Everyone has a favorite knife from Benchmade but who designed it? Benchmade's designers are Nakamura, Pardue, McHenry & Williams, Osborne, Snody, Lum, Fecas, Eisen, Lerch, and Steigerwalt. Tell us who your favorite designer is and what knife they designed that you just love. What draws you to the designs and what makes them unique.
I really like Mel Pardue's designs for Benchmade. Everyone knows the Griptilian and I don't think it is a far stretch to say that it is the most well know knife that Benchmade produces. I really like the simplicity of the blade shape and the handle. It is an all around great knife and my hat goes off to Mr. Pardue for his work.
I have 3 Griptilians, but dont have any desire to get any other designs because they dont really appeal to me.
Was thinking about getting a BM Fixed-Blade, but I wouldnt carry it unless I was hunting, and I cant justify the money spent.
What draws me to the Griptilian is the simplicity in its design (which also later may transfer to the cost). I like it because its just the simple knife that I can use and beat and its going to keep asking for more abuse.
Two of the ones that I have are the OD Green Cabelas D2 knives like cutlerylover had. I am drawn to the more hard to find versions like the D2 Grip. It took me about 2 days to find the knife when I saw his videos.