Product Review (submitted on November 12, 2018):
I purchased this knife about 8 years ago. It became dull quickly - I never used it much because it was so dull. I've been wanting to send it to the factory for sharpening. On a whim, I inspected the knife blade using a 15x magnifier and noticed that the blade metal had pock marks or pits all thru it. Some of the pits caused notches in the knife's edge. The edge cannot be sharpened smooth. The pits cause the knife's edge to be rough. I am in the process of sending it back to Benchmade and we will wait and see on their response.