I really like Benchmade Knives, but as they say “to err is human…”
I think their HK Scorch (catalog 14975) is a super idea. It’s one of the dual mode knives people are talking about. I wrote about it here.
|The HK Scorch made by Benchmade. This one is self opening!|
I recently got a Scorch that opens itself. It’s self-activating.
While this is a great thing with people, it’s a terrible thing with guns and knives. I kept noticing the Scorch always seem partially opened when I had it on display. I thought someone had examined it and left it in that condition. What a surprise it was when I closed it and watched it pop open. It’s going back.
I contacted Benchmade and they claim there is no general recall on the Scorch. It was forcefully pointed out to me by the young lady I was talking to, that since it’s made in American, it can be repared in the great state of Oregon.
I suggest you deal with an “authorized Benchmade dealer”. Just fill out the paperwork on the Benchmade website and get it done.
Nobody wants a self-activating knife in their pocket!
On the upside, one of my friends did some internet work and put together a chart to help date Benchmade knives as of Dec 2014. It all focuses on the Benchmade butterfly.
To 1999 Bali-song Butterfly with antenna
1999 to 2002 Benchmade Butterfly with antenna
2002 to 2004 Benchmade Butterfly with antenna and model number under butterfly
2004 to present Benchmade Butterfly without antenna and model number under butterfly