Saddle Mountain Skinner Family

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About the product
A large fixed blade with a recurved blade that assists in meat cutting and skinning chores. One of our pro-staffers said they liked it because, "it feels like I can break down game or fight off a bear with the knife." Made in USA.

Designer: Benchmade
Mechanism: Fixed
Action: Fixed Blade
Blade Steel: CPM-S30V (58-60 HRC)
Blade Length: 4.17" (10.59cm)
Blade Thickness: 0.140" (3.56mm)
Overall Length: 8.73" (22.17cm)
Handle Thickness: 0.58" (14.73mm)

G10 Handle
Weight: 5.13oz. (145.43g)
Sheath Weight: 1.85oz. (52.45g)

Dymondwood Handle
Weight: 4.70oz. (133.24g)
Sheath Weight: 1.42oz. (40.26g)

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A review from: Lorne
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Overall I like the feel and performance of the knife, but have a few suggestions that may make the knife more practical for hunters. The jumping on the front is not very useful and makes the knife hard to clean. Most serious hunters use a small knife for fine work vs choking up on a big knife. also the Large jumping pattern on the top of the handle is not attractive and again makes the knife hard to clean in the field. Less is more!
A review from: David
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I just purchased this model for a buddy as a special gift as his brother just passed away. I had it engraved in memory of his brother. This is a fantastic knife. The shape and size of the knife and the blade is superb. It works for so many different types of tasks and you can tell right away that it is a quality product. I've purchased several other Benchmade knives and they all have been fantastic. Keep making such a great product and made here in the USA!
A review from: Nix
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Excellent skinning knife as it is the perfect size and shape for my extra large hands. Blade is sharp and easy to resharpen. The knife is very light weight. Not an all day carry blade for general use and I would not baton would with her but she is excellent for gutting, skinning, and quartering out your whitetail. Very impressed though not surprised is the knife itself. Sheath is, OK, not perfect but not bad. I would prefer more retention, like a strap with a snap, over the bit of tight leather.
A review from: Allan
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This is my new favorite benchmade.grwat leather sheath that fits the knife perfect and feels great in the hand.cant wait till hunting season to come so I can test it out
A review from: Todd
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Great blade/steel. Four whitetail' and one cow elk later the edge has been EZ to maintain. I modified the leather case with Barges contact cement & fiber wire sutures/stitches to stop it from being so pendulous. Not enough for me with the inadequate leather loop, so I carry it packed now and a folder in my shirt pocket (a tree stand necessity in my opinion). I want purchase the model with the black and white handle with the gut hook, but only available with a kydex sheath option which I have had mixed luck with. A nice heavy/substantial black leather sheath is what I would want.
A review from: Christopher
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I received this a few days ago and am very impressed with the quality. Well made wooden handle and the sheath holds the knife in place very well. When you push the knife in, it goes over a little build in hump and secures in place very well. I read other reviews where people were saying how sharp it is. Unfortunately, I found this out the hard way. I was adjusting the sheath on my side and when I pulled the knife out, my index finger on my other hand holding the sheath in place was closer than I realized. The blade sliced right into my finger. It's so sharp, it never even really hurt but the blood started gushing. I had to be taken to the ER and I got stitches across my whole finger. Totally user error on my part and was a good learning experience for me. So a $150 knife turned into an additional $150 hospital insurance deductible lol. But it's a beautiful knife. I actually just ordered the same knife again but with the G10 handle. I highly recommend this knife.
A review from: Don
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Blade shape and steel are perfect (assuming steel is the same as my Hidden Canyon Skinner). It's as hard as it can possibly be to still reasonably put an edge back in the field, as opposed to the popular standard S30 V, Elmax, etc.that might hold an edge 50% longer but take five times as long to put back.What's needed is a more substantial grip. Maybe you could offer thicker and broader scales, preferably with finger grooves and a guard and a textured surface. When you sink a blade that size to the hilt with slippery hands (as in quartering a moose), there's not enough handle to hang on to. If you offer such an option, please let me know.
A review from: Larry in AZ
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This knife reflects BenchMade's continued superb quality and blade sharpness. The sheath looks really nice (pretty) but that's about it. The sheath that comes with this knife should have been more heavy duty! I guess that I can best describe the leather sheath as being soft, velvety and appears to be light duty. The stitching looks to be inadequate, if you plan on taking this knife hunting or plan on wearing / carrying the knife on a daily basis on your belt loop! I would have thought that BenchMade would have placed this fine knife in a more heavy duty and thicker leather sheath. 5-Stars for the knife itself, but only 3 Stars for the sheath.
BenchMade > > > If available, I would like to get a better quality sheath for this knife! Thank You!
A review from: Shane
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Feels Great in the hand- incredibly sharp,I was worried that the handles would be slick when it was wet but that has not been the case, very versatile blade great for camp chores and animal processing, I had custom laser marking applied and it was perfect, Benchmade got another homerun with this one- I could not be happier
A review from: Steven
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Knife works great I carry it everyday and 7se it for work as well as at home or to field dress a deer. The only complaint I have is the leather Sheath is terrible, I would like to buy a replacement from Benchmade but I can't seem to find it, it became loose quickly and at times my knife would fall ou. Also the plastic inner liner has been coming out since the 2nd week I've had the knife. Other than that the blade is a great quality and I use it for everything. Thanks,Steven

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