Crooked River Family
Introducing the Crooked River family, a traditional shape combined with modern technology that pushes the preconceived notions of what a hunting knife should be. Made in USA.
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Old School Meets Modern Materials
This is my 3rd Benchmade within 6 months which is crazy for me. I have an Adamas Auto, Triage Auto, Volli and, now, the Crooked River G10s. I have been so impressed with the overall Benchmade "experience". When I saw the Crooked River, it reminded me of my childhood and the old Buck knives I had. I was leaning towards the stabilized wood version, but I really prefer the Old School looks blended with the Modern Materials like the G10. I did a lot of research and everything a read and watched said incredible things about this model. They were 100% Correct! It is a large knife and fits my hand perfectly. Everything about it exudes quality and craftsmanship. I even like the bright orange accents and think they add to the modern spin on a classic look.
The knife I wanted to begin with.
About 2 years ago I bought my first Benchmade which started a bit of a knife habit. 9 Benchmades and many other knifes later, I think the crooked river is the knife I've been looking for the whole time. It just takes me back to my childhood and my view of a knife. It is a big blade. Good solid weight. Very solid feeling. I love the shape and use it every other day. I could see having only this knife. I'm a contractor and use it for jobsite cutting, even food prep for making dinner. Blade has held up well. I would have used an anodized metal for the back rather than the g30. Feels great in my larger hand and is super solid. I am no hunter but just love this knife.
Quality without question
This knife is truly remarkable.S30v steel really holds an edge for a long time. I've used it every day in some form or fashion for the last month and I've only had to sharpen it once. I use it for every day carry, to long excursions in the woods. I wouldn't recommend it to use for Chopping or splitting wood with.Its meant for cutting, slicing or processing game. It certainly could be used in a tactical situation but leave that to the Adamas.