Fixed Contego Family

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A tactical fixed blade from Warren Osborne. The fixed Contego has aggressive lines and a classic Osborne blade style that provide great tip strength and good all-around performance. MOLLEĀ® compatible. Made in USA.

Designer: Osborne
Mechanism: Fixed
Action: Fixed Blade
Blade Steel: CPM-S30V (58-60 HRC)
Blade Length: 4.97" (12.62cm)
Blade Thickness: 0.164" (4.17mm)
Overall Length: 10.18" (25.86cm)
Handle Thickness: 0.62" (15.75mm)
Weight: 7.14oz. (202.42g)
Sheath Weight: 2.32oz. (65.77g)

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A review from: Bennett
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The fixed Contego is in its own aspects, quite a nice knife and executes quite a few things well and in other areas, leaves a lot of room to be desired. My largest gripe about this knife is the handle and how profoundly awkward and smooth it is in the hand. I have quite large hands and the large cut out in the handle of the two recesses can easily fit 3 of my fingers within it and is so round and smooth that my hand simply slides right off the knife when doing an easy-medium cutting tasks simply because this knife offers no traction for the hand what so ever. It gets to be so thin length wise from the spine to the front of the handle that it can only be referenced to grabbing onto a ruler widthwise, its incredibly awkward and you aren't given anything to bite your hand down on to, in order to hold onto the knife. To give a portrayal of what I mean, I can grab onto the handle with all my might and with the other hand, twist the blade of the knife 360 degrees in the grips of my hand no problem.

Hopefully this helps provide some constructive criticism on how this knife can be improved and maybe shed some light on some aspects worth considering if you're contemplating buying this knife, Thanks!

Bennett
A review from: Jim
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not a hunting knife, but it will hunt. this is made for your vest - not your belt or your pocket. the reverse point allows you to sharpen the entire blade with one stroke and still have a tanto strong point it will sharpen to a razor and you can shave with the pointy end! if you are one foot from a "bear" and need a knife, this is the one you want to be holding. good job Osborne
A review from: Jason
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This is the nicest knife in the hand I've ever held. I love it.
A review from: Jack
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Just the right size and blade material. Not too big/small and edge will last the whole hunting trip and is not that hard to touch up after. Chopped whitetail and black bear pelvis open where this action had rolled the edge of a knife of another manufacturer. Chopped a 1.5" sapling for a two-man black bear drag handle. The lack of gripping notches is welcome as the knife is easy to manipulate through a diaphragm and also handy enough to reach into the top of the chest cavity to cut the esophagus with no slipping, and offers an easier cleanup afterwards. The blade has just enough belly for skinning chores and big enough to separate leg and shoulder joints with ease. The smoothness of the handle allows one to choke up on it and do work on birds, then has enough weight to it to chop legs. This knife for me has spanned the gap between a hunting and a survival knife and I have thus semi-retired one of each in place of this Contego. Con; Worse sheath ever supplied with a knife, no sheath may have even been better. I added a webbing loop to the plastic shell as tall as the handle so it rides top-level with a belt and now has a snap too, and the sheath body is wrapped with my field supply of para-cord.
A review from: Dustin
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A good knife overall, but It had some unfinished factory marking on the right side of the blade. Instead of being smooth, it had three steps down. One might also ask for more texture, perhaps checkering on the G10 and on the tang. Other than that, was fairly happy with the knife, it has served me well. Still, I would have expected more.
A review from: Dan
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The knife feels solid and well made. The only issues that I found are the handle feels a little awkward, it doesn't fit my larger hands comfortably and the blade wasn't sharpened well. I have never received a knife that dull straight from the factory. I've spent some time sharpening it myself but for the money paid I'd definitely expect something better. This is my first Benchmade knife and I'm sure there will be more.
A review from: Daniel
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I completely agree, Dustin. Overall, another stellar piece from Osborne. No surprise there. Just like it's folding predecessor, the fixed contego lives up to it's English translation: shield. It's tough and dependable and will protect you no matter what. My main concern with the fixed version is the absence of what made the folding version so unique. The incredibly aggressive jimping on several places along the liner and spine of the blade made me feel very, very confident. Perfect for weapons retention in a rough struggle. However, the fixed version had none of this. The g10 is smooth, not textured, and the tang and spine is lacking any jimping aside from a 1.5 inch portion which is only accessed with a reverse grip. Of course, I'm not a knife designer. And I have very limited perspective as it pertains to design. I don't exactly know the intent of Osborne, but that is my humble two cents.
A review from: Dustin
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Altogether, a well made knife. There were a few issues I had with it. One, I wish the tang was somehow textured to provide a better grip, along with some checkering on the G10 side plates. One the left side of the blade, where it sweeps down to form the blade, there were uneven machining marks. I expected better from Benchmade. These issues aside, I love the knife and carry it everywhere. A good product, with the potential to be even better with these suggestions.

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