About Benchmade

About Benchmade

Benchmade® is currently the resigistered trademark holder of the word “Bali-Song”®. While the single word “balisong” began it’s life long before the actual Benchmade® company, we respect their claim to this word and we work hard to respect the balisong knives that they produce.

Benchmade® Knife Company, Inc. set-up shop in Clackamas, Oregon in 1990 (originally founded in California in 1988). The initial knives primarily consisted of the Bali-Song® knives, using a combination of outside vendors and inside processing to build finished products. And like most companies, starting out meant scarce money and big plans, using second hand equipment and limited resources.

Soon, a natural born fortitude and an undying passion to make it right and make it Benchmade®, prospered into significant growth. As the product line grew so did the in-house capabilities. Benchmade® began to acquire new machines and technologies including the first of several lasers, making Benchmade® the first knife manufacturer to have such equipment in-house. Open minds and positive attitudes would lead to several more industry firsts over the course of the next several years.

This was only the beginning of Benchmade’s® breaking of new ground in the manufactured knife markets by using non-traditional materials and modern manufacturing methods in not only building knives better but, inevitably building better knives. The Designer Series was first introduced in 1991 with several custom designs being manufactured. By tapping into the custom knife makers’ knowledge and combining it with their manufacturing expertise they were more readily able to offer more contemporary knife designs and innovations to the knife users.

Consecutive years of aggressive growth led to the next logical step in 1996 when Benchmade® moved into its own 35,000 sq. ft. facility. A contemporary styled building complete with all of the modern equipment and amenities necessary to manufacture what has become recognized as a higher standard of specialty cutlery.

Today, Benchmade® Knife Company, Inc. manufactures knives for a loyal and ever growing following of knife users. As we move into the 21st century Benchmade® is poised for even more exciting opportunities, innovations and ongoing total world-class quality. At Benchmade® they employ a simple philosophy- “Make it cool, make it solid, make it happen and definitely make it Benchmade®.”

Balisongknives.com is operated by BladeHQ.com, an authorized Benchmade® retailer. This website was created to promote Benchmade® balisong knives.


1 comment

  1. I have a Kershaw Bump I carry every day now. It replaced a Benchmade Osborne with the round thumb hole, which I draley loved but lost last spring. Then, this fall, I found out where I’d left it: In the top right-hand drawer of my school desk, where I apparently stuck it one day so it wouldn’t get me into trouble.Since I have the Kershaw, the Benchmade is going back to the factory to be sharpened and inspected, because they offer the service and why not?I actually have another Kershaw–a Spec Bump–somewhere, but I haven’t managed to find that one yet. Also my old Camillus Cuda Maxx is in pieces in a couple of Ziplock bags. It needs to have some parts polished and go back together soon, but who has time?

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