade.

Karen
Handle Milling

Position:CNC Mill Operator
Years at Benchmade:4

Meet Karen
Glenn
Laser

Position:Laser Operator
Years at Benchmade:9

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Hayden
Bevel

Position:Bevel Grinding Process Tech Lead
Years at Benchmade:5.5

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Mike
Design Engineering

Position:Design Engineer
Years at Benchmade:8

Meet Mike
Ly
Assembly

Position:Assembler
Years at Benchmade:7

Meet Ly
Eladio
Sharpening

Position:Sharpener
Years at Benchmade:8

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MEET THE DESIGNERS

Mel Pardue
Knife Designer

The senior team member, Mel has been grinding sparks, making knives and creating a following for 25-plus years.

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Warren Osborne
Knife Designer

Being raised in the farming and ranching industry taught Warren early on what great utility a quality knife can offer.

Meet Warren
Bill McHenry & Jason Williams
Knife Designers

Bill McHenry and Jason Williams. It runs in the family… Bill and stepson Jason spend their days making exquisite pieces of “art with an edge on it.”

Meet Bill & Jason
Shane Sibert
Tactical Knives Designer

Since 1994, Shane Sibert's goal has been to design and handcraft unique and functional knives that will invoke pride of ownership, while at the same time perform challenging tasks with exceptional ease.

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Greg Thompson
Tactical Knives Designer

Greg Thompson is the creator of SOCP (Special Operations Combatives Program), the first officially designated combatives program for all U.S. Army Special Operations Forces.

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Seiichi Nakamura
Knife Designer

Engineering was his life’s work until he retired to focus his efforts on a passion for custom knife work.

Meet Seiichi
Butch Ball
Knife Designer

Butch Ball developed a passion for knives at a very early age. After building a few fixed blades in the early '90s he decided in 2000 to begin a true custom shop.

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Robert "Bob" Lum
Knife Designer

The late Robert "Bob" Lum was known as the premier designer and maker of the classic tanto knife and many other Asian designs.

Meet Bob
Ken Steigerwalt
Knife Designer

In 1978 at the age of 15, Ken found himself at the kitchen table with some files and a vise. Three years later he decided that knifemaking was going to be his full time career.

Meet Ken

Factory Tour take the tour


Hard-working knives are made by hard-working people, and this is where they are made. This is where we turn sheets of steel into the hand-assembled works of art that can only be called Benchmade. Take our virtual factory tour and see how it’s done.

Factory Tour


take a tour

Hard-working knives are made by hard-working people, and this is where they are made. This is where we turn sheets of steel into the hand-assembled works of art that can only be called Benchmade. Take our virtual factory tour and see how it’s done.