Over the next 12 days we'll introduce you to members of the Benchmade team and share with you their favorite Benchmade knife. Check back every day to see a new staff pick!
Corri ThomCustomer Service Representative
Favorite Knife: 4300 CLA
Why is the 4300 CLA your favorite knife? I really like that it’s automatic and the new G10 handle it makes it a lot lighter. It fits perfect in my hand and I also really love the drop-point blade style. Lastly, I enjoy how we put a deep-carry clip on it so it sits down further in your pocket. Overall, it’s a really great knife for me personally.
How long have you had your 4300 CLA? I have carried this knife for about four months now. I actually got it for my 3 year work anniversary; it’s the knife I picked. I was very anxious to get it and have been carrying it ever since.
How do you use your knife on a daily basis?I use my knife for an everyday carry, just random overall use.
Tell us something unique or special about your knife. I love unicorns and it’s kind of been my signature. So, I lasermark all my blades with a unicorn image on them. That way you can see it’s a Corri knife.
David Fee VP, Sales and Marketing
Favorite Knife: 484-1
Why is the 484-1 your favorite knife?I originally bought the 484 and fell in love with it and then of course soon after we got the 484-1. I just love Mr. Nakamura’s designs. Whenever a new package arrives at Benchmade with some of his designs we all gather round and open it up. We love to see what he has to offer. This one in particular I love, first of all, because the smoothness of opening. I think it’s one of the smoothest opening knives we launched in the last couple years. I love the shape of the blade and gimping. It’s lightweight, and everyone loves carbon fiber.
How long have you had your 484-1? Since the day it was launched. Of course we let the first shipment go to our customers but as soon as it became available to employees I bought the first one.
How do you use your knife on a daily basis? I actually, believe it or not, took this very nice knife camping. I didn’t mean to take it camping, but it was all I had in my pocket. I’ve used this thing to whittle, cut open packages, and around the office. I have even used it on occasion to cut up food when I am stuck at a restaurant.